PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1744 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    33,449,453
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2008
  • File Size:
    7.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,337
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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PrimoPDF 4 converts just about any file type to a PDF, using the source program the file was created with and its print command. Two new changes make the program easier to use and more useful. The interface redesign is definitely easier to navigate, and users can now choose to email the PDF instantly after its creation.

The conversion process from whatever document is on your screen to PDF is quick and efficient. Other features include a security feature, which allows the user to wrap the PDF in 40-bit or 128-bit encryption, PDF merging, and password protection. The user also can restrict editing of the new PDF, leaving comments and making other changes.

Primo'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

    3.9

    out of 72 votes

    • 5 star 28
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1744 votes

    • 5 star 823
    • 4 star 555
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 176
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5 stars

"Fantastic free software"

March 13, 2009  |  By simpleman42

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

Pros

It works great with XP. I use it all the time.

Cons

Could always use more features.

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3 stars

"frigggginnngreat"

January 04, 2009  |  By a.robleski

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

Pros

fast and cool

Cons

nothing so far

Summary

it just works like the expensive paid version

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2 stars

"11111111111"

December 17, 2008  |  By wpimsen

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

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Summary

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5 stars

"Works great for me."

August 14, 2008  |  By rolfz7147

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

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5 stars

"really cool way to make PDF's"

August 13, 2008  |  By mike_engel

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

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5 stars

"i like it sairam"

August 12, 2008  |  By sairaam23

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

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5 stars

" easy to use."

August 11, 2008  |  By bunjobs

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

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4 stars

"Less one small issue, it's great!"

August 10, 2008  |  By myatu

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

Pros

The idea is simple: convert any document to a PDF. And PrimoPDF captures the simplicity by allowing you to use the "Print..." feature available in any application.

It works flawlessly for simple web pages all the way down to complex documents with charts and bar graphs. Once you "Print" these, a simple interface allows you to tweak some settings (ie., will the PDF be used for on-screen viewing, or will you be sending it off to your publisher who needs high quality PDFs?). Once set, you don't have to worry about it again.

Best of all, the product is indeed freeware and does not have limitations such as "This feature is only available in a pro version". Excellent!

Cons

Windows Vista users may encounter a problem using this program. Whenever saving the PDF, nothing happens - no file is actually saved and no errors are shown.

This is an issue with user privileges, and the makers are trying to address this issue already.

For those who are Vista savvy, a solution is to change the Security setting for the "C:\Windows\Temp" folder to allow the group "Users" to have "Full Control".

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4 stars

"Good product"

August 08, 2008  |  By sbumgarn9

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

Pros

Ease of use, options to print to file are very good.

Cons

Not to crazy about the name "primo" - sounds like a pizza to me...

Summary

Very good option for printing to a pdf file.

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5 stars

"Just what I needed"

August 07, 2008  |  By aegean77

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.2

Pros

Running vista - installed easy, did what I asked, runs ok

Cons

non so far - excellent download

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.2
Version 4.0.2 adds Advanced settings dialog.
General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date May 19, 2008
Date Added May 19, 2008
Version 4.0.2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 7.2MB
File Name InternationalPrimoPDF.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,449,453
Downloads Last Week 37,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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