Installing - FAQ

After you install novaPDF you will be able to create PDF files. Below you can find answers for the most popular questions related to the process of installing novaPDF and problems that might occur. The installation procedure is easy and straightforward regardless of the novaPDF version.

Which operating systems does novaPDF run on?
Is a restart required at the end of the novaPDF installation?
Does novaPDF run on Linux or Mac?
How do I know what version I have installed?
How do I install novaPDF?
Can I install and use novaPDF in a network environment?
How do I uninstall novaPDF?
How do I know novaPDF works on my computer properly?
What are the minimum requirements to install novaPDF?
I have mistakenly uninstalled an older registered version of novaPDF, can I reinstall it?
Does novaPDF require .NET or Ghostscript?

Which operating systems does novaPDF run on?

novaPDF currently runs on: Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit, with or without SP1), Windows 2012/2008/2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit).

novaPDF can be used as shared network PDF printer, via Remote Desktop Connection or Terminal Servers only if you own a license for each connecting computer that prints to it (directly, via the shared network printer or remotely).

Is a restart required at the end of the novaPDF installation?

In most cases novaPDF doesn't require a restart after the installation finishes so you don't have to restart your computer.
However, novaPDF requires a restart if you reinstall novaPDF on top of an existing installation. So if you want to avoid restarts, start first the uninstaller for the existing novaPDF version, then after novaPDF was uninstalled start the installation of the new version. In this way it will not require a restart.

If the novaPDF installer requires restart, we advise you to do so because novaPDF requires the restart when it cannot replace some dll files (probably because they were in use by the system). If you choose not to do the restart (even if asked to do so) and you do other installations, when you'll finally restart the computer some dll files might get deleted and you end up with an damaged printer driver.

Does novaPDF run on Linux or Mac?

No, novaPDF is not compatible with Macintosh and Linux systems (you can however try using emulator software for MAC, such as Parallels Desktop for Mac, or for Linux, such as Wine)

How do I know what edition I have installed and activated?

To see what version and/or edition you have installed, go to Start->Settings->Printers and Faxes (or type "Devices and Printers" for Windows 8), right-click novaPDF, select Printing Preferences, and go to the About tab. You should see in there novaPDF [Edition] just like it is shown in the image below:

  • novaPDF Edition

How do I install novaPDF?

Installing novaPDF is very easy. Just double-click on the file you downloaded and the installation wizard will start. Make sure that you have enough space on the drive where you install novaPDF and that you have the rights to install it (administrator rights). After that follow the installation wizard steps as it will guide you through the process.

Can I install and use novaPDF in a network environment?

Yes you can install novaPDF in a network environment and use it to create PDF documents from any other computer in that network (without the need to install it on each computer).
Here are five easy steps to install and use novaPDF Printer on a network:

  1. Choose a computer in the network that will be the printer server
  2. Install novaPDF Printer on the printer server
  3. Share the novaPDF Printer on the network
  4. From any workstation in the network, connect to the shared novaPDF Printer
  5. You can go in any application and start a print job to the novaPDF Printer

How do I uninstall novaPDF?

To uninstall novaPDF open Control Panel (on Windows 8 type to search "Uninstall a Program") and choose Uninstall Programs. Select novaPDF and click on Uninstall. You will be guided through the uninstall process by the setup wizard.

How do I know novaPDF works on my computer properly?

To see if it works properly you should test it by printing to a PDF file. Open a document (can be an Ms Office document, a text file or an image) click on "Print" and select novaPDF. After the PDF file is generated, open it (if it didn't open automatically) and see if the resulted pdf is exactly as the original file.

What are the minimum requirements to install novaPDF?

novaPDF doesn’t have any special requirements so if the operating system is supported then you go ahead and install it.

I have mistakenly uninstalled an older registered version of novaPDF, can I reinstall it?

Once you purchase a license key for novaPDF you have the right to use that version indefinitelly, even if we release a newer major version. For example, if you are happy with novaPDF version 7 and don't want to upgrade to version 8 you don't have to, and you can use version 7 for as long as you want. However, on our main download section we always provide download links for the latest version, so if you uninstall by mistake your registered older version, here's how you can have it reinstalled and re-registered:

  1. Go to our Previous Versions download page, where we offer for downloading all the previous versions/editions
  2. Download the edition/version that you had installed and reinstall it
  3. When you first purchased novaPDF you received an email with registration details, so use Registration Name and Registration key from that email to re-register your previous version (if you don't know where to copy/paste you can see this article on How to register novaPDF). If you don't have that registration email anymore, you can contact our sales department and ask them about they key (please note that you'll need to either use the email you initially used for your order, or prove that you are the owner of that email address).

Does novaPDF require .NET or Ghostscript?

Unlike other PDF creators, novaPDF doesn't require Ghostscript installed in order to create PDF files. However the .NET framework is required but that usually is installed already on your operating system.

Comments


NEW: novaPDF 8.8.945