I'm not looking for a browser extension. Windows already has that ability with "Print to PDF". But it only seems to work in the browser, or in say MS Office. So, when I need to print something to PDF in another application that doesn't natively have this option, Windows print dialog doesn't provide it seemingly. Or at least, if it does, I can't find it anywhere. The closest I could find was "Print to File", but as far as I'm aware that's not quite the same thing.
I'm currently using PDFCreator, which although it is pretty good for my needs it has also grown in size in recent months, and I prefer a lightweight one. After all, I'm not going to be editing anything, just printing something to PDF, that's it.
I know alternatives exist, such as doPDF, CutePDF, Win2PDF, and Print to PDF. However, the first two I've heard some negative things about, such as low PDF quality or watermark inserts, and the last two I've not heard anything about.
I'm also aware, thanks to How-To Geek, that I can print it to an XPS file (not sure if that's the same as "Print to File"), then print it to PDF from another computer. But I don't have another computer that can do that for this particular file.
TDLR – I need a print-to-PDF programme that
- Works on Win7,
- Is lightweight,
- Produces files of reasonable quality,
- Doesn't impose watermarks on your files, and
- Is gratis.