No. Printer drivers take the output format that a windows program generates, and translates it to get the recipient of the driver (the printer, plotter, fax-to-modem) to produce the âdescribedâ result. For instance, Windows says put a dot at 100 Ã 37 to the driver, and the driver maybe says Line at 5 units by 1.2 units of length 0, because that is how that particular printer needs to hear the instruction so as to create the desired output.
In the case of a .PDF driver, the command from Windows winds up in a file. Drivers are essentially translators between Windows and [u]hardware</u> (even if it is virtual hrdware, like a .PDF file).
Drivers operate at a pretty low level of the operating system.
A converter, such as you are talking about, is at the software level, like any other .DLL or .EXE.