Downloads of v 4.4.2:


Last Update:

10 Mar 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • pdfforge


pdfcreator pdf editor printer foss notsilent

PDF Creator

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4.4.2 | Updated: 10 Mar 2022



Downloads of v 4.4.2:


Software Author(s):

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PDF Creator 4.4.2

This is not the latest version of PDF Creator available.

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

A reboot is required after installing the dotnet4.7.2 dependency


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

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

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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

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 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="'4.4.2'" [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="'4.4.2'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pdfcreator
    name: pdfcreator
    version: '4.4.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pdfcreator' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.4.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pdfcreator
    Name     = "pdfcreator"
    Version  = "4.4.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pdfcreator':
  ensure   => '4.4.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10 Mar 2022.


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


  • 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


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"'

License is removed from source repository as such this file is empty.
According to their license page at <>
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.
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 <>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following <>
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: DE10403DA4D1873914900AFF14F62DC73C2C87E573D2A19FCC0202B5DF6CFF61

The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
; This script will exit after 2 minutes (a slow download could cause failure)
SetTimer, TimeOut, 120000

DetectHiddenWindows, on
; 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

; 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

; 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

; 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

; 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

; 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 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

; 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

; 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 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 120
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$installArgs = $('' +
  '/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,' +

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

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  file           = "$toolsPath\PDFCreator-4_4_2-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}
$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)" }
md5: 6F52583871CDF519B1BA1B3E9C0BEA7A | sha1: 69C7D7FAB04DA54CDDEA3D7502D903F5BDDD389F | sha256: DE10403DA4D1873914900AFF14F62DC73C2C87E573D2A19FCC0202B5DF6CFF61 | sha512: 14EAC7BC94BECC92C36B2B398005B31F4865072F156FABE6F09C416A42A030F446FF8C6002BCF72533AB288E9472916DFA5795A6D22B638A1EDDFADCBBB79184

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDF Creator 4.4.2 135607 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.4.1 104526 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Approved
PDF Creator 4.3.0 215893 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
PDF Creator 4.2.0 205233 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.2 275725 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.1 4629 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.1.0 52504 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Approved
PDF Creator 4.0.4 66806 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Approved

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