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pdf995, create quality pdf files for free (another cool open source software) Friday, 17 February 2006 11:30 am

Posted by Dongmei in featured IT of the week, free/Open Source Software, Internet Resources.

I’ve used pdf995 for some time (my cool former colleague Kathy Whitley recommended it). But I know many people don’t know about it (I was asked by one colleague yesterday if I had Adobe Acrobat which I don’t have). It’s a very cool software.

Here’s the lowdown. It comes in a suite, pdf995 suite, but if you just want to create simple pdf files from other file formats, download pdf995 only (2-step download, download pdf 995 printer driver and Free Converter here).

You may download the whole software suite or individual components from the downloads page on the pdf995 site.

All three products are available as FREE downloads. The free versions display a sponsor page in your web browser each time you run the software. If you would prefer not to see sponsor pages, you may upgrade by obtaining individual keys for each product.
If you wish to see what features that pdf995 suite offer, click here.

Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable (free) to create professional-quality pdf documents. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the “print” command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer.

If you wish to make fancy pdf files (with embedded links, etc.) you need to download the pdfEdit995 as well. PdfEdit995 offers a wealth of additional functionality, such as: combining documents into a single PDF; automatic link insertion; hierarchical bookmark insertion; PDF conversion to formatted HTML or DOC (text only); integration with Word toolbar with automatic table of contents and link generation; autoattach to email; stationery and stamping.

Included in the pdf995 suite, Signature995 offers state-of-the-art security and encryption to protect your documents and add digital signatures. Also available is the Standard Encryption Module. Standard Encryption uses native PDF encryption to restrict users from printing, copying text and images and modifying PDF files. It can also password protect PDF files.

For those enthusiastic programmers, you may obtain the source code for GNU GPL modps.exe here.

You won’t believe it, but over 10 million satisfied customers and millions of enterprise users worldwide use these software (BTW, I don’t get for this post at all ;-)). Join the crew and I know you’ll like it.



1. FOJO - Saturday, 2 September 2006 11:14 pm

WOW, THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH for your VERY helpful info on this PDF thingy. Ive been scanning all my stuff the HARD WAY but now I can do it THIS WAY–the RIGHT WAY!!!

thank you for providing such thorough info & the links to the downloads.

i REALLY TOTALLY appreciate it!!!


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