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Turning Office documents and other file types into PDF requires but a PDF virtual printer. However, in order to merge various PDF files, extract pages, compress PDF documents, optimize their size for web publication, or rotate their pages at no cost at all, you’ll need PDF24 Creator. This comprehensive tool not only includes all these functions – it makes them extremely easy to use.
Using this tool, you can convert into PDF any file that you can print. Once you have created your PDF files, this program will let you merge them into a bigger file, split it into as many smaller files as you wish, extract pages and combine them in whatever way you need, protect your PDF files against specific actions (opening, printing, etc.), compress them, add watermarks and page numbers to them, etc.
The program opens in a neatly designed interface that works as a main menu where you can select the task to perform. Each of those options will open on a new window, with its own settings, interface, and specific functionality. The problem is that none of these sub-programs will take you back to that main menu you came from, as closing any of these windows closes PDF24 Creator as well, forcing you to launch it again to perform a new task. But apart from the long list of features included in PDF24 Creator’s interface, the program offers you the possibility of performing all of these and many more tasks via their website. And here things work differently and in a more user-friendly way. Thus, you can upload any of your PDFs and protect/unprotect them; extract their images; edit the PDF document to add text, images, etc.; recognize text via OCR; sort, remove, or spit PDF pages; add page numbers to them, or to compare two PDF files, to name but a few.
PDF24 Creator is a totally free tool, which will surely help you forget any usability problems you may encounter. If you happen to need a tool to convert your printable files into standard PDFs at no cost at all, this program is as good a PDF virtual printer as any other, but if you also need to be able to edit it in some way and to rearrange its contents in a simple and efficient way, then you can be sure that no other free PDF conversion tool will offer you as much functionality as PDF24 Creator does.
- Includes a toolbox to perform various edits
- Access to online tools
- Capture screen capabilities
- Imports from and exports to multiple formats
- Includes an OCR engine
- Doesn't go back to the main menu when you close the selected tool