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Downloads:

3,469,293

Downloads of v 5.0.0:

21,769

Last Update:

06 Oct 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • pdfforge

Tags:

pdfcreator pdf editor printer foss notsilent

PDF Creator

This is not the latest version of PDF Creator available.

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5.0.0 | Updated: 06 Oct 2022

Downloads:

3,469,293

Downloads of v 5.0.0:

21,769

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • pdfforge

PDF Creator 5.0.0

This is not the latest version of PDF Creator available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

A reboot is required after installing the dotnet4.7.2 dependency

Details

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PDF Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade PDF Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall PDF Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pdfcreator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.0.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade pdfcreator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.0.0'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pdfcreator
  win_chocolatey:
    name: pdfcreator
    version: '5.0.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'pdfcreator' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.0.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller pdfcreator
{
    Name     = "pdfcreator"
    Version  = "5.0.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'pdfcreator':
  ensure   => '5.0.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

WARNING

There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Oct 2022.

Description

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

Features

  • Convert your documents to PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF and PDF/A
  • Merge and arrange multiple documents to one file
  • Profiles make frequently used settings available with one click
  • Use automatic saving to have a fully automated PDF printer
  • Secure against opening, printing or modifying your PDFs with a password
  • Support for digital signatures
  • COM interface for application or scripted actions

Package Parameters

The installer has a few options that can be configured via the --ia switch:

  • /NOICONS - No desktop or Start Menu icons will be created
  • /TASKS=!winexplorer - No integration with explorer. (I.E. no context menu)
  • /Printername=(name) - Use a custom printer name (default: PDFCreator)

Example use: choco install pdfcreator --ia '"/NOICONS /TASKS=!winexplorer"'

Notes


tools\chocolateyinstall.ahk
; This script will exit after 2 minutes (a slow download could cause failure)
SetTimer, TimeOut, 120000

DetectHiddenWindows, on
__Welcome:
; Welcome window
WinWait, Setup - PDFCreator, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinGet, appid, ID, Setup - PDFCreator, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinHide, ahk_id %appid%
; Expert settings checkbox
sleep, 100
ControlClick, TNewCheckBox1, ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
sleep, 100
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard

__PrinterName:
; Printer Name window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Printer name, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard) {
    goto, __Welcome
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Printer name

__Destination:
; Select destination window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Printer name) {
    goto, __PrinterName
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location

__Components:
; Select Components window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Components, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location) {
    goto, __Destination
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Components

__StartMenu:
; Select Start Menu Folder window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Components) {
    goto, __Components
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder

__AdditionalTasks:
; Select Additional Tasks window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder) {
    goto, __StartMenu
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks

__Ready:
; Ready to Install window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks) {
    goto, __AdditionalTasks
  }
}
; Install button
ControlClick, &Install, ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install

__PDFArchitect:
; PDF Architect (Don't want) window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install) {
    goto, __Ready
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, No thanks, ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect

__OptionalOffer:
; Install Complete Optional Offer window (definitely don't want)
WinWait, Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed, 30
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect) {
    goto, __OptionalOffer
  }
}
; Skip button
ControlClick, Skip, Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed

__Completing:
; Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed) {
    goto, __OptionalOffer
  }
}
while WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard) {
  sleep, 200
  ; Show Help checkbox
  ControlClick, TNewCheckListBox1, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
  sleep, 500
  ; Finish button
  ControlClick, &Finish, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
}

ExitApp

TimeOut:
ExitApp 120
tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$installArgs = $('' +
  '/NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /SP- /LOG /LANG=english ' +
  '/COMPONENTS="program,ghostscript,comsamples,' +
  'languages,languages\bosnian,languages\catalan,languages\catalan_valencia,' +
  'languages\chinese_simplified,languages\chinese_traditional,' +
  'languages\corsican,languages\croatian,languages\czech,languages\danish,' +
  'languages\dutch,languages\english,languages\estonian,languages\finnish,' +
  'languages\french,languages\galician,languages\german,languages\greek,' +
  'languages\hebrew,languages\hungarian,languages\italian,languages\irish,' +
  'languages\ligurian,languages\latvian,languages\lithuanian,' +
  'languages\norwegian_bokmal,languages\polish,languages\portuguese_br,' +
  'languages\romanian,languages\russian,languages\serbian_cyrillic,' +
  'languages\slovak,languages\slovenian,languages\spanish,' +
  'languages\swedish,languages\turkish,languages\valencian_avl"'
)

$toolsPath = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  file           = "$toolsPath\PDFCreator-5_0_0-Setup.exe.exe"
  softwareName   = 'PDFCreator'
  silentArgs     = $installArgs
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

# Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running
# this is required for both installing, and running pdfcreator
try {
  $serviceName = 'Spooler'
  $spoolerService = Get-Service -Name $serviceName
  if ($spoolerService -eq $null) { throw "Service $serviceName was not found" }
  Write-Host "Print Spooler service state: $($spoolerService.StartMode) / $($spoolerService.Status)"
  if ($spoolerService.StartMode -ne 'Auto' -or $spoolerService.Status -ne 'Running') {
    Set-Service $serviceName -StartupType Automatic -Status Running
    Write-Host 'Print Spooler service new state: Auto / Running'
  }
}
catch {
  Write-Warning "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"
}

$ThisComputer = Get-WmiObject -Class win32_computersystem

# silent install requires different methods for domain-joined systems
if ($ThisComputer.partofdomain -eq $true) {
   Write-Warning 'Silent install of PDFCreator is not supported on domain-joined systems like this one.'
   Write-Warning 'Silent install will be attempted, but is less certain.'
   $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsPath 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
   $ahkEXE = Get-ChildItem "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\autohotkey.portable" -Recurse -filter autohotkey.exe
   $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkEXE.FullName -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
   Write-Debug "AutoHotKey start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
   Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$($ahkProc.Id)"
} else {
   $packageArgs.SilentArgs = "/VERYSILENT $($packageArgs.SilentArgs)"
}

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem $toolsPath\*.exe | ForEach-Object {$null = New-Item "$_.ignore" -Type file -Force}

if ($ahkFile) {
   if (get-process -id $ahkProc.Id -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {stop-process -id $ahkProc.Id}
}
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'PDFCreator'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  silentArgs     = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SP-'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
}
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
}
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
}
tools\PDFCreator-5_0_0-Setup.exe.exe
md5: 7C7697025956DDAA83870AAA620DCA19 | sha1: 7574A2A41D9FAD74EF01322C9F72AD452ACA7582 | sha256: D23B5C309CFEC908FBED8C060D89C7CA512D9C6D0E1BCCC8A5FA60A46E67910B | sha512: 56C92F9201E25C4AA404F0D2E69A4CB54E848A68F53CE66EA9BFA10AD2379FB3258EDED83CC7BE64EE5CC7AB9876E08790A75A5FCEEFFE9A6C39424D37E74C02
legal\License.png
 
legal\LICENSE.txt
License is removed from source repository as such this file is empty.
According to their license page at <https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/license>
distribution is still allowed, and source code is still covered under the AGPL license.

See License.png for a copy/screenshot of the above webpage taken 2021-01-12.
legal\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
location on <http://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfcreator/list>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following <https://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfcreator/PDFCreator-stable?download>
2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
3. The checksums should match the following:

  checksum type: sha256
  checksum: D23B5C309CFEC908FBED8C060D89C7CA512D9C6D0E1BCCC8A5FA60A46E67910B

The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <https://github.com/pdfforge/PDFCreator/blob/dbbe3558157f5861bff35dcb37b328b679b0ccfd/LICENSE>

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDF Creator 5.2.0 21 Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Ready
PDF Creator 5.1.0 19895 Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Approved
PDF Creator 5.0.3 89440 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 5.0.2 26105 Thursday, November 17, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 5.0.1 32001 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 5.0.0 21769 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.4.3.20220912 26880 Monday, September 12, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.4.3 48802 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.4.2 137549 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.4.1 105093 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.3.0 216241 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
PDF Creator 4.2.0 205497 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.2 275813 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.1 4672 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.0 52567 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.0.4 66851 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.0.3 17579 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 3.5.1 297158 Monday, June 24, 2019 Approved
PDF Creator 3.5.0 38758 Monday, May 27, 2019 Approved
PDF Creator 3.4.1 78394 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Approved
PDF Creator 3.4.0 66398 Thursday, February 14, 2019 Approved
PDF Creator 3.3.0 245799 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.2.2.20180903 91361 Monday, September 3, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.2.2 168018 Friday, June 22, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.2.1 83779 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.2.0.20180518 44683 Friday, May 18, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.2.0 75794 Thursday, March 15, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.1.2 50512 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.1.1 21416 Thursday, January 4, 2018 Approved
PDF Creator 3.1.0 14350 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 3.0.1 101609 Thursday, September 21, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 2.5.3 90487 Monday, June 26, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 2.5.2 61197 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 2.5.1 200116 Friday, February 17, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 2.5.0 986 Friday, February 17, 2017 Approved
PDF Creator 2.4.1 36213 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Approved
PDF Creator 2.3.2 104826 Monday, July 18, 2016 Approved
PDF Creator 2.3.1 605 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Approved
PDF Creator 2.3.0 11474 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Approved
PDF Creator 2.2.2 7929 Thursday, December 10, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.2.0 4556 Monday, October 26, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.1.2 13528 Thursday, June 4, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.1.1 4371 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.1.0 576 Thursday, March 19, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.0.2 7282 Thursday, January 22, 2015 Approved
PDF Creator 2.0.1 3190 Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 2.0.0 2708 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 1.9.4-beta 654 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.3.20140611 8606 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.3.20140606 1288 Friday, June 6, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.3 4477 Friday, April 25, 2014 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.2 3829 Friday, November 29, 2013 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.1 2242 Friday, August 9, 2013 Approved
PDF Creator 1.7.0 958 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Approved
PDF Creator 1.5.0 1288 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Approved
PDF Creator 1.4.3 628 Friday, July 27, 2012 Approved
PDF Creator 1.2.3 729 Saturday, February 4, 2012 Approved

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