Free PDF Distiller / Printers & Readers for PC users


What exactly is a PDF document?...

Invented by Adobe Systems and perfected over 20 years, Portable Document Format (PDF) is now an open standard for electronic document exchange maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). When you convert documents, forms, graphics, and web pages to PDF, they look just like they would if printed. But unlike printed documents, PDF files can contain clickable links and buttons, form fields, video, and audio — as well as logic to help automate routine business processes. When you share a PDF file, virtually anyone can read it using free Adobe Reader® software or the Adobe Reader mobile app.

Reliable — When you use PDF files to communicate, you don't have to worry about whether people have the same software you used to create your originals. So you're free to focus on what matters most — the smooth exchange of ideas and information.

Read more about pdf's on the Adobe Website here

 

What is a pdf distiller / Printer?...

A PDF distiller / printer program is a small piece of software which is installed on your PC to allow the creation of pdf documents from any program which uses the print dialog (where you go to print documents) to provide an option to print a PDF Version.

 

Do I need this for my Mac?...

No. Macs have PDF creation built in to the OS, 'Print to PDF' option will appear in your print dialog box when you go to print something.

 

Where can I get a program to create pdf's on my PC?...

There are a number of Free PDF Printer / distiller programs available to download online here are a few of the best ones...

 

Printer / Distillers -

http://www.pdflite.com

http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

http://en.pdf24.org/pdf-creator-download.html

 

PDF Readers -

http://get.adobe.com/reader/