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novaPDF has three major editions: Lite, Standard and Professional. novaPDF Professional has all the features enabled, while novaPDF Lite and Standard have limited functionality.

Server editions work on Terminal Servers and as shared network printers while the Desktop editions don't. The Desktop and Server editions have identical pricing structures.

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Feature Group: General novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Price $24.94 $19.95 $24.94 $19.95 $53.27 $39.95 $53.27 $39.95 $62.44 $49.95 $62.44 $49.95
Print from any Windows Application Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free updates (for minor versions) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free technical support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embedding images Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embedding formulas and tables Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interface available in multiple languages Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Page novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Create and manage predefined sizes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use custom page size Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set page orientation (landscape/portrait) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set printing resolution (72 to 2400 dpi) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Page scaling (1-400%) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Modify page margins No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zoom (1-400%) and align page No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Graphics novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Compress text and graphics No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compress high color images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compress indexed/monochrome images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downsample high color images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downsample indexed/monochrome images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Convert to grayscale high color images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Convert to grayscale indexed images No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Convert to grayscale text and graphics No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Fonts novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Embed all fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embed font subsets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Always embed" list of fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Never embed" list of fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Force embedding of protected fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for OpenType and TruType fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for Type1 fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Document Info novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Set PDF title, subject, author, keywords Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set start page for PDF viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set page layout (continuous, single page, facing, continuous-facing) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show panels, page only or full screen when reading PDF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set PDF viewer magnification (25-400%) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature group: Security novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Choose encryption level (none, 40-bit, 128-bit) No No No No Yes Yes
Set PDF document permissions No No No No Yes Yes
Add password protection (user, owner) No No No No Yes Yes
Feature Group: PDF signature novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Use system certificates No No No No Yes Yes
Use signature from file No No No No Yes Yes
Customize PDF signature No No No No Yes Yes
Set signature position No No No No Yes Yes
Sign first/last/custom page No No No No Yes Yes
Feature group: PDF Links novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Detect URLs/local files and convert to PDF links No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customize PDF links appearance No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature group: Bookmarks novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Add multiline bookmarks, match regardless of level No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set number of level, open to level No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add multiple bookmark definitions No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Detect bookmark by font, size, style, color No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display bookmark in different style and color No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Watermarks novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Display text watermark as background No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show text watermark on all/odd/even/range pages No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display image watermark as background No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show image watermark on all/odd/even/range pages No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show image watermark with transparent color No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Save PDF novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Add-ins for Microsoft Office No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Save PDF automatically to local destinations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Save PDF automatically to network destinations No Yes No Yes No Yes
Prompt extended Save dialog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Prompt Save As dialog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use predefined save settings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Append/Insert content in existing PDF files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open PDF or execute action after save Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced settings (e.g. ignore blank pages) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic actions in case of name conflicts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Group: Overlay novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Enable overlay with existing PDF file No No No No Yes Yes
Actions in case overlay file is shorter No No No No Yes Yes
Custom position for the overlayed file No No No No Yes Yes
Feature Group: Email PDF novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Send as attachment (normal or zipped) No No No No Yes Yes
Send using email client or SMTP server No No No No Yes Yes
Customize and send email to multiple addresses No No No No Yes Yes
Feature Group: Profiles novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Define multiple private profiles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Define multiple public profiles No Yes No Yes No Yes
Choose PDF Version (1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create PDF/A compliant PDF files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import/Export profiles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create temporary profile when printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show Select Profile dialog when printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Propagate public profile on client computers No Yes No Yes No Yes
Feature Group: Licensing novaPDF Lite (Desktop) novaPDF Lite (Server) novaPDF Standard (Desktop) novaPDF Standard (Server) novaPDF Professional (Desktop) novaPDF Professional (Server)
Single computer licensing Yes No Yes No Yes No
Multi computer licensing No Yes No Yes No Yes
Share as network PDF printer No Yes No Yes No Yes
Use through Remote Desktop Connection No Yes No Yes No Yes
Use with Terminal Services No Yes No Yes No Yes
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