Software Update: PDFCreator 1.0.0

Last Friday, after eight years of development, version 1.0.0 of PDFCreator was finally released. This program is capable of creating PDF files from any Windows application. PDFCreator installs like a printer driver, with the difference that the output does not go to the printer, but to a PDF file. Version 1.0.0 uses, among other things, a newer version of GPL-Ghostscript and contains several bug fixes. The full changelog for this release is below.


  • Uses GPL Ghostscript 8.71 now.
  • Added the feature to set the color-grey compression factor manually to get the best realtion between file size and quality of pdf files
  • Improved print after saving (color printing, set maximum resolution)
  • Improved the signing feature (set signature on page is freely definable)
  • PDFCreator can handle signing and encryption in one step
  • Improved the setup: 64bit printer driver installable on a 32bit system
  • Added a better dialog for the certificate password
  • Added the font dialog to the options dialog again
  • Improved the PDFCreator class (check for an existing printer in cPrintPrinterTestpage, check for an existing file in cPrintfile)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a crashing options dialog
  • Fixed the “481 – invalid picture” bug
  • Fixed a bug reading the options on Win9xMe systems
  • Fixed a bug if the user uses Thai calendar format
  • Fixed a bug using different Ghostscript versions
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

Known issues:

  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version number 1.0.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website pdfforge
file size 16.90MB
License type GPL