pdfFactory

pdfFactory


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.81
File Size:
6.77MB
Date Added:
May 15, 2013
Price:
Free to try; $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
67,318
Downloads Last Week:
279
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Though the interface design could use a splash of color, we found converting files to PDFs extremely fast and easy thanks to pdfFactory's extremely easy-to-use interface navigation.

The program can be accessed through any program's Print function. For our tests, we converted Word documents, Excel files, and even Web pages. Once we selected the program from our printer options, our selected files and/or Web pages were immediately converted into PDFs that we could preview through the drab, but functional, main user interface. The tabbed-style display window gave us options for embedding fonts and converting original URLs to PDF links, both of which worked perfectly. We were able to apply a description of the PDF, including the title, subject, author, and keywords. The program's Security feature let us select from two encryption methods, as well as require users to enter a password to read the document. As soon as we finished configuring our newly created PDF, we were able to successfully save it to our location of choice and easily send it via e-mail.

The program contains a built-in Help menu that offers a search function. Novice users will find it especially helpful with explaining the importance of embedding fonts, as well as describing all of the program's functions. Users of all skill levels will find the 30-day trial more than enough time to appreciate pdfFactory's ease of use and effectiveness.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Software used it for years"

    December 20, 2011   |   By ljhazen

    Version: pdfFactory 4.50

    Pros

    I have used PDFactory for many years maybe 20 - 25... time slips by. We used and recommended it when pdf's were just an expensive way to securely send and pack it in a small file. remember the internet was slow 20 or more years ago....

    Cons

    none it has always preformed simply

    Summary

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT... free or pay for edition

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  • 1 stars

    "Promised download was a notice for a future download."

    August 13, 2010   |   By JOMICA

    Version: pdfFactory 4.0

    Pros

    I never got it so I cannot report.

    Cons

    I did not get the program.

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  • 4 stars

    "I have only 'Dabbled' not tried it properly yet"

    March 08, 2010   |   By Al60

    Version: pdfFactory 3.52

    Pros

    see box 2 above

    Cons

    see box 2 above

    Summary

    see box 2 above

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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to use, always accurate"

    January 04, 2010   |   By Richard E

    Version: pdfFactory 3.52

    Pros

    There is nothing more to do than treat the program as another printer. The resulting pdf document can be saved and printed as required

    Cons

    The created pdf document is slightly smaller than the original. On rare occasions this is a little inconvenient

    Summary

    For over 10 years I have found this product first class for ease of use and performance.

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect Product"

    November 12, 2009   |   By Klancey

    Version: pdfFactory 3.51

    Pros

    Works seemlessly every time.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Summary

    Just print to this driver and you can have an electronic copy of any document. Great for archiving.

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  • 5 stars

    "BEATS ALL OTHER PDF CREATOR TYPE Software want-a-be's"

    April 14, 2009   |   By ILikehitech

    Version: pdfFactory 3.38

    Pros

    this is the product you have been looking for. I have been using it for at least 5 years and use it frequently EVERY DAY! I have tryed others in this class type and they don't come close. You can preview your output immediately.

    Cons

    no cons. They have improved over the years and the current version has all the bells and whistles you can think of. the only one that I can think of is to be able to edit the pdf in this software not adobe...

    Summary

    If you have tried the other pdf softwares out there then TRY THIS ONE. You will not be disappointed. It is very fast, and can print 50 100 200 pages to it and it responds fast unlike others (if you know what I mean)... Good luck!

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  • 5 stars

    "THE Best PDF Creation Tool, by far!"

    November 25, 2003   |   By zridling

    Version: pdfFactory Pro 2.01

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    If you like Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Pro) for creating PDF files, then you're in for the next generation in document creation with pdfFACTORY PRO. pdfFACTORY PRO does a great job producing uniformly high-quality PDF files and with accurate graphics. The editor is a very clean viewer and allows the user great control over how your document will appear and print, and pdfFACTORY PRO has many features that Acrobat does not. The Help file and manuals are very well documented. Encryption, compression, bookmarks, watermarking are all included features. pdfFACTORY PRO can automatically create a table of contents and bookmarks based on your document's styles, and it converted all of the external links in the document to live links in the PDF file. pdfFACTORY PRO also matched Acrobat's quality when converting WordPerfect, Word, CorelDraw, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Well worth the money. Thanks to pdfFACTORY PRO, I won't need to buy Acrobat ever again, saving me tons of money and headaches. (There's a new 2.1 version out now free for download.)

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