PrimoPDF

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4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1744 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    33,449,453
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.1

    out of 199 votes

    • 5 star 93
    • 4 star 71
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 16
  • 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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1 stars

"Doesnt work on Win 64Bit"

June 17, 2009  |  By SageerKazi

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

It works great with Windows XP 32bit but not with 64bit

Cons

Doesnt work withWindows XP 64bit, installation fails.

Summary

Cool software but cannot believe that 64bit version is still not out. Seems to be running behind with the technology.

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1 stars

"Version 4.1.0.11 doesn't install correctly & crashes"

May 10, 2009  |  By ctpz

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

Previous versions worked great. Don't install version 4.0.1.11. Find a previous version like 4.1.0.9 to install.

Cons

The installer is full of problems, and as a result PrimoPDF crashes when you try to print to PDF.

Summary

I installed (the then current version 4.1.0.9) on a computer about 3 weeks OK and it worked OK. I just downloaded and installed on a different computer and the downloaded version has been updated to a very buggy version 4.1.0.11. The installer no longer allows the user to choose the install location or start menu folder. It does now add anything to the start menu as the previous versions did. The new installer did not detect that the system did not have the .NET 2.0 framework installed even though it is documented elsewhere that that is required. The new version 4.1.0.11 waits until you try to print something to PDF and then crashes with the error tha.NET 2.0 must be installed. There appears to be a quality control problem at Nitro PDF to let such a buggy update be released. Luckily I saved the installation program from 3 weeks ago. I hope the 4.1.0.11 uninstall isnt as buggy as the install.

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5 stars

"Some docs you need to PDF. This the perfect free way!"

May 08, 2009  |  By grellionaso

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

In the same amount of time it takes to print to a real printer, you can print to a PDF. High quality, simpe to use. Love it!

Cons

There is nothing I don't like. I mean, it's free and they just provided an another free update to the software!

Summary

There are some documents that you just need to PDF and this the perfect free way to do it.

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4 stars

"I like the Idea"

May 07, 2009  |  By JosephPalethu

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

I can keep small files expecially photos and images in a single file.

Cons

While transfering scan images ot pdf, the images are not that much clear.

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3 stars

"New to PDF it seems to be OK"

May 06, 2009  |  By Horatio75

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

Few key strokes

Cons

I have no dislikes

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5 stars

"Absolutely user friendly"

May 04, 2009  |  By croasis

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

It's ease of use is paramount and the fact that it's free doesn't hurt one bit. Love, love love this program and I highly recommend it's use.

Cons

Have not experienced any, It does all that I need it to do

Summary

Love it

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

May 01, 2009  |  By dixnet

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

Simple, Easy to use

Cons

Constant ads about buying Nitro PDF

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1 stars

"I am unable to register it so I can't use it."

May 01, 2009  |  By MichaelDMiller

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

Unknown at this time.

Cons

Unknown at this time.

Summary

Unable to register.

Updated on May 1, 2009

Actually, I am unable to open the .EFW file to install it. Nothing happens!

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4 stars

"very quick"

April 28, 2009  |  By pauldesseyn

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none for the moment

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5 stars

"great tool!"

April 27, 2009  |  By ericrlee

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1

Pros

easy tu use and free

Cons

isn't easy rotate docs view

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
Version 4.1 adds new option to the Advanced dialog.
General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date August 18, 2008
Date Added August 18, 2008
Version 4.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, 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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