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Windows 7: looking for a PDF printer. Printer dialog will then print to PDF

13 Sep 2015   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
looking for a PDF printer. Printer dialog will then print to PDF

I have found several but either they error, or they put a watermark or they just dont work.


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13 Sep 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Which ones have you tried?

I use PDF Creator. It works well.
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13 Sep 2015   #3
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found an error that some PDF printer drivers dont like this line.

Printer.PaperBin = printDlg.PaperBin ' this line causes a 380 error with some PDF printer drivers

Anyway, I found this one works with no watermarks, doPDF 8.

doPDF Quick Download
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13 Sep 2015   #4
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmmm pdf creator popped up an avast viral malware warning, now the installer is hung up.
seems to have halted the install.


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13 Sep 2015   #5
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Although it is installed the PDF printer, I suppose Avast halted the install of the 'additional bagage'
I just tested PDF creator in my program and it does work ok, like doPDF 8..
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13 Sep 2015   #6
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bolt PDF works ok.
Free PDF Printer Software - Print Documents Directly to PDF

So far Bolt PDF, doPDF 8, PDF Creator (with caveats) are working ok with no watermarks.
I had to modify my program which a few were causing errors, a couple of them had issues with that particular printer property.
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13 Sep 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Sorry about the malware. I'm glad Avast caught it. I have an older version that I've never had an issue with. But I definitely won't be recommending it anymore if it ships with malware.

Good to know.
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13 Sep 2015   #8
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Best Free PDF Writer Software | Gizmo's Freeware
Apparently it is just the installer.
Quote:
Warning: The PDFCreator installer is bundled with OpenCandy. See our information page here for more details.
I verified PDF24, PDFCreator, Bullzip, doPDF8 all work ok.

PDF24, takes you to an insecure site according to Chrome browser.
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13 Sep 2015   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I hate the way some of this freeware is bundled with crap like OpenCandy. It makes me not want to use any of it. The freeware/shareware producers are just harming their own products by doing this.

I won't upgrade ImgBurn for the same reason. I use an old version where the installer doesn't contain malware.
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18 Sep 2015   #10
Squidward

W7 Home Premium, W7 Professional, W8.1
 
 

I have used Bullzip with W7 with no problems. My Adobe Standard also works well for printing to .pdf, although it defaults to color and I always have to go to the menu and choose black and white.
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