August 4th, 2006 by Keith

pdfFactory Pro 3.0 and pdfFactory 3.0 – Create PDF documents

Posted in Business Software, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows


Finding an alternative to Adobe Acrobat is quite simple these days. FinePrint Software has at least two very useful products, namely pdfFactory Pro and pdfFactory. pdfFactory products offer a unique approach to PDF creation that is simple and effective way to create PDF files. Compared to some renowned companies, it is also a cheap alternative to do the same task.

pdfFactory Pro comes with additional features, such as encryption, the ability to create PDF on letterheads, and even more.


  • - Create PDF or print to paper: Only pdfFactory allows printing to paper or PDF without printing twice. Acrobat is not needed for printing.
  • - Combines multiple documents into a single PDF: Increases the convenience of document delivery by having a single PDF that contains material from different sources. Just keep printing documents to pdfFactory and they will automatically be concatenated.
  • - Preview: Allows quick, accurate previewing of the PDF, including up to 400% zoom, without saving the file first and without opening Acrobat.
  • - Font embedding: Ensures that the original fonts used in a document are displayed even if the reader of the PDF does not have the fonts installed on his or her computer.
  • - Page insertion and deletion: Allows unwanted material to be deleted before the PDF is created. This is especially useful when creating PDFs from long reports, email and web pages.
  • - Send via email: One mouse click sends PDFs through your default email program. Also copies PDF to clipboard for pasting into existing email.
  • - AutoSave: Saves entire contents of pdfFactory sessions automatically so you can retrieve previously compiled PDFs.
  • - Live URL Links: Customize links by line type, thickness and color to open Web pages and email addresses with a click of your mouse.
  • - Easy server deployment: Click here for information on our Server Edition.

In addition to the above mentioned features, pdfFactory Pro also includes some extra functions,

  • - Create PDFs on letterhead
  • - Add page numbering, headers, footers, watermarks
  • - Security: Encrypt and control access to PDF files as follows:
    1. Prevent printing PDFs
    2. Prevent copying text and graphics
    3. Prevent opening without a password
    4. Prevent editing (yes, PDFs can be edited)
  • - Bookmarks and Table of Contents: Automatically or manually create bookmarks to organize and easily navigate complex documents.
  • - Integrated Jobs Tab: Shows all jobs and allows you to rearrange them.
  • - Custom Drivers: Save your settings to multiple print drivers so you can quickly select them for specific tasks.
  • - Set Initial Acrobat Display Properties: Such as zoom factor, layout and tab configuration.

Both versions of pdfFactory are available for trial downloads. A license for the standard version costs $49.95, whereas the professional version will cost $99.95.

Trial Download Sources
pdfFactory 3.0
pdfFactory 3.0 Pro

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