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Free PDF Creator

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Free PDF Creator from GIRDAC InfoTechnologies is a free application that can create PDF documents from hundreds of Windows applications without requiring any Adobe software. It can create a PDF document from the Print properties of any printable file. It can handle multiple users on one system and save each user's settings for regular operation, and it displays a Conversion Report when it's done.

Free PDF Creator is essentially a printer driver that lets you save or print documents in the PDF format from the Print properties dialog of any file. However, it also has a setup interface, a compact box that lets you select a destination for finished files and access the PDF-based Help file. We selected a target folder and closed the dialog. We then opened a saved text file, selected Print from the file menu, and clicked on the Easy PDF Creator printer icon. A Save As dialog appeared with the file name blank and PDF filled in as file type. Clicking Print Preferences called up a dialog with a Document tab that let us enter information about our PDF. After entering everything we needed, we saved the file and then opened it in Adobe Reader. The file was perfectly legible with all appropriate information. You can also initiate Easy PDF Creator from its setup dialog when you change file paths by clicking Create PDF. If the file path is valid, the program will create the PDF there. But we like the efficiency of accessing Easy PDF Creator from the Print properties since it makes it so easy to choose to save or print a document using very similar and familiar commands.

PDFs are everywhere these days, and many people use them for business and pleasure. Big-box PDF programs do a lot, but they cost a lot, too. Easy PDF Creator does just a few simple things, but it does them well, quickly, and for free.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 19
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 9
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "suits best to my needs"

    October 8, 2010  |   By martha-timberlake

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    fast installation
    easy to work with
    best for pdf creations from ms word

    Cons

    doesn`t have more advanced options

    Summary

    small, easy, simple and fast
    no pops, no surveys, completely free of ads.
    this onet has all what best software should have.
    pdf creation from ms word is ery handy and accurate.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "a good pdf creator"

    September 19, 2010  |   By Spongesnow

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    install in a short time

    Cons

    can not find my created pdf files

    Summary

    Where is my pdf file? I can not find it. I want to introduce this OX PDF Creator for you, it can select output folder easily and very economical.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't find saved file!!!!"

    September 17, 2010  |   By Helen Hall

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    Fast to download. That's the only pro I can think of.

    Cons

    Saved to Desktop (ignore the first warning that the location doesn't exist, it eventually appears) but couldn't find it. Same thing happened when I saved to parent folder My Docs - my folders don't even show there so couldn't choose!!

    Summary

    Won't waste my time here any more, have to find a pdf converter that's compatible with graphics too. 'Cutepdf' was another that didn't recognise all my graphics and the program being reviewed here is about the 4th I've tried but has its own issues as above. So I can't even say what the pdf is like because I can't view it - it's lost on my hard drive somewhere!!!

    Guess that's what you get for expecting free programs to work!!

    Updated on Sep 17, 2010

    I've just read one of the reviews that says the files are too big to email - then what's the point????!!!! I would say that the main reason most people produce pdfs is to email them, not to put on websites or just save on file.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, Easy, Well-documented"

    September 16, 2010  |   By ksena-hutchinson

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    I found it easy to install and use for pdf creation.
    I found the documentation is easy to understand.
    I like its simplicity.

    Cons

    I found nothing

    Summary

    There are no popups, surveys while installing and uninstalling.
    It is same as full version software.
    I recommend for its verstality combined with simplicity.
    I expect more features in the next version.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Seems to work OK"

    August 13, 2010  |   By Hagar16

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Creates large file-anything from around 3mb to 12mb for an A4 size document

    Summary

    Excellent value, works well, but creates large files which are not suitable for emailing

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EASY TO USE"

    August 11, 2010  |   By tangelico

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    Simpl;e staight forward

    Cons

    Would like to see a scanning feature for creating a pdf from paper document.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazingly fast"

    August 4, 2010  |   By wyclef_jean

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    This is worked perfectly with all my Word documents.
    It is faster than Adobe Acrobat Professional.
    This saves me lot of time.

    Cons

    Doesn't have advanced features like Adobe Acrobat Professional

    Summary

    This is absolutely free, no popups, no surveys, no ads.
    A great timer saver.
    No limitations at all.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works well with small documents, However..."

    August 3, 2010  |   By halfbreed52

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    Works fine with small documents under 3 pages, makes Word Pad Documents look proffesional. Has adequate features for the sometime user. Once downloaded, instructions are easy and completely user friendly.

    Cons

    When going beyond a 3 page doc. Page allignment becomes unstable even though it reads the first 3 pages fine, the 4th page and beyond are all out of whack. This has to be manually adjusted by user! For someone submitting 10 pgs. at a time not good.

    Summary

    Product does not work properly with multi-page documents. If there is a fix for this or if I have done something incorrectly, I would appreciate a response to.. earl.l@sympatico.ca
    If you can resolve this issue, I will give it my full endorsement.

    Thank You

    Earl Larocque

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Faster than a speeding bullet!"

    August 3, 2010  |   By JOHN HOLLADAY

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    easy to install and easy to use.

    Cons

    You have to be very careful to watch where your files are going, otherwise they can be in limbo,

    Summary

    I do many PDF's each day, so saving time is important to me. The only problem I have had is inability to print PDF's to desktop.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and Perfect"

    July 24, 2010  |   By LauraKerningston

    Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

    Pros

    Very simple installation
    Easy to use
    Clear Help file
    Some PDF are createdin less than a second

    Cons

    No advanced options

    Summary

    Free and Fast PDF Creator
    No limitations in creating PDF
    Go and Grab it

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