PDF is a popular file format that works well for all kinds of text- and image-based documents. Unfortunately, though, PDFs haven't always been easy to create. PDF24 Creator makes the process of creating a PDF as easy as printing. We've seen other programs that do the same thing, and while PDF24 Creator didn't totally knock our socks off, it stands up well to other basic PDF programs.
The process of using PDF24 Creator really is just like printing: the program appears as an icon along with the your other installed printers, and you need only select the program from the print menu of virtually any program; if it's something you can print, it's something you can turn into a PDF. Click print and the program's menu will pop up, letting you select the desired PDF quality and whether you want to show, save, edit, or e-mail the PDF. The PDF editor was somewhat confusing and didn't seem to have a lot of editing features, so anyone who really wants to customize their PDF files will want to choose another program. But for a basic print-to-PDF program, PDF24 Creator works just fine. The e-mail feature automatically opens your default e-mail program and attaches the newly created PDF, which couldn't have been easier. PDF24 Creator loses points for not having a Help file that we could find, but most of the program's features are easy enough to figure out without guidance.
PDF24 Creator installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.
With the free PDF24 creator you can create PDF files out of almost any application if the application provides a print option. The PDF24 Creator installer installs you a virtual PDF printer. You can use this printer in windows like any other printer. After printing a document on that PDF printer, a PDF file will be created automatically and an assistant opens. Here you can save, show or edit the PDF file. The PDF24 Creator also contains some nice PDF tools to merge multiple documents, to split files, to extract pages from a file, to copy one or more pages from one file to another, to set document properties such as title and author, to encrypt or sign PDF files, to convert documents like Word, Excel or images to PDF, to add watermarks, to combine a file with a digital paper or to export as an image or an other file type. An integrated file explorer ease handling of PDF documents. The internal preview of each document gives you a fast overview and assists in browsing through pages and creation of new documents . An internal PDF viewer is also embedded to view a PDF document. Drag % Drop support to load and create new files. Options to capture the screen is included. Import images from scanner or camera is also supported. All in all you get a lot of useful tool for free which you need if you do something with PDF files.
What's new in this version:
Version 6.5.0 is a bug fixing release.