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doPDF

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 635 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.5.940
  • Total Downloads:
    4,238,689
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,397
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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doPDF Free PDF Converter makes generating PDF documents as hassle-free as possible, thanks to its deep integration into Windows. This software installs a virtual printer on your computer, which you can use to create PDF documents from any app that supports printing.

Pros

Deep integration: Installing itself as a printer on your PC, doPDF Free PDF Converter allows you to bring up the printing options by pressing Ctrl + P in every app that supports printing.

Multiple page layout options: By accessing doPDF's printer properties you can set things like page orientation and size, and the printing resolution. Once you press "Print," a couple of additional options will appear, such as a save location, general PDF quality, and whether to embed fonts into the PDF.

Fast and stable: In our tests, the software never crashed or slowed down, not even when generating multi-page PDFs. The average speed was around a second per five pages.

Cons

Ads for novaPDF: During the printing process you'll see ads for novaPDF. Fortunately, they blend into the software really well and are displayed as tips and tricks, so you won't find them too bothersome.

No way to generate encrypted PDFs: If you want to generate sensitive PDF documents, you should look for an alternative product, since this one does not offer document encryption.

Bottom Line

doPDF Free PDF Converter comes to your rescue, if you find yourself needing to create PDF documents from a multitude of applications and are tired of doing it differently for each app. With its straightforward and familiar mode of operation, you have nothing to lose by trying it.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"DoPDF must be reinstalled every time you use it."

January 20, 2016  |  By Ferdi Tern

2016-01-20 20:15:55  |  By Ferdi Tern

 |  Version: doPDF 8.5.937

Pros

The conversion algorithms used for this freeware is surprisingly even better than other PDF shareware available from Download.com. The output is mostly clean and it does keep the actual format of the original document. But, just like some other freeware, its got its own limitations.

Cons

One of the bigger issue with this freeware is that, you must uninstall and then re-install after each use of the program. This issue is affecting most Windows especially when you have any of the following OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10. It is not because of compatibility or driver issue with these systems, but because it is how the free license works. Everytime you attempt to convert another printable document, you will most likely encounter the following message in your screen:

"License is not valid for printer DoPDF 8 (Error 4380). Print job will be cancelled."

If you have the patience to uninstall and then re-install this 50MB program everytime you use it for conversion, then by all means do it. Otherwise, better use the paid version of DoPDF which can be downloaded from this website or from dopdf.com. Good Luck!

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1 stars

"Would be good if it always worked"

November 30, 2015  |  By Ben Fritz

2015-11-30 20:07:21  |  By Ben Fritz

 |  Version: doPDF 8.5.937

Pros

Can change file size
Remembers folder location

Cons

Doesn't always work. About every other week, an error will come up saying that the license for the printer is not valid (Windows 10). Have to reinstall every time.
Also, DoPDF provides no way to send feedback

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1 stars

"Ver 8 is bad"

September 28, 2015  |  By vlawless

2015-09-28 12:31:30  |  By vlawless

 |  Version: doPDF 8.4.935

Pros

it USED to be good (ver 6)

Cons

Not good any more (ver 8)

Summary

I had used doPDF version 6 in the past, so when it asked me if I wanted to update to the latest version, I thought, sure, why not? I can tell you why not, version 8 doesn't work. Uninstalling it now. Will see if I've got the old exe file from version 6 to reinstall that, if not, I'm screwed. :(

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4 stars

"Works very nicely."

August 24, 2015  |  By joelb662

2015-08-24 19:57:01  |  By joelb662

 |  Version: doPDF 8.3.934

Pros

Very, very nice

Cons

not too many

Summary

does not seem to have as many bugs as Foxit or Nitro. Ask me after I've used it for more than 4 days.

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1 stars

"Strange and suspicious behavior"

July 27, 2015  |  By phree04

2015-07-27 10:45:15  |  By phree04

 |  Version: doPDF 8.3.934

Pros

Worked briefly but . . . scary

Cons

"Calls home" every day at 2 pm PST. Luckily my firewall caught this outward communication and blocked it. But then the program stopped working. When I uninstalled, got a strange message that my antivirus had been turned off. Too scary for me.

Summary

STAY AWAY

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1 stars

"Quits after a week.Developr not responding on own forum"

May 04, 2015  |  By useranyarbitraryword

2015-05-04 15:14:58  |  By useranyarbitraryword

 |  Version: doPDF 8.2.929

Pros

It works for a week or so, although not without glitches: it sometimes keeps on trying forever (had to kill the process).

Cons

After several days (or after just one use) it stops working. Error message 4380. I looked it up, and they have a help forum on their own website. Someone asked that question on 3/21/15, and there is no response from anyone.

Summary

It's gonna misbehave, and when it does, they are not gonna help you.

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3 stars

"Too slow and annoying"

April 17, 2015  |  By StarNStripe

2015-04-17 14:50:39  |  By StarNStripe

 |  Version: doPDF 8.2.929

Pros

Can adjust resolution before saving

Cons

Very slow to install, slow to print, too many screens to finally get the PDF.

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1 stars

"That was a waste of time."

March 08, 2015  |  By sr3500

2015-03-08 12:39:52  |  By sr3500

 |  Version: doPDF 8.2.929

Pros

None. It doesn't install completely - nonfunctional.

Cons

Everything. It doesn't install completely, and it's problematic to uninstall. I should have heeded the other reviewers saying the same thing.

Summary

I actually created this profile after this download, just to warn people away. Maybe it was good at one time (I see positive reviews for previous versions), but this iteration is a waste of your time. Go with something else until/unless they fix this.

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1 stars

"Does not install."

January 15, 2015  |  By HUDAHAR1

2015-01-15 09:20:54  |  By HUDAHAR1

 |  Version: doPDF 8.1.922

Pros

None. Does not install.

Cons

None. Does not install.

Summary

Made several attempts to install on a Win 8.1 64 bit box. It reports installed, but when I attempt to access it reports memory write access error.
I have used DoPdf 7 (and am still using) for quite some time, and it is 5 stars. This Ver 8, however, is a useless. I have tried several times since it was released to install it. Always with the same result. I wind up uninstalling and reverting to Ver 7. I will try one more time with the next version 8 update. If it fails to install properly, I will just stay with 7 and forget 8 even exists.

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3 stars

"Used this for a year new updated and now PC is infected"

November 28, 2014  |  By imasshuu

2014-11-28 09:07:29  |  By imasshuu

 |  Version: doPDF Free PDF Converter 8.1.920

Pros

Does a great job.
Free
Easy

Cons

Comes with adware that I have been spending the last 2 days trying to get rid of. On the verge of erasing windows.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.940
  • Fix: Correction for creating PDFs with Multiple Copies option enabled
  • Fix: Show message with options when the active profile is not found
  • Fix: Show message when printing service stops
  • Fix: About printer driver minor design changes
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date March 07, 2016
Date Added March 08, 2016
Version 8.5.940
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.52MB
File Name dopdf-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,238,689
Downloads Last Week 1,397
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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