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doPDF (install)


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This package skips automatic verification:

I opened a discussion about this (!topic/chocolatey/uOHpAx7j_Xs), and although gep13 was able to get the package to install in the test-environment, it is still failing on the verifier with a time-out.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 1/29/2019.

doPDF is a free PDF printer that does what the name suggests, creates PDF files. Once installed it will allow you to convert any type of printable documents to PDF files. doPDF installs itself as a virtual PDF printer driver so after a successful installation will appear in your Printers and Faxes list and also in the list of All Programs.

Main Features

  • Predefined page size: You can select a predefined page size for the resulting PDF file. (50 different formats available)
  • PDF output presets: You can choose to create high quality, larger PDF files or smaller files, depending on your needs.
  • Automatic updates: We always recommend using the latest version of doPDF and its integrated automatic update engine will keep your version current. Update checks can be scheduled daily, weekly or monthly, but you can also disable this feature.
  • Searchable PDFs: You can search for text within the created PDF file (and search engines will also index the text from the PDF).
  • Add Document info: Add document metadata information for the resulting PDF file that helps with indexing.
  • Graphic scale: The content of the resulting PDF can be shrunk to 1% of the original size, or enlarged up to 400%.
  • Always use this folder: You can have doPDF create and save the PDF file to the same folder each time, no matter where you open the original document from.
  • Embed font subsets: To ensure that the resulting PDF file will look exactly as originally intended, doPDF embeds by default the font subsets used in the original document.
  • Open with PDF reader: You can choose to have the PDF opened with the default PDF reader once it's converted.
  • No GhostScript: Doesn’t require 3rd party programs to make PDF files such as GhostScript.
  • Multi-language: doPDF is the ONLY free pdf maker whose interface is currently available in 33 different languages.

To install doPDF (install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dopdf --version 9.6.245

To upgrade doPDF (install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dopdf --version 9.6.245


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ahk Show
    ; This script will exit after 120 seconds
    SetTimer, TimeOut, 120000
    DetectHiddenWindows, on
    ; First window
    WinWait, doPDF installer ahk_exe dopdf-full.exe
    WinActivate, doPDF installer ahk_exe dopdf-full.exe
    ;WinHide, ahk_id %appid%
    ; Office add-in checkbox
    Send {Click 164, 260}
    ; Telemetry checkbox
    Send {Click 333, 518}
    ; Install button
    Send {Click 250, 400}
    PixelGetColor, BGcolor, 1, 1
    sleep, 250
    ;MouseGetPos, xpos, ypos 
    WinActivate, doPDF installer ahk_exe dopdf-full.exe
    MouseMove, 414, 414
    PixelGetColor, ButtonColor, 414, 414
    If (WinExist(doPDF installer ahk_exe dopdf-full.exe) 
        AND (ButtonColor != "0x44a24f")) {
    ;  MouseMove, xpos, ypos
      goto, __Wait
    If (ButtonColor = "0x44a24f") {
      Send {Click 470,515}
    ExitApp 120
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $DownloadArgs = @{
       packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       FileFullPath = Join-Path $env:TEMP "doPDF\doPDF_installer.exe"
       url          = ''
       checksum     = '1da9fe7ff9623c5646aa1a2cf9a9759d7453aceba755241d2c6e4c561f451541'
       checksumType = 'sha256'
       GetOriginalFileName = $true
    $LocalFile = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @DownloadArgs
    # doPDF depends on the Print Spooler service so make sure it is up and running 
    #    (Stolen from cutepdf package and thanks to bcurran3.)
    try {
       $serviceName = 'Spooler'
       $spoolerService = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Property StartMode,State -Filter "Name='$serviceName'"
       if ($spoolerService -eq $null) { 
          Write-Warning "The Print Spooler service must be running for doPDF to install."
          Throw "Service $serviceName was not found" 
       Write-Warning "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-Warning 'Print Spooler service now set to: Auto / Running'
    } catch {
       Throw "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $toolsDir    = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
    $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
    $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
    Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
    Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       FileType       = 'exe'
       File           = $LocalFile
       silentArgs    = ''   #/SILENT /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NOCANCEL /NORESTART /Languages="es-en"'
       validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @InstallArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Softland


© Softland 2006 - 2018


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
doPDF (install) 10.1.111 888 Sunday, April 14, 2019 approved
doPDF (install) 10.0.108 986 Monday, April 8, 2019 approved
doPDF (install) 10.0.107 1293 Saturday, March 16, 2019 approved
doPDF (install) 10.0.105 1154 Monday, March 4, 2019 approved
doPDF (install) 9.6.245 4451 Thursday, January 24, 2019 approved
doPDF 7.3.400 5995 Friday, January 2, 2015 approved
doPDF 7.3 923 Monday, January 6, 2014 approved

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