PDF995 Printer Driver

PDF995 Printer Driver

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 66 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.2
  • Total Downloads:
    704,195
  • Date Added:
    March 20, 2013
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    664
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Simple and streamlined, this is a useful application--if you don't mind being pestered with pop-ups. PDF995 uses the open-source GNU Ghostscript utility to convert any document file into PDF format. During testing, we were impressed with the program's conversion speed and the quality of the converted documents. The program works seamlessly, installing a "virtual" printer for converting documents. When you want to convert, you simply choose "Print" in any application (Microsoft Word, for example) and the application converts the document. PDF995 does not allow you to configure settings to your preference, however, such as security or compression options.

Another frustrating "feature" is the two-part download that requires separate installations of the printer driver and free converter. The slew of advertisements and pop-ups also get pesky during use. As freeware, PDF995 isn't a bad choice for those who need a standard tool for PDF conversion and don't mind a bit of advertising bother.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Works perfectly"

    April 16, 2013   |   By dunnd3

    Version: PDF995 Printer Driver 12.2

    Pros

    Not only works perfectly but works when my Adobe PDF fails.

    Cons

    A minor con is that the free version shows an ad.

    Summary

    Works perfectly

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent product."

    April 03, 2013   |   By rj-work

    Version: PDF995 Printer Driver 12.2

    Pros

    Well worth having in your tool box. Main advantage is u can create a good looking document from something plainer (eg Tax return using e-tax software but printing output to the Pdf995 pseudo-printer file) and then use Adobe pdf-reader to print this file, using the latter's options to print multiple pages to a page-side plus double-sided printing to save paper and filing space.

    Cons

    The fact that this software is in two pieces - the printer driver, plus the converter. I find this confusing, particularly when one or other needs updating - I can never remember the procedure, or how to see if I am up-to-date on both parts. (The one-page pop-up at the end is no problem, as this lets it be free software!)

    Summary

    Good - works well - no bugs - the fact of it being in 2 parts is a bit confusing (to me).

    Updated on May 9, 2013

    No change to original review.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher pdf995
    Publisher web site http://www.software995.com
    Release Date March 20, 2013
    Date Added March 20, 2013
    Version 12.2
    Category
    Category Graphic Design Software
    Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.75MB
    File Name pdf995s.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 704,195
    Downloads Last Week 664
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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