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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 165 votes out of 165 votes

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    Dec. 22, 2017
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    #2 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

PDFCreator is easy to use yet creates high-quality PDFs and many other document types from the Print command or shell menu, for free. If that sounds like a recommendation, it is.

Tools for creating PDF documents tend to fall somewhere between do-it-all packages with big names (and price tags to match) and freeware stripped down to the basics. But simple is good, which is why PDF tools that install themselves as print drivers may be our favorite of all. That's how PDFCreator from Pdforge works, though that's not all it does.

PDFCreator's optional server installation mode can act as a network printer, but we chose the standard installation, which includes some optional downloads such as Images2PDF and PDFArchitect, plus some sample files and our choice of language and Help files. We chose all the extras and opted to add the tool to context menus as well as the Print menu. If you can print a document, you can use this tool. The steps are the same, with a screen full of fields to let us easily add Title, Author, Keywords, and more. You can also edit a document's Creation and Modify dates or instantly add the current date and time. Once you're finished, you can save, print, or e-mail your newly created PDF. PDFCreator creates more than PDFs, though, with the option to convert and save files in 13 formats, including bitmap, PostScript, and others.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.0
  • Quick actions: After converting a file, you can now optionally perform actions like opening the file or sending it by email. You can configure if you want to see this screen.
  • File history: PDFCreator shows a list of the most recently converted documents and allows you to open or send these files.
  • PDFCreator Plus, PDFCreactor Business and PDFCreator Terminal Server: Notifications for Auto-Save: When converting a file in Auto-Save mode, you can now optionally get a notification in the tray area. This can be configured to be shown on successful and failed jobs or just for failed ones.
  • Command line: PDFCreator now accepts command line parameters to set the output file and the profile.
  • It is now possible to confirm the save dialog with the enter/ return key.
  • User tokens in text fields now are shown in the preview with temporary values.
  • The email actions now support CC and BCC fields as well.
  • The timeout for the HTTP action can be configured now.
  • Tokens are now available in the PDF signature fields Reason, Location and Contact.
  • PDFCreator now uses Ghostscript 9.22 and (in the free version) iText 5.5.12.
Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site
Release Date December 21, 2017
Date Added December 22, 2017
Version 3.1.0
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.13MB
File Name PDFCreator-3_1_0-Setup.exe
Total Downloads 1,430,926
Downloads Last Week 314
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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