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CutePdf

CutePDF Writer - Create PDF documents on the fly

Website - Download Ghostscript- Download CutePDF Writer - Freeware

reviewed by ClifNotes on 10/05/05

 

Notes

I've been using this freeware PDF creator at home and at work for nearly a year now. CutePDF creates an extra printer on your system. When you want to create a PDF file you just print to the new CutePDF printer and it creates the new PDF file. This works in any application that you can print from. The ability to create PDF's on the fly is really handy for me. I don't print stuff out very often anymore. I just create PDF's and store them on my computer until I need them. I can print them to paper whenever I need them, or I can email them to friends and business associates.

 

Tip

You will need to install Ghostscript before you install CutePDF. You can get the free GNU Ghostscript 7.06 here.

 

Quote

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button! FREE for personal and commercial use! No watermarks! No Popup Web Ads!

 

Feedback

From BillWebb on 10/9/05

... one of the biggest advantages to PDF's is that they can be opened by any machine, running any operating system -- all they need is the free Adobe Reader -- and they also prevent anyone from easily altering your work. That helps justify the size of the files, which can be huge in comparison with .rtf, or even .doc sometimes.