PDF ReDirect

PDF ReDirect

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 413 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,721,978
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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PDF software can be extremely sophisticated -- with a price to match. But sometimes you just want to create a simple PDF document that others can open and view. PDF ReDirect Freeware is a simple PDF creator from EXP Systems. It creates and merges universal PDF documents with no restrictions, watermarks, size limits, ad banners, pop-ups, nags, or similar limitations.

PDF ReDirect opens with its Help file displayed as well as a list comparing its features with its shareware version. Like many PDF creators, PDF ReDirect appears as an option on the Printer menu when you select the Print command from a document. It's a simple setup that keeps tools compact, but PDF ReDirect doesn't offer a mere properties sheet or enhanced print dialog for selecting your output options; it has an actual interface that you can also open (along with Help file, uninstaller, and more) from the program's Start Menu folder. The interface is colorful and a bit busy, and you can't drag the partitions to enlarge the various sections, but you certainly get a lot more choices that we've seen in similar apps. Not only does the main view have quite a few settings, but PDF ReDirect's Preferences offers still more, including General Preferences as well as Properties such as Fonts and Custom Paper Size. We could even choose between Basic and Advanced printer settings. We created a new text document, saved it, and then opened PDF ReDirect by clicking Print. Following its easy steps, we saved our document as a PDF that subsequently opened normally in Adobe Reader. A button to create a new PDF from the program's user interface would be nice but hardly necessary for most jobs.

While PDF ReDirect's user interface isn't the most intuitive we've seen, the mere fact that it has one sets it apart from the competition. Front to back, PDF ReDirect Freeware offers much more in features and options than most free PDF tools based around the Print command. PDF ReDirect Professional is available for users who like the freeware but need more features and options, such as batch processing and encryption.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 55 votes

    • 5 star 36
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 413 votes

    • 5 star 288
    • 4 star 81
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 16
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5 stars

"Simple print-to-pdf with many features"

October 05, 2014  |  By Haggstrom

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

I love the ability to print multiple pages, and the choice of quality.

Cons

I'd like a simple way to choose print quality on a continuous scale.

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4 stars

"The simplest of any .pdf converter I've ever used."

January 15, 2014  |  By CNetMac2

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Using the printer options such as paper size is a great touch.

Cons

Unfortunately you can't undo from .pdf to a 'word' type document. It is FREE and that's just good enough.

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3 stars

"Bit Clunky But For The Price It Works"

December 18, 2013  |  By cnj0ancn

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

I does what I want it to do and it's free. Another plus, it did not try to bring in unwanted apps when I downloaded

Cons

The interface with the printer is a bit cumbersome.

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5 stars

"Great for combining PDFs"

December 05, 2013  |  By Brent_Cox

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

I simply needed to combine multiple PDFs into one PDF, and I didn't want to purchase Acrobat. This program works well for combining PDFs, so 5 stars. Design is intuitive and simple.

Cons

None that I've encountered.

Summary

Really useful tool for combining multiple PDFs into one.

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5 stars

"Fast, easy, accurate"

July 30, 2013  |  By SEinson

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Self explanatory with good visual queue's and layout.
After trying the Freeware version I immediately purchased the Paid version.

The user community has to support independent software programmers to insure encouragement for their talents.

Cons

None at all

Summary

I needed to merge 8 large PDF's and did not want to spend big bucks on commercial software. This program did the job quickly and accurately at a wonderful price.

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4 stars

"Very functional. Good product."

March 04, 2013  |  By leefrazee

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Very functional. Good product.

Cons

Don't have any cons.

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5 stars

"It is a great program"

January 13, 2013  |  By trivkydicky

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

It is easy and friendly to use. It does everything for you. I use it for music publication and it gives a great clear result

Cons

For me there are no cons with this software it is just perfect

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4 stars

"Does what it says it will do!"

December 27, 2012  |  By kglasser

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Copies everything over to a PDF - even an Internet screen/full-page, in MS-IE9 (which my Win2PDF would not do).

Cons

Occasionally does not copy exact, but seems to be working well lately!

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5 stars

"Works great!"

August 27, 2012  |  By conniebwriter

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Convert to PDF easily
Can merge PDF documents
Easy to use

Cons

Haven't found any

Summary

If you can't afford Acrobat, like me, this is a great alternative!

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5 stars

"Tried many - The best by far"

July 17, 2012  |  By taphntm

 |  Version: PDF ReDirect 2.5.2

Pros

Great for printing maps. I've printed my fair share. I've printed thousands of PDFs.
This program crashes the least (most crashes are due to large PDF size > 100MB)
Preview before you save
There are some handy controls such as controlling detail and rotation
Quick program once it has started.
It's easy to merge pages into one PDF.

Cons

no multi-layer support that I know of
I might not reccomend this to someone who rarely ever prints PDFs. If you only print once in a blue moon use something like Cute PDF which is very simple.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.2
Version 2.5 includes significant improvements including new features (startup page, custom page sizes, recently accessed files shortcut, font conversion settings) and a new and cleaner user interface. Version 2.5.2 includes minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher EXP Systems
Publisher web site http://www.exp-systems.com/
Release Date November 20, 2010
Date Added November 21, 2010
Version 2.5.2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.11MB
File Name Install_PDFR_v252.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,721,978
Downloads Last Week 2,175
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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