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Giveaway of the day — Simpo PDF Creator 2.0

Simpo PDF Creator 2.0 provides you more methods to generate PDF documents - user interface, virtual printer and right-click.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 129 (28%) 324 (72%) 56 comments

Simpo PDF Creator 2.0 was available as a giveaway on November 27, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.99
free today
novaPDF Lite allows you to create PDF files from any printable document.

New version 2.0 provides you more methods to generate PDF documents - user interface, virtual printer and right-click. So you can convert Word to PDF, Excel to PDF, PPT to PDF, Image to PDF, HTML to PDF and any other printable documents to PDF without any difficulties. Besides, it's available to set a password to protect your PDF documents security.

Features:

  • Easily create PDF from Excel, Word, PPT, Images with right clicking the file.
  • Import different format documents from interface and convert in a batch.
  • Available to merge several PDF files to one PDF, or merge different format files to one PDF.
  • Work as a virtual printer to convert any printable documents to PDF.
  • Support PDF/A format and embedded font.
  • Secure your converted PDF documents with 128bit encryption.

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (x32/x64); Microsoft Office 2000 / 2002 / 2003 is required create pdf from doc, ppt, xls; Microsoft Office 2007 is required create pdf from docx / pptx / xlsx

Publisher:

Simpo Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.simpopdf.com/pdf-creator.html

File Size:

6.48 MB

Price:

$29.95

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Simpo not work on Html files.Also at merge function:sometimes work and sometimes not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good: *It has metadata-editing.
*You can add passwords.
*Easy converting.
*Right-click+in-built "printing'.

Bad: *Passwords only in 1 way.
*2 encryption types.

ALL: Recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by KoCka.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I agree with Ashraf... "messed up" is the understatement of the year. "Simpo" also make a PDF editor product that is easily the worst junk on the PDF market. Prints graphics with lines through them. There are much better .PDF printers out there - the one we like is called PDF Creator and it's an open source project on SourceForge (beware immitators and sound-alikes which are loaded with spyware)

This software is crapola - steer clear.

Reply   |   Comment by James Beardo the Wierdo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

It really appears that Simpo has spent alot of effort trying to promote this software by using the comments and rating system. This is supposed to be used by GAOTD users, not by companies trying to push things on to us. How about just let us try it and let us evaluate it. Otherwise, it's time to move on.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruno  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks, but based on the comments..I will pass up this one. I will go with the free version from sourceforge.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20091127-wnz4-249kb
An image of a converted ppt in pdf with Simpo.Click to zoom .Conversion is very good,even tabs and images.I make a conversion of more differents format:word and ppt in the same time.Also i use function merge.Some time work(when are not to big and too many files)and sometimes not work.Thank.I use XP SP3 32.

Reply   |   Comment by Doru  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ 18 & 43
Yes, PDF Forge may be Open Source BUT the toolbar it contains (PDFCreator Toolbar) has been described as malware.

"Users have reported that this software changes their computer settings. PDFCreator's end-user-license-agreement states that the software will "modify your Microsoft Internet Explorer and/or Mozilla Firefox browser settings for the default search engine, address bar search, "DNS error" page, "404 error" page, and new tab page to facilitate more informative responses as determined by The Toolbar". All instances of "page not found - 404 errors" redirect to a search site that has been reported as causing multiple problems for users. The toolbar disclosure screen can irritate users, who think they have deselected the toolbar while not removing it from the list of installed components as stated on the screen. Some reviewers have termed the toolbar as "malware" and PDFForge has received criticism for including this toolbar with PDFCreator."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDFCreator#Controversial_inclusion_of_toolbar

Reply   |   Comment by Carrotmuncher  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Open office already has built into it the ability to convert word docs and excel sheets to pdf format. You just right click on doc to save and choose 'export to pdf' instead.

The hyper links are clickable as well.

There are too many negative comments for me to download this product. But I do appreciate very much such software being given along with the ability to give realistic reviews.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

For John.If you have Total Uninstall comercial,Ashampoo will be yours forever if is thrue that uninstall everything?.To insert video in pdf at low cost is Pdf Printer Pro.Problem is that in prezent non exist free soft for this.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

This offering has several issues which make it a bad idea to download. Several free alternatives that have been mentioned will do a better job.

#30 jeeem,

You couldn't be more wrong. All ashraf does is promote himself and his site and provides constant misinformation. which makes it difficult for people with real knowledge to get their message across.

So get a clue and get a life yourself before you spew out insults. At least know what you are talking about.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

In final with pdf creator(sourceforge)and X Change pdf viewer like default viewer and pdf sam(for merge pdf) i make everythink(almost).With Pdf creator addon for I.E. i save image from internet direct in pdf.In Office 2003 also use:Printer>Pdf Creator and save in pdf.When i open this pdf,will be open with Pdf X change viewer and put comments,etc and save again like pdf with comments etc.If i want to merge this files i use pdf sam.For insert link is 7 pdf maker or Tomahawk(v.Pro)-free it is posible with some tricks.What is missing?,program to insert video and(or) audio in pdf.Pdf Creator has gs inside but you can download the latest ghost script and at: options>ghost script you can choise the latest version (if you install the latest,before to install this soft).So all you need is free soft.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I don't understand why this software needs to contact the internet before creating a PDF.

Also, I tried it on Quark XPress and it crashed twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben Safari  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Sorry for being off topic - for Giovanni, #31, thanks for your inputs and valuable alternatives. Tried your link yesterday for Ashampoo Uninstaller 4, and unfortunately registration is only good for 30-day trial, not full-license. :(

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ladies

Stop crying about buggy software

Please go to Sourceforge, your very best opensource friend

PDF CREATOR (and bug free)

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

Reply   |   Comment by El barto  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

THANKS Ashraf!!!
going to pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by 5stringDean  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Shorcut will be in Start>All programs>>>>>.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Exe is win32 installer.I think that work only for s.o 32.On my XP 32 work excelent.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

http://www.pdfsam.org/?page_id=32 this is a link to pdfsam split and merge pdf.it is necesary first to instal Sun Java and next this soft.Download basic v. 2 exe.It work excelent for merge files and is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I'll stick with PrimoPDF. So far it hasn't even given me a hiccup with anything I've tried to do. Thanks anyway GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by gmkahuna  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

When I loaded the download page a-squared forced a block saying this:

Hosts engaged in malware distribution. This classification is assigned to websites engaged in the distribution of malware (e.g. adware, spyware, trojans and viruses, etc).

There has been a number of give aways that have installed malware. The worst was The Rise of Atlantis which installed Trymedia, a biatch to get rid of especially since it hides itself so well. A-squared database specifically states that this virus is distributed via the installation of Rise of Atlantis.

Also yesterday's give away Cleanse Uninstaller Pro 6 though a-square allowed it to install, blocked portions of it automatically on first run.

Reply   |   Comment by freeme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

I'VE TRIED TO CREATE 44 IMAGES TO 1 PDF FILE - ONLY 12 CAN BE ADDED AT A TIME?

Reply   |   Comment by ODED  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

#1..Ashraf, you are preety much right, i tried this software on my 15 excel files to convert into PDF. Each of my excel file contains about 30 worksheets, but when i convert them what i get is just the pdf of my first worksheet, why dont those developers check and debug it properly, its a shame......Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Raj  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

For Giovanni.7pdf can put digital signature on pdf like pdfforge?.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I can't print to file either but bigger problem...

I click to convert a word doc to PDF and it does it, but whether or not I tick "merge all files into one PDF" my document starts with 2 pages of a test PDF I did which is nonsense really. I can't just print off a 4 page word doc as a 4 page PDF, I get 6 pages, two from hours ago and my 4.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

@ #25 & #26 Thumbs Up from me to you guys!

I also got the impression that the voting has been highjacked.

For that reason and seeing Ashraf's comments having so many negative votes, I'm not even going to give this one a try!

Reply   |   Comment by Mags  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Hi all!!

A few days ago GIZMO’s software published a very impressive GEM called “7-PDF MAKER” that seemed to be the best PDF CONVERTER out there, much better than both this GAOTD and all the freeware tools listed by Ashraf and the other GAOTD's bloggers here.

In fact, 7-PDF MAKER not only can convert a wide range of files in other formats (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OpenOffice, StarOffice, Jpg, TIFF,BMP images, text or HTML webpages) to high quality PDF files but, unlike other virtual PDF printer such as today’s giveaway, the PDF files converted by 7-PDF MAKER contain clickable hyperlinks and bookmarks: amazing for a FREE SOFTWARE, isn’t it??

The only drawback is the size of its installer: 60.7 MB (what the hell?? LOL!!) but in my view it's definitely worth downloading.

You can download this GEM here (on the first link there is also a portable version of this product):

http://www.7-pdf.de/


Or here:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/7-PDF-Maker.shtml



Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies...LOL!)  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

#8 - Ivy...#1, as you identify him, is Ashraf, proprietor of dotTech.org.

He is NOT promoting his product.

He doesn't HAVE a product...you DWEEB!

He does software reviews!

Jeeez...get a life why don't ya?

-Jeeem-

Reply   |   Comment by Jeeem  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Looks like the voting system got hacked. I never see this many votes at this time of day and I've never seen Ashraf get so badly voted either. Just a guess.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

It appears as Simpo has written a lot of positive comments in this forum today. Comments promoting their "PDF Merge & Split" product.
They also give positive scores to each other, and very negative scores to anyone giving negative comments to their product, like Ashraf.

I tested this product and it's not working properly. This looks as a bad marketing scam.

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Seems to work but I don't see much of an advantage to it over the free alternatives -- Bullzip (my current Best of Breed) or PDFCreator -- except for creating PDF/A; something I don't need. OTOH, it's missing some handy features that Bullzip offers; like watermarks and merging.

Reply   |   Comment by red  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

it is still not registering for me and im using windows XP,i have re downloaded it and it is asking for a registration code.

Reply   |   Comment by russell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Sorry to say, but this program sucks big time.

I tried several of it's options, but it's crashing all the time.

Microsoft Visual C++ runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Program Files\Simpo PDF Creator\PDFCreator.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

PDFCreator

PDFCreator has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.

Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
etc etc.

Uninstall is not clean...most parts of the application are not removed.

Reply   |   Comment by KAS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

During re-installation you may encounter an "Access Denied" error.
To work around this, leave the installation process as is, go to Task Manager and stop the "SimpoPrintSrv.exe" process.
Go back to the Gaotd installation and click Retry. Installation continues as it should go. Then run Activate.exe and you are ready to use the virtual printer.
It prints now without banner.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Hi Guys!


The software build has been updated and from this moment Simpo PDF Creator 2.0 will work as virtual printer as registered version. So please re-download new package from our site to reinstall the program.
We appreciate quick response from Simpo Technologies.


Sorry for the inconvenience.
Have a nice day!
Giveaway of the Day project team.

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

Anyone tried this with OpenOffice?

Reply   |   Comment by Petersum  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

i just download it and register successfully!and i dont have any problem when i convert MS office documents,the effort is pretty well

Reply   |   Comment by zhou  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)

I am sorry to say, that I see the same problems as #14.
Althougt it says: "Work as a virtual printer to convert any printable documents to PDF" there is a watermark on every page, the registration for the program does obviously NOT include the registration for the printer and putting the same codes in there gives an error.

I tried to convert an 50 page ppt file and I also see about 1 cm free margin on the left and right sides of the PDF file which is not what the ppt file looked like.

Reply   |   Comment by Uwe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

I have the same registration problem while trying to "print to pdf file". I am running Widows 7 64 bit, if that helps!

Reply   |   Comment by John B  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

PDFforge (http://www.pdfforge.org/) has it all and is OpenSource!

Reply   |   Comment by QuickHint  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

Hello !
I am just wondering if I am doing something wrong here, but I am unable to properly activate (register) the program;
The main program tells me that it is already registered, but when I try to print something, the print module says that it is not registered and that a watermark will be added to the output pdf file.
I activated and installed it under administrator account, but the print module still is unregistered (I also rebooted the machine, but it didn't work)

I am using Windows Vista Ultimate 64x sp2.
Thanks and a late Happy Thanksgiving !

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

I've tried some pdf creators before today's giveaway. primo, cuteftp, and also old version of simpo pdf creator.

And this time, I decide to buy this product. Because it's updated a lot and no more a "printer" only

Look forward to more excellent software from simpo!

Thanks for sharing!

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-46)

While the download and activation seemed to work, I was able to right-click on Word documents and convert no problem.... but the Print to PDF function created "watermarked" docs. The software stated it was still in trial mode and needed to be registered, although I already did it. I tried again with the giveawayoftheday.com provided activation software and it still didnt fully register.

I thought this was supposed to be fully registered for personal use...

Reply   |   Comment by Okivash  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

I had two problems with this software.
First although the right click option registered and worked fine, when I use the print option it always asks for registration. Even if I copy and paste the registration details over it won't accept. So I can only produce a watermarked version from the print option.
Secondly I converted a word 2003 document and both left and right margins are lost so the pdf doesn't look right.

Reply   |   Comment by FR4NK5T3R  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Also on their page exist:Simpo pdf to txt(notepad) free.It is very fast but is only for simple pdf(only with text inside(no images,no comments,etc.)).I make a text from manual Adobe Acrobat pro 9(big pdf)in only 3...4 seconds.Thank again.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-62)

If you have pdf x change viewr like default pdf viewr(atention not portable version)has a good interaction and you can put comment etc.(what posibility have viewer) and save like pdf.Experiment with the old version.Thank.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

PDF Split and Merge method is what I am looking for. I like it very much.

Reply   |   Comment by remesh  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Good,a powerful pdf creator, it will all kinds of file formats for office be easily converted into pdf format and can be encrypted. But it is not a fast conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by myroom  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)

Download and register ok

Reply   |   Comment by Sun  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

i do not agree with #1 said about the good and the bad. it seems he is the person who want to promote his product. i had use this software,it works realy nice for me.i will support it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-45)

Yes, i tried this a few weeks ago, but its just another Printer style PDF Creator, which are a dime a dozen.
CutePDF is good - as well as a couple of Firefox addons.
No need to pay for type of Software.. Especially if they dont do the Job Properly.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Grenfell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
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