pdfFactory Pro

pdfFactory Pro 5.0

A PDF creator, viewer, and editor all in one compact and convenient tool
4.5  (15 votes)
5.32 (See all)

FinePrint pdfFactory Pro takes pdfFactory’s functionality to another level. Unlike most PDF creation tools that are nothing but virtual printers that rely on Adobe Reader to open the documents they create, this tool includes its own viewer and a wide range of editing functions for you to view, rearrange, combine, and enhance your PDF files in a simple and rewarding way.

If you could create new PDF files out of web pages and of any printable document using pdfFactory, read them using the program’s built-in viewer, combine all the active documents, embed their fonts, encrypt and protect them with a user password, or attach them to an e-mail without leaving the program, this Pro version of an already versatile tool comes with a plethora of new possibilities. The viewer hasn’t changed much in its appearance, but the new functionality is there in the new menu options and the extended icon menu bar. Next to the already existing zoom in/out, and full-screen view icons, you will find a hand, an arrow, a text tool, and a selection square. These are well-known functions to any Adobe Reader user, and they will help you navigate your documents, add text boxes to them, and select a specific area on a page.

The Pro version offers some interesting annotation and bookmarking tools to help you move around your documents. You can add text notes, multi-level bookmarks (that the program can create automatically from the exiting headings), page numbers, tag your pages with stamps, etc. Additionally, pdfFactory Pro allows you to crop and select a specific area of any PDF page, as well as lighten or grayscale your documents to save ink when printing them.

pdfFactory Pro brings together in one single tool a powerful PDF creator, a viewer, and an editor, all in one compact and convenient tool.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Includes a wide range of useful editing functions.
  • Produces PDF/A documents.
  • Allows you to password-protect and encrypt your PDF files.
  • Combines various PDF documents into one automatically.
  • Lightens your PDF files to save ink when printing them out


  • Lacks do/undo capabilities.
  • The quality of the PDF viewer needs improving
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