PDF is a popular file format that works well for all kinds of text- and image-based documents. Unfortunately, though, PDFs haven't always been easy to create. PDF24 Creator makes the process of creating a PDF as easy as printing. We've seen other programs that do the same thing, and while PDF24 Creator didn't totally knock our socks off, it stands up well to other basic PDF programs.
The process of using PDF24 Creator really is just like printing: the program appears as an icon along with the your other installed printers, and you need only select the program from the print menu of virtually any program; if it's something you can print, it's something you can turn into a PDF. Click print and the program's menu will pop up, letting you select the desired PDF quality and whether you want to show, save, edit, or e-mail the PDF. The PDF editor was somewhat confusing and didn't seem to have a lot of editing features, so anyone who really wants to customize their PDF files will want to choose another program. But for a basic print-to-PDF program, PDF24 Creator works just fine. The e-mail feature automatically opens your default e-mail program and attaches the newly created PDF, which couldn't have been easier. PDF24 Creator loses points for not having a Help file that we could find, but most of the program's features are easy enough to figure out without guidance.
PDF24 Creator installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.
The PDF24 Creator is a free PDF Creator and PDF Converter for Windows, enhanced with a number of additional features that you will love. You can create PDF files from virtually any application if the application offers a print option.
The PDF24 Creator installs a virtual PDF printer, which you can use like any other printer in Windows. After printing to this PDF printer, a PDF file is created and the PDF24 Wizard opens, where you can save the PDF file. PDF24 Creator also includes some nice additional PDF tools such as compressing PDF files to reduce file size, merging multiple PDF documents, splitting PDF files, extracting pages, copying pages from one file to another, specifying document properties such as title and author, signing PDF files, password-protecting, converting documents such as Word, Excel or images to PDF, adding watermarks, and more. Drag & drop support for loading and creating new files, options to capture the screen and import from scanner or camera are included. All in all, you get a lot of useful PDF tools for free that you need when you do something with PDF files.