PDFCreator 0.9.9

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

Key Features:

  • Create PDFs from any program that is able to print
  • Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc.
  • Send generated files via eMail
  • Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS
  • AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc.
  • Merge multiple files into one PDF
  • Easy Install: Just say what you want and everything is installed
  • Terminal Server: PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems

And the best: PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.

Download: PDFCreator 0.9.9 | 16.6 MB (Open Source)
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doPDF does the same thing, and acts as a printer. Most Office suites will do it right out of the box now days, and a good deal of applications which require a printed copy can do PDFs.

I also have other software programs on my computer that can convert and print as pdf files. The difference with PDFCreator is that you just print normally, from anywhere. No need to open the file in any other program. This is very handy for printing from your web browser. For example, if you have ever printed in Windows, you have seen Microsoft Fax as one of the "printers" in your print dialog. PDFCreator just adds itself there as one of your available printers.

I've been using PDFCreator on my laptop for a few years. It works very well. Indispensable for printing so many things from the web. Just choose print from your browser's menu, choose PDFCreator as the printer, and you've got an easily-viewed, easily-printed exact copy of it on your hard drive. Never had any pdf file created by PDFCreator than I couldn't open in Adobe Reader, xpdf, etc.