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Developer(s) Softland
Stable release 7.1.326 / January 27, 2010; 388297277 ago
Operating system Windows
Available in 20 languages[1]
Type PDF generator
License Proprietary/Freeware[2]

doPDF is a freeware Portable Document Format (PDF) printer developed by Softland, that allows any program that can print to create a PDF file. The resolution of the created PDF files can be set manually, or done automatically.[3][4]



Softland doPDF is a freeware application that is licenced for commercial and personal use. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008 operating systems.[1][2]

The application allows custom resolution settings from 72 to 2400 dpi and predefined and custom page sizes. PDFs created from text remain searchable in any of the 20 languages supported.[1]

doPDF does not use GhostScript or .NET and therefore is self-contained. It has a very small download file size, which was 1.73 MB in doPDF version 6.3.311 and 2.98 MB in version 7.0.321. Softland claims that doPDF in use "Barely uses any computer resources - compared to other free PDF converters, doPDF barely uses any memory or CPU resources when doing the actual conversion to PDF."[1]

Once installed doPDF is accessed by selecting doPDF from the print menu of any application that can print. The application then asks the user where to save the document, prints it as a PDF file and opens it in the user's default PDF viewer.[1]

Writing on, reviewer Seth Rosenblatt said of doPDF 6.2.301:

doPDF gives a simple output dialog box for altering the name and saving location of the PDF, and by clicking on Advanced Options, users can manually adjust the resolution of the PDF they're creating. However, unless you know precisely how resolution changes will affect the size of your PDF, this can be a bit tricky. doPDF is great for those not looking for a lot of a options, but for any project requiring a bit more finesse, it's worth looking at the competition.[3]

The company released version 7 of this application in early December 2009. This new updated version includes complete compatibility with Windows 7 as well as support for Type 1 fonts. Instead of embedding the full font file, doPDF 7 embeds only font subsets, making the resulting PDF file smaller.[5]

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