PDF24 Creator

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Silent installer for PDF24 Creator.


The free PDF Creator and PDF Converter supplied by PDF24.org works with all Windows programs and has a lot of features you wouldn't expect from free software: create PDF files from almost any Windows application, re-order pages, merge, split, and password-protect your existing PDF files.

The software is available from http://www.pdf24.org/.

PDF24 Creator 6.3.2[edit]

See http://en.pdf24.org/forum/about826.html for command line switches.

Download exe installer for business use. After download check the properties, sometimes there is a security notice.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- PDF24 Creator -->
	<package id="pdf24" name="PDF24 Creator" revision="8" reboot="false" priority="5100">
 		<variable name="version" value="6.3.2"/>
		<check type='uninstall' condition='exists' path='PDF24 Creator %version%' />
		<!-- Install without user interaction, disable updates, no restart and only install PDF-Printer-Comonent, butnot the Fax-Printer -->
		<install cmd='cmd /C "%SOFTWARE%\pdf24\pdf24-creator-6.3.2.exe" /VERYSILENT /NOUPDATE /NORESTART /COMPONENTS=pdfPrinter'/>
						 
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Fax.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Creator.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Fax.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Creator.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		 
		<upgrade include='install' />
 
		<remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT' architecture="x86" />
		<remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT' architecture="x64" />
	</package>


Additional information: Tested on Windows XP, Vista, 7 both 32 and 64 BIT

PDF24 Creator 4.6.0[edit]

See http://en.pdf24.org/forum/about826.html for command line switches.

If you place a picture "logo.bmp" 300 pixel high x 200 pixel wide in the package-folder, it will be copied to the computer and shown inside the settings window.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<packages>
	<package
		id="pdf24creator"
		name="PDF24Creator"
		revision="%version%"
		reboot="false"
		priority="50">
		
				
		<variable name="version" value="4.6.0"/>
		<check type='uninstall' condition='exists' path='PDF24 Creator %version%' />
		<!-- Install without user interaction, disable updates, no restart and only install PDF-Printer-Comonent, butnot the Fax-Printer -->
		<install cmd='cmd /C "%SOFTWARE%\PDF24Creator\pdf24-creator.exe" /SILENT /NOUPDATE /NORESTART /COMPONENTS=pdfPrinter'/>
		<install cmd='cmd /C if exist "%SOFTWARE%\PDF24Creator\logo.bmp" copy /Y "%SOFTWARE%\PDF24Creator\logo.bmp" "%ProgramFiles%\PDF24\"' />
		
		<install cmd='%ComSpec% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Fax.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%ComSpec% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%ComSpec% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Fax.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		<install cmd='%ComSpec% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"'><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		
		<upgrade include='install' />
		
		<remove cmd='cmd /C if exist "%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\logo.bmp" del /f /s /q "%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\logo.bmp"' />
		<remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT'/>
	</package>
</packages>

PDF24 Creator 4.4.1[edit]

If you place a picture "logo.bmp" 300 pixel high x 200 pixel wide in the package-folder, it will be copied to the computer and shown inside the settings window.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<packages>
	<package
		id="PDF24Creator"
		name="PDF24Creator"
		revision="%version%"
		reboot="false"
		priority="50">
		
				
		<variable name="version" value="4.4.1.0"/>
		
		<check type="file" condition="versionequalto" path="%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\pdf24.exe" value="%version%" />
		
		<install cmd='cmd /C "%SOFTWARE%\PDF24Creator\pdf24.exe" /VERYSILENT'/>
		<install cmd='cmd /C if exist "%SOFTWARE%\logo.bmp" copy "%SOFTWARE%\logo.bmp" "%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\"' />
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Fax.lnk"' ><exit code="any" /></install> 
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"' ><exit code="any" /></install>
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PPDF24 Fax.lnk"' ><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		<install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c del /q "%Public%\Desktop\PDF24 Editor.lnk"' ><exit code="any" /></install> <!-- Vista/Windows7 -->
		
		<upgrade include='install' />
		
		<remove cmd='cmd /C if exist "%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\logo.bmp" del /f /s /q "%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\logo.bmp"' />
		<remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT'/>
	</package>
</packages>

PDF24 Creator 3.3.0[edit]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<packages>
	<package id="PDF24Creator" name="PDF24Creator" revision="330" reboot="false" priority="50">
		<check type="file" condition="versionequalto" path="%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\pdf24.exe" value="3.3.0.0" />
		<install cmd='cmd /C""%SOFTWARE%\Packages\PDF24\PDF24-Creator.EXE" /VERYSILENT'/>
		<remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT'/>
	</package>
</packages>


On Windows 7 Systems you will get an Error because of the printerdriver is not trusted. To solve this Problem you can install the Geek Software GmbH Cert before installing PDF24:

ertutil.exe -f -addstore "TrustedPublisher" PDF24-Zertifikat.p7b


Newer versions (>= 2.8.7 should no longer cause this erroe message, even if you do not install the certficate in advance (see http://de.pdf24.org/pdf-creator-changelog.html#v2.8.7 - in german only)