PDFCreator 1.7.3 / 1.9.4 Beta

Create PDF files with this tool
PDFCreator is an application that can build PDF files from any program which has a printing function.

We advise you to pay attention when you are installing PDFCreator. It is an ad-supported application, so it offers to install the PDFForge toolbar, set Yahoo! as your default search engine, and install Search Settings to alert you whenever there are any attempts to change it.

Besides the fact that PDFCreator creates documents in the PDF format, you can also select PNG, JPEG, BMP, PCX, TIFF, OS, EPS, PSD, PCL, RAW and SVG as output formats. Furthermore, you can combine several documents into one PDF file, and password-protect it.

Additionally, you can email a PDF, use multiple printers, create documents via the command line interface, use multiple profiles, and change its behavior in the settings menu (e.g. use auto-save, print after saving, run a program or a script after saving, set program font).

The program has a well-drawn help file, it is integrated in the Windows context menu (if this option is enabled during installation), and supports several languages, so users can get accustomed to it as fast as possible. Sometimes it takes a long time to perform a task, when you drag and drop a file into the queue, or when you open a window from the menu.

All in all, PDFCreator proves to be a pretty reliable program for printing PDFs. It needs some improvements so that users find it more intuitive (especially newbies), but it uses little memory and gets the job done.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 13th, 2014


file size:
26.6 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
pdfforge GmbH
license type:
Ad-supported 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
category:
C: \ Office tools \ PDF
download hub:
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PDFCreator - The main window of PDFCreator enables you to select the document that you want to convert.PDFCreator - The Options window will allow you to customize the application to fit your needs.PDFCreator - The Document tab will enable you to customize the document properties.PDFCreatorPDFCreatorPDFCreatorPDFCreatorPDFCreator
What's New in version 1.9.4 Beta
  • We have now completed the transition from the Windows Forms programming model to Windows Presentation Foundation and MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel). Together with that, we have fixed a few smaller problems along the route.
  • Added two settings windows (application settings and profile settings), as they were the last two windows to convert and they are really huge code-wise.
  • We have also integrated the first translations (apart from German and English)
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Application description

PDFCreator is a handy and accessible application designed to help you easily create PDFs from any Windows application....

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to download or install software or components (Babylon toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function
  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system

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