PDFCreator

PDFCreator

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,211,934
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,488
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.7

    out of 9 votes

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

    3.2

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 50
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2 stars

"Not so great"

July 27, 2011  |  By Caldrumr1234

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Creates PDF files

Cons

Automatic printing to default printer, poor quality conversion

Summary

I will give this two stars, since it technically creates a PDF file out of the original material, which is what it is supposed to do. However, it says that it will temporarily make PDF Creator the default printer, which it does not, and I printed out to big stacks of papers this way. It automatically just printed to my default printer, without ever creating a PDF. I had to manually switch PDF Creator to the default printer to get this to work. Not good.
Also, the images in my original file came out oversized and pixelated in the PDF document. Very poor quality.

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1 stars

"WHY WRITTEN FREE WHILE THERE IS VALIDITY PERIOD!!!!"

July 22, 2011  |  By dogymal

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

can print to pdf.

Cons

it only valid for LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!!!!

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5 stars

"Does Everything I Need It To Do"

June 22, 2011  |  By pepepius

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

I use it only in some Excel VBA code and have no issues whatsoever.
The PDFs created are clear and look great.

Cons

None whatsoever...

Summary

It's free, and it does what I need it to do.

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4 stars

"Gets the job done."

June 09, 2011  |  By skigator13

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Easy to use & lets you save in PDF format any emails, documents & what's showing on your computer monitor/screen without any fuss.

Cons

Fairly basic, so those who want to create a more complex PDF or have more options available, may want to look elsewhere.

Summary

Simple, easy to use, nothing advanced, & a nice (did I also say FREE?) way to copy a document, etc, or save something in PDF form.

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5 stars

"Excellent product, very util"

June 09, 2011  |  By eapasion

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Free, useful and easy use

Cons

Until now nothing

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4 stars

"Fast and easy to use"

May 29, 2011  |  By tnicholaidis

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Faster than the Adobe version and good, clear copies

Cons

I cannot think of any.

Summary

Excellent tool. Pefect for my limited application of it. Sems to make a clearer copy than the Adobe programme and seems much faster - unless it's because I am trying it on a 64-bit machine. Really good for the average user like me.

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3 stars

"Simple to use product"

May 25, 2011  |  By smileysjm

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Very simple.

Cons

None that could be seen.

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4 stars

"Must quicker produing pdf that previous version"

May 25, 2011  |  By mcewenr

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Seems to work quickly.

Cons

none noticed so far

Summary

Works well and price was right.

Updated on May 28, 2011

Creates PDF files much faster than the old version.

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5 stars

"Best way to make PDF docs"

May 20, 2011  |  By frankluna

 |  Version: PDFCreator 1.2.1

Pros

Very simple. Just like printing.

Cons

None as far as I can tell

Summary

Have a word doc you need to turn into a PDF? It doesn't get any easier than PDFCreator. Highly recommended.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date May 18, 2011
Date Added May 19, 2011
Version 1.2.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.99MB
File Name PDFCreator-2_0_1-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,211,934
Downloads Last Week 2,488
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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