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CutePDF Writer


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Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF converter software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!


  • Free software for commercial and non-commercial use.

To install CutePDF Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install cutepdf

To upgrade CutePDF Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade cutepdf


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $checksum = 'fed425b324ef6d7214fc4dba5109178ce58a568dab0afed39255e726e0992064'
    $url = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'cutepdf'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      silentArgs    = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' # Inno Setup Package
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'cutepdf*'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    # Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running
    try {
      $serviceName = 'Spooler'
      $spoolerService = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Property StartMode,State -Filter "Name='$serviceName'"
      if ($spoolerService -eq $null) { throw "Service $serviceName was not found" }
      Write-Host "Print Spooler service state: $($spoolerService.StartMode) / $($spoolerService.State)"
      if ($spoolerService.StartMode -ne 'Auto' -or $spoolerService.State -ne 'Running') {
        Set-Service $serviceName -StartupType Automatic -Status Running
        Write-Host 'Print Spooler service new state: Auto / Running'
    } catch {
      Write-Warning "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Acro Software Inc.


Copyright © Acro Software Inc.


Release Notes

Software Updates

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
CutePDF Writer 3.1 75232 Sunday, January 15, 2017 approved
CutePDF 3.0 72410 Tuesday, November 25, 2014 approved
CutePDF 1.0.0 4762 Tuesday, April 16, 2013  

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