Utility Spotlight: doPDF

by Pedro Hernandez on July 31, 2009 · 0 comments

Utility SpotlightdoPDF

Developer: Softland
Usage: Create PDF files from any application.
doPDF Website

Want to cut down on paper? Then print to PDF.  Here’s how…

Provided you have a solid backup plan, PDF files are a great document management tool and a way to cut down on paper that ends up cluttering your desk anyway.  Apple owners know this.  Instead of sending that online receipt or statement to a printer, OS X users have several PDF authoring options built into the Print menu at their disposal.

But what if you’re a Windows user?  Fortunately, there’s a free, lightweight utility called doPDF from Softland that acts as a virtual printer driver.  It works on Windows Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 and even Windows 7 (32- and 64bit flavors too).

Installation is a snap, just run the executable to install.  After that, you can print a document to PDF from any application by selecting doPDF from the Name dropdown in the Print dialog screen.

doPDF Screenshot 01

There aren’t very many options, except for scaling, DPI, document orientation and the like, which is just fine if all you need is a quick and easy way to create PDF files.

doPDF Screenshot 02

Now the mystery of creating PDFs (nothing too fancy, remember) from Microsoft Word — just about any application for that matter — is solved.

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