7-PDF Maker


7-PDF Maker

A powerful tool to convert a wide range of formats to PDF


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Converts a wide range of formats to PDF, comes with a Command line version or a Windows Explorer integration.
Provides a tool for conversion to PDF only. The portable version is not freeware.

Our Review:

7-PDF Maker is a powerful tool to convert directly a wide range of files in other formats to high quality PDF files, without the need to install GhostScript or a virtual PDF printer.

You might find that PDF files created by a virtual PDF printer usually do not contain 'clickable' hyperlinks and bookmarks, but the PDF files converted by 7-PDF Maker do.

This free program is not only able to convert files generated by Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OpenOffice, StarOffice, etc., but also convert images, text or web based files to PDF. A complete list of over 80 supported file formats is covered here for conversion to PDF.

The program comes with a Command line version or a Windows Explorer integration. You can either run the program or just right click a file to do the conversion.

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I have able to get 7-PDF maker to create a PDF file from an Open Office produced paper that contains many superscript footnotes with corresponding endnotes. The OpenOffice text file works great by itself: footnote and endnote are linked in Both directions. But creating a PDF using 7-PDF Maker only creates the link in one direction: from the footnote to the endnote and NOT back to the footnote. So then you have to manually scroll back to the beginning of the paper to find where footnote is located.

Question: Am I not doing something correct or will 7-PDF Maker only keep the link in one direction and not two.
Please help if you can.
Thank you

The current version is simply demo-ware. It adds a large red watermark on every page it converts. It faithfully converted the single Word document I tested it with. But, if you are looking for a free program to convert even a small number of files or files of limited size, look elsewhere.