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15 Mar 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Acro Software Inc.


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CutePDF Writer

This is not the latest version of CutePDF Writer available. | Updated: 15 Mar 2020



Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Acro Software Inc.

CutePDF Writer

This is not the latest version of CutePDF Writer available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade cutepdf -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cutepdf -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure cutepdf installed
    name: cutepdf
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'cutepdf' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: cutepdf,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cutepdf
   Name     = 'cutepdf'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cutepdf':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install cutepdf version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Mar 2020.


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.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'cutepdf'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = ''
  silentArgs    = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' # Inno Setup Package
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = 'cutepdf*'
  checksum      = '333AAACCC719732E96547AC9E8DA26C7E574A9A3C078C3051D383B11D57598936C14C28E97692BF590EEA25851E3F1F064A8691BC5B4FC14D5CA220871CC1874'
  checksumType  = 'sha512'

# 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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
CutePDF Writer 8373 Friday, June 5, 2020 Approved
CutePDF Writer 16872 Thursday, June 4, 2020 Approved
CutePDF Writer 464280 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Approved
CutePDF Writer 316606 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
CutePDF Writer 289951 Sunday, March 15, 2020 Approved
CutePDF Writer 4.0 2328287 Monday, October 28, 2019 Approved
CutePDF Writer 3.2 370394 Monday, May 29, 2017 Approved
CutePDF Writer 3.1 75365 Sunday, January 15, 2017 Approved
CutePDF 3.0 72555 Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Approved
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