doPDF Free PDF Converter

doPDF Free PDF Converter

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 625 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0.915
File Size:
1.21MB
Date Added:
August 06, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/Server, Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
4,006,870
Downloads Last Week:
4,890
Product ranking:
#5 in PDF Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Printer-based freeware PDF utilities like Softland's doPDF Free are unobtrusive yet flexible and a great choice for the home office, small business, and individual user. You just have to click the Print command in any application, and then select the program from your list of installed printers. Instead of printing out your converted document, the program saves it as a PDF. You can set basic output options like document size and resolution, but doPDF is designed to be as simple and lightweight as possible.

Although doPDF works like a print driver, it installs normally like any Windows program. During the installation process, you have the option to set doPDF as your default printer, which can be handy for business PCs that are mostly used to generate electronic documents such as invoices and purchase orders. You can also set up the program with a wide range of languages, too -- all of them or as many as you need. When the installer finished, doPDF's Startup window opened, along with a tutorial on the program's Web site. The Startup window is an ultra-simple conversion wizard with a browsing file entry field and Create, Help, and Close buttons. Clicking Help opens a fairly substantial Help file, but doPDF prints all the instructions you need right on the dialog. You can open the Startup window from doPDF's Start Menu entry, but the easiest way to use the program is by clicking Print and selecting doPDF from your list of printers. That's also how you access the program's minimal settings, via the Printing Preferences and Print Properties for doPDF under Devices and Printers. The program's properties sheet includes a button linking to a paid upgrade that offers more features than doPDF Free.

We created PDFs with doPDF by choosing the Print command from an open document and by opening the Startup window. Clicking Save opens a Save File dialog with several options, including whether to create small files or maximize image quality; there's also an option to open the finished product in your PDF reader. For simple PDF conversions, doPDF is all that many users need.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 625 votes

    • 5 star: 347
    • 4 star: 176
    • 3 star: 43
    • 2 star: 20
    • 1 star: 39
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  • 1 stars

    "Fails to install."

    July 05, 2014   |   By HGHUDAHAR1

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 8.0.911

    Pros

    None at this time.

    Cons

    This was an excellent product through version 7. Been nothing but problems (Installing/Fails to print,etc.) ever since version 8 released.

    Summary

    I do not recommend for Windows 8.1 64 bit. Product fails to install.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic."

    June 29, 2014   |   By hendrik349

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 8.0.910

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    None for me.

    Summary

    I'm happy.

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  • 4 stars

    "better choice for pdf to ms office and ms office to pdf"

    April 01, 2014   |   By Sharmatii

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.398

    Pros

    pdf to word, pdf to excel are just accurate. excel to pdf is utmost perfect,

    Cons

    Encrypted files need password.Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named PDF Converter:

    www.pdf-file-converter.com

    Summary

    accurate conversion from pdf to doc, docx, xml and rtf
    word to pdf is correct.
    excel to pdf is complete
    better tool for ms office users

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast, Simple, Reliable, Perfect!"

    January 26, 2014   |   By FastElvis

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.393

    Pros

    Does exactly what is claimed. Super fast conversion of ANY printable file to a 100% compatible viewing PDF. Printer driver access eliminates the need to load a secondary application for conversion. Webpage conversions to PDF a SNAP! Convert Wiki articles, recipes, DIY blogs, etc. right from your browser's print button. Select individual pages or a range of pages to convert - usually supported in the application program print routine (i.e. Word, Firefox, etc.). Embed Font option ensures the PDF uses your original fonts - and it only embeds those characters, not the entire character set!

    CONTAINS NO BLOATWARE OR WATERMARK!!! I don't know what other reviewers are talking about. ??? Maybe they used earlier CNet Downoader shells. Simply SKIP the add-ons offered in the CNet Downloader if they are offered and you so choose. Common people! Read what is on your computer screen when installing ANY software!

    Cons

    NONE - It has worked flawlessly for many years on many machines and op systems.

    Summary

    As a computer service professional, I heavily scrutinize applications on a regular basis. PDF converters are in demand. DoPDF has been recommended to a countless number of clients with ZERO negative feedback. Plus, I have never received a call from anyone needing instruction to install or use. It's that good and that simple.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use"

    December 12, 2013   |   By AndrewChu

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    Simple to use, with just the drop down selection in printer listing.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

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  • 1 stars

    "Trashy Spamware"

    September 14, 2013   |   By cognostic

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    None--very disappointed, CNET. You used to be a trusted resource for downloads, but after this, not sure I'd come back.

    Cons

    When I downloaded the program:

    1. The program was never actually able to convert PDFs because Windows 8 would not let me install the unsigned driver.

    2. It installed crappy bloatware (SearchDial, etc.) that I didn't want and tracking cookies that my antivirus program had to remove. I HATE bloatware and would expect better from CNET.

    3. It automatically installed a new toolbar in my browser against my wishes.

    Summary

    All in all, a poorly functioning product pregnant with undesirable, sketchy bloatware that isn't included in the download information. Downloader beware.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good. Easy to use"

    September 08, 2013   |   By prahladyeri

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    Easy to use.
    Configurable options.
    Small size of generated pdfs.

    Cons

    None that I've seen.

    Summary

    I was using pdf995 printer driver before which used to throw obtrusive ads at the user just before printing. doPDF is a nice change. The size of the pdfs is also less compared to those generated by pdf995 which is a good thing.

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  • 5 stars

    "I've used it for years, it's simple and reliable!"

    August 25, 2013   |   By Fyxx2000

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    Allows printing to a PDF file from every application I've ever wanted to do so, and I've used it for years for this purpose and keep coming back to it.

    Cons

    When you print there is a small unobtrusive ad that says you can upgrade to their paid version for more features, but it is the least annoying freemium ad I've ever seen so barely rates as a con. I just use the free version.

    Summary

    It's simple and reliable, the best type of free software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple to use!"

    July 18, 2013   |   By winsupertweaker

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    No brainer! I recommend this to anyone who does not have the option to save documents as a .pdf file.

    Cons

    None. Easy to install, easy to use.

    Summary

    I would think MS Office, since 2007 probably has a "save as" .pdf choice. Other programs may have the file type .pdf option as well. I don't have a program on my system that gives this option, so doPDF is great for me!

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  • 2 stars

    "not convincing"

    July 01, 2013   |   By axelbroquet

    Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.388

    Pros

    should be eays to use

    Cons

    help is very poor
    You have to choose a printable document and then the doPDF printer. You can do that without that program!

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