Why is there a Soda PDF printer on my PC?

Soda PDF will install a Virtual Printer on your system. This is different than your physical printer which produces paper copies of documents. The Soda PDF printer is the technology that converts files into PDFs.
As a rule of thumb, any file that can be printed can be converted into a PDF.

Click here to learn more about converting to PDF.

It is important to note that only Soda PDF Desktop will install a virtual printer. Soda PDF Online is housed in your web browser and does not install anything on your system. You can still create PDFs from other file types using Soda PDF Online.


We have two additional modules. The OCR module allows you to recognize and edit text within any scanned document or image. We also have the E-Sign module that allows you to electronically sign PDFs and track and manage e-signatures in real-time. If those modules are not available for you, you can purchase them here.



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