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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

Convert OneNote to PDF

This tutorial shows how to convert the proprietary Microsoft Office OneNote file format (.one) to a PDF document with novaPDF as well as advantages and features when using the novaPDF as a PDF printer driver. If you don’t have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

Convert Email to PDF

This tutorial shows how to convert an e-mail message to PDF (using novaPDF) from the following mail clients: Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird. novaPDF is a PDF converter that allows creating 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.

Printing an entire Excel workbook to a single PDF file

If you have multiple individual sheets within your Excel workbook, when you try to create a PDF and choose to print the Entire Workbook, each sheet will be saved as a different PDF file. This happens because one (or multiple) sheets in your workbook have a different dpi setting for printing. Because of this, Excel assumes that each individual sheet has to be sent for printing separately, so it will send it in the same way to the PDF printer which will prompt to create a PDF from each sheet.

Troubleshooting installation errors

This section contains troubleshooting tips for errors that occur during the installation of novaPDF. If you get an error during installation, try the fixes recommended below first.

ASP.NET PDF generator - SDK sample

Hello World (ASP.NET PDF generator) sample is a simple ASP application that generates one PDF file containing the text "novaPDF says Hello World from ASP.NET". The PDF is created using the novaPDF printer driver and is saved in the “upload” folder. It demonstrates the basic use of the INovaPDFOptions interface. The printing job is done using the package System.Drawing.Printing

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 install novaPDF via MSI network deployment

This article explains how to install novaPDF on multiple computers using MSI network deployment.

Installing novaPDF 8 via MSI network deployment

This article explains how to install novaPDF on multiple computers using MSI network deployment.

How to register novaPDF

This tutorial shows how to register novaPDF 7.x (or previous). To view a tutorial on how to activate novaPDF 8.x (or newer) see this article: http://www.novapdf.com/kb/how-to-activate.html

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.

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.

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 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.

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.