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Primo PDF – Free PDF creator

by James 22 November 2008 3 Comments

PrimoPDF is a free tool for high-quality PDF creation, comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application. Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, ebook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 128-bit encryption, and add document information (e.g. title, author, subject, keywords) to converted PDF files.


The program requires .net Framework 2.0 to be installed on your system. It uses the Ghost Script engine to make PDF files from your sources.

The conversion process from whatever document is on your screen to PDF is quick and efficient. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that the output PDF files have a promotional text line linking to the developer’s website. But considering that the whole thing is free, the overall impression is very good. You can download it from here.

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  • Ellen said:

    I downloaded this program per the advice of many people.
    However, when I “print” to PrimoPDF and then choose a directory to which it will be saved, I click “create PDF” and then nothing happens. I cannot find ANY of the files I’ve tried to PDF.
    Any advice?
    please email to ellen@chosa.org

  • Johnny Karp said:

    The way you acted in making the PDF is not very clear to me. However, I think that I might know the error that you have made. The first step is printing the document out of the respective program (Microsoft Word, for instance) and select instead of you printer the “virtual” PrimoPDF printer. After that the PrimoPDF window should pop up, and there you can choose where to save your file and other output options. I hope this solves your problem. If not, please check the Primo PDF manual available for download here: http://www.primopdf.com/primopdf_support.htm
    Or you could come back here and give me more details about each step you made in processing your file.

  • Dave said:

    I had the same problem, nothing happened when I clicked create PDF. What I found is the first time it is used you MUST select a please to save the PDF to, after the first time you may go back to the option of choosing where to save when creating the PDF.

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