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Combine & edit any Windows®
document to Create Searchable
PDF Files!

The PDF Creator Plus

Combine & Merge Documents to Create Searchable PDF Files

PDF Creator Plus is a cost-effective alternative to Adobe® Acrobat that makes creating PDF files easy & fun.

Create Searchable PDFTop Software Features:

  • Combine, edit & merge all kinds of other Windows® documents to create a PDF.
  • Creates searchable PDF files.
  • Customize/control size & quality of PDF.
  • Preview & save edits to revise later.
  • Plenty of annotation tools & edit functions.
  • Shows up in MS Word toolbar (Word Add-in).
  • Maintains links in MS Word when Word Add-In used.
  • Works from any Windows® application that can print.


PDF Creator Plus 6.0 Benefits

It’s just that easy! PDF Creator Plus makes PDF creation as easy as printing. PDF Creator Plus combines a virtual printer with a preview application that displays your printed document before the PDF is created. From the preview application you can create a PDF from a single document or leave the preview open and continue printing to build a PDF from multiple documents.

Microsoft® Word Add-In included! Create PDF documents from Microsoft Word with your headings, outlines and hyperlinks intact by using the Save As PDF 6.0 Word Add-In included with the product. In the preview window, the annotation tools allow you to add new or edit existing headings, bookmarks and hyperlinks.

Preview and edit! The preview window is more than just a preview – it also includes common editing features. You can rearrange, add, copy or delete pages before creating your PDF. The included annotation tools can be used to add notes and graphics to highlight important areas in your document. You can even save your printed pages as a PDF Creator Plus project file so you can revise your PDF at any time.

More than just a PDF writer! As an added bonus, PDF Creator Plus is not limited to creating only PDF documents. In addition to PDF, you can also create TIFF, JPEG, Windows BMP images, and placeable Enhanced Metafile (EMF) files.

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Advanced Features

PDF Creator Plus 6.0 Advanced Features

Merge Multiple Documents Easily combine documents from different applications into a single PDF file. Microsoft Office documents, emails, web pages, and files from any application that can print – PDF Creator Plus can handle them all.
Keep Microsoft Word Hyperlink and Outline Information Use the Save As PDF 6.0 add-in for Microsoft Word to create PDF documents with all the headings, bookmarks and hyperlinks intact. You can also use the annotation tools in the preview application to add and edit headings, bookmarks and hyperlinks
Works from any Windows Application You only need one program to be able to convert from any Windows application. If you can print from your Windows program, then PDF Creator Plus can create a PDF.
Powerful set of Annotation Tools Use the preview application’s annotation tools to add notes and graphics to highlight important areas, or mask out information that may be sensitive.
Combine and Reorganize Pages Use the preview application to combine, rearrange, add, copy or delete any pages before you create your PDF. Easily combine and manage documents of different paper sizes (letter, legal etc) and orientations.
Multiple Conversion Types PDF Creator Plus is not limited to just creating PDF files; you can also create TIFF, JPEG, BMP and EMF files.
Custom Image Compression and Downsampling Keep your file size small by choosing the best compression method for the type of images in your document, and for PDF files downsampling can be used to make the images even smaller.
Revise Your PDF using PDF Creator Plus Projects Save your printed pages as a PDF Creator Plus project file for later revision, to add more pages at a later date, or to import into another PDF Creator Plus project.

For more information visit the online user guide.

Supported Platforms

PDF Creator Plus 6.0 Supported Platforms

Operating System Version 6.0 Version 5.0 Version 4.0
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP

The PDF Creator Plus 6.0 is the upgrade path for PDF Creator Plus 5.0, 4.0, 3.0 and 2.0.

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
PDF Creator Plus 5.0 January 2013 December 2019 PDF Creator Plus 6.0
PDF Creator Plus 4.0 January 2010 December 2016 PDF Creator Plus 6.0
PDF Creator Plus 3.0 December 2006 December 2012 PDF Creator Plus 6.0
PDF Creator Plus 2.0 March 2006 December 2012 PDF Creator Plus 6.0

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

PDF Creator Plus 6.0 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 PDF Creator Plus 6.0.006 – 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 the PDF Creator Plus application windows would not always appear on top when printing from a 32-bit application running on a 64-bit edition of Windows®.
  • 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.
  • Fixed issue where after opening a .pnp file, double-clicking to open additional .pnp files would fail.

Update PDF Creator Plus 6.0.004 and 6.0.005 – 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 PDF Creator Plus 6.0.003 – June 3rd, 2013


  • Fixed issue where rectangular areas were getting filled in black instead of remaining white or untouched in the created PDF document.

Update PDF Creator Plus 6.0.002 – April 8th, 2013


  • Fixed issue where rotated letters in some fonts were failing to be rotated in the created PDF document.

Release PDF Creator Plus 6.0.001 – January 9th, 2013

New features:

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

Final PDF Creator Plus 5.0.008 – 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
  • Corrected missing colour issue when printing documents containing alpha blended fills
  • 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
  • Resolved issue disappearing images with page is rotated within PDF Creator Plus
  • Resolved issue with Word Plug-in where on some systems using Office 2010 the Add-in ribbon was failing to show

Update PDF Creator Plus 5.0.007 – March 29 2011

Support added for:

  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows 2008 R2 (SP1)
  • Internet Explorer 9.0

Update PDF Creator Plus 5.0.006 – January 21 2011

  • Resolved conversion performance/speed issue found on computers with no internet access.

Update PDF Creator Plus 5.0.005 – May 31, 2010

  • Enhanced protection against viruses infecting product or attempting to alter product or the documents it creates.

Update PDF Creator Plus 5.0.002 to 5.0.004 – May 21, 2010


  • the alignment when printing from within a PDF Creator Project (.pnp) to a Laser Printer, was shifting to the left.
  • the placement of the annotations, when in landscape if annotations were added they were shifted in the PDF document.
  • SaveAsPDF Add-in from Word 2010, it was being disabled.
  • a text issue when printing from PageMaker.
  • the display of pictures from Word 2010.
  • the display of Smart Art in Word 2007.
  • a crashing issue when printing a Word document containing Chinese text.

Released PDF Creator Plus 5.0.001 – January 12, 2010

New features include:

  • supports for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 both 32-bit and 64-bit editions
  • new image downsampling options allow you to create smaller PDF files
  • increased performance to display preview window faster; no more waiting for the file to print
  • supports the upcoming release of Microsoft® Office 2010, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • supports Internet Explorer 7 and 8 including protected mode, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • added support for RAW mode printing from applications such as Quicken® and QuarkXPress®
  • ability to handle large files that failed in prior 4.0, 3.0 or 2.0 releases

Final Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.014 – September 6, 2007

Corrected an issue with missing and/or wrong color lines when printing from Claris.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.012 – May 10, 2007

Minor fix to correct problem being experienced by AutoCad users.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.006 – 4.0.011 – April 18, 2007

Fixed crash with PDF embedded Fonts when documents printed from Adobe Acrobat to PDF Creator Plus.

Enhanced support for simulating fonts when the based on font does not exists. This is to mimic the font in the same manner as Microsoft Windows does when you select a font turn change to bold, italic, bold italic or normal but the underlying font file contains only information for one of these combinations.

Fixed issue with no font match being made when R2_MASKPEN is selected.

Added PlgBlt support in order to fix an issue when Auto CADD is using this graphic operation to rotate and flip images.

Fix issue with clipping in PDF by not using soft mask. The soft mask does not include destination clipping and therefore does not work in all cases.

Fixed issue where Bezier Curve was not being reconstructed correctly in the PDF file being generated by PDF Creator Plus.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.005 – March 6, 2007

Fixed issue with Poly Bezier graphic operation when converting to PDF. The curve/arc was being closed and filled. It is now only being stroked by the current pen.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.004 – February 23, 2007

Fixed watermark problem when printing, introduced with 4.0.003.

Rectified issue where on occassion certain black and white images results were inverted.

Resolved hanging problem during installation that occured randomly.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.002 and 4.0.003 – February 9, 2007

Fixed rendering problem for some CAD users.

Corrected some minor bug fixes.

Update PDF Creator Plus 4.0.001 – January 9, 2007

Enhanced support for Word 2007.

Released PDF Creator Plus 4.0.000 – December 21, 2006

PDF Creator Plus fully supports Windows Vista both 32-bit and 64-bit editions and 64 bit support for Windows XP and 2003.

PDF Creator Plus fully supports Windows Office 2007.

PDF Creator Plus fully supports Internet Explorer 7 including the new protected mode.

Fixed random problem where printing to PDF Creator Plus would launch the application but no pages would be loaded.

Fixed problem with annotations moving to the next page when pages were marked for deletion.

PDF Creator Plus 4.0 was developed and is licensed for Microsoft® Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000.