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PDFCreator

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 165 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,301,408
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    27.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,904
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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 165 votes

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    • 4 star 34
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"contains malware do not install-read all of the reviews"

August 21, 2015  |  By pdfcreatraddsmalware

 |  Version: PDFCreator 2.1.2

Pros

it's free and easy to find

Cons

it installs malware even under expert installation.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL THIS MALWARE-INFESTED PROGRAM

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.2

Improvements:

  • Includes Ghostscript 9.16
  • Due to a Ghostscript bug, the default PDF version was raised from 1.4 to 1.5
  • New FAQ entries

Bugs fixed:

  • The working directory of the script action was not the script path
  • Occasional occurring System.UnauthorizedAccessException
  • Defective transparency could turn the pdfforge flame in the print job window to black and break the layout
  • Some related UI elements had slightly different sizes
General
Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date June 06, 2015
Date Added June 08, 2015
Version 2.1.2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.42MB
File Name PDFCreator-2_1_2-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,301,408
Downloads Last Week 1,904
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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