Monday, September 03, 2007

doPDF

One of my many quests is for a lightweight, free, PDF creator. I know there're tons of them around but they all seem to either require ghostscript or put a watermark on the output.

The other day, I came across doPDF. I saved it away for a rainy day.

Well, that day came around today. It's a quick download and install. It works well too.

But...

I archive copies of my phone bill (around 30 pages and no, I don't have an iPhone). The copy created with doPDF was 745KB and the copy created with Adobe Acrobat 6.0 was 93KB. doPDF was set at 300 dpi and Acrobat at 600 dpi.

Hmmm.

doPDF worked fine but 8 times bigger is really too much.

1 comment:

Brian Burns said...

I found that PDF Creator works well for me on Windows and the price is right:

Project web page:
http://www.pdfforge.org/

Sourceforge page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/