PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1738 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 1738 votes

    • 5 star 818
    • 4 star 555
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 176
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4 stars

"A good product! But it has some problems with Chinese letters when word-> pdf"

April 04, 2007  |  By yangsbin

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

This product is efficient and convenient!But some problems with Chinese letters when ms-word file converted to pdf. It is difficult to describe it, the Chinese letters is not clear and the shape of letters changed. If there is a email, I can send you a picture clipped from screen.

Cons

This product is efficient and convenient!But some problems with Chinese letters when ms-word file converted to pdf. It is difficult to describe it, the Chinese letters is not clear and the shape of letters changed. If there is a email, I can send you a picture clipped from screen.

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1 stars

"Terrible program subpar features, doesn't work, help useless"

April 01, 2007  |  By alan.familyhistory

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

it's free

Cons

Total waste of time to install. It doesn't work. It saves things without asking you to name the print (picks Output.pdf always--you have to change it in a hidden place). Help guide is useless--doesn't explain anything. I've used several PDF programs and this one stinks.

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1 stars

"Will Not Work with VISTA Ultimate"

April 01, 2007  |  By Storm_Goose

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

I loved this software with XP

Cons

Since upgrading to VISTA I have re-installed PrimoPDF twice and still no go. It appears to run and it produces a file.. but the file is damaged and unreadable. Hopefully this will get fixed, but right now I think they should de-list VISTA as an operating system they work under.

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5 stars

"Simple, effective, to the point."

March 31, 2007  |  By claudg1950

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

It does the job with minimum fuss. It even installs itself as a printer on a machine with no printer associated to it, and it converts the file nevertheless.

Cons

I wish it would do the reverse operation: transforming a PDF into a MSWord or a plain-text document (especially those PDF with blocks preventing the extraction of info from them).

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5 stars

"Easy to use and free"

March 30, 2007  |  By teedo

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

It's free and creates high quaility PDF's

Cons

The extra prompt after you click on print is a slight bit confusing the first time you see it.

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5 stars

"Fantastic"

March 28, 2007  |  By angelon18

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

I read a lot of the reviews before I decided to download this product and I am very careful about downloading anything from the Internet but I am very glad that I made an exception with this, it is very easy to use, it is great to finally be able to create a PDF document without it costing an arm and a leg to do it. The 1st thing I did just to try it out was to turn my Resume into a PDF document. Not a problem.

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3 stars

"It is a good program"

March 28, 2007  |  By criseba

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

It converts text documents into PDF very well, fast and easy.

Cons

It fails with images, and it doesn't work at all in Windows Vista.

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2 stars

"Not reliable enough. Fails over 50% of the time"

March 27, 2007  |  By dhfan2

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

free

Cons

unreliable

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5 stars

"The Best Ever"

March 25, 2007  |  By allamo2003

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

It is a powerfull software and better than many other softwares i tried

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5 stars

"Excelente herramienta para generar pdf's"

March 21, 2007  |  By usuarios2k

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 3

Pros

Una opcion magni­fica para la generacion de documentos en formato pdf

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Full Specifications

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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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