Tutorial: Using pdf995 to create a .pdf file
April 20, 2007
Pdf995 offers everything you need to create professional looking PDF files for free.
The software which officially retails at $9.95 also offers a free version which displays an advert every time you use the software. Your final PDF however, does not contain any adverts or plugs for the software.
Downloading and installing the software is easy, and is compatible with all versions of Windows from Vista right back to 1995.
After you have followed the instructions to install pdf995 you now have an additional ‘virtual’ printer linked to your computer.
To create a PDF file using pdf995 first create your document using your normal software, e.g. Microsoft Word. Then go to Print your document but from the drop down Printer Name menu select ‘PDF995‘, then click ‘Print’ or ‘OK‘. A box will then pop up asking you where you want to save your exported PDF document and what you want to call it.
The pdf995 software will now get to work, converting your Word file into a PDF file which can easily be distributed over the Internet or on a CD. Wait until the advert has finished and your PDF document has been created!
This is the type of advert you will see when creating a PDF file using the free version of the software. The progress bar normally takes just a few seconds to complete.
Below, a PDF file created using PDF995.