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Easily Create PDF Files With This FREE Utility

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system.

Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout 2D document (and, with Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics which compose the documents.

PDF Creator is a free utility that converts Word Documents (and other files) to PDFs. PDF Creator creates a printer in your Printers Folder. You simply tell the file to print to that printer and PDF Creator creates the PDF file for you. It's just that easy. Original format, text, layout, design, colors, style, etc. remain intact when converted.

PDFCreator allows the user to disable printing, copying of text or images and modifying the original document. The user can also choose between two types of passwords, user and owner, to restrict PDF files in several ways. The former is required to open the PDF file, while the latter is necessary in order to change permissions and password. Encryption can be either 40 bits, compatible with Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or 4.0, or 128 bits for Acrobat 5.0 or higher.

There are some advantages of using PDF files:

1. A PDF file is light weight and can be transferred easily through email.
2. You can rely on a PDF document as a final product for distrubtion.
3. A PDF file can be opened by virtually any PDF Reader utility. No more hunting for annoying converters to simply open and view a file!

PDF Documents are commonly used in all sorts of organizations. It is used as a standard format between: creators, designers, reviewers, printers, advertising companies, academics, e-books, and on line tutorials. Private companies also use PDF when communicating among themselves and with the outside world.

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

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