PDFCreator 1.9.3 Beta

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (280 votes)

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Windows 7/8/2000/Vista/XP / Open Source / 46,512 downloads

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

  • Homepage

    PDFCreator

  • Uninstaller

    Yes

  • Latest Changes

    - Merge and rearrange print jobs again

    - Converting a large document to an image format will now create file names in a sortable way (i.e. Doc001.jpg to Doc100.jpg)

    - Allowing to skip the printing dialog a directly go to the save file dialog

    - We have moved most Windows from the "old" Windows Forms technology to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), which allows scalability on systems with other screen resolutions and better testing of UI components. The two settings dialogs will be converted

    - The COM interface is back in a very basic version. This will grow over the time. For now, the interface will change in future versions. Once it has stabilized, we will introduce proper COM versioning

Reviews of PDFCreator

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    Alchemar

    Reviewing 1.7.0 (Jun 24, 2013)

    Hijacked Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Changed homepage to MSN. Would reset homepage to google and as soon as browser was reopened it switched homepage to MSN again.

    It took hours to track down because I installed other software and lots of updates in the last few days, but uninstalled PDF Creator and it went away. Re-installed and it came back. Uninstalled and it went away again.

    Never got the toolbar that others have noted might be installed. Just switching the homepage.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    uzi

    Reviewing 1.7.0 (Apr 20, 2013)

    The best among PDF printers that I have tested. It never distorted a page, even in cases where other PDF printers (including some non-free ones) failed to do a good job.

    Beware however, to use custom installation and to choose what to install as it comes with optional stuff that many people do not need, including offers from advertisers that are irrelevant for its task.

    The PDF Architect program that comes with it, and which is also freeware and developed by the same developer, may or may not be useful for you. Up to the recent version, there was no option to customize its installation, but this has been fixed in version 1.7, and you may now choose not to install it, or as I chose - to install it but with no plugins that integrate it with other programs.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    -Lord-

    Reviewing 1.6.2 (Jan 16, 2013)

    First, it does what it says it will do. I prints to PDF.
    Second, it does what it doesn't say it will do, and that is that it bundles additional software. Yes, you can decline the install of part of the crapware that it comes loaded with, but then it forces the install of Adware in the form of PDF Architect, which will also attempt to integrate it into the browser. While some, like the reviewer before me, will say "hey that's great and this is a terrific program", others like myself and the technologically inclined that he's raving against, would rather not have some program take liberties with a system when all we were looking for in the first place is a simple printer driver that will print to pdf file.

    For this reason, middle of the road marks with a recommendation that you seek something else like Bullzip PDF printer.

    Developers... get a clue. Let people know your stuff is out there, but don't force feed it.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    New Doraemon

    Reviewing 1.6.2 (Jan 15, 2013)

    I'm amazed at the latest comments. People here are supposed to be geeks in some way. I can't believe that you're crying about a checkmark or a "decline" button. Seriously, are you THAT short-minded? The program itself is very good and now they even offer a light version of an Acrobat-like app for free. Yes there's adware THAT CAN BE AVOIDED. I understand that my clients CANNOT read through the several NEXT > NEXT > NEXT install dialogs but YOU?

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    DonGato

    Reviewing 1.5.0 (Aug 30, 2012)

    A really good program that turned really bad. Uninstalled and telling people to avoid it from now on.

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