Printer driver for multiple clients connected to a shared printer, that can turn any printable document into PDF files, featuring multiple editing options, including security
pdfFactory is an approachable printer driver that enables you to turn files from any format into PDF. The server edition is designed for Windows Server, while pdfFactory can be used for local machines.
Printer driver for multiple clients in a local network
Once installed, the app can be accessed from any application that supports a printing function, and by anyone in LAN connected to the shared printer.
An important fact worth taking into account is that administrative privileges are not required to work with this tool. Plus, the clients automatically receive software updates once they are detected.
Prepare the doc for PDF printing
It is possible to preview the PDF document, zoom in and out, encrypt it with a password, as well as manage permissions when it comes to coying text and images, printing or changing the document, along with adding or editing comments and form fields.
Edit metadata properties and security rules
Multiple jobs can be added to a pending queue for printing them sequentially, and you can edit the job titles. In addition, pdfFactory lets you embed all fonts, view and modify document information, customize the fonts, and adjust security. The PDF file can be copied to the Clipboard to paste it into any other program.
Evaluation and conclusion
No error dialogs popped up in our tests, and the software utility did not hang or crash. It had a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, thanks to the fact that it needed low CPU and RAM to work properly.
To sum it up, pdfFactory delivers a fast and simple solution to facilitate a virtual printer for multiple machines in the local network in order to transform any printable documents into PDF files.