When choosing AES encryption, no PDF file will be created?


I am using PDFCreator 1.1.0 on Windows Vista 32bit and have trouble with the 128bit AES encryption setting. Any help would be appreciated!

I have enabled the "normal" 128bit encryption setting in the PDF settings, so when printing to PDFCreator, it will ask me to enter passwords; if I do not want to have the currently created PDF encrypted, I will close that particular password box with "cancel", and it will create an unencrypted PDF.

However, when selecting the AES 128bit encryption, this doesn't work any more - it will still display the password entry window, but when exiting this with "Cancel" or Esc key, it will stop the PDF creation process and no file will be created.

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,



Thank you for your answer.

No, I didn't select PDF/A and option 2 works, but always asks these two annoying questions.

There seems to be a bug which stops PDF creator from storing an unprotected PDF when closing the password box with the Cancel button or Esc key if AES encryption is selected. It does create an unprotected PDF when the regular encryption (not AES) is selected and one closes the password entry dialogue with Esc or Cancel (being spared the two extra questions "Use password is empty" and "Owner password is empty").

Can I report these bugs somewhere, maybe it could be fixed in a future version?

Best regards

and happy new year


It's clearyly not a bug.

1. You have since changed the  "Options>Program>Save>Standard save format" from "PDF" to "PDF/A-1b" in the drop-down menu. The PDF/A specification does not permit encryption.


2. You just click on "OK" buttom, then click on"Yes" buttom from the "The user password is empty! Continue?" dialog window, and again click on "Yes" buttom from the "The owner password is empty! Continue?' dialog window. The pdf file will be created with no encryption.