PDF Creator is an Open Source program to create pdf documents. It installs itself as a virtual printer in Windows that turns all documents or textual contents into pdf documents.
So, instead of printing what you send on a connected printer, it gets converted into the pdf format instead.
The virtual printer offers the advantage that PDF Creator can be used by virtually any application that can communicate with printers in the Windows operating system.
PDF Creator is compatible with most Windows operating systems including the beta of Windows 7. The application makes use of Ghostscript to provide the pdf functionality.
The pdf generator comes with a few additional features that may make it interesting to users looking for advanced functionality. It can created PDF/A documents, create encrypted pdf documents and merge multiple documents into one pdf document.
PDF Creator can also create different file formats like PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS. Another interesting option is to install the PDF Creator application to run on terminal servers.
Update: PDF Creator is compatible with Windows 7 and the recently released Windows 8 operating system. The functionality remains the same. The screenshot above shows how the print view looks like when a document is send to the virtual printer. Here you get all the options to control how the output should look like. This includes changing the author, document title, subject or keywords, or selecting a profile.
The preferences display a variety of options, from configuring default settings to desired dpi, compression, fonts, colors, security and signing options.
Please note that the program ships with an adware offer which is displayed during installation. Make sure you disable the offer during installation and click on the decline button to avoid installing a toolbar on your system and modifying your home page and search engines in the browsers that you are using.
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