PDF Printer Overview

novaPDF is a PDF printer for Windows that allows you to easily create 100% industry-standard PDF files (searchable and optionally PDF/A compliant).

It's never been easier to print to PDF, you simply open your document, click on "Print" and select novaPDF as the printer to generate the PDF. Try it now and see how easy it is to create PDFs: Download novaPDF.

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You can use novaPDF to print to PDF from the first second after it's installed without configuring anything. However, even if it's very easy to create PDFs, it still contains a plethora of features:

  • Bookmarks are recognized and included in the resulting PDF
  • Your PDF can contain active PDF links (clickable)
  • Can be installed and used as a shared network PDF printer
  • You can watermark PDFs with text/images
  • Password protect the PDF or restrict copy/paste
  • Overlay and/or merge PDF files
  • Lots of other features as described in detail here: novaPDF Professional.

The best part about novaPDF is that you can use it for free before deciding to purchase a license. Wait no more, download novaPDF now to start printing to PDF.

Features listed below are a selection of the most important features novaPDF has. We strongly recommend downloading novaPDF to benefit from all the features that it offers: Download novaPDF.

Universal Printing

Using novaPDF you convert to PDF any type of printable document (i.e. DOC, XLS, PPT, PUB, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PUBX, HTML, TXT,...), accessing its functionality through a printer driver interface.

Compatibility

Works on both 32 and 64-bit Windows operating systems and doesn't require 3rd party programs such as GhostScript or runtime environments like .NET Framework.

PDF Security

You can secure your PDF documents by requiring others to enter a password in order to view, print or copy/paste content from the PDF.

Merge PDF Files

You can append or insert the content of the document being converted to an existing PDF file.

PDF Overlay

This allows adding the content of the document currently being printed via novaPDF as the background or foreground of an existing PDF file, with options to customize the position of that added content.

PDF Links Support

Any visible text that starts with "http://", "www", "mailto:", "ftp://" or "file://" in your original document can be converted to clickable active PDF links if you choose to do so.

Send PDF via Email

Can be configured to automatically email the generated PDF files.

Auto-save PDF Files

When creating a PDF file you can have novaPDF prompt you each time where to save the PDF file, or you can define predefined auto-save settings.

High Quality PDF files

You can create searchable PDF files and maintain the original layout by embedding fonts and using different image resolutions.

Free Support

You are entitled to free customer support, even if you are using the unregistered version (registered users are answered first).

Add-ins for Microsoft® Office

novaPDF comes with add-ins for Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) that allows one-click conversion to PDF.

PDF Bookmarks

novaPDF can detect the headings in the document to be printed and add bookmarks in the generated PDF files.

PDF Digital Signatures

If you have a digital signature you can sign your PDF documents thus certifying the authenticity and integrity of the PDF document for the recipient.

PDF Watermark

You can stamp an entire PDF (or individual pages from it) with an image or text that can have rotation, opacity, color variation or other effects.

PDF/A Compliance

Creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A-1b specification for RGB colorspace thus can be used for long-term archiving of documents in PDF format.

Public Profiles

Available in the server editions, these profiles are created on the PDF server computer and are automatically propagated to all client computers.

Font Embedding

novaPDF supports TrueType, OpenType and Type1 fonts and allows you to embed the fonts (or only font subsets) to ensure portability.

Shared Network PDF Printer

novaPDF Server can be installed on one computer in a network environment (printer server) and used by any other computer in that network, without having to install it on each computer.


These are few of the features novaPDF Professional offers, for a full list visit the detailed description page: novaPDF Professional.

Easy to Install

Installing novaPDF is very easy and it takes only a couple of mouse clicks. It was designed in such manner to help and guide you through the installation process. Once the installation wizard is started, you can choose your installation preferences (where will the files be placed, where will the program be installed…) or keep the default settings for a rapid installation.

Improves Collaboration

Whether you need it for printing documents, publishing them on the Internet, placing them on CD/DVD, emailing them or integrating with your document management system, PDF is recognized as the ideal portable document format. novaPDF gives everyone the ability to easily share documents using the PDF format.

PDF/A Compliance

Creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A-1b specification for RGB colorspace thus can be used for long-term archiving of documents in PDF format.

Reliable

You will be able to open your document across a wide range of hardware and software platforms, while the quality of the generated PDF document will be very good, maintaining the original layout, fonts and images. Furthermore, you can digitally sign the PDF files to certify that important documents don't get altered without authorization.

Easy to Use

You can use novaPDF to easily create standard PDF files from any Windows application. Simply set the novaPDF printer driver as the default one and every time you click "Print" from any application that supports printing, the PDF will be generated by novaPDF.

Protect Documents

Your business documents are often confidential and access needs to be restricted in certain ways. You can restrict the access to all PDF files created with novaPDF by password protecting them and restricting certain features, such as printing, modifying, content extraction, form filling or annotating.

Easy Administration

With novaPDF Server you can define public profiles. These profiles are created on the server computer and are automatically propagated to all client computers. You can configure some profiles to save the PDF files in a folder on server and all client computers will generate the PDF files in that folder. Also, another benefit of server licensing is that you can manage your licenses from a single location (the server).

Low Cost

Switching to PDF instead of regular paper for internal communications or reviewing purposes reduces significantly the cost. Furthermore, novaPDF allows you to sign and certify PDF documents without purchasing expensive products such as Adobe Acrobat® or Adobe Document Server for Reader extensions® thus reducing the cost of ownership.