PdfFactory

Tool for creating pdf files that acts as a substitute for Adobe Acrobat

6.7

128 Votes

  • Category PDF
  • Program license Trial version
  • Version Pro Pro 4.75
  • Size 6.41 MB
  • Works under: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by FinePrint Software

PdfFactory Pro makes it easy to turn any printable file in Windows to a PDF document. It works by installing a virtual printer on your PC. Instead of printing documents on paper, this virtual peripheral instead outputs them as PDF files. As the Adobe Acrobat PDF format is the most popular one for sharing documents online, this software tool can come in quite handy when you want to share a variety of files with the world. Instruction manuals, corporate documents, ebooks and printable application forms all commonly use the PDF format.

While most simple PDF file creator programs only let you "print" a page from one source to your new PDF file, PdfFactory Pro supports the creation of PDF documents with several pages, each coming from a different program. For example, you can have one page coming from a word processing program, another one containing an image from a web browser and a third one having a spreadsheet.

PdfFactory Pro makes it very easy to customize the way your document will look like. You can add headers and footers, page numbers, as well as use encryption and access controls supported by the PDF format, which can prevent the user from editing or copying the contents of the file.

While it's possible to try PdfFactory Pro for free, the program will add a watermark with its name to every document it creates. To remove this marking, you will need to purchase the full version. Given how powerful and versatile this software tool is, especially for business users that need to create and send PDF files frequently, the price to purchase the full version is well worth the money.

Pros

  • Uses Windows virtual printer to allow creation of PDF files from any source program.
  • Can combine data from various sources into one file.
  • Simple and straightforward to use.

Cons

  • Free version places watermark on every PDF file created.
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