Difference between PDFCreator and PDFCreator Server

New Features

  • You can share a PDFCreator Server printer in your network, enabling other users to print to it without a PDFCreator installation.
  • PDFCreator Server enables centralized management of settings for all users.
  • You can convert more files, PDFCreator is not built for lots of files.
  • It is faster than PDFCreator and you can use multiple threads to convert files, making it even faster!
  • You can save all files printed to a central location.

Unavailable Features

PDFCreator Server is a Windows service application, it converts files automatically without any user interaction. Because of this, some features work differently than in PDFCreator.

  • You can not choose a location to save the file to during the conversion, the files are always saved to a predefined directory using the settings from the queue assigned to the printer.
  • It is not possible to merge files.
  • Created files can not be automatically opened after conversion in a viewer (see Open Document) or in outlook (see Open e-mail client).
  • The print action (see Print document) is unavailable at the moment.
  • Required passwords need to be set and saved in the settings, it’s not possible to set them during conversion.
  • Explorer context menu integration is unavailable.