5 Free Virtual Printer Software to Save Printable Docs in PDF Format

Written By Sam on 21 April 2010

Virtual Printer Software acts as user interface and API resembling printer driver allows users to convert a document in to a format, which can be included in another document instead of printing the document as a physical printer. In this article we listed 5 Virtual Printer Software which not only enables users to convert document into another format and convert images files like JPEG, multi page TIFF into platform-independent format but also enables them to save documents for future printing.

CutePDF – Create PDF Files From Any printable Document

Acro Software’s CutePDF is a proprietary Portable document format converter/Editor for Microsoft Windows that enables users to create professional quality PDF files, make PDF booklets, combine PDF files, digital signatures, add headers and footers, add watermarks as well as editable forms for free. CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem” and enables virtually any Windows applications to create professional quality PDF documents. [It installs the Ask Toolbar.]

doPDF – Free PDF Converter

Softland’s Freeware Portable Document Format(PDF) printer, doPDF allows users to convert any printable program to a PDF file whose resolution can be modified either manually or automatically. doPDF is a virtual PDF virtual PDF printer driver that once installed displays itself in the Printers and Faxes list of your PC, allows you to convert any printable document or image into PDF files at an ease. doPDF is a Free PDF converter and not a PDF viewer hence you will require Adobe Reader to view the PDF files created.

With more an user interface possessing 20 languages, doPDF supports both 32-bit and 64-bit support Windows operating system and includes features like customizable resolution, Searchable PDFs, Predefined/custom page sizes, No GhostScripting and many more. doPDF is a freeware suitable for both Commercial and personal purposes.

PDFCreator – Free PDF Creator and Converter

PDFCreator, a GPL-licensed software written in Microsoft Visual Basic by PDFforge, is a free tool that enables users to create PDF files of any Windows application. PDFCreator is very safe to install and once installed, this virtual printer software allows users to select PDFCreator as their printer and generate any application in PDF format. PDFCreator includes impressive features using which users can create their digital signatures on the PDFs, create PDF/A files for long term archives, merge multiple files into one PDF, encrypt the PDFs and even save files in various other formats(PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS). With support for Windows Vista and Windows 7, PDFCreator is available for free for both personal and commercial purposes.

Universal Converter – All-in-One File Converter

Soft Solution’s Universal Converter is a free file conversion software that converts files into 17 different file formats in just one click. Appearing as a normal printer on a windows PC, Universal converter is a virtual printer software that has printing capabilities along with the conversion facilities. You can not only convert files into PDF (PDF/A, PDF/X), HTML, Word (Doc), PNG, JPEG, BMP, PCX, TIFF, PS, EPS, TXT, PSD, PCL, SVG and other file formats using this software but also print anything to this printer using the application’s Print command. With features such as password protection, watermark, compression and many more, Universal Converter is a very useful software and an impressive All-in-one file converter.

PrimoPDF – Free PDF Creator

PrimoPDF from Nitro PDF Software, the world’s leading PDF software vendor, is an impressive free tool that allows users to create high-quality PDF files and print files to PDF virtually for any Windows application. Requiring Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, PrimoPDF connects to www.primopdf.com each time it prints, however this can be avoided by disabling the automatic updates in your PC. PrimoPDF not only provides consistent PDF creation but also allows users to append multiple PDF files. You can also create different version PDF files as well as provide Meta data (author, title, subject, and keywords) to the PDF files in order to make the search process easier. With more than 25 million users, PrimoPDF software is effective software available free with PDF web browser extension, PDF Download along with online PDF editor, PDF Hammer.

Along with five software listed here, there are several other virtual printer software (FinePrint, Microsoft Document Image Writer, and Microsoft XPS Document Writer) available in the market that can be used as the alternatives of the above mentioned.

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