PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1743 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    33,449,453
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

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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

    3.6

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 20
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1743 votes

    • 5 star 822
    • 4 star 555
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 176
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2 stars

"Sometimes okay, sometimes not"

May 10, 2014  |  By ooprobs

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

It doesn't leave a watermark and will allow password protection on documents

Cons

Sometimes one can specify the folder where the output goes; other times (most times), one cannot. Where did the file go? Who knows!

One cannot define the document's output name. It will be the same as the original, regardless of user's preference.

It always displays the question 'would you like to streamline pdfprimo'; regardless of checking the 'do not ask this again' option. Even though the problem goes back to 2008 (earliest post I've found about it), apparently the primo people haven't thought it's a big enough annoyance/bug to do anything about it in six years!

Summary

If this is their hook to get people interested in their pro version; they still have a lot to improve before that will happen. There are a lot of glitches (some listed above), that make the user arch an eyebrow. For them to take six years (might even be longer), to fix one bug is mind-boggling. When I downloaded, I didn't expect to stumble on that same issue, since the review had been written so long ago. However, incredibly so, I did!

I would also like to be able to find my files with ease; instead of the program saving them who-knows-where. CutePDF, also free, hasn't lost a file yet; but I cannot password protect the files, either.

Personally, before upgrading, I have to absolutely love the software; if that doesn't happen, then there will not be an upgrade.

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1 stars

"download OK, program didn't work"

October 07, 2009  |  By cozowl1

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

quick download

Cons

unable to use

Summary

got a blank screen with Acrobat

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1 stars

"Just did not work for me..."

October 05, 2009  |  By wezieworl

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Aesthetically pleasing to eye and that is about it.

Cons

It just did not work. It crashed or gave an error message saying it could not complete the task of saving the document as a pdf.

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4 stars

"Works well"

October 04, 2009  |  By rm76

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Good general pdf converter/generator.

Cons

No real negatives.

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2 stars

"Latest version crashed"

October 04, 2009  |  By annanemas

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Worked great until I tried updating to the latest version. I switched to the free PDF Fill software which has more than just a printer driver for free.

Cons

Latest version crashed and froze

Summary

No editing or form functions like you can get with PDF Fill.

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5 stars

"excellent job for the price !!!"

October 04, 2009  |  By scroteau

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

doing a very good job

Cons

did not find any so far.

Summary

much better than the previous version. Don't hesitate, download this version !

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4 stars

"Good for basic PDF conversion"

October 04, 2009  |  By dyumnin

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Converts any document to PDF.

Cons

Does not retain hyperlink in the document

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3 stars

"It works OK to convert to PDF."

October 01, 2009  |  By ricardocadena

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Easy to convert to PDF

Cons

It does not merge PDF files. "PDF ReDirect" does convert and merge. I found PDF Re-Direct" more convenient for me.
For some reason "PDF Primo" did not open automaticly Acrobat Reader. It popped-up error. Downloading updates did not help

Summary

Easy and convenient if converting to PDF is all you need

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5 stars

"Prints any size genealogy chart we need."

September 30, 2009  |  By kenrow1

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Product does exactly what we ask it to do. Make it possible to print large docs.

Cons

We have no cons to offer.

Summary

Our sole use is printing large charts. This product made it possible to print 72" x 48" documents - the largest our machine can print. Excellent solution for us.

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4 stars

"Great for newsletters --anyone can open it."

September 29, 2009  |  By cinnamonjoyce

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.1.0.11

Pros

Our small church sends out newsletters via the internet and needed a form that all different systems could open and read. Primo PDF does and excellent job. No unhappy readers! Keeps f

Cons

New people find it hard to remember that it converts at the printing stage. We've had calls from frustrated people that they can't find Primo in the programs. Please add a program icon with steps for use and another hints, tips or helpful info..

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date May 08, 2009
Date Added May 07, 2009
Version 4.1.0.11
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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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