PDFCreator

PDFCreator

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 158 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.9
  • Total Downloads:
    1,138,890
  • Date Added:
    January 04, 2010
  • File Size:
    26.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,111
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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It's not much to look at, but this program quickly and easily helps users convert files into PDF format, and comes at no cost.

PDFCreator has a very basic interface that won't win it any beauty contests. However, by keeping the visuals to a minimum, users will be able to quickly and easily navigate the program and get right to the task at hand. PDFCreator appears as a small, white, rectangular box with a thin strip of command icons along the top. Here you can print, look at options, navigate your files, and open new files. Below the strip is an open space that displays your selected file's name, size, and status.

After selecting a file for conversion, users are taken to another simple screen. This one asks users to create a file name, creation date, author, keyword and subject for the soon-to-be-created PDF. At the bottom of the screen are commands for saving the PDF or emailing it. The email option instantly adds the PDF as an attachment in your Outlook email.

We were impressed with the speed and ease we converted our files to PDF with PDFCreator. There may be more flashy conversion programs available, or ones that try to do more than this one, but for those just looking for an inexpensive and simple PDF converter, this one fits the bill nicely.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 158 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 49
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.9
Version 0.9.9 can define printing profiles to store settings for a certain purpose and load them when required and can have multiple PDFCreator printers that by default use one of the profiles.
General
Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date January 04, 2010
Date Added January 04, 2010
Version 0.9.9
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.55MB
File Name PDFCreator-1_7_3_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,138,890
Downloads Last Week 3,111
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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