PDFwriter
PDFwriter
1.2.1

3.3

PDFwriter free download for Mac

PDFwriter1.2.1

15 November 2013

Virtual PDF printer.

Overview

PDFwriter is a printer driver for OS X, which will let you generate PDF files by simply printing. PDFwriter is heavily based on, but far superior to, CUPS-PDF. It doesn't use ghostscript to generate PDF files; instead it uses the OS X internal PDF capabilities.

What's new in PDFwriter

Version 1.2.1:
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17 Reviews of PDFwriter

Mikael-B
15 November 2013
Version: 1.2.1

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And the gain to using "save as pdf" is what exactly?
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everlevel
17 May 2020
Version: 1.2.1
Produces proper pdf's but tables don't get layed out correctly but does allow print selected cells which can not be done with builtin save as pdf
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tobias-18
12 May 2020
Version: 1.2.1
It is a good product, but not working for current macOS versions like Catalina. There is a fork of the project that was further developed: https://github.com/rodyager/RWTS-PDFwriter with the download at: https://github.com/rodyager/RWTS-PDFwriter/releases/download/v1.0/RWTS-PDFwriter.pkg
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stef-8
06 February 2020
Version: 1.2.1
I prefer Vipriser
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Aargl
22 February 2017
Version: 1.2.1
As I generally "print" to PDF, this is useful as I don't have to go each time to the submenu and select "save as pdf", once I set it as my default printer. One great addition would be to open automatically the destination folder in the Finder, once printed: I do that with Hazel — I suppose it can be done also with a lauchagent.
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Volcanus
19 June 2016
Version: 1.2.1
Now there is a modified newer version; https://github.com/rodyager/RWTS-PDFwriter
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nmlinguaphile
17 June 2016
Version: 1.2.1
I've tried printing multiple files with this but when I try to open them in either Acrobat or Adobe Reader I get a message that the file is either not supported or is corrupt.
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frequencydip
01 December 2015
Version: 1.2.1
This was great back in the day, it however no longer works under 10.11. look for VipRiser as a replacement.
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MEHMETBOZATLI
17 March 2015
Version: 1.2.1
A pdf printer that DOESN'T use ghostscript is useless. Mac OS X has a native pdf output already, any use of a pdf printer would be to output as a printer, not using the internal capabilities. For example, it would solve the Autocad pdf/plot style problem, and become an invaluable mac program. For now, what's the point?
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britras
05 December 2014
Version: 1.2.1
Please help me! I'm desperate to find the file after it "printed." I see the thing below: /private/var/spool/pdfwriter but I don't know what to do with that or where to type it in order to find it. Can someone please help me? Thanks so much!
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polocanada
02 September 2014
Version: 1.2.1
It took me forever to find where this app actually prints and saves the PDFs. Here is the location: ../private/var/spool/pdfwriter
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myoldmac51
27 August 2014
Version: 1.2.1
Same concept as CutePDF for windows. A workaround to fix PDFs that open fine in Acrobat but not Preview. Would be good to have a save location but at least it works. Downside is that PDFs created are HUGE. Use Acrobat again to "optimize" them.
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MadL6492
31 July 2014
Version: 1.2.1
mmm....just installed on Yosemite beta, not sure if something has happened regarding finder and the folder structure, however users/shared can not be found. I have also just searched for the filename of the printed documents and it cant be found. Maybe im missing something but although it installed first time, i dont think this is compatible with Yosemite beta.
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Ochre
16 July 2014
Version: 1.2.1
There appears to be an error in the quoted release date for the current version, 1.2.1. According to Sourceforge (where this project is hosted), 1.2.1 was released 15th March 2011 (15-03-11), not 15th November 2013 (15-11-13).
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Craig42a
22 June 2014
Version: 1.2.1
I have a book I created in InDesign and I wanted to produce a PDF of just the thumbnails of the layout in a grid configuration of 3x3 per page. While it is an easy enough to export pages to PDF using "Export" you cannot make thumbnails into a PDF, only print thumbnails to paper through the print dialog box. This software solved that problem instantly. Easy to install, and it appears as a print driver that you can select when you are in the print dialog box. When you "print" to PDFWriter it automatically saves the file to a special location (read the instructions that come with the download): e.g. /Users/Shared/PDFwriter The only downsides of this program are you can't choose the save location and you can't rename the PDF before saving as you can during an InDesign PDF Export. But that's okay. The hours I saved in alternative ways of creating PDF-format thumbnails of the book makes this a five-star app all the way. Thank you.
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tbarth
04 May 2014
Version: 1.2.1
I'm new to Mac, and I can't find how to save the pdf output file from this printer. Nowhere is there a setting for that as far as I can see. And there is nothing to be found in Documents. Can someone please help me, thanks.
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Volcanus
19 November 2013
Version: 1.2.1
Much better than cups-pdf! Saves the pdf created internally by an application into a file. Works like a virtual printer. Very helpful also to save Airprint output.
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Mikael-B
15 November 2013
Version: 1.2.1
And the gain to using "save as pdf" is what exactly?
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