Virtual printers like PDF Printer allow you to convert to PDF format any document, image, spreadsheet, or any other file that supports a printing function. It is easily to install and set up, as there are no configuration settings available.
Accessing PDF Printer's options is done by running the print function within a program, and selecting the "PDFSVG Printer" icon.
Once you have pressed the "Print" button, you can preview the resulted PDF within a window and navigate to the previous or next page, check out the list of printed files and time/date stamp, as well as delete the document or save it to PDF (set the output directory and file name).
There are no other options available for this tool. It would have been useful to be able to change the page size and margins, process only particular pages, or format font settings.
PDF Printer is very light on the system resources, running on a very low amount of CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and delivers quality PDFs, without causing the OS to freeze, crash or show error messages. We haven't come across any issues in our evaluation.
On the downside, PDF Printer has not been updated for a long time. Although it comes packed with limited features, the utility provides a simple method for producing PDF files from any printable format.