PrimoPDF converts just about any file type to a PDF, using the print command from the source program the file was created in. In the latest version, the program comes with desktop icon that you can drag and drop files onto for quick conversion, as well as performance improvements and minor changes throughout the program.
Convert to PDF from any application by simply ‘printing’ to the PrimoPDFÃ‚Â® printer – it couldn’t be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtually any other program you can print from.
- FREE PDF Converter – not a trial version.
- Print to PDF from virtually any application.
- Create PDF output optmized for print, screen, ebook, or prepress.
- No annoying pop-up ads, no registration requirement – no catch!
- High-quality, easy to use PDF creator for all users.
- Secure PDFs with 40-/128-bit encryption.
- Add document information.
You can also Append or Overwrite an already existing PDF, and more easily create and edit document properties and PDF security from the main PrimoPDF interface. Publisher NitroPDF also claims that the program starts faster, and we did notice that it launched quicker than before–note that this was an empirical judgment, though. Primo’s size has been reduced slightly to 7.38MB, and the new drag-and-drop icon also serves as a program launch icon, making it easier to manage the app. The four conversion quality settings have been exposed upfront, too, so you can easily toggle quality settings from Screen to eBook to Print to Prepress. There’s a Custom setting, as well.
Other features include a password-protection feature that can be used for restricting reading, editing, or printing the PDF. However, trying to create a PDF while the interface was already open resulted in neither a new PDF nor a warning that there had been a failure. The interface also sports an ad for other PDF-related software made by Nitro that takes up half the interface.