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The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 5.3
With all the PDF converters that I have encountered, PDF24 Creator is, by far, one of the easiest and user friendly applications in this niche. The inexperienced users will love PDF24 Creator, because the conversion process is pretty straightforward and, more than that, you can create a PDF file from virtually any application.
An innovative fact is that PDF24 Creator actually creates a virtual printer, in which you can print anything you want, in order to create a PDF file. Although the conversion step requires more actions, such as opening the desired file in the appropriate application, then printing it in the virtual printer, it is still simple, this being the main characteristic of PDF24 Creator.
Moreover, you can edit a PDF file, page by page, but, unfortunately, this feature lacks in terms of options, because the only changes that you can make are those about rotating or zoom in or out, in order to enlarge or shrink the image.
Even though this new version also lacks in features, it still is as fast and easy-to-use as the old ones, being one of the best free PDF creators and converters out there.
- Fast conversion.
- Lacks in terms of options.
What's new in version 5.4
Improvement: Added new languages to the installer
The PDF24 Creator itself has several language files which can be used. The installer, on the other hand, had only a few languages which could be used during the installation phase. The new available languages are: Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew
Improvement: Language file Greek added
Improvement: Ghostscript 9.07 is now installed
All improvement of the new version of Ghostscript are therefore available. The new Ghostscript option -dFastWebView is used by the creator.
Improvement: Opening of folders in the integrated file explorer of the editor optimized
The file explorer of the pdf24 editor now automatically opens the containing folder when the first file is loaded. This is a very cool features because this folder is most of the time the folder to work with so that you can do something in that folder again and again without to open it manually. Especially useful when opening a file via the "Open with" dialog.
Improvement: Saving the last profile in assistant
The selected profile is saved as last used profile when the assistant closes and not only when the pdf save operation was executed. This behavior is the more expected one.
Improvement: Added fontmap creation to the setup
The installer now create the fontmap which Ghostscript uses. The map is created based on the fonts in the windows font folder.
What's new in version 5.3
BugFix: TWAIN (Scanner) bugs fixed
Importing from scanner or camera could be very hard because the used driver had some bugs. Some users reported GUI issues and other problems in this part. We have overworked the corresponding part of the PDF24 Creator to provide a more reliable component and we hope that all that issues are now a thing of the past.
Furthermore importing multiple pages at once should now also be possible.
Feature: Loading files by command line when the PDF24 Editor is opened
Only one instance of the PDF24 Editor can be opened at a time. If you tried to load some files by command line when the PDF24 Editor was already opened then nothing happened. This version provides that feature. If the Editor is open and if you want to load files by command line then the files are loaded in the already opened instance.
Improvement: Optimized the installer to fix an PDF creation issue
If you already had an old version installed and if you installed an update or a new version then it could occur that you couldn't create PDF files any longer. The problem was old files, virtualized by the Windows UAC. The installer now detects such a case and installs the PDF24 Creator so that PDF creation is possible.
What's new in version 5.2
We recommend to update to the new version because of the fixes described below.
BugFix: Font issue fixed when merging PDF files
Merging PDF files together could cause character problems in the final document. Some text have used the wrong font and therefore some letters could not be displayed correctly. This problem is fixed.
Change: Font settings in PDF output filter removed
The font settings are now controlled fully by the PDF24 Creator to ensure that the final PDF file does not contain font problems.
Improvement: Optimized some internal processing parameters
To optimize the PDF output we have optimized some internal processing parameters. Now the output of some PDF files are better.
BugFix: Not removed temporary files
The Drag & Drop feature of the PDF24 Editor has not removed some temporary files after the application was closed. This bug is fixed.
Language file update for Japanese
New language file Hebrew
What's new in version 5.0
BugFix: Fixed an Word 2010 related conversion issue
Feature: Language file for Portugal added
Improvement: Language file updates
BugFix: Fixed scanner (TWAIN) issues
Feature: Load last profile in Save As dialog automatically
Improvement: Overriding files improved
Improvement: Improved image quality in Image To PDF feature
Improvement: Improved image quality in saving to PDF process
Improvement: Optimized quality of internal preview
Feature: Integrated new option when saving to PDF
Improvement: Buttons rearranged in PDF24 Assistant
Improvement: Optimized the background in the GUI of the PDF24 Assistant
Removed the default quality part from the settings. Is no longer necessary.
Improvement: Save As dialog optimized to ease the usage.
Improvement: Save as PDF process optimized to control the quality with the parameters a little better.
Improvement: Mail As PDF
Improvement: Element Customize... added to the profile selection in PDF24 Assistant
Improvement: Load multiple files with the PDF24 Editor on command line
BugFix: PDF file filter issue fixed
Improvement: Hidden and system files are never displayed in the file list of the PDF24 Editor.
BugFix: Missing file extension when saving a file in PDF24 Assistant
Update mode is not automatic by default
Improvement: Added new Ghostscript version to the setup
Improvement: Optimized internal processing parameters
Improvement: Improved message boxes in PDF24 Assistant
Improvement: Image to PDF tool determines image DPI which is then used in the PDF file
Improvement: PDF/X and PDF/A settings pages in Save As dialog combined with the PDF page
Feature: PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2 Standard added
Improvement: A lot of minor improvements in the Save As dialog formular
BugFix: Fixed an issue when using some special characters in PDF informations
BugFix: Fixed a potential time computation problem in update process
What's new in version 3.5
Create a PDF file out of any application which provides a print option.
Creation of other file types: PDF/A, PDF/X, PS, EPS, PCL, PNG, JPEG, BMP, PCX, TIFF, PSD
Self-explanatory user interfaces
Easy installation with a few clicks
PDF creation assistant, PDF editor, PDF screen capture
New PDF printer driver with more features
Profiles to control quality and size of a PDF
Find out a PDF file name from windows printing interface for PDF files generated by PDF printer
Convert images to PDF PDF watermark and stamp PDF
Supports digital paper, letter paper Secure a PDF with a password Set document properties and permissions Sign PDF files Personalize PDF24 Creator
Supported multi-user environments
New settings area with a lot of new options
Windows tray icon with useful features
For Windows XP, Vista and 7.
What's new in version 2.6
Version 2.6.2 of PDF24 PDF Creator is now installable and useable within windows terminal server. This version has been tested within a Citrix terminal server environment.
PDF24 PDF Creator is a program to create PDF files from almost any application. The PDF software is a free PDF creator to create PDF files from any type of document. With the PDF creator you can convert documents into PDF files very easily. The PDF creator acts as a PDF printer.
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