qvPDF

qvPDF 3.1

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A free and complete PDF virtual printer to convert any printable document
5.0  (3 votes)
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qvPDF is a free, open source application that creates high-quality PDF files from all your printable documents. Together with a perfect recreation of the layout of the original document, this tool offers a wide range of customization settings and extra functionality, such as adding metadata, applying security measures, executing a file before and/or after conversion, or merging several PDF documents into one.

This comprehensive virtual PDF printer includes a complete list of settings and plug-ins, which gathers almost any existing option included in Adobe Acrobat. Thus, you can create completely documented and customized PDF files just by sending any document to the virtual printer installed by this application. You can define the way the resulting file will display when opened using Adobe Reader; add title, author, and subject information; append other already existing PDF files before and/or after the document to convert; apply a certain level of encryption and a password, and define the different permissions granted to the final user. You can even delimit the margins of the page and the character spacing, and set the number of pages of the original document you want to see in each page of the PDF file. Finally, qvPDF offers you four different saving options – Desktop, Archive, Folder, and E-Mail.

qvPDF also includes a long list of plug-ins for FTP upload, sending documents by e-mail, or save them as TIFF images. You can add your own plug-ins, and configure the existing ones according to your own preferences.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • The extensive range of settings and plug-ins offered, with extra functionality not easy to find in similar products

Cons

  • None
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