doPDF installs itself as a virtual PDF printer driver so after a successful installation will appear in your Printers and Faxes list. To convert to PDF, you just have to print the document to doPDF, the free pdf converter. Open a document (with Microsoft Word, WordPad, NotePad or any other software), choose Print and select doPDF. It will ask you where to save the PDF file and when finished, the PDF file will be automatically opened in your default PDF viewer.
Reviewing 8.1.921 (Dec 19, 2014)
version 8.x sucks because of cr*pware that is bundled with it.
I highly recommend version 7.3.398 which doesn't have the cr*pware! Find the older version then you'll be happy!
Reviewing 8.1.920 (Nov 25, 2014)
What happened? With version 8, size of program has multiplied and some other stuff is installed as well. Am going back to 7.x version of this program.
Reviewing 8.0.915 (Sep 24, 2014)
Reviewing 8.0.915 (Aug 5, 2014)
This stopped being 'The PDF Printer' when they started the package deals of junk one doesn't want and now they are trying to trick you with an online installer. I know malware and this is now malware.
Why update. DoPDF 7 works perfectly on Win 8.1.1 64bit!
Reviewing 8.0.911 (Jul 3, 2014)
Since version 8.0.907, I've been receiving a message to use Control Panel to uninstall doPDF before running the installer. I did that the first time ... it's still NOT there ... but I keep getting the same message and can't get the newer build installed. I even used REGEDIT to remove keys related to doPDF, to no avail.
Actually OpenOffice 3.2.1 built-in pdf converter already handles every document I created, I'd like to use DoPDF while some applications without or weak in pdf conversion.
As some noticed version 7.1 has a slight increase in size compared to version 6.x, meaning it's now around 3.8MB (still a very small setup imo). Anyway the main two reasons for this increase in size are:
- we've added that start-up page because many users didn't know how to create pdf files by printing; this was possible only using a separate exe which alone is about 2.5mb (uncompressed)
- to keep the compatibility for Windows 2000 we had to distribute a dll that adds up for about 0.8mb too
On a different note, the newly released version (7.1) supports now silent installation parameters, a much requested feature (mainly among enterprise users).
I use PDFCreator and am thinking about trying doPDF (both are freeware and for this I'm very appreciative) -- although I'm not sure if it's worth the time to try. From first glance, it seems like the two software have all the same features. For those who have tried both, is there a difference?
I'm thinking there must be for doPDF to be a fileforum pick -- or is it an automatized pick due to the 0.1 rating difference between doPDF and PDFCreator?
Actually the version is 6.2.287 and not 6.1.287. The major improvement in this version is the addition of Font embedding.
doPDF 6.1 build 286 was released. Update is not necessary, as this build only has some minor specific fixes.
What's changed in doPDF 6.1.286:
- Update: Added silent cancel printing - in previous versions, when the Cancel button was pressed from the Save As dialog, it would reload it and return an error when cancelling again - now this behavior is corrected and the Save As dialog is shown once.
- Update: The character & is now allowed in the filename (was replaced in previous versions with underscore)
- Update: Minor language file changes for Romanian, Russian, Slovenian and Ukrainian
Not sure if it's fixed in this version, but with previous version, when I create a PDF on the Newegg.com invoice, I get some magenta borders everywhere.