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Memory Loss? It Remembers Your Settings For You

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Screenshot of the 'Welcome' Tab Most PDF converters make you enter the same information again and again every time you create a PDF. This is repetitive, frustrating and a waste of time.

Save time by automating these repetitive tasks. Store your PDF settings into different profiles to be used again at any time.

Q: How many profiles can I create? A: As many as you like. You can also remove profiles that are no longer needed.

Q: Can I change a profiles' settings and not save these changes? A: Sure, just uncheck the 'auto-save' checkbox before changing your settings.

Q: How does 'Auto-Save' work? A: As soon as you change a setting it's value is automatically saved in the current profile for you.

Merge Many PDFs and Documents into One PDF

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Screenshot of the 'Metadata' Tab Easily merge content from different sources, documents and even existing PDF files into one new PDF. You also save money on expensive PDF tools by rearranging the order of your merged documents from inside PDF Printer before converting the documents to PDF.

Quickly find your PDFs by including your name as well as subject, title and keywords in your PDFs. This will save a lot of hassle later on and looks more professional to your clients that can see this information in their PDF reader software.

Q: How many documents can I merge at a time? A: As many as you like. There are of course computer memory limits but we have converted documents up to 1 Gigabyte in size without problem - the computer was begging for mercy but the PDF was created in the end. That's what they're for right?

Q: How can I rearrange the documents? A: Simply select the document in the list and click the 'Move Up' or 'Move Down' button

Q: How can I search for PDFs containing my name or subject or keywords? A: Google have a desktop search tool that indexes everything on your hard drive including PDFs. You can use that but don't forget to download PDF Printer ;)

Protect Yourself (and your PDFs!) From Thieves

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Screenshot of the 'Security' Tab Protect your hard work and investment by deterring would-be thieves from stealing, butchering and sharing your PDF content without your knownledge or permission. Encrypting the contents of your PDF documents is a lot like locking your car.. people may find a way to break in but the lock is an effective deterrant and slows down thieves considerably.

Protect your PDFs the way you want with fine control using 8 differnet security settings as well as password protection and security strength settings.

Q: Why are there two password boxes? A: The first box is for the password that the user needs to enter before they can open or read your PDF. You will need to provide this password to your readers but expect some extra support from people that lose their passwords, type them in incorrectly or don't like using passwords to read a PDF.
The second box is for the password you need if you ever want to change or remove the security settings in your PDF in the future. We have an inexpensive tool named 'Pdf Locker' at PdfLocker.com that you can use to change your PDF security settings at any time.

Q: How do I stop people from copy & pasting my PDF text? A: Make sure the 'Allow Content Copy & Paste' checkbox is unchecked

Q: What the heck are Annotations? A: PDF documents can contain special markup such as shout boxes, drawings or forms. These things can be modified using a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro (costs around $300) unless you disallow it. Allowing modification of annotations is generally not recommended, its kind of like handing a can of gasoline and matches to a kid.

Q: Why should I care about screen readers? A: People with sight difficulties use various pieces of software and hardward to make it easier for them to read your PDF documents. These devices are known as screenreaders. They sound great but they alos make it easier for a hacker to copy the contents of your PDF.
You need to make a decision between allowing sight impaired people read your document or giving hackers an easy time. This is your mission Bond whether you like it or not. Thanks Adobe!

Q: Why would I disable printing? A: Because printing an encrypted PDF to a PDF Converter (such as PDF Printer) will create a new unencrypted PDF with no security in it. Yes, the new PDF will be an exact replica of your old PDF but completely unsecured.
Of course you'll always have people that like to print everything out (who care about rain forests right?) because they like to 'read' printed material rather than 'read' from a computer screen.

Share Your PDFs With The World.. or Not

Screenshot of the 'Share' Tab Publish your PDFs online in a snap. Easily share your work with the world or to a select few using password protected URLs. We can host your PDFs for you (if you want) at our sister website PdfHost.com. PDF Printer can upload your new PDFs for you automatically and store them under the category of your choosing. You will need a PdfHost.com login username and password before you can share your PDFs.

*Coming soon. PdfHost.com is nearing completion.

Save Space and Time

Screenshot of the 'Actions' Tab There was no room to put these additional features anywhere else so we put them here. *Save space by having your new PDFs compressed for you automatically *Save time by opening your new PDFs in your PDF viewer or attaching them to a new E-Mail message automatically *Hide pages you do not want shown to your readers but need to keep in your original documents. This is perfect for those that need to censor, protect or remove sensitive information from some people but need to make it available to others. *Use relative links in your PDFs so that it's easy to change the domain of all your links in one place when needed. For example, if all your links begin with http://www.Datagenn.com then you can set your base-Url to: http://www.Datagenn.com This means that all your relative links (eg: /home or /news or any url you like) will start with http://www.Datagenn.com when clicked on.

No Registration Required

Screenshot of the 'About' Tab Update your copy to the latest build with one click for free or upgrade to [PDF Printer Pro]. We are constantly working on this product, making it better, increasing performance, and making changes requested by you. You benefit from all this hard work by clicking the 'Check for Updates' link and downloading the latest build at no cost at all. Best of all, you do not need to remember any license keys as PDF Printer Free does not require registration.
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