There are also many common problems and solutions listed in the knowledge base
section of the Win2PDF support page
. If your question is not answered here, you may
a question from this site.
The original version of Adobe Acrobat included two ways to create PDF files: Adobe PDF
Writer and Adobe Distiller. The Adobe PDF Writer was a Windows printer driver that
directly converted Windows graphics commands into PDF. Adobe Distiller was a
Postscript to PDF converter. If you printed to the Adobe Distiller printer, it first
converted the graphics to a Postscript file, and then Adobe Distiller converted the
Postscript to PDF. The two step conversion processes used by Adobe Distiller was
slower, but usually produced smaller and better quality PDF files.
The original version of Win2PDF released for Windows NT in March of 2000 was very
similar in architecture to the original Adobe PDF Writer. Win2PDF also directly
converted Windows graphics commands into PDF, and was very fast when compared to
Starting in Adobe Acrobat 6, Adobe discontinued support for Adobe PDF Writer and
Adobe Distiller became the default "Adobe PDF Printer".
Starting in Win2PDF 7, the architecture of Win2PDF changed to make use of the
Microsoft XML Paper Specification feature that is built in to Windows Vista, Windows 7,
and Windows Server 2008. Win2PDF 7 now creates an XPS file, and then converts the
XPS file to PDF. This allows Win2PDF 7 to handle fonts and graphics better than older
versions of Win2PDF.
Yes, with certain caveats.
First, the pricing and licensing requirements are the same as the standard edition of
Win2PDF. Each PC that installs Win2PDF as a local printer, or accesses the Win2PDF
printer from a shared print server, requires a license of Win2PDF Standard Edition. It is
not based on concurrent users; each PC that has access to Win2PDF will need a license.
Second, Win2PDF differs from most printer drivers in that all operations are done locally
on the PC or server where Win2PDF is installed. This is
true both when Win2PDF has been installed using the Win2PDF setup program, and
when Win2PDF has been installed using printer sharing. If
Win2PDF has been installed using printer sharing, no processing or communication is
done on the print server. There is no performance
advantage to installing Win2PDF using printer sharing.