doPDF is a free PDF creator/maker who creates PDF files. Once doPDF software installed on your computer, it will allow you to convert any type of printable documents to PDF files. doPDF7.3 installs itself as a virtual PDF printer driver so after a successful installation doPDF will appear as a printer in your Printers and Faxes list and also in the list of All Programs. You can convert any documents that can be printed on paper to PDF file formats such as DOC, DOCX, DJVU, XLS, XLSX, XPS, PPT, PPTX, DOT, EML, VSD, PUB, PUBX, MPP, WPD, OpenOffice, DWG, HTML, TXT, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and many others. Using doPDF you can convert to PDF in two ways:
- Print to PDF via the virtual printer driver doPDF. Exactly done in the same manner as you print a document on a regular printer, just the result will be a PDF file (soft copy), not a printed piece of paper (hard copy).
- Using the doPDF Startup window. doPDF has an executable file that you can run in order to start a conversion wizard.
Print to PDF via the virtual PDF printer, doPDF
Open the document you want to convert (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPad, NotePad or any printable document), choose Print, and select doPDF from the list of printers. You will be asked where to save the PDF file and when finished, the PDF will be automatically opened with your default PDF reader. Screenshot below shows how easy it is to create a PDF file from Microsoft Word: