Benefits common to both versions of pdfFactory

One step installation
Some PDF software requires separate modules to be installed for the different options, not pdfFactory! Download the software, double click on it and within a minute pdfFactory will appear on your list of printers.

As simple as printing but much faster
To create a PDF simply click on PRINT from your application and your document will appear in the pdfFactory preview.

live preview

live preview

Live preview
Live preview removes the two steps: save and load PDF in a PDF reader in order to check its appearance. The preview shows you what the PDF will look like and tells you how big the final PDF will be. More …


Simple editing via a toolbar. pdfFactory professional toolbar:

pdfFactory 6 toolbar

Keeps documents together – no chance of lost pages
Combining documents means that they are kept together in the order you want, removing the risk that the recipient will misplace sections.  More …

Predictable appearance
PDFs preserve the document layout regardless of the viewing device.   More …

flexible encryption and protection

flexible encryption and protection

Security and encryption
Flexible security options allow you to restrict any of the following; opening, copying from, printing from or editing. For example you can publish documents on the web and when they are viewed in a PDF viewer (such as Acrobat) the Copy and Print options will remain greyed out and unavailable.

Simple to email
Click on the SEND button and an empty email is opened with the PDF attached. You can also drag and drop the PDF from the preview window to cloud software – for example Gmail.

Small file sizes
Size is rarely a problem in PDFs without pictures,  about 5 KB per page. More …

Additional benefits of pdfFactory Professional

Add your own overlays such as letterhead and improve the appearance and authority of the PDF
Any page can be saved as an overlay.  More …

stamp page numbers etc. to pdf pages

add text like page numbers and date and time

Enhance/modify the content of the PDF
You can add content to the original document as you convert it to a PDF. The preview window allows you to type directly onto the page or delete content from the page. See example uses…

Automatic creation of bookmarks
In long documents, creating bookmarks allows you to guide your readers to the essential point. They act as a contents page, where the user can click on the entries to jump straight to the page. pdFactory will create bookmarks based on font size and type, allowing it to pick out headings automatically from the original document. You can manually revise these and add new bookmarks by right mouse clicking on the page.

form filling and other text input

type additional text to pdf pages, powerfull form filling feature.

Streamline the filling out of emailed forms
Send the form to pdfFactory and type in the boxes. Paste in a signature and click SEND to re-attach to an email.  More …

pdf/A archive format
Single click pdf/A saving. The PDF standard is slowly evolving to take account of more advanced layout/setting options in new software and to add new abilities to the PDF itself. This could cause compatibility problems in the distant future. To overcome this the International Standards Organisation has specified a robust basic standard for long term document storage called the pdf/A standard. pdfFactory can save in this standard.