Although most of the popular applications have now added functionality to create PDF files, there are still times when you encounter an application with no option to create PDF files. In those situations, you can either search the internet for file conversions tools like Zamzar or just go ahead and use Free PDF Creator application which can be used to create PDF files from just about any application that allows you to print.
Free PDF Creator is a full package PDF creator application for Windows. Here are some of its features :
- Create PDF from any printable Windows document
- Create PDF from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint easily and accurately
- Supports Asian language fonts
- Completely free
You can download Free PDF Creator from its website. It supports all the Windows versions starting from Windows 98 (if anybody is still using it) to Windows 7. The download package is a setup program that contains all the files needed including Ghostscript. After the installation, you would find a new printer named Free PDF Creator installed on your system. Now to create a PDF file, all you have to do is print a document using this printer. Just select the print command from File menu and then select the Free PDF Creator printer.
When you click on the print button in the application you are using (like Microsoft Word), you would be presented with the Free PDF Creator print dialog. Here you can select various settings for the PDF file. You can select the output quality from the web quality, print quality and prepress quality. You can select the document properties like document title, author, keywords, description etc. You can select security options like password protection and document change protection. The PDF editing options are available only in the paid version.
At this point, you can click on the Create PDF button and the PDF file would be created in the location you selected. After the PDF file is created, it would be automatically opened in your default PDF viewer application (like Adobe Acrobat).
Free PDF Creator is a fully working and free solution to create PDF files with great quality. You can also add PDF security options like password protection and prohibit people from altering it. In addition, the Free PDF Creator site claims to offer free customer and technical support for it which makes the software indispensable if you work with PDF files regularly.
You can download Free PDF Creator from http://www.pdfconverter.com/freepdfcreator/.