by activePDF

Easy-to-use software for creating PDF documents

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: activePDF

Release : PrimoPDF

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Before downloading Primo, I googled it and found a Wikipedia reference to the software.  I also saw that it was available for download on CNET, a site that trusts for downloading software.  With these two factors combined, I decided it was reasonably safe to download and try the software.  The installation took a bit longer than it might have because I didn't have the latest version of .NET on my computer, but that was automatically downloaded by Windows once I gave Windows permission to update my computer. 

Once downloaded, the icon that was created for Primo was helpful because it succinctly stated what Primo would do and how to do it.  I had to take a file I wanted to convert and drop it on the icon.  Therefore, I dragged a text file I had created onto the icon, and the new PDF version of the file opened.  I was impressed by how easy that was. 

Investigating further, I found the listing for Primo found on my computer when I clicked the Windows button in the lower-left corner of the desktop and found that I could open an online user guide, which was handy because I still didn't know too much about the software.  I also tried clicking on the icon for Primo that was created on my desktop and first pressed the "options" button.  There I saw that I could check for updates on Primo and choose to have pages auto-rotate if I wanted.  I also could set the resolution for the PDF pages and choose if I would be prompted before overwriting existing PDF files. 

Along the top of the main window of the graphical user interface was a choice of whether I wanted my PDF to be a small file suitable for viewing on a computer, which I assume would be a low-resolution file, or a larger file suitable for printing.  Clicking the "PDF security" button, I found two other nice features.  First, I could set a password to open a document.  Second, I could set a password to make changes to my security settings.  Below that button was another that would allow me to open the PDF, email the PDF, or do nothing after processing was done.  Finally, the program was installed in my x86 program files folder, and there were clear choices there as to whether I wanted to update the software or delete it.

quick conversion of files to the PDF format

  • converts a text file to PDF
  • lets the user set the resolution of the resulting PDF
  • allows file conversion to be initiated by an easy drop of the document onto the icon
  • permits the user to save settings like auto-rotating documents
  • gives the user the chance to set the properties of the resulting document like the title and author
  • includes security options for the document
Compatible with Windows operating system
Requires latest version of .NET framework
Sufficient hard disk space for installation

Easy conversion of files into PDF format.
Supports a wide range of file formats.
Doesn't compromise original file quality during conversion.

Contains ads for other Nitro products during the installation process.
Limited features compared to other PDF conversion software.
No dedicated customer support for troubleshooting issues.
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image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Mason
This program automatically create a virtual printer for your pc through that you can generate pdf files. I use this to convert word document to pdf document. I didn't experience any disadvantages highly recommended to all.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cole R.
PrimoPDF is a free PDF creation program for Windows that allows users to quickly and easily convert any document into a high-quality PDF file. It is easy to use and features a wide range of options, including the ability to create password-protected PDFs, optimize PDFs for web viewing, and add watermarks to documents. PrimoPDF also offers compatibility with multiple formats, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HTML.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Angus N.
PrimoPDF is a great software for creating PDF documents. It has an intuitive user interface and offers a lot of customization options. I found it very easy to use and it took me no time to complete the task. It is also great that it is compatible with all the popular Windows document formats. The output quality is also very good. The software also allows you to add passwords to the documents and also to specify the page size. It also provides a good selection of page layouts to choose from. I appreciate that it is free and can be downloaded easily. All in all, it is a handy tool for creating PDF documents quickly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Riley Saatkamp
PrimoPDF is really good for convertin PDFs but it can be a bit slow at times and a bit confusng to use at first.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blake P******j
This software allows users to convert various types of files, such as Microsoft Word documents and images, into PDF format. It has a user-friendly interface and allows for customization of output settings, including security and compression options. It also supports batch conversion and can merge multiple files into a single PDF document. Additionally, it offers the ability to add watermarks and bookmarks to PDF files.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Brodie Escobar
PrimoPDF is a free PDF conversion software that is easy to use and offers a variety of customization options.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oliver
Easy to use and enables efficient conversion of files to PDF format.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aiden
Efficient, intuitive, converts files swiftly.
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Easy to use, reliable conversion.
Easy to use, converts files to PDF with a 😊.
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