The goal of PDF format is to make a certain document look the same, no matter what hardware, operating system, or software the user is using to view it. In other words, the content must look and behave the same, independent of the technical environment.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy way of creating PDF files from any application, and for free? Well, PrimoPDF can do that for you! It is very easy to set up, and even easier to use. Of course, there is always the Adobe-way, but PrimoPDF is more user-friendly, and it’s free. Actually, for the average user, PrimoPDF might pack more features than most people will ever use.
Let’s have a look at what PrimoPDF is good for: first of all, it is easy to set up; after downloading the installer, a simple setup wizard will guide you through, just make sure you have administrative privileges. PrimoPDF works like many of these types of software, by creating a virtual printer called PrimoPDF, that will appear in your “Devices and Printers” area of the Control Panel. So, whenever you want to create a PDF file, all you have to do is print from your application to that specific printer, and from there on, a dialog box will appear so you can choose several security aspects of your PDF file, as well as some quality settings.
Briefly said, PrimoPDF can create PDF files from more than 300 file types, from your “classic” Microsoft Word, to even Photoshop and AutoCAD. Any application that can send the document to be printed on the PrimoPDF virtual printer, will have its content saved as a PDF file.
Another very useful thing is that you can choose between several uses of the resulted PDF file, such as online viewing, eBooks, office printing and pre-press. This means you can easily choose the quality level without technical hassle. Yet another useful feature is that you can protect your PDF file with a password, and you can limit the ability to copy from, or print the PDF file you are creating. You can also choose what to do after the file is created, and have it automatically opened for viewing, to make sure it has been generated successfully.