PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.


  • Create PDFs from any program that is able to print
  • Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc.
  • Send generated files via eMail
  • Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS
  • AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc.
  • Merge multiple files into one PDF
  • Easy Install: Just say what you want and everything is installed
  • Terminal Server: PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems

And the best: PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.

Note: This program may install third party software. Please read carefully the installation process.

What's New:

Breaking changes

  • Please check for the new e-mail format setting, when using the COM-interface for sending HTML formatted e-mails via SMTP.


  • PDFCreator Professional and Terminal Server: When e-mailing via SMTP, it is now possible to send the e-mail on behalf of someone else and to define the display name and reply to address.
  • The workflow editor view has been further improved with immediate and better visibility of incorrect settings.
  • The print action now has the option to fit the document to the page size of the printer.
  • New option to proceed with further send actions if one of them fails.
  • It is now possible to save settings with removed passwords, which makes it easier to share settings for a support case.
  • The e-mail quick action now uses default HTML setting of the client.
  • New warning about circular dependencies when selecting another PDFCreator printer in the print action.

Bugs fixed

  • HotFolder could sometimes use the wrong PDFCreator profile to convert files.
  • HotFolder did not consider shared settings.
  • The “forward to profile” action may have failed with an UnauthorizedAccessException.
  • Opening the signature settings always selected the first time server account instead of the originally selected.
  • The /Profile parameter did not work for files that have to be printed.
  • The token was not always replaced.
  • For the special condition that the filename contained a whitespace in the 23rd position, the conversion of PDF files via drag & drop failed.