doPDF Free PDF Converter

doPDF Free PDF Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 628 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3.381
  • Total Downloads:
    4,101,452
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,169
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #9 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 14 votes

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    • 3 star 1
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    4.2

    out of 628 votes

    • 5 star 347
    • 4 star 176
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 41
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4 stars

"Useful program to convert word an excel docs to pdf."

May 22, 2012  |  By betseytom

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

The best part is that it does precisely what it claims to do. No more and no less.

Cons

It doesn't assume that the pdf document is to be saved in the same folder where the original was saved. That assumption would be handy if the opportunity is there not to always follow the assumption.

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3 stars

"Problems with Win 7-64"

October 02, 2012  |  By rickdavis

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Easy to use, creates PDF files very quickly. Saved me so much paper when I finally found this program.

Cons

Since I upgraded to Win7-64 (pro and ult), unable to get the program to work. Kills the print spooler service and then just hangs. Used to work just great in XP and Vista with Adobe Reader 9.x and 10.

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5 stars

"Small footprint,fast install,NO malware or annoyances!"

September 25, 2012  |  By JoeScrotum

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Read ALL of the free pdf creator reviews to discover how frequently the user is encumbered by unwanted garbage.

Within 1 minute of installing doPDF I created several PDF documents in a seamless process - with a 7 year old laptop running XP. Can't understand all the clamor about the creation being "slow". The 1-page PDF document without photos was accomplished in two seconds. The one with 3 images required about 10 seconds.

Cons

Unsure what the prompts regarding doPDF as a printer meant, but forged ahead regardless. Upon printing a pdf document I noticed doPDF was listed as the first selection on my drop down menu along with my two printers. I simply selected my normal printer and continued to print as usual.

Summary

Prior to downloading doPDF I downloaded but never installed pdfLITE. A week later I ran Malwarebytes and it identified 3 PUP BUNDLE issues. One PUP BundleOffer and 2 PUP BundleInstallers associated with the pdfLITE download. Upon researching these UNWANTED intruders the following information was uncovered........NO THANKS !!

"PUP.BundleOffers.IIQ is a fake anti-malware software that shows false scan results in order to scare customers into purchasing their rogue PUP.BundleOffers.IIQ program. This fake PUP.BundleOffers.IIQ software is displayed through fake online scanners that tells your computer is infected with virus. It may be also promoted on p2p networks. Once installed, PUP.BundleOffers.IIQ will start a system scan and report numerous false security threats"

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1 stars

"Doesn't work for me"

September 24, 2012  |  By markburmeister

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Wouldn't know

Cons

Doesn't work

Summary

Every time I try to use this app, it kills all my printers and I have to reboot to get things to work again. The app gets positive reviews so I assume it's working for some. I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64.

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5 stars

"Highly recommended"

September 03, 2012  |  By RichardTR

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Does what it says on the tin. Having tried several PDF printers this one has worked best of all for me. It's regularly updated.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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2 stars

"Took forever to create a pdf from a publisher file"

September 02, 2012  |  By R_E_C

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

None that I can find

Cons

Creates huge files, wiped out my printer list. He to log off and log back on to get to see the printers

Summary

Tried it three times and then uninstalled. I have 16 gig mem, 1 tb drive, gaming board, with a 3.2 processor.

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5 stars

"AWESOME!!!"

August 28, 2012  |  By cindermom

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

This does the job I need and does it EASILY. After hours of trying to work another conversion option, I was relieved to get this one so quickly and easily!

Cons

There was one step that seemed redundant, but I just clicked cancel and it saved the pdf for me. I attached the pdf in an email and there were no problems at all on the file receiver's end.

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5 stars

"Great pdf converter.."

July 27, 2012  |  By MrPorus

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Easy to use & small in size

Cons

take a while for large file.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

July 03, 2012  |  By Spbone

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Does just what I wanted. Created the PDF in seconds. I had thought it wouldn't work in Windows 8 Release Preview, but it worked like a charm; though it takes some time for conversion.

Cons

Takes too much time!

Summary

Great Software and works even in Windows 8; I would recommend it to everybody!

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4 stars

"Just what I wanted."

June 11, 2012  |  By Megansmom2

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

Very simple method for making PDF files to keep bits and pieces of resourced info from the net without keeping track of piles of paper!

Cons

Couldn't download here, got a 404 error [no page found], so I went to Softland site without a problem.

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5 stars

"Best of it's kind"

May 27, 2012  |  By davepen

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 7.3.381

Pros

So easy to use and no complex set up. no fancy features whatever so uses very little ram, definitely for anyone wanting a simple PDF creator. If it wasn't free I'd pay for it!!

Cons

If there is any I have yet to find it.

Summary

Throw out adobe and get this one.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.3.381
Version 7.3.381 has added new conversion corrections for text with ColtFont font and changed font names for subsetted fonts to have correct ANSI characters.
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date May 11, 2012
Date Added May 11, 2012
Version 7.3.381
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.84MB
File Name dopdf-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,101,452
Downloads Last Week 3,169
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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