PDFCreator 1.6.2

PDFCreator allows converting printable files to PDF documents
4.0  (489 votes)
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As its name says, PDFCreator allows you to create a PDF document from any other printable file. As long as that file can be printed, it can also be converted to a PDF using this neat and handy application.

One of the most important advantages provided by this application is the fact that it can convert printable files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets or text files not only to PDF documents, but also to other formats such as Postscript (PS), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), and image files like PNG, JPEG, BMP, PCX or PSD. While most virtual PDF printers can create only PDF files from printable files, PDFCreator can also create other types of files.

Another thing that I like a lot about this tool is its comprehensive package of PDF security functions and settings that let you block the editing and printing of the created documents, password-protect the documents, encrypt them using the powerful 128-bit AES algorithm or digitally sign them. You can also control the size, quality and other parameters of the output file with ease, providing a lot of thorough options. Furthermore, PDFCreator is easy-to-use, neat and intuitive, providing a simple and clear interface.

In an end note, PDFCreator is one of the best tools to create PDF documents from printable files, being both feature-rich and free.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Can convert not only to PDF but also to other file formats
  • Allows setting security restrictions for the output document
  • Intuitive and simple-to-use


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