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Convert to searchable PDF
from any Windows®
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Convert to PDF

To Convert Files to Searchable PDF

Convert to PDF is a feature rich PDF converter for creating high-quality, searchable Adobe® PDF documents from any Windows program by simply printing your document to this virtual PDF printer.

Convert to PDFTop Software Features:

  • Converts any printable Windows document.
  • Converts to high quality, small size, searchable PDF.
  • Customize/control the size and quality of the PDF you create.
  • Easy-to-follow conversion wizard to guide you through process.
  • Save your conversion settings for the future.
  • Add copyright and author information.
  • Add security permission levels to control who reads the PDF document.
  • Control how PDF viewers such as Abobe® Reader display your PDF.


Convert to PDF 3.0 Benefits

It’s just that easy! Convert to PDF is a solution for creating high-quality searchable PDF documents that are 100% Adobe compatible. Designed to work with any Windows program that can print, it gives you a virtually unlimited number of programs that can be used to create PDF documents. If you can print it, then Convert to PDF can create a PDF for you.

Create exactly the PDF you need! The user-oriented interface makes customizing the PDF a breeze. Easily-accessed options for security, document information, watermarking, and others, give you total control over your PDF creation and viewing options. You can even change options and re-create the PDF over and over again without having to reprint your document.

Custom Profiles When you need consistency in the type and style of PDF you create, use Convert to PDF’s profiles to preset the setting used during the creation process. You’ll be creating PDF files in seconds and they will aways use the same settings.

Simple Automation! Use Convert to PDF built-in run command to pass the new PDF document to another program or to launch an external program, perfect for application developers looking to automate the process of converting documents to PDF files.

PEERNET offers other PDF creation solutions:

  • If you are looking to merge documents from other applications, as well as, markup and edit prior to creating a PDF document, try PDF Creator Plus.
  • If you need to produce PDF/A-1b for archival purposes or you just need to ensure all pages are embedded as a complete picture (image), try PDF Image Printer.
  • If you want to automate the PDF creation process then try PEERNET Document Conversion Service

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Advanced Features

Convert to PDF 3.0 Advanced Features

Easy to Use Interface Quickly find the options you need to create the type of PDF you want. Our user-oriented interface lets you change your PDF creation options on-the-fly, without having to reprint you can test various combinations until you get the PDF you desire.
Image options to Control Size and Quality Image downsampling and compression options allows fine tune control over how Convert to PDF handles images. Image downsampling controls the size and quality of the overall image before compression. Where as, image compression controls the compression format (JPEG, Flate, Run-Length, CCITT) used to store the images in the PDF document.
Control Document Access with PDF Security Secure document contents by password protecting your PDF; limit access to document contents by restricting printing, text and graphics copying and document manipulation.
Control PDF Viewer options The General options of Convert to PDF allow you to control how PDF viewers such as Abobe® Reader initially display the PDF documents.
Profiles for Saving/Restoring Settings Convert to PDF settings can be saved to disk as named profiles. These profiles can be reloaded at any time to restore previously used settings or to establish the settings using on every conversion.
Create PDFs without any Prompts Convert to PDF can be set up in seconds to automatically create your PDF directly from your application without displaying the user interface (no prompts). For additional information read our Guide to 1-Click PDF Creation.
Integrates with existing Business Processes Convert to PDF can be set up to take the created PDF document and then run a program which integrates the created document with an existing or new business process such as a document management system or a web publishing infrastucture.

For more information visit online user guide.

Supported Platforms

Convert to PDF 3.0 Supported Platforms

Operating System Version 3.0 Version 2.0 Version 1.0
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
Windows 2000

The Convert to PDF 3.0 is the upgrade path for Convert to PDF 2.0 and 1.0.

If you are a registered owner of an earlier version you can purchase the latest version at a discounted price. Please visit the following Sales FAQ for discount rates and complete steps on how to upgrade immediately online.

End of Life Releases

Product Retired End Of Life Date
Re-licensing Ceases
Recommend Upgrade
Convert to PDF 2.0 January 2013 December 2019 Convert to PDF 3.0
Convert to PDF 1.0 April 2011 December 2017 Convert to PDF 3.0

Computers that are currently licensed will remain operational but re-licensing and/or re-activation will no longer be available after the end of life date.

Release Notes

Convert to PDF 3.0 Release Notes

If you are a registered owner of an earlier version you can purchase the latest version at a discounted price. Please visit the following Sales FAQ for discount rates and complete steps on how to upgrade immediately online.

New Release

Update Convert to PDF 3.0.006 – February 17th, 2015

Fixes and Changes:

  • Updated JPEG sub-sampling to always use sub-sampling 4:4:4 for all JPEG and JPEG compression used in PDF, TIFF and JPEG generated files.
  • Fixed issue where in some cases images were being rendered upside down in the resulting PDF.
  • Fixed issue where hatch patterns were being drawn with the wrong colors.
  • Fixed issue where outlines were not drawn.

Update Convert to PDF 3.0.003, 3.0.004 and 3.0.005- February 14th, 2014


  • Fixed issue where null brushes and null pens where being rendered to PDF causing areas to be drawn in a color when no color was to be displayed in those areas.
  • Fixed issue where rotated letters were being drawn in wrong location in the created PDF.
  • Fixed issue where letters like ‘(‘ or ‘)’ were being drawn in wrong location or orientation in the created PDF.
  • Fixed issue where images were being merged into one big image instead of being left as separate images in the created PDF.
  • For AutoCAD, there is now a default hardware margin in order to workaround a bug in AutoCAD where it clips textual elements incorrectly.

Update to PDF – June 3rd, 2013


  • Fixed issue where rectangular areas were getting filled in black instead of remaining white or untouched in the created PDF document.
  • Fixed issue where rotated letters in some fonts were failing to be rotated in the created PDF document.

Release Convert to PDF – January 16th, 2013

New features:

  • Supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Fixed program termination caused by long print job names.

Final Convert to PDF 2.0.002 – May 6 2011


  • Corrected a colour inversion issue with some fill styles
  • Resolved issue where some Visio files were failing to convert to PDF format causing application to terminate
  • Simulated bold and/or italic fonts now displayed bold and/or italic in generated PDF document
  • Resolved text reversal for rotated text in Microsoft Publisher documents when converted to PDF document

Convert to PDF 2.0.001 – April 2011

Convert to PDF 2.0 has been enhanced to support running a command after PDF document is created.

Enhanced support for:

  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows 2008 R2 (SP1)
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Microsoft Office 2010

Final Update Update Convert to PDF 1.0.004 – November 2009

Support added for:

  • Windows Server 2008 (including SP1 & SP2)
  • Windows Vista (SP1 & SP2)
  • Windows XP (SP3)
  • Internet Explorer 8

Update Convert to PDF 1.0.003 – May 2007

Update includes the following minor bug fixes:

  • Fixed problem being experienced by AutoCad users.
  • Correcting issue that resulted when printing from Acrobat.

Released Convert to PDF 1.0 – February 2007

Convert to PDF printer offers the convenience of one-click PDF conversion and custom printers.

  • Convert to PDF fully supports Windows Vista both 32-bit and 64-bit editions and 64 bit support for Windows XP, 2003 and 2000.
  • Convert to PDF fully supports Windows Office 2007.
  • Convert to PDF fully supports Internet Explorer 7 including the new protected mode.