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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4.0

  • PDFCreator Business, PDFCreator Terminal Server and PDFCreator Custom:  Share settings via ini file in ProgramData folder
  • PDFCreator Plus, PDFCreator Business and PDFCreator Terminal Server:  New updates are starting to download immediately when they are available to reduce waiting time
  • Stay up to date with our new news feed in the home tab
  • A new overview to see all the changes made in the recent updates before installing
  • Option to open recently converted documents in the print view of PDF Architect
  • Added new tokens for paths to Desktop, MyDocuments and MyPictures.
  • PDFCreator now supports PDF/A-3b
  • Simplified setting of visible signature via position, width and height
  • Every password field now has an eye symbol that can be pressed to see the password in clear text
  • Mark features that are not supported by the selected output format
  • Redesign the about section to make it easier for you to find help or help yourself
  • Redesign of the error report window

General

Publisher Pdfforge
Publisher web site http://www.pdfforge.org/
Release Date February 13, 2019
Date Added February 15, 2019
Version 3.4.0

Category

Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 33.26MB
File Name PDFCreator-3_4_0-Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,442,766
Downloads Last Week 148

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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