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Great free PDF creation tool for Windows

I just wanted to write a quick post to recommend a free (+ and open source-ish) PDF creation tool I have discovered called PDFCreator.

In the past I’ve used the free services of PDFOnline, which emails you PDF’s of files you upload to it’s server.

However PDFCreator offers you the same functionality by simply creating a virtual printer on your computer that saves out to PDF format.

I know a lot of people are already using tools like this, and that they are freely available (/pre-installed?) on Macs.  So sorry for being slow.

The app is described as ‘open-source’ in that the source code is available for download.  However the PDF file format isn’t open-source, however.

PDFCreator doesn’t include a watermark or similar imprint on the outputted PDF files either.

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  1. Sam Sam

    You can also use open office – it has a toolbar button to directly export to pdf.

  2. Yeah, I use Open Office to make PDFs, its one of its main advantages over Word. I often even use it at work, where I’ve got Acrobat Professional intalled…

  3. I’ve been using PrimoPDF ( for a while with no complaints – like PDFCreator it pretends to be a printer.

  4. Hi there. I found your website by way of Google even as searching for a comparable subject, your site got here up. It looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back later.

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