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PDFCreator

Editors' Review

by   / April 17, 2013

PDFCreator is easy to use yet creates high-quality PDFs and many other document types from the Print command or shell menu, for free. If that sounds like a recommendation, it is.

Tools for creating PDF documents tend to fall somewhere between do-it-all packages with big names (and price tags to match) and freeware stripped down to the basics. But simple is good, which is why PDF tools that install themselves as print drivers may be our favorite of all. That's how PDFCreator from Pdforge works, though that's not all it does.

PDFCreator's optional server installation mode can act as a network printer, but we chose the standard installation, which includes some optional downloads such as Images2PDF and PDFArchitect, plus some sample files and our choice of language and Help files. We chose all the extras and opted to add the tool to context menus as well as the Print menu. If you can print a document, you can use this tool. The steps are the same, with a screen full of fields to let us easily add Title, Author, Keywords, and more. You can also edit a document's Creation and Modify dates or instantly add the current date and time. Once you're finished, you can save, print, or e-mail your newly created PDF. PDFCreator creates more than PDFs, though, with the option to convert and save files in 13 formats, including bitmap, PostScript, and others.

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Editors' Review

by   / April 17, 2013

PDFCreator is easy to use yet creates high-quality PDFs and many other document types from the Print command or shell menu, for free. If that sounds like a recommendation, it is.

Tools for creating PDF documents tend to fall somewhere between do-it-all packages with big names (and price tags to match) and freeware stripped down to the basics. But simple is good, which is why PDF tools that install themselves as print drivers may be our favorite of all. That's how PDFCreator from Pdforge works, though that's not all it does.

PDFCreator's optional server installation mode can act as a network printer, but we chose the standard installation, which includes some optional downloads such as Images2PDF and PDFArchitect, plus some sample files and our choice of language and Help files. We chose all the extras and opted to add the tool to context menus as well as the Print menu. If you can print a document, you can use this tool. The steps are the same, with a screen full of fields to let us easily add Title, Author, Keywords, and more. You can also edit a document's Creation and Modify dates or instantly add the current date and time. Once you're finished, you can save, print, or e-mail your newly created PDF. PDFCreator creates more than PDFs, though, with the option to convert and save files in 13 formats, including bitmap, PostScript, and others.

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    3.2

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4.1

  • Fixed a bug in parsing user tokens with a certain argument in the PS file
  • The profile list is now sorted alphabetically
  • Installing printers could fail without message under certain circumstances
  • Fixed some cases where HTML Signatures could be overwritten when using the mail client action
  • License will be updated immediately after activating
  • When dragging files to convert into the UI, the drop zone will be visible
  • The filename was not saved when confirming the print dialog with the enter key
  • The UI now updates correctly when the switching the modify background setting on or off
  • Job History now properly updates when reseting the settings

General

Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date April 02, 2019
Date Added April 03, 2019
Version 3.4.1

Category

Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 34.88MB
File Name PDFCreator-3_4_1-Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,446,580
Downloads Last Week 22

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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