PaperlessPrinter

PaperlessPrinter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    79,494
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 13, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-run trial); $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    16.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    169
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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When does a "printer" require no ink or paper? When it's printing to a file. PaperlessPrinter installs as a printer and outputs documents as PDF, HTML, JPEG, BMP, or RTF files, but not, unfortunately, as TIFF files. We were generally satisfied with the program's output quality and conversion speed, but when we tried converting to RTF and HTML, it added random spaces all over the document. We wouldn't recommend PaperlessPrinter for offices, but its freeware price makes it a decent choice for occasional or one-off use.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"very useful programme"

September 15, 2008  |  By mpaulburns

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

I write music in a composition programme, and I can then print it using paperless printer as a jpeg, enabling me to cut and paste, etc, arranging the music just as I like.

Cons

I found that the jpegs wouldn't open in my normal editing suite, but if I dragged them into Microsoft Paint and resaved them, then they became recognisable in my normal suite afterwards, so a slightly cumbersome programme.

Summary

For a freebie, I find it very useful

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5 stars

"The best"

February 12, 2008  |  By mael_regla

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

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2 stars

"ok"

August 25, 2007  |  By jimwiley

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

worked good with xp

Cons

does'nt work with vista

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5 stars

"Installed with no problems and creates pdf files quickly and easily"

August 01, 2007  |  By papacnll

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

I had a minor problem with conversion of AbiWord files, but it works well with Wordpad. The pdf files created are accurate, even those with images.

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5 stars

"Great freeware, must have !"

May 14, 2007  |  By frankiekhor

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

prints pdf, jpeg, Html & other file format,

very stable & useful tool for all !

Cons

I dont say it con, just click cancel if ask to buy ! heheh!

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3 stars

"Distortions occur in complex conversions"

November 17, 2006  |  By Zeffig232

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

Installation was smooth. User interface is pleasant, except that a few too many windows pop up. This program functions at the printer driver layer, so you print to the program, and then save the results in another format. Neat concept. Simple PDFs produce good results in HTML. Uninstallation was clean and hassle-free.

Cons

When I try to convert a complex PDF, with text aligned at different angles and using different fonts, the resulting HTML file doesn't look anything like my original PDF. All of the information is there, but the text that was vertical in my original PDF is horizontal, overlapping, stretched, wrong font, wrong typeface, or otherwise distorted. Also, this program leaves behind two spurious files after conversion, Fontmaker.exe and ZTR9.tmp. When you rename the HTML file and its associated folder, you corrupt the file and render it unusable. This shouldn't happen.

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1 stars

"Useless"

August 28, 2006  |  By jheckmann

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Cons

Tried to convert a .pdf with rows of data in landscape format to Excel; it created a blank .xls file. Convert to .rtf, it creates a .doc file with each line as an image (not data)! Convert to html, each page is an image. Useless for converting .pdf to data! Wasted over an hour on this.

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5 stars

"Download it."

August 21, 2006  |  By jason_p_chapman

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

No water marks or registration links on document. PDF creation works well.

Cons

Registration reminder will pop up after creating each document. Fair enough for a free product.

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4 stars

"Very Pleased"

November 16, 2005  |  By danpass

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

So far I've only tried sending output to Excel. Table data in the original PDF file was handled perfectly and the resulting spreadsheet was formatted with all data elements in separate cells, with rows and columns alligned correctly.

As the publisher's description says, the program is free for non-comercial use. Each time you print to the paperlessprinter device you get a popup asking if you would like to register. Clicking Cancel closes the popup. I don't have any problem with this and the program seems to be fully functional, with no limitations. Definitely worth trying.

Cons

I installed on Windows 2000. When the install completed, I found that all the previously installed printers in my printers folder were missing. A paperlessprinter device didn't get created in the printers folder either. I uninstalled the PaperlessPrinter program and reinstalled it. After the second install all my printer devices as well as the new paperlessprinter device showed up in my printers folder.

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5 stars

"Easy and accurate pdf to word conversion"

October 04, 2005  |  By PeaceInThyme

 |  Version: PaperlessPrinter 3

Pros

I converted several pdf documents to word documents so I could edit them, and was impressed by the accuracy of the conversion. The only thing that came out really odd was some 'special effects' graphics

Cons

As it's a 'trial' version, it reminds you every time you use it -- but that is not a big thing.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Rarefind Engineering Innovations
Publisher web site http://www.rarefind.com/
Release Date July 13, 2004
Date Added July 13, 2004
Version 3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 16.76MB
File Name Paperless_Printer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 79,494
Downloads Last Week 169
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-run trial
Price $29

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