PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1734 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    33,238,995
  • Date Added:
    August 24, 2006
  • File Size:
    7.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,201
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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PrimoPDF 3 converts just about any file type to a PDF, using the source program the file was created with and its print command. The interface could be nicer; it's uncluttered but also uninteresting. Previous versions required the user to go through the Save As menu. The reason why the publisher changed it to Print isn't obvious. Regardless, the conversion process is quick and efficient. Other changes include a security feature, which allows the user to wrap the PDF in 40-bit or 128-bit encryption, and password protection. The user also can restrict editing of the new PDF, leaving comments and making other changes.

The program's size is surprisingly large for such an unobtrusive app, and it's absolutely necessary to launch the read-me file at the end of installation, since the application loads no icons and leaves no other visible traces on your machine, except in the Start menu's All Programs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 83 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1734 votes

    • 5 star 815
    • 4 star 555
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 175
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  • 5 stars

    "works great! will tell friends"

    October 20, 2014   |   By KaupStelzer

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    very good, i'm satisfied !!!

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a pretty good product"

    October 09, 2014   |   By MarkusMarte

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    This is by far the best

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 1 stars

    "Looks promising but..."

    October 07, 2014   |   By TheFarnz65

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    Free no apparent adware

    Cons

    Very limited selection of document sizes. No Architectural sizes and the custom Post Script size doesn't save for reuse. Printing from Power Point onto Arch E (48x36) causes the paper to rotate to portrait with a reduced document in the middle of sheet. Switching between portrait and landscape has no effect.

    Summary

    Might be okay for some uses but if you are looking to print to large format documents use CutePDF.

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  • 5 stars

    "easy and effective product"

    September 27, 2014   |   By MendivilAgent

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    very nice easy to use

    Cons

    all good, no complaints

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  • 5 stars

    "Great tool, no nagging appearance."

    September 25, 2014   |   By TrilloNieman

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not bad! Not great either!"

    June 14, 2014   |   By pickycustomer

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    Simple easy to use.

    Cons

    Comes with "Open Candy" malware.
    Scan with MalwareBytes Free to
    remove "Open Candy" adware/malware.

    Summary

    Converts documents to PDF quickly and easily.
    As I stated above Primo PDF Converter comes with
    "Open Candy" malware which MalwareBytes Free
    will remove.

    LibreOffice and Kingsoft Office Free will export a
    document to PDF, as do other office suites. So the need for a "converter" is greatly reduced.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple programme."

    June 13, 2014   |   By GenevieveRance

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    I use it from Corel Draw. Have had no problems. In the beginning I had to tweak some of the settings so the files weren't so big etc, but it works great.

    Cons

    Simple programme.

    Summary

    I have had it installed for a few years without any issues.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple programme."

    June 13, 2014   |   By GenevieveRance

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    I use it from Corel Draw. Have had no problems. In the beginning I had to tweak some of the settings so the files weren't so big etc, but it works great.

    Cons

    Simple programme.

    Summary

    I have had it installed for a few years without any issues.

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  • 4 stars

    "Solid piece of software"

    June 11, 2014   |   By CRamirez_75

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    None that I can think fo

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy to use"

    June 10, 2014   |   By IsabelRupert

    Version: PrimoPDF 5.1.0.2

    Pros

    I use Primo all the time and couldn't live without it.

    Cons

    I either wait a week for my request to get processed or I download Primo.

    Summary

    I'm a traveling consultant and it's not always easy to get set up with a client's printer nor do we wnat to print loads of docs anyways. Corporate on the other hand doesn't like to hand out the big software packages as standard issue.

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    General
    Publisher Nitro PDF Software
    Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
    Release Date August 24, 2006
    Date Added August 24, 2006
    Version 3
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Document Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 7.2MB
    File Name InternationalPrimoPDF.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 33,238,995
    Downloads Last Week 37,201
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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