Thursday, January 10, 2008

Open source of the week - PDFCreator

Do you ever have documents you want to convert to PDF? Maybe you want to prevent modifications by others or you want to make sure everybody can read it since PDF is a widely used format and the Adobe PDF reader is free. You could buy one of the Adobe products for creating PDFs. They cost between $299-$499. But if you don't want to spend that much or you are on you mother's machine over the holidays, there is a great free open source tool called PDFCreator. Just download it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ and run the installer. You will now have a new printer named PDFCreator and you can simply create a PDF by printing any document to this printer.

1 comment:

bjallmon said...

I've been using PDFCreator for roughly 4 years now.. For most documents and reports it does a great job.