Foxit PDF Creator 3.0 User Manual I

Foxit PDF Creator 3.0 User Manual I
Foxit PDF Creator 3.0 User Manual
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Contents
FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP
AND SERVER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS............................ III
Virtual PDF Printer Essentials .............................................. VI
Chapter One – Introduction to Foxit PDF Creator ................. 1
Benefits......................................................................................... 2
Features ........................................................................................ 3
Chapter Two – Installation and Registration ........................ 4
System Requirements ..................................................................... 5
Installing Foxit PDF Creator .............................................................. 6
What Happens to Your System after Installation ................................ 10
Registering Foxit PDF Creator ......................................................... 11
Uninstalling Foxit PDF Creator......................................................... 13
Chapter Three - Settings for PDF Creation .......................... 14
Overview .....................................................................................
General .......................................................................................
Layout ........................................................................................
Fonts ..........................................................................................
Document Information ..................................................................
Watermarks .................................................................................
Headers/Footers ...........................................................................
Security ......................................................................................
Password Encryption ................................................................
Adding a password security ......................................................
Password security options.........................................................
Certificate Encryption...............................................................
Adding a certificate security ......................................................
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Chapter Four – Using Foxit PDF Creator ............................. 28
To create PDF files ........................................................................
Examples of Creating PDF Files .......................................................
Windows Notepad....................................................................
Microsoft Word........................................................................
Microsoft Excel........................................................................
Internet Explorer.....................................................................
Outlook Express ......................................................................
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Contact Us .......................................................................... 33
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FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR
DESKTOP AND SERVER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY: This Foxit Corporation (“Foxit”) License
Agreement ("License" or “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you
(either an individual or an entity, who will be referred to in this License as "you"
or “your”) and Foxit for the use of desktop and server software applications, and
which may include associated media, printed materials, and other components
and software modules including but not limited to drivers ("Product"). The
Product also includes any software updates and upgrades that Foxit may provide
to you or make available to you, or that you obtain after the date you obtain
your initial copy of the Product, to the extent that such items are not
accompanied by a separate license agreement or terms of use. BY INSTALLING,
COPYING, DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT,
YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS FOXIT LICENSE AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT YOU HAVE NO
RIGHTS TO THE PRODUCT AND SHOULD NOT INSTALL, COPY, DOWNLOAD, AND
ACCESS OR USE THE PRODUCT.
The Product is protected by copyright laws as well as other intellectual property
laws. The Product is licensed and not sold.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Foxit grants you a non-exclusive, nontransferable
license to install and use the Product subject to all the terms and conditions set
forth here within.
1.1. Single-Use Perpetual License. You may permit a single authorized
end user to install the Product on a single computer for use by that end
user only. Remote access is not permitted without the express written
consent of Foxit.
1.2. Single-Use Term License. Same usage terms as the Single-Use
Perpetual License. The period of use is limited to a fixed duration at
which the time the Product must be uninstalled from the computer unless
the license is renewed for an additional period of time.
2. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or
disassemble the Product, except and only to the extent that it is expressly
permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. You may not rent,
lease, lend or transfer the Product, or host the Product for third parties. The
Product is licensed as a single integral product; its component parts may not be
separated for use on more than one computer. The Product may include copy
protection technology to prevent the unauthorized copying of the Product or
may require original media for use of the Product on the computer. It is illegal
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to make unauthorized copies of the Product or to circumvent any copy
protection technology included in the Product. The software may not be resold
either by you or a third party customer without the prior written permission of
Foxit. All rights not expressly granted to you are retained by Foxit.
2.1. Third Party Software. The Product may contain third party software
that Foxit can grant sublicenses to use and which is also protected by
copyright law and other applicable laws.
3. EDUCATIONAL USE. If the Product you have received with this Agreement is
an Educational Software Bundle (where the Product is received by virtue of your
participation in a Foxit program designed for educational or research institutions,
or is provided by Foxit to you under some other arrangement), you are not
entitled to use the Product unless you are an employee or student of such
educational institution. Educational Software Products may be used for
educational and research purposes only. Commercial and general production
use of Educational Software Products is specifically prohibited. The Product is
provided under a Single-Use Term License as described above. You may install
one copy of the Product on one desktop computer in a designated computer
used for educational purposes under your license agreement. Your Educational
license is granted for a period of one year, unless stated otherwise, from when
the Product license keys are made available to you. Your Educational license
entitles you to email and telephone support for up to two designated employees
and product upgrades during the term of your license. You grant Foxit the right
to use material created under such license for marketing and advertising
purposes.
4. SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
4.1. Term of Maintenance. Foxit agrees to provide Maintenance (as
defined herein) to you, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth
herein provided that you pay the Maintenance Fee for each Product for
which Maintenance is desired and as further described in Section 4.4
below. Maintenance will be provided for a period of one year, unless
otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, from the date of purchase
of the Product (the “Initial Support and Maintenance Term”), and with
renewals, annually from the expiration date of the prior Support and
Maintenance Term. Failure to renew annual maintenance may result in
you having to purchase a new license in order to receive future versions
of software and associated ongoing support and maintenance.
4.2. Maintenance Services. In exchange for the Maintenance Fee, Foxit
agrees to provide to you during the term of this Agreement support and
maintenance (collectively "Maintenance") as follows:
4.2.1. Support: Foxit will provide email and telephone support to
you for current versions of the Product. Foxit will investigate all of
your questions and problems promptly. You agree to provide
adequate information to Foxit to assist in the investigation and to
confirm that any problems have been resolved. Foxit does not
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provide guaranteed response time but will make good faith effort
to answer emails and voice mails within twenty-four (24) hours or
less during weekdays, excluding holidays.
4.2.2. Maintenance: Foxit will supply to you, at no additional
charge, any improvements, upgrades, or modifications to the
Product that Foxit makes generally available. Any such
improvements, upgrades, or modifications shall become part of
the Product for all purposes of this Agreement.
4.2.3. You acknowledge and agree that the Maintenance to be
provided by Foxit hereunder is limited to the most current version
of the Product and the immediately preceding version.
4.3. Exclusions. Foxit’s obligation to provide Support is contingent upon
proper use of the Product and full compliance with this Agreement.
Moreover, Foxit shall be under no obligation to provide Support should
such services be required due to (a) failure to operate the Product within
the systems requirements provided for the Product (b) any modification
or attempted modification of the Product by you or any third party or (C)
your failure or refusal to implement Product changes recommended by.
4.4. Consideration. In payment of the Maintenance services to be
provided by Foxit hereunder, you shall pay Foxit, or its authorized agent,
the applicable fee for the Initial Support and Maintenance Term as
indicated on the related invoice, receipt, purchase order, or other
ordering document ("Maintenance Fee"). At the end of the Initial
Support and Maintenance Term, or any subsequent Support and
Maintenance Term, you may renew participation in Maintenance services
for additional annual term(s) provided you (a) are current on all
payments due to Foxit and (b) pay Foxit, or its authorized agent, the
applicable renewal fee, which Foxit, or its authorized agent, shall invoice
prior to the end of the preceding term, unless terminated by you at least
30 days prior to the expiration of the then current Support and
Maintenance Term. The Maintenance Fee for renewal shall be equal to
the Maintenance Fee for the immediate preceding annual term plus an
increase by a percentage not to exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI),
as published by the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition, Maintenance
shall be discontinued for any and all subsequent Support and
Maintenance Terms for which you fail to pay Foxit the invoice within ten
(10) days after the prior Maintenance expiration date.
4.5. Exceptions. For use of the Product or a Beta Software Product,
only the Maintenance Services and Exclusions paragraphs of this section
apply. For use of the Product under Educational Use terms, the
Maintenance Services and Exclusion paragraphs apply as long as you pay
for the maintenance period defined under your Single-Use Term License.
5. PAYMENT TERMS. Unless explicitly set forth in this Agreement, all fees and
other amounts due under this Agreement are non-cancelable and
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non-refundable. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, you shall pay all
fees or amounts within 30 days of the date of the invoice. A late fee shall be
charged on any overdue amounts and any other fees and expenses not paid as
provided under this Agreement at the rate of one and one-half percent (1½%)
per month, or the highest rate allowable under applicable law, whichever is less,
commencing with the date payment was due.
6. TAXES. The fees and all other amounts due as set forth in this Agreement
are net amounts to be received by Foxit, exclusive of all taxes, duties, and
assessments, including without limitation all sales, withholding, VAT, excise, ad
valorem, and use taxes (collectively, the “Taxes”), and are not subject to offset
or reduction because of any Taxes incurred by you or otherwise due as a result
of this Agreement. You shall be responsible for and shall pay directly, any and
all Taxes relating to the performance of this Agreement, provided that this
paragraph shall not apply to taxes based solely on Foxit’s income.
7. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. If Foxit provides any support services to you,
you agree that Foxit and its affiliates may collect and use all information you
provide as a part of any such support services related to the Product. Foxit
agrees not to use this information in a form that personally identifies you.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Subject to the license grant hereunder,
all right, title and interest in and to the Product, the accompanying printed
materials, and any copies of the Product are owned by Foxit and its licensors.
9. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that Product is of U.S. origin.
You agree to comply with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws and
regulations governing your use of the Product. Without limiting the foregoing,
in the event that this Agreement permits export of the Product outside the U.S.,
you shall be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable U.S. export
laws, rules, and regulations. The Product is subject to the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or
re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S.
exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied
Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of
Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with
missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).
10. WARRANTY
10.1.
Warranty. Foxit warrants that for a period of 90 days from the
date of delivery (“Warranty Period”), under normal use, the Product will
perform substantially in conformance with the specifications published in
the Documentation. During such period, and as the sole obligation of
Foxit and your sole remedy under the warranty in this Section, if you
provide written notice of Foxit’s failure to comply with the above warranty,
Foxit will use reasonable commercial efforts to correct such
nonconformity in the Product as in accordance with the terms of the
Maintenance and Support Policy. In addition, if Foxit determines it is not
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commercially reasonable to correct the nonconformity, Foxit may elect to
terminate the license to such Product, upon which termination Licensee
will promptly return to Foxit all such copies of such Product. Upon receipt
of the Product from Licensee, Foxit will return to Licensee all license fees
(and any unused support fees) paid to Foxit by you for such Product. This
warranty set forth above does not apply to, and Foxit shall have no
obligation with respect to, any non-conformity arising as a result of (i)
use of the Product other than as specified under this Agreement and the
related Documentation; (ii) any modification or alteration of the Product
performed other than by Foxit or its agents, or (iii) transfer of the Product
to any computer system other than the ones on which Product is
authorized to be stalled, except as permitted in this Agreement.
10.2.
Disclaimer. Other than the warranty set forth in Section 10.1
above, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Foxit, its
authorized resellers and their subsidiaries provides the Product and any
support services related to the Product ("Support Services") AS IS AND
WITH ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaim all other warranties and
conditions, either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited
to, any implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of
fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy or completeness of
responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, and of
lack of negligence, all with regard to the Product, and the provision of or
failure to provide support services.
11. LIMIT OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FOXIT, ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLERS OR
THEIR SUBSIDIARIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR
OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY,
FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD
FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER
PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY
RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, THE PROVISION
OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR
IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS LICENSE, EVEN IN THE EVENT
OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH
OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF FOXIT, EVEN IF FOXIT HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
11.1.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES. Notwithstanding
any damages that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including,
without limitation, all damages referenced above and all direct or general
damages), the entire liability of Foxit, its resellers and their subsidiaries
under any provision of this License and your exclusive remedy for all of
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the foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by you for the
Product. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers shall
apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any
remedy fails its essential purpose.
11.2.
NOTICE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS
11.3.
For contracts with agencies of the Department of Defense, the
Government’s rights in: (1) commercial computer software and
commercial computer software documentation shall be governed,
pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 227.7201 through 227.7202-4, by Foxit’s standard
commercial license(s) for the respective product(s); (2) software and
software documentation other than commercial computer software and
commercial computer software documentation shall be governed by 48
C.F.R. 252.227-7014; (3) technical data for commercial items other than
software or software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R.
252.227-7015(b); and (4) technical data for non-commercial items other
than software or software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R.
252.227-7013.
11.4.
For contracts with U.S. Government agencies other than the
Department of Defense agencies, the Government’s rights in: (1)
commercial computer software and commercial computer software
documentation shall be governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 2.101 and
12.212, by Foxit’s standard commercial license(s) for the respective
product(s); (2) software and software documentation other than
commercial computer software and commercial computer software
documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14, Alternative III;
and (3) technical data other than software and software documentation
shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14 including, where applicable
Alternatives I or II.
12. GENERAL.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of California excluding that body of laws
known as conflicts of law. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods will not apply. Any legal action or proceeding
arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state
courts located in San Jose, California and the parties hereby irrevocably consent
to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not assign this
Agreement or any right or interest hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise,
without Foxit’s express prior written consent. Any attempt to assign this
Agreement, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Subject to the
foregoing, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party's
successors and permitted assigns. Except as expressly set forth in this
Agreement, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this
Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this Agreement
or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any
provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, that provision of the
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Agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other
provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. All notices or
approvals required or permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and
delivered by confirmed facsimile transmission, by overnight delivery services,
or by certified mail, and in each instance will be deemed given upon receipt. All
notices or approvals will be sent to the addresses set forth in the applicable
ordering document or invoice or to such other address as may be specified by
either party to the other in accordance with this section. Neither party will be
responsible for any failure or delay in its performance under this Agreement
(except for any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable
control, including, but not limited to, labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages
of or inability to obtain labor, energy or supplies, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of
God. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will
not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision.
This Agreement, including Foxit’s support and maintenance services terms
constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between the parties concerning
its subject matter and supersedes all prior written and oral understandings and
agreements between the parties regarding its subject matter. The terms and
conditions contained in any customer purchase order or other ordering
document that are inconsistent with or in addition to the terms and conditions of
this Agreement are hereby rejected by Foxit and will be deemed null and of no
effect.
13. COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSES. If you are a business, company or
organization, you agree that upon request from Foxit or its authorized
representative you will within thirty (30) days fully document and certify that
use of any and all Foxit Products at the time of the request is in conformity with
your valid licenses from Foxit.
14. DISCONTINUING OR MODIFYING SERVICES. you acknowledge that Foxit
has the right to discontinue the manufacture and development of any of the
Product and the support for that Product, in its sole discretion at any time,
including the distribution of older Product versions, provided that Foxit agrees
not to discontinue the support for that Product during the current annual term of
this Agreement, subject to the termination provisions herein. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, if Foxit discontinues the manufacture and support for a particular
Product, Support for any remaining Products covered by this Agreement shall
not be adversely affected. Foxit reserves the right to alter the Support, in its
sole discretion but in no event shall such alterations result in: (a) diminished
support from the level of support set forth herein; (b) materially diminished
obligations for Foxit; or (c) your materially diminished rights.
15. Should you have any questions concerning this License, or if you desire to
contact Foxit for any reason, please call (510) 438-9090.
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Virtual PDF Printer Essentials
Virtual PDF printer serves as a real printer. Once you installed it, you will see a
printer special for generating PDF, and the printer is added to your printers’ list.
With this printer, you can get PDF files. Virtual PDF printer works like a MS
Windows® printer, but there is an essential difference between virtual and real
printer, it generates a PDF file to be saved into your disk while doing the printout
through Virtual PDF printer, instead of having the printout on paper or other
material.
At present, there are several ways to create PDF documents:
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Use the specific PDF composer software (like Foxit Editor);
Convert to PDF file based on the page PostScript file;
Use the virtual printer to create PDF file from other file formats.
The former two ways might be time-consuming compared with the approach –
virtual PDF printer, which directly creates PDFs from any printable document
(.doc, .xls, .ppt, images, text, web pages, etc.)
There are many tools available for creating PDFs using a virtual printer at
current market, and the created PDFs may look the same, however they are
very different under the hood. In our repeated tests and comparing, we believe,
Foxit PDF Creator will be the right tool for you to create PDFs, and it will impress
you with its unique Benefits and rich Features.
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Chapter One – Introduction to
Foxit PDF Creator
Foxit PDF Creator is a small, fast and easy PDF creation tool that converts any
type of printable Windows document, including DOC, XLS, PPT, TXT, E-MAIL and
even HTML, to a universally accepted PDF format with the click of a button. It
helps users to generate accurate PDF files in seconds while retaining the original
layout of documents. Using Foxit PDF Creator, individuals and corporations are
able to easily create electronic documents that can be shared across a wide
range of hardware and software.
With powerful search ability and high-performance PDF displaying and
processing, Foxit PDF Creator is designed specially based on the same Foxit core
PDF technologies. It supports Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista (32-Bit & 64-Bit)
and Windows Server 2000 and is compatible with PDF standard 1.7.
This chapter covers the following sections:
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Benefits
Features
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Benefits
Search ability
Many PostScript-driver based PDF creation tools create PDFs without character
encoding information. Therefore it's impossible to do a search in the resulted
PDFs. Even though you can look at all those characters, you can't search them.
Foxit PDF Creator retains all character encoding information, so you can search
it, extract it, and convert back to pure text document.
Display and process efficiency
Many PDF creation tools break text contents into individual characters, causing
some performance issues for displaying and processing. Foxit PDF Creator
groups texts with similar "display attributes" together, which improving
performance when the PDF gets displayed or processed.
File size
Many PDF creation tools require all or many fonts to be embedded with the PDF
file, resulting in bigger file size for the PDF. Foxit PDF Creator can reduce the file
size for many documents.
Speed
Many PDF creation tools adopt a two phase creation procedure: first print to
PostScript language, then convert to PDF, not only it will often lose some
information during the process, but it also takes more time. Foxit PDF Creator
directly creates PDFs from any printable application, fastest among all current
PDF creation tools.
Accuracy
Many PDF creation tools can’t handle complicated Windows drawing features
like transparency, and the generated PDFs are not identical to the original
documents. Foxit PDF Creator processes all Windows drawing functions so your
PDF is always same as your original document.
Compatibility
As developer of popular Foxit Reader, Foxit Software knows PDF standard very
well. This ensures PDFs created by Foxit PDF Creator will have the best result in
any standard PDF reader.
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Features
Here is a list of key features Foxit PDF Creator offers:
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Convert any type of printable documents (DOC, XLS, PPT, HTML, EML, TXT,
AutoCAD drawings, E-mail etc…) into searchable PDF files just by clicking
the button print to "Foxit PDF Printer";
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Enable powerful search capability like searching(press "Ctrl+F" ), extracting
(click "copy" and "paste"), converting back to pure text document(click
"text viewer" in Foxit Reader to preview the whole text file converted from
a PDF file);
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Enable accurate and efficient PDF displaying and processing;
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Support embedding Windows fonts;
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Support image resolution up to 2400 DPI;
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Support transparent imaging module;
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Reduce file size in the resulted PDFs for many documents;
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Simplify the PDF creation procedure and save time;
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Print like a real printer with custom paper size support (like Letter, Legal, A3,
A4, A5, A6, ...);
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Feel free to set page margins and orientation when printing to Foxit PDF
Printer;
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Easily install: everything is installed within minutes;
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Comply with PDF 1.3 and above specification;
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Support PDF/A-1b standard;
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Does not require Ghost Script or other 3rd party software to create PDF files;
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Automatically output PDF file to a specific path;
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Secure with Password or Certification.
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Chapter Two – Installation and
Registration
This chapter describes the system requirements, installation and registration of
Foxit PDF Creator.
The following sections are included:
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System Requirements
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Installing Foxit PDF Creator
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What Happens to Your System after Installation
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Registering Foxit PDF Creator
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Uninstalling Foxit PDF Creator
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System Requirements
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At least 32MB RAM
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Windows /XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows Server 2000
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Foxit PDF Reader installed to view generated PDF files
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Installing Foxit PDF Creator
Before you install the software, log in Microsoft Windows with an Administrator
privilege. Foxit PDF Creator installs just like a regular printer. You just download
the setup program file into your own PC named “foxitcreator_setup.exe” from
Foxit website, and then do the followings:
1. Double click the “foxitcreator_setup.exe” file, and you will see the Setup
Wizard pop-up, click Next button to go on.
2. Please read the license terms in the table, then click “I agree” to continue
installing.
3. In this step, there are two installation types, please select one type and
press the button.
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4. If you select “Default”, it will finish Foxit PDF Creator setup by the default
setup configuration that Foxit has preset for the installation.
5. If you select “Custom”, you can Browse your PC to change the destination
location. After done, click Next button.
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6. Settings: you can decide whether select the settings of “Add addin button to
Microsoft word” and “Add an icon to the Start Menu”. And then click Next to
continue.
7. In this step, you will see the progress of the installation. It just takes few
minutes to finish.
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8. Lastly, comes the successful inform screen. Just click Finish button to wind
up the setup.
9. Now, you see the pop-up screen, is the Registration screen. If you are a trial
user, just click Keep Evaluating button. If you’re a licensed user, please
find the right key and click Register the Key button. For details, please
refer to Registering Foxit PDF Creator.
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What Happens to Your System after Installation
Congratulations! You have installed the Foxit PDF Creator successfully. Now
let’s see what have happened to your system.
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Open “Start Menu->Programs”, you can see “Foxit PDF Creator” group with
registration and uninstallation program.
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Open "Control Panel"->"Printers and Faxes", you can see Foxit PDF Creator
is added with the name “Foxit PDF Printer”. See the following figure.
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Open MSWord, you can see a Foxit PDF Creator’s icon on the toolbar. It is an
add-on in Word for you to convert hyperlink and bookmarks in the
document to be clickable in produced PDF files.
MSWord2003
MSWord 2007
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Registering Foxit PDF Creator
The evaluation version for Foxit PDF Creator is a fully functional software and
will never expire. Under evaluation mode, you can still use all features provided
by Foxit PDF Creator. However, when you create PDF documents, an evaluation
mark will be put on every page you created.
If you have installed an unlicensed copy of Foxit PDF Creator, a registration
screen will prompt you to register immediately after the installation is finished.
If you don’t want to register, you just click Keep Evaluating button to continue.
Licenses for Foxit PDF Creator may be purchased from Foxit Software website:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/secure/selectprod.php?prodID=25&action=ad
d&button=Order+Now
If you have purchased Foxit PDF Creator License from Foxit Software via credit
card, you will receive a temporary key immediately and a formal key will be
e-mailed shortly after. You need to save the key file (“pcrkey.txt”) into the
following folder:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\pcrkey.txt
Also, you can copy and paste all the content from the key file into the box.
1. Click Register the Key button.
2. If you select an incorrect key, the Registration will prompt you with pop-up
dialog box as the following:
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3. If the key you selected is correct, you will see a Thanks dialogue box as the
following, just click Ok button to finish.
NOTES:
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You must restart your computer to complete registration.
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If you didn’t register immediately after installation, you can open the
Registration screen in the following two ways:

Double click the file “regsisteration.exe” under Foxit PDF Creator
installation directory.

Go to Start> Programs>Foxit PDF Creator> Registration.
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Uninstalling Foxit PDF Creator
To uninstall Foxit PDF Creator, you can do one of the following:

Double click the file “uninstall.exe” under Foxit PDF Creator installation
directory.

Go to Start> Programs>Foxit PDF Creator> Uninstall.
NOTE: During uninstallation, if the MSWord is opened, the “COM Addin” on its
toolbar will not be removed.
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Chapter Three - Settings for PDF
Creation
This chapter helps you to access PDF Printing Preferences to set up options for
your PDF files.
This chapter contains the following sections:

Overview

General

Layout

Fonts

Document Information

Watermarks

Header and Footer

Security
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Overview
Before you create a PDF file, you may wish to access PDF Printing Preferences to
set up options for your PDF files. There are two ways to access PDF Preferences:
Accessing the PDF Printing Preferences from Windows Notepad
When you print a .txt file, select File > Print > Preference, you can bring up
the PDF Printing Preferences.
Accessing
the
PDF
Printing
Preferences
from
Microsoft
Office
Documents

When you print a Microsoft Office document and open the Print dialog box,
select File > Print > Properties, you can bring up the PDF Printing
Preferences.
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General

Default Folder for Generated PDF File
This option allows you to assign a destination folder to place the PDF files after
generations.

Overwrite existing PDF file without confirmation
By default, this option is unchecked. If you wish for your files to be overwritten
without any prompt, you can select this option.

Use default filename and save to default Folder
If you don’t want to change the original filename,just check this option and the
generated PDF file will be automatically saved to the default folder you have
assigned.

Open the file after converting
By default, this option is checked. The generated PDF file will automatically open
after conversion.

Compress images using lossy algorithm
This option allows you to reduce the image size with lower quality when
generating PDF files. It’s checked by default.

Image Resolution
This option allows you to input a DPI (dot per inch) level for image resolution.
The valid level value is between 72 -300.

Support PDF/A -1b Standard
This option allows you to archive PDF files. Please note that the “DocumentInfo”,
“Watermark”, “Headers/Footers” and “Security” tab will be disabled if this
option is checked.

Save As Default
If you hope all your settings can be applied to all documents, you must keep this
option checked. If you uncheck it, your settings will be effective for the current
document only.
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Layout

Page Form
This option allows you to choose one of paper types, or click Custom-size form
and then enter the Paper Size dimensions in the Width and Height boxes.

Layout Preview
You can see how your document layout will look with the selected options from
Page Form.

Paper Size
When you click Custom-size Form from the Page Form, this option is
activated, and you can enter dimensions in the Width and Height boxes.

Unit of Metrics
This option allows you to change the unit of measurement, including inch,
centimeter and millimeter.

Orientation
This option allows you to change the page orientation, Portrait or Landscape.
Layout Page
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Fonts

Embed all fonts
All fonts in the Font Source list will be embedded into your PDF document when
you choose this option. To ensure that the PDF file you create is fully portable
and readable on computers that may not have the same fonts installed, you
should embed all fonts to guarantee that none are missed.
●
Embed non-standard fonts
This option allows you to embed nonstandard fonts installed in your computer to
your PDF document.
Note: This will increase the size of your document considerably, particularly if
you are using Unicode-based languages like Asian languages. The font
embedding list will be disabled when this option is selected.

Use the font embedding list below
Font embedding list will be available when you select this option. You can check
and uncheck the fonts in the list to choose the fonts you want to embed into PDF
files.

Don’t embed any fonts
All fonts in the embedding list will be unchecked when this option is selected.
And when you read the created PDF files, fonts installed on your OS will be used.
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Document Information

Add information into the Document
This option allows you to set PDF document properties, such as Title, Subject,
Author, etc. You can add information when it is checked.
Document Information Page
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Watermarks

Add watermarks to the document
If you want to add watermarks to your document, you can select this option and
choose to add Image Watermarks or Text Watermarks.
Image watermarks
You can browse your computer for an image and change the Opacity, Rotation
and Offsets of the image which will be added into your document as a
watermark.
Image Watermarks
Text Watermarks

Font
This option is activated only Text Watermarks selected and you can choose the
font name, font size and font color from the drop-down menus.

Text
You can enter text in the Content box and change the Opacity and Rotation of
the text which will be added into your document as a watermark.
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Text Watermarks

Offset
This option allows you to change the unit of measurement and specify the width,
height of the image/text, etc.

Preview
You can see how the watermark will look with the selected options.
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Headers/Footers

Add Headers/Footers to the Document
This option allows you to add headers/footers to your PDF document. By
checking this option, the following options will be activated.

Font
You can choose the font name, font size and font color from the boxes.

Edit
This option allows you to edit headers/footers and you can specify their styles.
Click Insert Date to insert date to the PDF document.
Click Insert Page Num to insert page number to the PDF document.
You can enter text in the columns (Left Column, Center Column and Right
Column) if needed.

Offsets
This option allows you to change the unit of measurement and specify the
margins for all 4 sides.

Preview
You can see how the headers/footers will look with the selected options.
Headers/Footers
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Security
The security feature of PDF gives you exceptional control over PDF files. To
provide adequate protection for PDF’s contents, encrypt and secure PDF files to
prevent unauthorized access, restrict sensitive operations, etc. The security
feature is especially helpful when the documents contain commercial content or
sensitive confidential information.
Password Encryption
There are two kinds of passwords that could be applied to a PDF file: a
Document open password and a Permissions password. When you set a
Document Open password, anyone who tries to open the PDF file must enter the
password that you specified. When you set a Permissions password, anyone
who wants to change the restrictions will have to enter the Permissions
password. Please note that if a PDF is protected by both types of passwords, it
can be opened with either password, but only the Permissions password allows
you to change the restrictions.
Note: There’s no way out to recover password from the PDF if you forget it. To
keep a backup copy of the PDF that isn’t password-protected is a good choice.
Adding a password security
1. Select Please choose the encrypt type > Password Encryption.
2. Check Require the password to open the document and then type the
password in the corresponding field. If you set permission password, check
Require to add documents restriction.
3. In the Permission Specification area, you will be shown the security details
you specified.
4. Select an Encryption Algorithm.
5. Click Ok and save the document to make setting take effect.
Password security options
When you add a password and security to a PDF file, you can set the following
security options:
Password
Require a password to open the document – selects to require users to type
the password you specify to open the document.
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
Document Open Password – specifies a password that users must type to
open the document.
Permission
Require to add document restriction – restricts actions to PDF files, such as
printing, editing, etc.

Printing Allowed – specifies the level of printing users are allowed for the
PDF document.
A. Print with low resolution – allows users to print at no higher than
150-dpi resolution.
B. Print with high resolution – allows users to print at any resolution.

Changes Allowed – defines which editing actions are allowed in the
document.
A. Fill in a form – lets users fill in forms. The option doesn’t mean that users
can create form fields.
B. Comments in the document – lets users add comment to the PDF
document.
C. Manage pages and bookmarks – lets users insert, rotate, delete pages,
as well as add bookmarks.
D. Any except extracting pages – let users do all editing actions listed
above except extracting pages.


Enable copying of text, image and other context - defines the contents
that are allowed to be extracted in the PDF document.
Enable text access for screen reader device for visually impaired Facilitates the visually impaired users to use voice recognition software in
screen reader devices to read the generated PDF files.
Encryption Algorithm - defines data transformations that cannot be easily
reversed by unauthorized users. Foxit Creator supports 128-bit AES and 128-bit
ARC-FOUR.
Don’t encrypt metadata – encrypts the contents of a PDF file but allow search
engines access to the document metadata when it is checked.
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Password Encryption Page
Certificate Encryption
The advantage of securing documents with certificates is that authors can
specify unique permissions for each person. For example, authors can permit a
person to fill in forms and comment in document, and permit another person to
edit text or delete pages. You can choose certificates from files on disk, or from
the Windows certificate store. Only a specific set of users whose identities can
be verified and managed can have access to the document. A certificate that
contains public key and other identifying information is used to encrypt
documents, or verified a digital signature. Only corresponding private key
decrypts the document that was encrypting using the certificate.
Generally, if possible, encrypt document using certificates from third-party
provider. If the certificate is lost or stolen, the issuing authority can replace it, if
a self-signed certificate is deleted, all PDF encrypted using the certificates are
forever accessible.
Adding a certificate security
1. Select Please choose the encrypt type > Certificate Encrypt.
2. In Certificate Encrypt dialog box, create intended recipient list for the
encrypt document. You can set document restrictions for a recipient by selecting
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the recipient and clicking Permission.





Click Import to import certificate from Windows Certificate store.
Click Browse to import certificate from disk.
Click Remove to delete a recipient from recipient list.
Click Details to view the detail of the certificate.
Click Permission to set document restriction for the selected recipient.
About Permission options, please refer to “Require to add document
restrictions” of” Password security options”.
3. Select Encryption Algorithm.
4. Check Don’t encrypt metadata to encrypts all contents of a PDF file but
allow search engines access to the document metadata.
5. Click OK and save the document.
Certificate Encryption Page
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Chapter Four – Using Foxit PDF
Creator
This chapter gives a short overview on how to get started using PDF Creator,
including how to launch Foxit PDF Creator and how to generate accurate PDF
files in seconds while retaining the original layout of documents.
The following sections are covered:

To create PDF files

Examples of creating PDF files
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To create PDF files
Foxit PDF Creator works just like a standard printer, so you can use it to print
your files from any Windows applications as you would print to a real printer.
Make sure that after installation, you have seen a printer in the "Printers and
Faxes" with the name "Foxit PDF Pinter".
1. Open a document from a Windows application, such as Microsoft Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, AutoCAD, E-mail and much more…;
2. Select from main menu File -> Print;
3.
Select the printer named Foxit PDF Printer, and click Ok button to start
printing;
4.
You will be prompted to specify the name of the PDF file and where to
store. Simply assign the PDF filename, select a folder location, and click the
Save button.
5.
You will see a creating status bar, when it’s done, the PDF will be
automatically opened.
NOTE: To open the PDF file, you need a PDF reader program in your system, like
“Foxit PDF Reader.”
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Examples of Creating PDF Files
Windows Notepad
1. Open a .txt file;
2. Select from main menu File >Print.
Microsoft Word
3. Run Microsoft Word;
4. Open a .DOC document;
5. Select from main menu File > Print; or click the software add-in button on
the word toolbar if you hope to preserve hyperlinks and generate
bookmarks based on word styles.
MSWord 2003
MSWord 2007
6.
Select printer Foxit PDF Printer;
7.
If you need to deploy printing properties, click the Properties button on the
right-top;
8.
Click OK;
9.
A dialog box will pop up for you to specify the folder and file name of the PDF
document to be generated, after done, click Save button;
10. A progress bar will appear, when it’s done, the PDF will be automatically
opened.
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Support MSWord Hyperlinks and Bookmarks Styles
During installation, Foxit PDF Creator installs a "COM Add-in" in MSWord 2000
or later versions. Using this “COM Add-in”, you are able to convert MSWord
hyperlink or create PDF bookmarks for PDF output.
NOTES:
●
If you use File > Print > Foxit PDF Creator to generate PDF file, you will not
be able to migrate Hyperlink and Bookmarks styles from MSWord to PDF
output.
●
If MSWord 2000 or later is not available in your machine, you will not be
able to convert MSWord hyperlink or create PDF Bookmarks.
●
Foxit PDF Creator itself doesn’t generate bookmarks or hyperlinks. It just
converts the bookmarks and hyperlinks that you created in MSWord to PDFs.
For how to generate bookmarks and hyperlinks, you should refer to MSWord
help.
Microsoft Excel
1. Run Microsoft Excel;
2. Open a .XLS document;
3. Select from main menu File > Print;
4.
Select printer Foxit PDF Printer;
5.
If you need to deploy printing properties, click the Properties button on the
right-top (see Deploy the Creation Properties);
6.
Click OK;
7.
A dialog box will pop up for you to specify the folder and file name of the PDF
document to be generated, after done, click Save button;
8. A progress bar will appear, when it’s done, the PDF will be automatically
opened.
NOTE:
E. In order to print multiple worksheets in a single Excel workbook to a
single PDF file, in the Print dialog box, you may check the option of
Entire Workbook under the Print What, and then all worksheets will
be created in a single PDF file.
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Internet Explorer
1. Run your Windows web browser;
2. Open a website or stay on a web page;
3. Select from main menu File > Print;
4. Select Foxit PDF Printer from the Pinter list;
5. If you need to deploy printing settings, click the Preferences button on the
right (see Deploy the Creation Properties);
6. Click OK;
7. A dialog box will pop up for you to specify the folder and file name of the PDF
document to be generated, after done, click Save button;
8. A progress bar will appear, when it’s done, the PDF will be automatically
opened.
Outlook Express
1. Run your Email client software;
2. Open an E-mail by clicking its title;
3. Select from main menu File > Print;
4. Select Foxit PDF Printer from the Pinter list;
5. If you need to deploy printing settings, click the Preferences button on the
right (see Deploy the Creation Properties);
6.
Click OK;
7.
A dialog box will pop up for you to specify the folder and file name of the PDF
document to be generated, after done, click Save button;
8.
A progress bar will appear, when it’s done, the PDF will be automatically
opened.
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Contact Us
Feel free to contact us should you need any information or have any problems
with our products. We are always here, ready to serve you better.

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Foxit Corporation
42840 Christy Street. Suite 201
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USA

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Foxit Corporation
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USA

Sales:
1-866-680-3668 (24/7)

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
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