Top 5 Best Free PDF Writers for Windows

by Ramesh Natarajan on July 12, 2011

Using the free Adobe acrobat reader you can view PDF documents on Windows OS. However, if you want to create a PDF document, or convert an existing Microsoft Word document to a PDF, you should buy the Adobe acrobat writer, which is not free.

This article lists 5 best free PDF writers for windows, which will help you create PDF documents.

1. Primo PDF

Primo PDF is currently the most popular PDF writers for Windows that can convert any file type to a PDF. It has a friendly user-interface that comes with desktop icon that will allow you to drag and drop files onto for easy conversion. It also provides a functionality to optimize PDF output for screen, print, eBook and prepress and secure pdf files. With its 7.38mb file size, the new version is quicker to launch and easy to handle.

2. PDF24

PDF24 is one of the most popular file formats that make the whole process of creating a PDF as simple and easy like printing. It will let you create any pdf file from almost any type of application for as long as it provides a “print” option. The PDF24 icon also appears along with your installed printers; hence you can easily access it from any print menu of virtually any program.

3. Bull zip PDF Printer

Like PDF24, Bull zip PFD printer also allows you to virtually write PDF documents from any windows application; it also comes with the ability t password-protect your pdf files, add a watermark and choose different levels of output quality.

4. PDF Creator

PDF creator is one of the best free PDF writers that comes with a choice for a standalone install or a server install which makes it ideal for use in office setting. It also has the functionality to password protect pdf files, use 40 or 128 bit encryption on the file and ability to append or prepend files.

5. PDF redirect

A simple and yet effective PDF creator which has no restrictions and no pop-up advertisements. It has functionality for full merging and PDF preview as well as encryption. It has a clean and user-friendly interface with plenty of languages available.


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JuanK October 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I not recommend PrimoPDF, this have his mess with Open Candy spy/adware (explore you the .exe with 7-Zip and you’ll see), each time it generates the PDF, displayed their large advertisements and has so few functions…. (today that all office’s packages export as pdf)

My major recommended is PDF24 (number 2, but should be Number One in this list)

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George March 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Hi there. I’m trying to find a PDF Printer that will properly PDF web pages while I am online. Right now, I’ve been using doPDF, after trying most of the others. NONE of the free PDF printers that I know of can PRINT background colors, background images, or the retain the actual structure of the original web page.

Does somebody know of a PDF printer that will do this, free or paid? It has to be installable, I don’t want to use online.

Thanks.

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JuanK April 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Try ‘Print pages to PDF’ add-on for Firefox, that is very well valued!
–Converting a webpage to Pdf
–Retains links in the pdf from the content of webpages
–Supports outline feature of pdf
–The view of the result can be changed with differen options (Papersize, margins etc.)
–The webpages can be pre-edited so that they contain only text or you can delete unwanted content from it (e.g advertising).

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