PDFwriter
PDFwriter
1.2.1

3.3

PDFwriter free download for Mac

PDFwriter for Mac1.2.1

15 November 2013

Virtual PDF printer.

What is PDFwriter for Mac

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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everlevel
everlevel
May 17 2020
1.2.1
4.0
May 17 2020
4.0
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
tobias-18
tobias-18
May 12 2020
1.2.1
5.0
May 12 2020
5.0
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
stef-8
stef-8
Feb 6 2020
1.2.1
3.0
Feb 6 2020
3.0
Version: 1.2.1
I prefer Vipriser
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 22 2017
1.2.1
4.0
Feb 22 2017
4.0
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.
Volcanus
Volcanus
Jun 19 2016
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 19 2016
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Now there is a modified newer version; https://github.com/rodyager/RWTS-PDFwriter
nmlinguaphile
nmlinguaphile
Jun 17 2016
1.2.1
1.0
Jun 17 2016
1.0
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.
frequencydip
frequencydip
Dec 1 2015
1.2.1
0.5
Dec 1 2015
0.5
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.
MEHMETBOZATLI
MEHMETBOZATLI
Mar 17 2015
1.2.1
1.0
Mar 17 2015
1.0
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?
britras
britras
Dec 5 2014
1.2.1
0.0
Dec 5 2014
0.0
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!
polocanada
polocanada
Sep 2 2014
1.2.1
5.0
Sep 2 2014
5.0
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
myoldmac51
myoldmac51
Aug 27 2014
1.2.1
4.0
Aug 27 2014
4.0
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.
MadL6492
MadL6492
Jul 31 2014
1.2.1
2.0
Jul 31 2014
2.0
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.
anonymous-mollusk-5346
anonymous-mollusk-5346
Jul 16 2014
1.2.1
0.0
Jul 16 2014
0.0
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).
Craig42a
Craig42a
Jun 22 2014
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 22 2014
5.0
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.
tbarth
tbarth
May 4 2014
1.2.1
3.0
May 4 2014
3.0
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.
Volcanus
Volcanus
Nov 19 2013
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 19 2013
5.0
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.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 15 2013
1.2.1
0.0
Nov 15 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
And the gain to using "save as pdf" is what exactly?
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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