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PDF Creator


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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 1/25/2018.

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.


  • Convert your Documents to PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF and more
  • Merge multiple documents to one file
  • Profiles make frequently used settings available with one click
  • Use automatic saving to have a fully automated PDF printer

To install PDF Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install pdfcreator

To upgrade PDF Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade pdfcreator


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $checksum = 'df33e906ce0b0148cc1be8daffa51775b4a806eb1745385fd4eaf1c2c71c45e2'
    $url = ''
    $installArgs = $('' +
      '/COMPONENTS="program,ghostscript,comsamples,' +
      'languages,languages\bosnian,languages\catalan,languages\catalan_valencia,' +
      'languages\chinese_simplified,languages\chinese_traditional,' +
      'languages\corsican,languages\croatian,languages\czech,languages\danish,' +
      'languages\dutch,languages\english,languages\estonian,languages\finnish,' +
      'languages\french,languages\galician,languages\german,languages\greek,' +
      'languages\hebrew,languages\hungarian,languages\italian,languages\irish,' +
      'languages\ligurian,languages\latvian,languages\lithuanian,' +
      'languages\norwegian_bokmal,languages\polish,languages\portuguese_br,' +
      'languages\romanian,languages\russian,languages\serbian_cyrillic,' +
      'languages\slovak,languages\slovenian,languages\spanish,' +
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'pdfcreator'
      unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      silentArgs    = $installArgs
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'pdfcreator*'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    # Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running
    # this is required for both installing, and running pdfcreator
    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
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'pdfcreator'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $baseInstallArgs = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
    $uninstallerPathLastPart = 'PDFCreator\unins000.exe'
    $uninstallerPath = Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles $uninstallerPathLastPart
    $uninstallerPathx86 = Join-Path ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} $uninstallerPathLastPart
    if (Test-Path $uninstallerPathx86) {
      $uninstallerPath = $uninstallerPathx86
    if (Test-Path $uninstallerPath) {
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $baseInstallArgs $uninstallerPath

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • pdfforge


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PDF Creator 3.1.1 20981 Thursday, January 4, 2018 approved
PDF Creator 3.1.0 13941 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 3.0.1 101141 Thursday, September 21, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 2.5.3 89783 Monday, June 26, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 2.5.2 60781 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 2.5.1 54653 Friday, February 17, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 2.5.0 484 Friday, February 17, 2017 approved
PDF Creator 2.4.1 35805 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 approved
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