PDF Builder

PDF Builder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    26,599
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 25, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on output); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    712.98KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This program quickly transforms a variety of file types into PDFs, though serious stability problems negate many of its positives. For example, when we tried to covert a small, three-page Word document to a PDF file, the program froze up, forcing us to disable via the Task Manager. Once we finally got the utility to work, we found the interface bland and inconvenient. The app supports a variety of popular file types, including DOC, XLS, and JPEG. However, we think the interface could be better designed; as it stands, you must access different tabs when you want to tweak settings for each file type. The feature set is rather slim, allowing you to perform a number of actions after your PDF has been created. For example, you can choose to open the file, set a password, send it to the printer, or apply compression. You can convert files in batch mode, but in our tests this option seemed best-suited to documents of the same type. If you don't encounter the same stability issues we did, PDF Builder will make a passable option.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The New Version Works GREAT and is now FREE!"

January 07, 2013  |  By classman9

 |  Version: PDF Builder 3.1.2

Pros

The new version no longer requires Adobe Acrobat and is now free. There are many improvements over the old version, especially in SPEED. It took me only about 10 seconds to create a PDF from 7 Word documents. I also tried converting XLSX, VDX and image files to PDF and it worked flawlessly!

Cons

MS Office 2007 or greater is required.

Summary

I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a free app to create PDFs from various file types. Some other useful features is the ability to store a "script" of PDF-related data so the PDF can be generated at a future date. PDF Builder can be run from the command prompt in quiet mode also.

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5 stars

"Current version is 3.6, not 2.0.55."

April 29, 2010  |  By John Corliss

 |  Version: PDF Builder 2.0.55

Pros

Responsive author, clean interface, does exactly what it says it will.

Cons

This program has no cons, that is the current version.

Summary

I don't understand why CNET is carrying this outdated version of the program. If you want the latest version, you should go to the home page for the program. I'll contact CNET and see if I can get them to start carrying the current version.

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1 stars

"53 : File not found Error combining PDF files. 5 : Invalid procedure call or ar"

June 04, 2007  |  By sdix00

 |  Version: PDF Builder 2.0.55

Pros

Nothing

Cons

I got the same problem as the first reviewer. 53 : File not found Error combining PDF files. 5 : Invalid procedure call or argument

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1 stars

"Program bombs in Windows"

December 11, 2005  |  By hotwebideas

 |  Version: PDF Builder 2.0.55

Pros

None

Cons

I doubt their paid version would work as it cannot find the file I need to convert. As soon as you load a file, you get a file not found message. Very frustrating.

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1 stars

"Needs Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional installed"

March 24, 2005  |  By rllathrop

 |  Version: PDF Builder 2.0.54

Cons

You must have Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional installed to use PDF Builder. Adobe Acrobat Reader alone is not sufficient to use PDF Builder. In addition, you need Adobe Acrobat

Distiller installed which is included in the setup program for Acrobat. Something they failed to mention.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
Version 3.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher SkySof Software
Publisher web site http://www.skysof.com
Release Date November 12, 2014
Date Added February 25, 2013
Version 3.3
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft Office 2007 or greater
Download Information
File Size 712.98KB
File Name pdfb.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,599
Downloads Last Week 27
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on output
Price $49.95

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