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Why don't you develop a PDF editor?

Sometimes we get asked why we haven't developed a PDF editor yet, or if we have any short-term plans in creating one. We're not currently considering developing a PDF editor. One of the reasons is that a PDF document can be created easier by just modifying the original format and after that converting it.

How to install and use novaPDF as a shared network PDF Printer

This tutorial shows how to share novaPDF in a network so that other client computers can connect to it and send documents for conversion to PDF. novaPDF can be shared as a network PDF printer, can be installed on Terminal Servers and allows printing through Remote Desktop Connection. If you don't have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

PDF/A Compliance

Starting with version 6, novaPDF (any edition) can create PDF/A-1b (RGB) compliant PDF files. PDF/A is a PDF file format used for long-term archiving of documents in electronic format.

Why don't you develop a PDF viewer (reader)?

Every now and then we receive an email about why we don't develop a PDF viewer, given that our PDF creator is excellent :). novaPDF only creates PDF files, it does not include a PDF reader/viewer. We have considered creating a PDF viewer too, but our analysis showed up that developing a PDF viewer is simply not in the benefit of our users or us either, for multiple reasons.

Convert Quickbooks to PDF

QuickBooks Simple Start is the freeware edition of the popular QuickBooks accounting software from Intuit. Users can handle their finances, sales, expenses and time their efforts as efficiently as possible. However sharing related, this software can become a pain as all the people collaborating on a project would need QuickBooks installed on all their computers to be able to open the documents. An advantage would be to have all the files in PDF format. This way the files can be shared and managed easier by different teams. With the help of a converter such as novaPDF, this process of conversion is seamless. Just download and install novaPDF from our Download page.

How to license novaPDF SDK

You can use the novaPDF Co-Branding tool to customize the setup you have to integrate with novaPDF SDK or novaPDF OEM.

How to license novaPDF OEM

You can use the novaPDF Co-Branding tool to customize the setup you have to integrate with novaPDF OEM.

What to do if clients can connect to novaPDF but they cannot print via it

NOTE: This article applies to older versions of novaPDF (7.x or previous). If client computers can connect to a print server where novaPDF is installed (for instance via Citrix thin clients) but the PDF printing does not work (it returns access denied, or it creates 0Kb pdf files) you can try to follow these steps for troubleshooting purposes.

Convert Word to PDF (Microsoft Office Word documents to PDF)

This tutorial shows how to convert a Microsoft Office Word document to a PDF. novaPDF is a PDF converter that allows creating PDF files from any Windows application that supports printing.

Adding a PDF watermark with novaPDF

novaPDF is a PDF creator that allows generating PDF files from any Windows application that supports printing. This tutorial shows how to have text or image watermarks added in the PDF file even if in the original document there are no watermarks.

Unable to print large page documents with novaPDF

In Windows 7/8/8.1 there is a limitation for the document print size and if you try to create a PDF from it novaPDF won't create it. This article gives a fix on how to solve the large document printing to PDF problem.

Ordering - FAQ

Below you can find answers for the most popular questions related to the ordering process of novaPDF and problems that might occur. You can order your novaPDF copy directly from our website using the simple steps provided in the online store.

Activation - FAQ

This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding the activation process of novaPDF. For a tutorial on how to activate please see this article instead: http://www.novapdf.com/kb/how-to-activate.html

How to deactivate novaPDF

The deactivation in novaPDF has to be done if you want to move the novaPDF license to another computer or if your computer crashed and you want to activate novaPDF on another computer.

How to activate novaPDF online

After purchasing a license for novaPDF you have to activate it. Activation allows verifying that your copy is genuine and that it hasn't been used on more computers than the number of licenses purchased. It prevents this way software counterfeiting (intentional or unintentional).

How to try novaPDF free for 30 days

When you first start novaPDF the activation wizard window will be displayed, with the option to purchase the program (if you haven't already done so), activating it (if you've already purchased a license) or start a free 30 day trial.

How to activate novaPDF manually

novaPDF needs to be activated after purchasing a license. This article describes how to activate novaPDF manually in case the automatic activation fails.

Installing novaPDF OEM with command line parameters

novaPDF OEM is a virtual PDF printer that developers can use when needing a post-processing PDF solution. Installing novaPDF OEM should be done only via the command line parameters, as this is the only way it can be configured. Parameters used for this purpose are detailed in this article.

Create active PDF links using novaPDF

This tutorial shows how to create active PDF links using the Professional edition. novaPDF is a PDF creator that allows generating PDF files from any Windows application that supports printing. If you don't have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

Convert files from QuarkXPress to PDF

QuarkXPress uses proprietary file types to save files created with it (such as qxp, qxd, qxl, qxt). The article below explains how to convert these types of files to PDF documents and highlights key features advantages for using novaPDF as the PDF printer driver. If you don't have it installed, you can get novaPDF from the Download page.