PDF Creator is an open source utility that generates PDFs from almost any Windows program. It works by creating a virtual printer that will convert your document (as long as it is printable) into a PDF, no matter if it was originally created in Word, OpenOffice or any other program. However, PDF Creator does not only convert documents to obtain PDFs, it enables users to create them from scratch.
Both options will provide you the professional style PDFs that occupy less space and that are free from embedded ads or watermarks. Nevertheless, its interface has generated diverse opinions. While some users think it is easy-to-use, some others define it as kind of chaotic. In case you want to change the language, go to Printer menu, click on Options and then select Languages. There you can choose the one that suits best to your preferences.
Using this software
Getting this software in your computer won’t take you too long. Once you are done with the installation, you will soon notice that the process is quite simple. The only thing you must do is open the document you want to convert from the program you are using -Word, OpenOffice, Notepad, or any other with printing capabilities-, click on File > Print and choose PDF Creator as the printer. Then, you will see a window that will ask you to fill title, author, issue, keywords, and so on.
From that moment onwards, you will able to save the PDF thanks to its AutoSave functionality, print it, or even send it by email. PDF Creator will open the just generated PDF with the default viewer you have installed. You can disable this option in the printing window. Besides, you can adjust printing to obtain high-quality results, actions to take place before and after saving the PDF or establish pre-defined templates to automatically name the printed files. You are able to even merge several documents and obtain one single PDF. Similarly, you can encrypt your files to protect them and prevent others from having access to them.
PDF Creator 1.7.0 Features
The unique features of PDF Creator are the following:
Creation of PDFs from any application able to print, such as Word, OpenOffice or Notepad
Creates files with PNG, TIFF, JPG, BMP, PCX, EPS and PS formats
Possibility of digitally signing PDFs to ensure your authorship is not modified
Server mode allows sharing PDFs on a network
AutoSave feature for files: save them in folders and with filenames based on diverse tags, such as Username, Date, Time and Computername, among others
Possibility of sending the created PDFs by email
COM programming interface that allows the program to be integrated in other applications
Files’ encryption in order to protect them from being opened or printed
11 advanced commands for more experienced users
If you want to read more information about PDF Creator before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
System Requirements for a correct download and installation
The minimum system requirements for the download and setup of this PDF’s editor and converter in your computer are listed below:
- Operating System: Windows XP
- Processor: 233MHz
- RAM Memory: 64MB
- HDD: 28MB of free space