Print to PDF virtual printer

Download Bullzip Virtual PrinterPDFPrinter

This virtual printer is updated periodically by the creators. You can download the version of BullzipPDFPrinter described in this article from the following link:

Alternatively, you can go directly to the developer site. to be sure to download the latest version. First, click on the links, as shown in the picture:

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Only the installation file will still be packed by the archiver. So, if you fail to unpack, you can additionally install the free 7-Zip archiver.

Installing the Bullzip Virtual PrinterPDFPrinter

At the very beginning of the installation, we select the language we need:

In the next window, you don’t have to select anything, so just click Next.

Further, it is shown where on the computer (in which folder) this program will be installed. By default, this will be in the Program Files folder on the system drive (where the operating system is installed). This installation location does not need to be changed. Let’s go further:

The next window shows the name of the folder in the Start menu, in which the shortcuts of this virtual printer will be located. These shortcuts in the Start menu have never come in handy for me at all, since the virtual printer is launched from the application from which you need to create some kind of document (how this is done will be shown later).

Therefore, when installing, I put a tick on the option: Do not create a folder in the Start menu. And if you leave a tick on this option, then the Bullzip folder along with shortcuts will simply be added to the Start menu. You can even remove it later without affecting BullzipPDFPrinter:

The shortcuts on the Desktop and in the Quick Launch Panel from this program are also not useful, so you can leave the checkboxes unchecked:

The only negative is the next step. you need to download the add-ons (another 9 MB), without which the virtual printer will not be able to work. Check the box and go Next:

And the Finish button remains:

BullzipPDFPrinter. Free Virtual PDF Printer

In this article, we’ll talk about the ability to quickly create pdf documents using the free virtual printer BullzipPDFPrinter.

That is, if, for example, from some image or text file you need to make a file in pdf format, then by installing a virtual printer on your computer (such as the one that will be considered in this article) you can send the desired image to print or document. Then select BullzipPDFPrinter as the printer and, instead of printing the document, save it as a pdf file.

Also, through BullzipPDFPrinter, from any document that is printed out, you can create not only a pdf file, but also an image in popular jpg or png formats (a complete list of document formats that can be created using this virtual printer will be given below).

In general, there are several different free virtual printers, but I personally liked BullzipPDFPrinter more than all that I used, so I will first of all tell about it on my website.

How to use the BullzipPDFPrinter virtual printer

For convenience, I recommend remembering the hotkey combination that calls the print menu: Ctrl P, which duplicates the print button:

Let’s say we need to create a pdf file from a text document. While in the text editor LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Notepad, etc., in an open document that we want to convert to pdf format, press Ctrl P. A window will appear in which we, as a printer, select Bullzip PDF Printer and press Print.

For example, if we are in the LibreOffice text editor, then after pressing Ctrl P it will look like this:

In other programs, the Print window may look different, but the essence is the same: you need to select the Bullzip PDF Printer virtual printer and click Print.

A window with settings will appear. In the first tab General:

  • We choose the format into which we are going to convert the document. As you can see in the drop-down list, there are several different formats. Since in this case we are creating a PDF file, so we select it.
  • We indicate the name of the file and the location on the computer where you want to save this created file.
  • And also, if after creating a document you need to view it immediately, we can put a tick on the option: Open document after creation:

Don’t click on the Save button yet, go to the next Document tab. Here we can choose the quality of the created document, which will also affect the size of the output file:

And in each case, we can choose our quality, depending on what the file is created for.

For example, the e-book: “The 5 Most Important Free Programs for the New PC User”, I created, choosing the best quality Preprint, so that pictures and text have minimal loss in quality. As a result, 30 pages took 3.7 MB.

But, if the same book is created with an E-book quality, then only 1.4 MB will come out, and the quality will be slightly worse, which is especially evident from the pictures. In general, I recommend creating something with different quality in order to see the differences in the quality and size of the output file. This will help in the future to imagine what quality to choose in certain situations.

The following tabs are rarely used anymore. On the Image tab, the quality is adjusted, similar to the one discussed above, only here there are settings for formats when we want to create an image, not a PDF.

Using other tabs, if necessary, you can add watermarks, merge the created PDF document with some other PDF document, and also encrypt the file and protect it with a password.

After specifying the necessary parameters, click Save and get the file, which we can find where we specified in the General tab.

As you can see, everything is quite simple and convenient:

Ctrl P. Bullzip PDF Printer. Printing. Save.

Now, if we, for example, created a PDF file, then you can open it using any program designed to view PDF. If the file does not open automatically when you open it, then no such program is installed on your computer. Then you can install, for example, the free nimble and lightweight Foxit Reader program.

PDF printer

Most virtual PDF printers on Windows are based on Ghostscript software and the PostScript driver. Using the PostScript driver, the printer prints the page in PostScript format and converts it to PDF using Ghostscript.

You can print a test page on your virtual printer. And if you find the text PSCRIPT5 there, then your printer is based on the PostScript driver. And the printer for receiving PDF converts PostScript format to PDF. At first glance, this seems like a good choice, but in fact, using a PostScript driver for a virtual PDF printer has several major disadvantages.

First of all, it is age. This is not cognac, which only gets better from time to time. The Windows PostScript driver was developed over fifteen years ago and has not received significant updates since. Hence, there are problems with support for oriental languages, non-standard fonts, an unreasonably long time for programs based on it, and so on. Even the Adobe driver has similar problems. Not to mention other freeware and shareware printers that use Ghostscript to convert.

The second problem is the PostScript language itself. Designed for print publishers, it has a feature set that is different from the requirements of a virtual printer. And the biggest problem is that PostScript can only save fonts as vectors and the virtual printer tries to convert them to TrueType format.
Also PostScript is an interpreted language. And as you know, any interpretation introduces some error. This results in many errors at the stage of converting PostScript to PDF, which causes different programs to interpret PDF files differently, and this contradicts the very idea of ​​creating PDF. After all, this format, intended for workflow and technical documentation, in theory, should open on all machines and look the same.

The situation becomes especially controversial when the features of PostScript exceed the capabilities of the software when converting. After all, here you need a whole interpreter for a computer language, and even one that can create PDF. Aren’t there too many complexities for a regular virtual printer? And only the Ghostscript installation file takes more than 12 MB. In addition, there is a double conversion: first to PostScript format, and only then to PDF. And the more the conversion, the less the resulting document will match with the original.

Also, the printer needs to create not just a PDF, but a document in which you. at a minimum, you will need functions such as highlighting and copying text, searching by text, etc. Not to mention the fact that in the future you may need to open this document for editing. PostScript architecture conflicts with this and the requirements for virtual printers.

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Against this background, it seems reasonable to use programs for printing to PDF, not based on PostScript and its conversion. The XPS format developed by Redmond is a good choice. It was developed by extending the XML format and is intended solely for workflow purposes. And on its basis, a print driver was created.

The XPS driver uses standard Windows TrueType fonts (as opposed to PostScript). This driver was developed by Microsoft and therefore provides faster response times to the application, faster printing of complex graphics, improved print quality, and increased accuracy in document output.

The XPS format is much simpler and lighter than PDF and a virtual printer that uses the XPS driver to print PDF has a lot of advantages. The printer does not need to convert one format to another. You just need to create a PDF file from XML format. And if you consider that you do not need to convert fonts to TrueType, since they are already natively in this format, then using an XPS-based driver for a virtual printer is the best solution.

By the way, if you print a text page on your PDF printer and find the text XPSDRV there, it means that your printer is based on the XPS driver.

The virtual printer that is installed with Master PDF Editor for Windows is based on XPSDRV. ImagePrinter Pro virtual printer is based on UNIDRV. This is an ideal way to print documents in image formats and another alternative way to create PDF documents.

PDF Cloud Printer in Windows 10

One of the useful features of operating systems of the Linux family, supported out of the box, is the ability to create PDF documents from almost any type of file. This is where the default virtual PDF printer comes to the rescue.

Today, Portable Document Format is the most common format for storing and distributing electronic documents, and I have always wondered why additional software must be installed in Windows to create files of this format.

Indeed, in all previous releases, up to Windows 10, in order to get this opportunity, you had to install a free virtual Printer. For example, such as CutePDF or doPDF, which after successful installation appeared in the list of printers and faxes.

And now, finally, the recently released Windows 10 became the owner of its default virtual printer called Microsoft Print to PDF, accessible by the user pressing the “Print” button in any document, file or web page opened for conversion in the browser. For those users who have never encountered this, now I will explain in more detail.


For example, to convert a web page of any site into a PDF document, click on the “Print” button in the Internet browser, set “Microsoft Print to PDF” in the “Name” field and click on the “OK” button.

Give the document a title and click the “Save” button.

You can convert to the desired format and picture, for example, in Paint (“Select Printer”. “Print”).

The process will be identical for a text document, for example, in Notepad.

If it is not present in the system, go to “Start”. “Settings”.

Click on “Add Printer or Scanner”.

Check the box in “Add local or network” and click the “Next” button.

In the drop-down list, set “FILE: (Print to file)”.

Find Manufacturer “Microsoft” and install “Microsoft Print To PDF”.

In the next window, use the installed driver.

Write any name or leave as default.

In case of a positive result, click the “Finish” button.

Make sure the device you want is listed.

That’s all! Be sure to check out the Blog Map for a quick step-by-step guide or advice.

Installing doPDF

To install doPDF, download the archive with the program to a convenient location on the disk, open it and run the installation file with the exe extension.

The default is Russian. We leave him, if others are not interested. Click “Ok” and see the welcome of the Installation Wizard.

Click “Next”. In the next window of the License Agreement, put the switch in the position “I accept the terms of the license agreement” and again click “Next”. “Next”. “Next” until the “Install” button appears.

The installation of the program will start and after a few seconds the installation completion window will appear:

Here we uncheck the “doPDF on the Web” checkbox if we do not want to visit the developer’s site and click “Finish”.

DoPDF Pros and Cons

  • the possibility of virtual printing from any program that supports output to the printer;
  • ease of operation.
  • when printing from text files, service information is added to the resulting pdf file;
  • the program likes to be selected as the default printer;
  • not too rich output settings.

PDF Virtual Printer is a program for creating PDF documents from any other application. Built into the system like a new printer. When you start printing to such a printer, the program creates a PDF file from the original document and saves it in the specified directory.

doPDF 9.6.244

  • updated a number of interface translations.
  • added Chinese translation;
  • fixed access to My documents.
  • added Ukrainian, Burmese, Russian and Thai translations;
  • a number of fixes.
  • added Italian, Spanish, Serbian and BuLGarian interface translations;
  • a number of fixes.
  • fixed error of creating PDF-documents with page copies;
  • small fixes on the settings page;
  • a number of other minor fixes.
  • fixed loading error;
  • a number of minor fixes.
  • fixed error of printing from Internet Explorer;
  • a number of minor fixes.
  • fixed support for single-bit images;
  • a number of fixes in the installer.
  • added the ability to send logs when the installation crashes;
  • fixed the problem of integration into the latest versions of Microsoft Office;
  • fixed error in system language detection.
  • added the ability to manually set the page size of the document;
  • improved compression aLGorithm for finished files;
  • the default zoom is set for the entire system;
  • added an exception for a firewall to open a port during installation;
  • fixed minor bugs in conversion.
  • fixed conflicts with built-in services during installation;
  • small fixes in work with Excel and Visio;
  • other minor improvements to the conversion aLGorithm.
  • the notification window about new versions now appears only if there is a more recent version of the program;
  • small fixes in converting principles.
  • added embedding in Microsoft Office as a plugin;
  • added the function of recognizing the table of contents (if launched through the Microsoft Office plugin);
  • added recognition of links and their activation in a PDF document (provided that they are launched through the Microsoft Office plugin);
  • redesigned installer with the ability to choose to install the plug-in optionally;
  • fixed some bugs and bugs.

A program for creating PDF documents, installed as a virtual printer, with which you can convert different types of files (XLS, DOC, HTML, TXT and others) to PDF format.

Perhaps the doPDF pdf printer. the most convenient option for quickly creating documents in this format, since it allows you to create such files from almost any editor that supports printing. Let’s take a closer look at this program.

PDF virtual printer

Working with the program

If We left the second checkbox checked, the program will offer to immediately convert any file to PDF format through the program window.

For example, let’s agree to this proposal and convert a document by selecting it using this button:

The source file is selected using the standard Windows Explorer and should not cause you any problems. When the file is defined, press the adjacent “Create” button. A message like this may appear here:

Here we will probably refuse, if we are not going to print exclusively through a virtual printer. To do this, put a checkmark “Do not ask pain.” (What a mysterious function 🙂 and press the “No” button.

Here the authors of the program put a pig on us. Since we did not agree to install the default virtual printer, we cannot continue to convert this document using this window.

Virtual printing from other programs

We close this window and just try to open this document in its native editor and start printing as we do with a regular printer.

Open the source file (mine is a text file with bearded anecdotes) and select “File”. “Print” from the menu. The standard print window of this editor opens, in which we indicate that printing will go to our virtual printer:

We launch the document for printing with the appropriate button and see the window of our virtual doPDF printer:

Here you can set the parameters for creating a pdf file:

  • Where the print result will be saved;
  • Remember the specified folder for later printing;
  • Use built-in fonts;
  • Opening a newly created pdf file;
  • The quality of the pictures in the created file.

If all the settings suit us (especially you should pay attention to the place where the file is saved, so that you do not look for it later), then click “Ok” and see what we have done. If you did not uncheck the “Open PDF” checkbox in the print settings, then the newly created pdf file will immediately open in the program associated with this file type (in my case, this is the STDU Viewer program):

Done. We got almost what we wanted. Nearly. because the generated pdf document contains system information (name of the source file, line numbers, etc.). To avoid this, it is best to convert from office programs like Writer from the suite, although it’s worth mentioning that Writer already has its own built-in document-to-pdf converter.

Perhaps this is all that can be said about the doPDF program. Let’s summarize our research:

Based on the foregoing, it can be argued that although the program is not devoid of incomprehensible whims (the desire to be a default printer), it knows its work and regularly creates pdf files. If your partners require documentation in this particular format, then doPDF can be very useful to you.

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General setup information

Before you can access all the benefits of this technology, you need to associate a physical printer with its cloud-based counterpart. Let’s consider this procedure using the example of the same technology from Google, since we touched on this topic earlier.

Before installing a virtual printer, make sure that the real device is connected to a specific computer or local network. Of course, it is necessary to install all the necessary drivers in advance, since the performance of all equipment largely depends on them.

Important! The Google Chrome browser must be installed on the computer, since it is its API that is used by this technology.

Connection procedure

Once you install the browser, you can connect the virtual printer connector. It’s easy to do.

  • First you need to turn on the physical printer.
  • Start the computer, wait for the operating system to load.
  • Launch Google Chrome browser.
  • Click on the icon in the form of three horizontal dashes in the upper right corner of the program, after which the settings dialog box will open.
  • Select “Settings”.
  • Then you should click on the link “Show advanced settings”.
  • Look for the “Google Cloud Print” section. It has an item “Add a printer”, which must be clicked with the left mouse button.
  • If you are asked to do so, you must also sign in to your Google account, or create one (if you did not have one).

After that, you should find your printer in the list that appears, select it with the left mouse button, and then click on the “Add device” button. After that, the procedure can be considered complete. Your virtual printer is ready to use. To verify this, try sending a test document to print.

Adobe PDF

The program has a huge number of all kinds of settings. There are so many of them that you can easily create a professional quality document or image. As you can imagine, the program is paid, so it can only be recommended to those who are really interested in first-class working tools.

How to create?

Oddly enough, but a free virtual printer of this class. a rarity, and therefore you have to spend a lot of time choosing a suitable program. Professional applications of this quality rarely amaze the imagination with a modest cost, but in recent years you can find many virtual PDF printers, whose developers do not suffer from greed.

By the way, what does the concept of “virtual printer” mean in this case? Word is a great program, and in the latest versions, the creators from Microsoft still taught it to save documents in PDF format. The only problem is that you cannot configure their default parameters.

This is what a PDF printer is for. It prints the text to a virtual “print”. And at the exit you get a document with professional formatting. By the way, why is such a “printer” better than numerous specialized applications for creating PDF documents??

First, almost all of them are completely free. Secondly, their interface is as simple as possible, but the functionality is very high. This allows even beginners to create documents with complex formatting and precisely defined parameters. Let’s take a look at a few of these utilities.

“DoPDF 6.0

This free virtual printer offers a great balance of functionality and simplicity. No joke. the entire installation package takes a measly 1.5 MB, and without any additional elements! This volume contains an excellent application that allows you to create beautiful, high-quality and standardized documents.

Before setting up a virtual printer, you should be familiar with its basic features. In particular (as we have already talked about), you can adjust the size of the fields, change DPI pages, set certain standards for the PDF itself.

Business Benefits

Do not assume that only home users need a virtual printer. Its functionality will certainly come in handy for owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

Think for yourself: you will not have to spend time and money on laying a local network in the office itself, you will not need to configure capricious network devices. You only need to have an Internet connection.

In addition, such a solution allows you to increase labor productivity, since employees can send you important documents, even while on a business trip around the city, or even across the country.

What it is?

Basically, it is a printer connected to the Internet. If everything is in order with the connection, you will be able to print documents and photos at any time of the day or night. By the way, about the pictures. You can print them not only from a computer or laptop, but even directly from your smartphone. While in another country on vacation, you can easily throw off photos for printing in order to please your household with them.

Reassign the port used by the Adobe PDF printer

It is recommended that you select a folder on the same system where Distiller is installed. Despite support for remote or network folders, user access to them is limited, and certain protection restrictions apply.

Creating and using a custom page size

It is important to distinguish between page size (defined in the Document Settings dialog box for this document in the source application) and paper size (sheet of paper, film, or platen area that you are printing on). The page size can be specified by the U.S. Letter (8.5 x 11 inches or 21.59 x 27.94 cm), but requires printing on a larger piece of paper or transparencies to accommodate the marks or bleed areas. To ensure that the document prints correctly, set the page size in your application and on the printer.

The list of paper sizes available in Acrobat is determined by the PPD file (PostScript printers) or the printer driver (other printers). If the printer and the PPD file selected for PostScript printing support custom paper sizes, Custom appears on the Paper Size menu. Acrobat supports 15,000,000 “(38,100,000 cm) by 15,000,000” (38,100,000 cm) page sizes for printers designed for very large print formats.

Create PDF documents by printing to file

In many source applications, you can use the Print command with the Adobe PDF printer to convert the file to PDF. The original document is converted to PostScript and loaded directly into Distiller for conversion to PDF without manually starting Distiller. The current Distiller settings and Adobe PDF settings are used to convert the file. When working with custom page sizes, you need to create a custom page size.

Convert Word files to PDF online instantly.

(Windows OS) Some functions available in PDFMaker for Microsoft Office documents are not supported by the Adobe PDF printer. For example, if you are using an Adobe PDF printer, you cannot create bookmarks or hyperlinks. To take advantage of these features, use PDFMaker to create PDF from Microsoft Office document.

The Adobe PDF printer creates untagged PDF files. A tagged structure is required to reflow content for a portable device and is recommended for correct, reliable results in screen readers.

Adobe PDF Print Preferences (Windows)

Print preferences apply to all applications that use the Adobe PDF printer. before changing the settings in the original application in the Page Setup menu. Document Options or Print.

The printer preferences dialog box is called Adobe PDF Print Preferences. Default Adobe PDF Print or Adobe PDF Properties. Document, depending on how you access it.

Open the Printers window from the Start menu. right-click Adobe PDF Printer and select Print Preferences.

In source application such as Adobe InDesign, choose File Print. Select the Adobe PDF printer and click the Properties (or Preferences) button. (In some applications, you must click the Preferences button in the Print window to open the list of printers, and then click Properties or Preferences to change the Adobe PDF settings.)

PDF Properties are located on the Adobe PDF Options tab. The Paper / Quality tab and Layout tab contain other common settings for paper source, printer ink, page orientation, and number of pages per sheet.

Printer Settings are different from Printer Properties. Preferences include Adobe PDF properties for the conversion process; the Properties dialog box contains tabs with options that are available for any type of printer.

Choose the built-in set of options from the Standard Options menu, or click Edit to view or change options on the PDF Generation Options tab.

To keep your PDF secure, select one of the following options, or click Edit to view or change the security settings.

  • Confirm for each assignment. Opens the Adobe PDF. Protect dialog box every time a PDF is created using an Adobe PDF printer. Specify the desired settings in the dialog box.
  • Use the last known security settings. Use the same security settings that were last used when creating a PDF using an Adobe PDF printer on a computer.

Select the finished PDF document folder or click Browse to add or change the output folder. Select Prompt for Adobe PDF file name to specify location and filename during conversion.

Select the specified custom page size.

Choose if you want to replace the existing PDF file: Always, Ask every time or Never.

Automatically launches Acrobat and displays the converted document.

Contains information such as file name, creation date and time.

Use only system fonts; do not use document fonts

Deselect this option to download all fonts when creating a PDF. All fonts will be available in the PDF document, but it will take more time to create it. Select this option if you want to work with documents in Asian languages.

Delete completed job report files

Automatically deletes completed job report files.

Setting Adobe PDF Printer Properties (Windows)

On Windows, you can usually leave the Adobe PDF printer properties unchanged, unless you have configured printer sharing or security settings.

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Printer Settings are different from Printer Properties. The Properties dialog box contains tabs with options that apply to any type of printer, Preferences includes conversion options specifically for the Adobe PDF printer.

Printing to PDF file using virtual printer

PDF files are quite common and convenient. You’ve probably read magazines, e-books, and technical guides in PDF. But here’s how to create a file in this format yourself?

Among the many solutions offered, the simplest and cheapest (or even completely free) is printing to PDF using a virtual printer. It looks like this: you create a file in any application that supports printing documents, and “print” the document in a new format.

Printing to a PDF file on a virtual printer is no different from printing on a real printer, unless you get the document on paper. This is. if we talk about high-quality, refined software products (we will consider some of them below). On a virtual printer, you can set print options: display pages at the desired scale, margins, print options for images.

The most popular is printing documents from Word to PDF file. As you know, in Portable Document Format, text can be displayed as an image (then copying is impossible) and as, in fact, text. In this case, in some cases, you can set a ban on copying text from a file to protect information.

If you choose to print to PDF while preserving the text format, the appropriate fonts must be configured in the printer software. So, not all foreign printers support the Cyrillic alphabet, and if you used some special fonts for writing, they may not be installed in all virtual PDF printers. The last feature of programs of this type, however, does not really interfere with the work, since special types of fonts are used very rarely and generally only make it difficult to read the text.

So, Top 5 virtual printers for saving files to PDF:

doPDF. The most popular utility in our country and abroad. Free, requires a minimum of resources. The program implements all the basic functions of a virtual printer, so if you only need to print a PDF file from time to time, there is no point in purchasing other, paid products.

PDF-XChange. Supplied as an add-on to ABBYY PDF Transformer. Transformer is a full-fledged application for creating documents of the specified format, which can also “print” files, being embedded in the context menu of the explorer. Transformer can use OCR to convert PDF files back to text documents.

pdfFactory Pro. The most expensive program on the list, but also the most feature-rich. In Factory, you can specify from which page and at what scale the document will open. By creating bookmarks in PDF viewers, you can use the navigation bar. In the program, you can customize the styles of fonts and borders on the page, a preview of the document is available.

PDF Creator. The program is free and differs in that it can send files to print to PDF in batch mode. over, the queue is also used in standby mode, accumulating documents for some time before printing. The printer supports saving files not only in PDF, but also in several other graphic formats.

ReaSoft PDF Printer. Another good program. Provides ample opportunities for watermarking. You can set their shape, position and even color. You can also add headers and footers to the document.

Printing from a flash drive

If the printer does not print PDF files from the USB stick connected to it, the problem is with the motherboard software. Work with this type of documents is not supported. A solution is to transfer the file to a hard disk and print from there.

File validation with Acrobat

In the paid version of Adobe Acrobat, you can check your document for errors before printing.

  • In the program menu, go to the Print Production section.
  • In the drop-down list, select the Preflight function.
  • In the window that opens, enter the word “syntax” in the search bar to find all syntax errors.
  • After that, the profile “Report an error in the PDF syntax” is selected, and the tool for making edits is activated at the bottom of the window.

Resave PDF document

The file opens in any of the available editors like Acrobat. The section “File”. “Save As” is selected in the menu. The name of the document proposed for saving must be changed by removing all symbols from it, except for Latin letters and numbers. Deletes all documents from the queue before printing.

Why won’t my printer print PDF documents

Updating Drivers

On the desktop, right-click on the “Computer” shortcut. In the menu, select “Management”.

In the window that opens on the left in the “Utilities” directory, select the “Device Manager” section. In the list that appears, the required printer is selected and its context menu opens through the RMB. Select the option “Update drivers”.

The system will offer the user two options for updating. You can try automatic updates first. Otherwise, download the driver from the manufacturer’s official website and install.

Return to the “Update drivers” option and select the second software search option. “Search for drivers on this computer”.

Selecting a different program

In addition to Acrobat and Adobe Reader, free programs can print documents in.pdf format:

  • Soda;
  • XCange Viewer;
  • Free Reader;
  • Foxit;
  • STDU;
  • Movavi Editor;
  • Hamster.

Recovery from the original source

To restore, you must have the original file from which the pdf document was created. The source is opened in a program that allows you to convert, for example, a.docx file to.pdf, and its creation is repeated.

“PDF Creator

To begin with, it should be noted that this free virtual pdf printer, unlike many other analogs, is not limited only to the appearance of the corresponding icon in the list of printers and devices and settings with several tabs and options. The fact is that pdf creator, the latest versions of which are suitable for both Windows 8 and Windows 10, makes it possible to flexibly customize the printing process, add service capabilities to the Explorer and IE context menu, and much more. It also supports print and view protection and PDF file encryption.

The program interface is multilingual. Thanks to the possibility of server installation, users of the entire local network can use one installed PDF Creator virtual printer. To download this software for your printer, you just need to visit the official website of its developer.


This program, which allows you to install on Windows xp, Windows 7 and Windows 10 a virtual printer for converting to pdf format, is absolutely free, and you can download it from the official website of its developer. If the installation of such software is successful, the doPDF virtual printer will immediately appear in the Printers and Faxes list. To convert this or that file to pdf, open any text or graphic document, open the print window and select this printer from the list of devices. Then it remains to choose only the place where you plan to save the file.

It should be noted that dopdf is a multilingual and absolutely free program for both personal and commercial use. It does not require third-party software to create a PDF file, resulting in a smaller installation file than some competitors. This program allows you to adjust the resolution, as well as set the optimal page size. Its latest versions have support for 64-bit systems.

BullZip PDF Printer

If you decide to use the bulzip program to install the virtual pdf printer, which will install in just a couple of minutes, then keep in mind that it is compatible with any programs that support printing to system printers. To use the virtual PDF printer installed on your PC using BullZip, you just need to open the print window and save the document in PDF format. If necessary, you can set a password for opening, perform encryption, adjust the quality of the document, overlay watermarks with the ability to change their size, transparency, etc. The latest versions of the program can also work on Windows 10, and even on 64-bit operating systems.

Purpose and overview of popular pdf printers.

Many office equipment users these days actively use a software application such as a virtual pdf printer. Thanks to him, any document, be it text or graphic, can be converted to pdf (PDF) without the use of highly specialized software. It should also be noted that most virtual printers of this type allow you to save the document before printing in the format required by the user.

But there is a virtual printer from Google that allows you to print remotely from an internet-connected device. Read more about it in this article: google cloud print.

Further, you can familiarize yourself with some common programs that can be used in order to create a pdf printer for Windows.

“CutePDF Writer

If you decide to use this application for your printer, which is suitable for installation on a PC with any OS, including Windows 10, then take into account that it does not have a graphical interface. Therefore, in order to convert and print pdf files using CutePDF Writer, you do not need to configure anything. In addition, to create PDF, it does not require the installation of additional components from Office, and at the same time it is absolutely free of ad modules. This option is suitable for a printer of any model, but the program requires the installation of a free converter, which is available immediately after downloading it.