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doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« on: February 23, 2007, 03:02:34 AM »
We've recently released a freeware pdf creator called doPDF (http://www.dopdf.com). Has pretty basic features but it's one of the few pdf creators that doesn't use Ghostscript and that runs on Vista.

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doPDF allows you to freely convert documents to PDF files, including emails, MS Office documents, web pages, text. It works as a printer driver and you can convert to PDF from any Windows application that supports printing - just set doPDF as the default printer and the document will be converted and saved as PDF file. Features include: customizable resolution, predefined page size, quality settings and much more.

Homepage:www.dopdf.com
Download (direct, 2.5 Mb):www.dopdf.com
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[edited by mouser to broken fix links]
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 03:09:02 AM by mouser »

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 03:10:13 AM »
very nice.  :up:

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 12:32:07 AM »
Just tested it. it leaves the document in the printer queue, nothing happens.
This is the second time for me that a program from this company just does doesn't work out of the box. A pity, it looks good.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 02:34:51 AM »
Just tested it. it leaves the document in the printer queue, nothing happens.
Hi, can you send an email to info[at]dopdf[dot]com with more details about this error? Basically the operating system used and the application you printed from. Thank you.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 03:14:19 AM »
On my system, doPDF works fine.  The only glitch I found is when one look at the properties of the pdf file created by doPDF, the main fields are filled with strange characters, whereas one would have expected some info about Softland.
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« Last Edit: March 02, 2007, 04:18:27 AM by MerleOne »

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 04:38:01 AM »
On my system, doPDF works fine.  The only glitch I found is when one look at the properties of the pdf file created by doPDF, the main fields are filled with strange characters, whereas one would have expected some info about Softland.
Can you post a screenshot? I have attached one and there are no strange characters.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007, 08:39:22 AM »
Will do so ASAP, that is as soon I have access to the PC where it is installed and where I have observed it, basically next week.  Just a precision also : I am using FoxReader as pdf reader.
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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 07:10:25 AM »
Will do so ASAP, that is as soon I have access to the PC where it is installed and where I have observed it, basically next week.  Just a precision also : I am using FoxReader as pdf reader.
Hi. No need to send that file, seems this is a bug in Foxit. Adobe reader gets the correct information, while Foxit doesn't. I'll send them an email about this. Thanks for pointing it.
[update] Seems they already know about this bug http://www.foxitsoft...showthread.php?t=845
« Last Edit: March 05, 2007, 07:14:55 AM by Softland »

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 09:11:47 AM »
OK !  Thanks for the precision.  I was thinking it was doPDF fault since using another pdf creation tool, cutePDF (latest release), the properties were OK, even with Foxit Reader.
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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 02:09:41 AM »
hi there Softland, been trying out doPDF as an alternative PDF creator and i'm surprised that doPDf creates smaller & searchable PDFs.. :)

however i'm having some problems that i would like to highlight..
• 1st, after saving and the file is displayed, the extension goes missing. this happens despite typing-in the ".pdf" at the save dialog.
• 2nd, if the typed filename contains a dot or hyphen, the filename gets cut-off. e.g. "my.work.2006.pdf" is saved as on "my".
• 3rd, at the save dialog if i type-in the name of an existing file, doPDF promptly overwrites the file without any warning!

i hope you will look into this in your future releases. i also would like to suggest that make doPDF be able to remember the last saved folder, instead of prompting to save into "My Documents" each time.. :)

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 04:36:29 AM »
hi there Softland, been trying out doPDF as an alternative PDF creator and i'm surprised that doPDf creates smaller & searchable PDFs.. :)

however i'm having some problems that i would like to highlight..
• 1st, after saving and the file is displayed, the extension goes missing. this happens despite typing-in the ".pdf" at the save dialog.
• 2nd, if the typed filename contains a dot or hyphen, the filename gets cut-off. e.g. "my.work.2006.pdf" is saved as on "my".
• 3rd, at the save dialog if i type-in the name of an existing file, doPDF promptly overwrites the file without any warning!

i hope you will look into this in your future releases. i also would like to suggest that make doPDF be able to remember the last saved folder, instead of prompting to save into "My Documents" each time.. :)

1 - is a bug we are aware about, will be fixed in vs 5.1
2 - same bug as 1
3 -  bug, will be fixed
in vs 5.1 the last save location will be remembered. Don't know exactly the release date but it will not be too long.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2007, 08:45:49 PM »
thanks Softland, doDPF will be in serious contention with some fine-tuning that you mentioned.. :)

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2007, 04:20:54 PM »
This looks like my new PDF Printer! I used to use PDFCreator but I don't want to have to do a bunch of weird stuff to make it work on Vista. Thanks Softland!

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007, 12:36:41 AM »
just found out that Softland has released a new version that fixes all the bugs mentioned above. Thanks again, guys..:Thmbsup:

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http://www.dopdf.com/


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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2007, 01:03:40 AM »
New in version 5.3:
Optimized the text compression algorithm so now the size of PDF files is reduced by up to 80% (for PDFs consisting mainly of text), Finnish and Arabic user interface localizations added

Download: http://www.dopdf.com...load/setup/dopdf.exe

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 01:15:05 PM »
Hi guys,

Does doPDF preserve URL links in documents?  :tellme:

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2008, 08:19:14 PM »
- yes, links are clickable:

DoPDF-link.gifdoPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware

- from Danish:
"The program is trying to launch the homepage Http-and-so-on-pdf.exe. Do you trust this homepage?"


doPDF is now version 6.1 and is still lightweight and fast. One strange feature is that there are no settings to do, except for favourite folder. The only contact is when you have to choose if you want to keep the suggested filename (and fav folder), otherwise you cannot get in contact with this program. After the creation of a PDF the program will automatically send the file to your viewer, which is why I am removing doPDF again. I cannot accept this feature to be the only option.

Another thing to name is that doPDF does not try to hide that it 'merely' is an advert for novaPDF:

do-NOVA-pdf.gifdoPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware

do-NOVA-pdf2.gifdoPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware


But doPDF is gratis, fast, and with fine print quality.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 09:27:40 PM »
check this thread for a free copy of NovaPDF Lite, credits to Patteo. i haven't checked but the download may still work as vunet normally won't remove the offered downloads immediately.

http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=6549.0

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 09:34:03 PM »
Hi Curt,

Unless I am doing something wrong but my doPDF does not preserve hyperlink. It does have link for some like "http://google.com" but not when you make your own word or sentence then create hyperlink.

Thanks

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2008, 03:11:46 AM »
i haven't checked but the download may still work as vunet normally won't remove the offered downloads immediately.
Immediately??? ;D - it's November 2006
Nova still give the registration info (needed as well as the download), but the download no longer works, although the page is there.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2008, 05:17:05 AM »
- vnunet also states that "This download offer will be taken offline on or around 24th of December 2006", so ...

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@ Kuntau
I am not all sure in which situation it is you are having a problem with this feature - my links are clickable. Maybe it is a problem caused by the viewer you are using? I am using the free version of PDF X-Change Viewer. Or were they maybe internal links, or marked as 'hidden links'? Also, the program in which you are creating the link must support clickable linking as well. So could the problem be that you are using the "wrong" editor?

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I have decided to keep on trying doPDF a little longer.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2008, 05:20:39 AM by Curt »

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2008, 05:26:25 AM »
@Curt

I write the document in MS Word, highlight some work + ctrl+k --> put in URL then print to pdf with doPDF... I am not sure about hidden link, how do I check so?

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2008, 06:36:17 AM »
@Kuntau
Your problem is confusing me and I don't know what to tell you, but I just made a normal .doc in Word 2003, typed an imaginary link and X-Change Viewer is opening it without any problems. MS Word can offer you to "unlinkify" URLs, convert to plain text, but to my (lack of) understanding links can also be hidden by your clipboard, "remove formats / paste as plain text", or something. I really don't understand why it isn't working for you. Sorry.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2008, 06:51:51 AM »
.. in MS Word, highlight some work + ctrl+k --> put in URL ...

Ohh... I am soo slow today. "Insert URL", you said. You are right; Word is actually hiding the link. This problem is caused by Word, not by the printer. As far as I (don't) know these kinds of invisible links can only be read by text editors and Internet browsers.

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Re: doPDF (pdf creator) - Freeware
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2008, 06:55:58 AM »
... but if the pdf was created using Acrobat then AFAIK we can put link like that? Any other software can do like that other that Adobe Acrobat pro?