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PDFCreator

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 168 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,363,238
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    26.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,702
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

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.

 
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    out of 168 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 34
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 55
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"Installs malware / adware with program"

April 14, 2016  |  By charliejudge

2016-04-14 10:47:12  |  By charliejudge

 |  Version: PDFCreator 2.3.0

Pros

Works well converting to PDF

Cons

Installation installs malware (SearchMe malware) that is difficult to remove

Summary

Do not download or install. It's definitely not worth the problems.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.0
  • The improved shell extension has better support for multiple files and a filter for non convertible files
  • Enhanced title replacements with regular expressions
  • Improved Drag & Drop: Simply drop printable files on the program link or on a PDFCreator Window.
  • When dragging PDF files (e.g. for merging) to PDFCreator, they are converted directly instead of being printed
  • The merge window displays the total number of pages for print job
  • A new license tab in the application settings makes managing the license more comfortable
  • If an existing file cannot be overwritten, PDFCreator requests a new name instead of determining one
  • If the the input filename is not provided, the according token does not remain empty. Instead it sets the print job name.
  • Fresh new setup image.
  • In the unlikely event that PDFCreator should crash, you can now send us the crash report online
  • The languages Swedish, Slovenian, Estonian, Gaelic and Valencian are available again

Bugs fixed:

  • The compression of TIF files was always set to LZW. The profile setting was ignored.
  • Renaming printers could change the primary printer
  • The option “last used profile” in the printer mappings was set correctly but not displayed
  • Shortened file paths were potentially still longer than the Windows limit
General
Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date February 29, 2016
Date Added March 15, 2016
Version 2.3.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.37MB
File Name PDFCreator-2_3_0-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,363,238
Downloads Last Week 1,702
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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