doPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 626 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.921
  • Total Downloads:
    4,065,165
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    38.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,880
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 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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3 stars

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

November 28, 2014  |  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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.921
Version 8.1.921 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date December 17, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 8.1.921
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.74MB
File Name dopdf-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,065,165
Downloads Last Week 3,880
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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