PDFCreator

PDFCreator

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 158 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.7.3
File Size:
26.55MB
Date Added:
April 28, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,166,286
Downloads Last Week:
1,988
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 158 votes

    • 5 star: 56
    • 4 star: 33
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 49
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "Malware Installer"

    July 02, 2014   |   By viditor1

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.3

    Pros

    None that justify the problems

    Cons

    Incredibly profuse malware installer that does not allow you to opt out of install.

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  • 1 stars

    "Trust Everyone Else - Installs Malicious Malware!!!"

    June 03, 2014   |   By doggymcnuggets2

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.3

    Pros

    I've used this program for years and have always found it to performs the simple task of printing to pdf without fuss or muss. Simple & streamlined in performing the basic tasks it's designed to do.

    Cons

    It secretly installs very malicious malware. During the install there were no requests for permission to install the malware, but once it was there it was very aggressive and devious. Attempts to uninstall the malware simply caused it to install in a new location with a different name. Very infuriating and nefarious. What a shame, this used to be a useful and effective program. Now it's just a way to get your computer hijacked.

    Summary

    Avoid PDFCreator like the plague and wish rainy days and head lice upon the shameless shysters at pdfforge.org who spread their evil one download at a time

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs malware"

    April 14, 2014   |   By techinterface

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.2

    Pros

    Used to be an excellent product for printing to PDF. I will try BullZip instead

    Cons

    Installs Default Tab malware as part of the install.

    Summary

    I now consider this program nothing more than a Trojan virus.

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  • 1 stars

    "CAUTION - CONTAINS MALWARE"

    January 10, 2014   |   By HardyHamster

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.2

    Pros

    PDFcreator software works well. I have been using it for years.
    Shame it has been ruined by incorporating malware.

    Cons

    'Upgraded' to latest version only to discover it also installed the "Search Here" virus/malware on my PC. This hijacks the default search engine in your web browser (Google Chrome in my case).
    Have now removed it by uninstalling "Default Tab" program via the control panel and deleting the "Search Here" Browser extension in Chrome.
    Now checking to see if there is anything else I missed.
    This really leaves a bad taste as the pdf creator itself is good.

    Summary

    Presence of malware spoils an otherwise good piece of software

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  • 2 stars

    "Careful - malicious software attached"

    November 10, 2013   |   By ddeva

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    Great program - prints nearly anything to PDF. Simple to use

    Cons

    Gave my computer a malware - whilokii adware, and also stopped my virus protection from updating. Had to uninstall.

    Summary

    Not worth it - problematic

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs conduit search engine!"

    October 15, 2013   |   By rpdesign

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    useful printer with more options than most

    Cons

    Doesn't allow you to uninstall conduit search engine!! which is by the way malicious software! Have to manually go through registry to uninstall.

    Summary

    Not good enough to warrant downloading!!

    Updated on Oct 15, 2013

    Go here for instructions on how to remove the virus:

    http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-conduit-search-malware/

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  • 3 stars

    "It's good but not enough"

    September 26, 2013   |   By Magnum_Productions

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    It can compile any image you want!
    Can accomplish what you need~!

    Cons

    If you have organized your files by file name, The program doesn't let you organize those files alphabetically or how you want it to

    Summary

    It's Great if you really are compiling files by files. But if there are lots of files, It lacks some "Auto organize" functions

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  • 3 stars

    "Using it for three years, no problems"

    September 02, 2013   |   By tarkulich

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    Prints most anything to PDF. Plain and simple. No real options, or at least I don't need any. Always creates a legit pdf.

    Cons

    Seems kind of slow.

    Summary

    Good bare bones print to pdf. Well, since MS products let you save as PDF, it's of lesser use these days. But I use it in a pinch.

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  • 1 stars

    "Some problem with the download and install"

    July 26, 2013   |   By CharlesLDowdell

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    Can't say anything good as I never could get 1.7.1 to install.

    Cons

    I tried downloading and installing the latest version several times, but kept getting an error and the install would stop. I reinstalled version 1.7.0 and the downloaded and saved version 1.7.1 for maybe a future install only. So I am still using version 1.7.0.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program"

    July 25, 2013   |   By fmercz

    Version: PDFCreator 1.7.1

    Pros

    Simple and effective. It creates PDF formatted files from other formats, like MSWord.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Summary

    Great program that works flawlessly.

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