PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1744 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.0.19
  • Total Downloads:
    33,449,453
  • Date Added:
    October 08, 2009
  • File Size:
    7.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,337
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Nitro PDF's PrimoPDF is a free tool that converts all kinds of files into PDFs that you can open, edit, and manage with your usual PDF application (Nitro has a free reader, too, if you don't already have one). Some free PDF converters are more like print drivers and only create documents from the Print command. But PrimoPDF also has a handy desktop icon you can drag and drop files into for rapid automatic conversion. Whichever method you prefer, PrimoPDF gives you the choice.

Clicking PrimoPDF's Drop Files icon opens the main interface, which is where you configure the program's settings and options. This compact console is simple enough, though not the most intuitive in its layout or design, though you only need to access it when you want to change your settings. Clicking the blue info button opened a pop-up linking to an online manual, or so we hoped, though what we got was a 404 page, and the Web site wasn't much better. PrimoPDF isn't challenging to learn or use, though, and we had no trouble setting the program's options, including Document Properties and PDF Security (which includes password protection). PrimoPDF can generate PDFs optimized for various displays: Screen, eBook, Print, Prepress, and Custom. The program offers three Post Process options, too: Open PDF, Email PDF, and Do Nothing. You can even designate a specific PDF reader to open documents created with PrimoPDF, or use your default reader. To create PDFs from the Print command, simply press your app or document's Print button and choose PrimoPDF from the Printer list, just like you were printing a page.

If you regularly convert documents into PDFs for a specific use, it's hard to imagine an easier solution than PrimoPDF's drag-and-drop feature, which automatically creates PDFs to your specifications and (optionally) displays them in your usual PDF viewer with one motion. We converted files using both the drop box and print tool, including text, rich text, and image files. PrimoPDF takes care of business without taking a bite out of your bottom line, whether it's your main PDF app or a handy auxiliary.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 166 votes

    • 5 star 74
    • 4 star 59
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    • 2 star 7
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4 stars

"Excellent product when you need to make a pdf file."

July 25, 2010  |  By jtdodson

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

ease of use, just look for it when you go to print in your print dialog box.

Cons

I haven't found any at this time.

Summary

Excellent product when you need to make a PDF file, many options to choose from without being overwhelming. Would recommend it to everyone needing to make a PDF file.

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4 stars

"Quick effiecent and tidy"

July 24, 2010  |  By Hosmall

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Easy to use , makes documents look great and easy to send

Cons

Can't think of anything right now

Summary

like = easy to use, great looking documents , easy to send , almost effortless

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4 stars

"works for me"

July 24, 2010  |  By neuro4

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Very much appreciate the ability to save and append pdfs. Uninstalled and reinstalled, highlighted, added text, changed default view with no problem.

Cons

Would like to be able to delete pages, thanks.

Summary

So, no problem so far, just requests and questions, such as, wonder why both "Nitro PDF Creator" and "PrimoPDF" appear as printers?

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3 stars

"It is not as good as previous version"

July 22, 2010  |  By clareye

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

If you have word/excel files etc ready, you can convert them to pdf by drag/drop - easy

Cons

for some reason, I can no long use "print" command to have whatever I want to print to pdf. The screen pops up then it does nothing. I checked forum, many people have that problem. The web site should post an explanation.

Summary

Nitro PDF reader is better than this. It does lot more than a "reader". you can print everything to pdf. also another software Adolix does split/merge pdf files - check it out

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4 stars

"Does what it is meant to"

July 21, 2010  |  By Guernsey-Norm

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Easy to use & you don't have to get ripped off by Adobe

Cons

No cons yet

Summary

Works & is easy to use

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4 stars

"Excellent. Does exactly as avertised."

July 20, 2010  |  By flyer0099

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Excellent reproduction. No banners to wait for (like PDF995).

Cons

Nothing that I have found.

Summary

I like it very much and may even upgrade to Pro version.

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4 stars

"Very good software"

July 19, 2010  |  By iupjimbo

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Simple to use. I was using DoPDF for several months, but a recent update to that program disabled my HP Printer's driver, so I decided to try something else.

Cons

Like most (or all?) of its competitors, this program does not allow you to create your own pdf's from different files. As in, you can't scan something with multiple pages and create a single pdf.

Summary

It does the trick, and it's free.

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5 stars

"Easy install and works great"

July 18, 2010  |  By cogitator2

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Installation ease.

Cons

I have no negative comments.

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4 stars

"LOOKS GOOD SO FAR"

July 15, 2010  |  By rlsempek

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

WORKS JUST LIKE I EXPECTED

Cons

NONE SO FAR

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4 stars

"Does What It's S'posed to Do!"

July 03, 2010  |  By SHuston2000

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 5.0.0.19

Pros

Um, it's FREE; it's EASY to use; it updates easily; there are plenty of choices for the type of PDF conversion. It's handy, doesn't use much disk space, oh, and it's FREE!

Cons

I have no negative comments about the FREE Nitro Primo PDF converter.

Summary

Though it doesn't have the bells & whistles of Adobe, it doesn't have the price either. I highly recommend this product as an alternative to the higher priced products out there.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.0.19
Version 5.0.0.19 adds drag and drop conversion functionality; improves 'Save As' feature.
General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date October 08, 2009
Date Added October 08, 2009
Version 5.0.0.19
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows
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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