This application installs a virtual printer that can be used to create PDF documents without effort, even directly from the context menu
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 November 28th, 2014

file size:
26 MB
developed by:
pdfforge GmbH
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
C: \ Office tools \ PDF
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What's New in This Release:
  • Improvements:
  • The initial folder of the save dialog can now be predefined instead of always using the last folder
  • You can now choose if you want to add background pages to cover or attachments as well
  • When creating E-mails in Microsoft Outlook, the COM interface is used instead of the generic MAPI, which allows to preserve signatures
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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 change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function: OpenCandy

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