Version History

Below you can read a detailed version history for novaPDF Lite Desktop (starting with version 6.0).

Changes in novaPDF 8.8 build 947 (22-February-2017)
  • New: Added Italian translation for the user interface
  • New: Added Spanish translation for the UI
  • New: Added Serbian translation for the UI
  • New: Added Bulgarian translation for the UI
Changes in novaPDF 8.8 build 946 (19-December-2016)
  • Fix: Registration comments during activation are limited to 250 chars
  • Fix: Removed obsolete Delete License button
  • Fix: Redesign for Check for Updates
  • Fix: Translation corrections for several languages
Changes in novaPDF 8.8 build 945 (28-November-2016)
  • New: Added macros for Application name, Printer name, Profile name, PDF file name
  • New: You can now configure a proxy server for activation
  • Fix: Bug when using specific special characters in the PDF save file name
  • Fix: Restoring the default active printer when using the add-in for Microsoft Word
  • Fix: Error when the printer name was longer than 30 chars
  • Fix: Importing profile from a network path failed
  • Fix: Various fixes in the Profile Manager interface
Changes in novaPDF 8.7 build 943 (28-September-2016)
  • New: Added new option for Multiple Copies to add Empty Page between copies
  • Fix: Crash occurred when trying to add printer via command line
  • Fix: Error when trying to open Getting Started in Lithuanian
  • Fix: Error in particular situations when creating PDF from Crystal Reports
  • Fix: Printer driver crashed when converting documents with large bookmarks using add-in for Word
Changes in novaPDF 8.6 build 942 (27-June-2016)
  • Fix: Added new macro name for Domain
  • Fix: Windows Event log info is now added when novaPDF service fails to start
  • Fix: Fixed some issues with the add-in for Excel when converting hyperlinks
  • Fix: Corrected issues with the manual activation
  • Fix: Profile Manager was crashing for public filters
  • Fix: Minor design corrections for some dialogs
Changes in novaPDF 8.5 build 940 (08-March-2016)
  • Fix: Correction for creating PDFs with Multiple Copies option enabled
  • Fix: Show message with options when the active profile is not found
  • Fix: Minor corrections for the About page of Profile Manager
  • Fix: Show message when the novaPDF Server service stops
  • Fix: Minor corrections for the About page of Printing Preferences
Changes in novaPDF 8.5 build 939 (27-January-2016)
  • Fix: Printer Manager crashed during activation when no Internet connection was available
  • Fix: Changed novaPDF Server recovery options to restart service
  • Fix: Web installer change to verify signature & other updates
  • Fix: Show partial keys on About window
Changes in novaPDF 8.5 build 938 (23-November-2015)
  • Fix: Order of objects in the Layout view was not saved with the profile
  • Fix: Minor fixes for the content layout section
Changes in novaPDF 8.5 build 937 (15-October-2015)
  • New: Added German language for the user interface
  • New: Added Croatian language for the user interface
  • New: Added Indonesian language for the user interface
  • New: Added Vietnamese language for the user interface
  • Update: Reduced setup file size
NOTE: Starting December 31st, 2015 novaPDF version 6.x and 5.x will no longer be supported. If you are still using one of these older versions we highly recommend an upgrade to version 8. This will ensure you get the latest updates and email support. Furthermore, novaPDF 7.x (and previous) has not been tested on Windows 10 so we cannot guarantee full compatibility. If you plan to use Windows 10 you should upgrade to novaPDF 8.x.
Changes in novaPDF 8.4 build 936 (23-September-2015)
  • New: Added 14 languages for the user interface - Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Turkish
  • New: Fully compatible with Windows 10
  • New: Added option to Export and Import version 8 profiles
  • Update: Settings in the Collate and Copies fields are now remembered
  • Update: Added option to disable "Verify file creation"
  • Update: Added "Check for Update" task for older Windows version
Changes in novaPDF 8.3 build 934 (16-July-2015)
  • Update: Added shortcut for Activation Client in start menu
  • Update: Added major version number for all the start menu tools shortcuts
  • Update: Added after Save parameter "%2" (program that started the print job)
  • Update: Setup files are served from CDN
  • Fix: Replaced blurry icon in Startup
  • Fix: Last save date uses milliseconds
  • Fix: Check for updates button is hidden when used as shared printer
Changes in novaPDF 8.3 build 933 (09-June-2015)
  • Fix: Corrected activation problems when network is disabled
  • Fix: Product key is now easier to input during activation
  • Fix: Licensing corrections when upgrading the program
  • Fix: Setup add/remove port monitor corrections
  • Fix: Setup correction for set default printer
Changes in novaPDF 8.3 build 932 (14-May-2015)
  • Fix: Version correction when upgrading from 8.0 to 8.3
  • Fix: Reduced size for the web installer
Changes in novaPDF 8.3 build 931 (12-May-2015)
  • New: Batch/bulk convert multiple documents into a single PDF file
  • New: Batch/bulk convert documents to individual PDF files
  • Update: Improved PDF conversion speed
  • Update: Improved the activation & reset activations process
  • Fix: Corrected conversion for empty Excel documents when using the addin
  • Fix: Corrected conversion for Word documents with incomplete links when using the addin
  • Fix: Corrected "Profile name too long" error
  • Fix: Crash when using Import Profiles
  • Fix: Corrected some problems in the web installer
  • Fix: Corrected error when using append and overlay at the same time
Changes in novaPDF 8.2 build 929 (3-March-2015)
  • Fix: Save Dialog was crashing for Lite and Standard editions
  • Fix: Error during profile import from previous versions
  • Fix: First print from Internet Explorer had errors in certain situations
Changes in novaPDF 8.2 build 927 (10-February-2015)
  • New: Standard save dialog now has options to set document information
  • Update: Changed save and select profile dialogs to show computer names
  • Update: Show computer code on About when licensed
  • Update: Default public profile is now visible in GUI
  • Fix: 1bit images are now correctly converted
  • Fix: Distributing and using forms on client computers was not working correctly
  • Fix: Use of macros in folder names was not working correctly
Changes in novaPDF 8.1 build 923 (27-January-2015)
  • Fix: Setup corrections for errors showing during installation
  • Fix: Default option for profile is now hidden in profile manager
  • Fix: Import profile corrections for colors
Changes in novaPDF 8.1 build 922 (13-January-2015)
  • Fix: Show computer code on About in Profile Manager and Printer Manager
  • Fix: Fixed various errors shown during the app installation
  • Fix: Installation log files now contain extra information
Changes in novaPDF 8.1 build 921 (16-December-2014)
  • Fix: When installation fails users can send log files to support
  • Fix: Corrections for client computers when converting via the addin for Microsoft Office
  • Fix: "The language not corresponds to the loaded files" error corrected
  • Fix: Added root bookmark options in novaPDF SDK
Changes in novaPDF 8.1 build 920 (24-November-2014)
  • New: Import Profiles (from previous versions) to Profile Manager)
  • New: Added firewall exception for service port during setup
  • New: Added custom paper size option
  • New: Smaller PDF files due to compression algorithm updates
  • New: Several interface updates
  • Update: Updated Counter macros to set the number of digits
  • Update: Updated Startup application to open Profile Manager and Printing Preferences
  • Update: Window positions are now saved
  • Update: Layout objects can be dynamically defined for the SDK
  • Fix: Fixed minor PDF conversion issues
Changes in novaPDF 8.0 build 915 (05-August-2014)
  • Fix: Spooler dependent services are stopped during installation to prevent errors
  • Fix: Removed several unnecessary start/stop actions for the print spooler
  • Fix: Support option is offered when installation fails
  • Fix: Small fixes for activation in some particular situations
  • Fix: Small fixes for conversions from Excel and Visio
Changes in novaPDF 8.0 build 911 (03-July-2014)
  • Fix: Check for updates window now shows up only when a new update is actually available
  • Fix: Activation window showed up when upgrading to a new build even if it was licensed
  • Fix: Activating on Windows XP or 2003 Server encountered some problems in certain situations
Changes in novaPDF 8.0 build 910 (25-June-2014)
  • Update: Offline installer is now digitally signed
  • Update: Offline installer doesn't require an internet connection
  • Fix: Sharing the printer between different OS versions wasn't working correctly
Changes in novaPDF 8.0 build 909 (24-June-2014)
  • New: PDF Linearization (PDF files optimized for the web)
  • New: Create PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliant PDF files
  • New: MSI installer for easy deployment
  • New: Possibility to add different print queues and ports
  • New: Driver certification for Windows 7 / 8 and Windows Server 2008 / 2012
  • New: Extended PDF view options (transition effects, possibility to hide menubar/toolbars/user interface elements)
  • New: Completely redesigned interface
  • New: WYSIWYG layout for managing watermarks and signatures
  • New: All auto-fillable fields now support macros
  • New: New link detection presets (detect only web links or file links)
  • New: Added silent print option
  • New: Detect bookmarks from original document and convert those in PDF
  • New: Detect links in original document and convert those to active PDF links
  • New: Added new predefined forms with realtime preview
  • New: Windows 8 desktop app certification
  • New: Redesigned installer
  • New: Automatic updates
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 400 (13-June-2014)
  • Fix: Fixed watermarks error on x64 systems
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 394 (24-Oct-2013)
  • Fix: Added version information in Programs list
  • Fix: Font subsetting didn't work correctly for some Type 1 fonts
  • Fix: Display issues for the About window on Windows 8
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 393 (20-Aug-2013)
  • Fix: Corrected the usage of star character in macros
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 392 (24-May-2013)
  • New: Added a new command line parameter for the setup, when this parameter is used the add-in for Microsoft Office is not installed
  • Update: Added the possibility to use apostrophe characters in the command line
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 391 (9-May-2013)
  • New: New parameter (%2) for After Save actions
  • Fix: Correction for PDF/A conversions (validation report errors for the OCProperties entry in Doc Catalog)
  • Fix: Image conversion corrections (radio buttons were not converted correctly, in certain cases also image color was different)
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 388 (14-Feb-2013)
  • Fix: Corrections for Excel and Word addins
  • Fix: Corrected conversion errors for documents with symbolic fonts
Changes in novaPDF 7.7 build 387 (9-Oct-2012)
  • New: novaPDF is now fully compatible with Windows 8
  • Update: Various optimizations for image conversions
  • Fix: Fixed several memory leaks
Changes in novaPDF 7.6 build 382 (16-May-2012)
  • Fix: Printing from Internet Explorer crashed in certain situations
  • Fix: Fixed the /InstallonlyNewerVer setup parameter
Changes in novaPDF 7.6 build 381 (10-May-2012)
  • Update: Changed the hash algorithm for image optimization
  • Fix: Conversion corrections for text with ColtFont font
  • Fix: Changed font names for subsetted fonts to have correct ANSI characters
  • Fix: GUI crashed when adding text watermarks in certain scenarios
Changes in novaPDF 7.6 build 379 (16-March-2012)
  • New: Multiple copies of the same page/document can now be converted to a single PDF file (with or without Collate)
  • New: novaPDF can now be installed using parameters from a single setup configuration file (instead of using the parameters one by one)
  • Update: After installation is successful, you have the option to open the website for tutorials, documentation and other resources
  • Update: Optimized conversion when using Unicode fonts (i.e. documents in Tamil language are now accurately converted)
  • Fix: Corrected language selection depending on regional settings
  • Fix: For silent installations, a novaPDF icon was briefly shown in taskbar, now it won't show up anymore
Changes in novaPDF 7.5 build 378 (1-March-2012)
  • Fix: Corrections for converting Type1 fonts with custom embedding
  • Fix: Added a parameter for command line installation called PROGRAMFILES (X86)
  • Fix: The Save As dialog will always be on top of other windows
Changes in novaPDF 7.5 build 377 (18-January-2012)
  • Fix: Changed font names for subset fonts to have correct ANSI characters on documents containing Chinese fonts
  • Fix: For fonts that didn't have italic characters, novaPDF calculated an angle for skewing that increased with every character, now is fixed
  • Update: Modified text on About window and changed footer notice for unregistered versions
Changes in novaPDF 7.5 build 376 (22-November-2011)
  • Fix: Conversion of rotated text in CAD drawings
  • Fix: Spooler crash when printing from IE9
  • Fix: Several memory leaks
  • Fix: Problem with grayscale conversion
Changes in novaPDF 7.5 build 373 (3-October-2011)
  • Fix: Corrected problem when converting files with long name
  • Fix: Minor corrections for PDF/A (CIDSets)
  • Fix: Corrected conversion from Visio when backgrounds were used
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 370 (28-July-2011)
  • Fix: Added error message before starting printing if the option "Render print jobs on client computers" is checked
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 369 (18-July-2011)
  • Fix: Corrected a problem when printing from Internet Explorer 9
  • Fix: Tiff files printed from PageMaker were not converted correctly
  • Fix: Corrected downsampling error for 8bpp images
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 367 (9-June-2011)
  • Fix: Corrected the installation process on Windows XP (32-bit) when the x64 folder does not exist
  • Fix: Corrected the Append to PDF process on client computers
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 365 (1-June-2011)
  • New: Added new predefined page sizes
  • Fix: Fixed some Print Spooler hangs on client restart on 32 bit Windows 7 computers
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 363 (2-May-2011)
  • New: Added /InstallOnlyNewerVer parameter for command line installations
  • New: Added an option to cancel the print job
  • Fix: Corrected installation on Windows 2000
  • Fix: Correction for Greek character conversions
  • Fix: Correction for rendering patterns
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 361 (1-April-2011)
  • Fix: Correction in the add-in for Microsoft Word, when filename contained Greek characters
Changes in novaPDF 7.4 build 358 (14-February-2011)
  • Update: Optimized the monochrome image conversion
  • Fix: Lines created with Highlight in Windows Journal are not printed
Changes in novaPDF 7.3 build 355 (15-December-2010)
  • New: Added full version info for startup application (novapdf.exe from the Program Files directory) to improve version detection for update managers
  • Fix: Corrected Type1 font subsetting (Monospac821 BT Type 1 font was not correctly embedded)
Changes in novaPDF 7.3 build 353 (1-December-2010)
  • Fix: Embed fonts lists correction
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 351 (18-November-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected a crash when printing from Excel in special conditions
  • Fix: Corrected embed Type1 fonts (Print Spooler was crashing)
  • Fix: Corrected vertically written fonts conversion error
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 350 (26-October-2010)
  • New: Added PDF version 1.7 in the list of available versions (1.5 default one)
  • Update: Change public profiles file name to not contain computer name
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 349 (22-October-2010)
  • New: Added back port monitor due to access problems for local ports
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 348 (19-October-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected Print Spooler hang on client computer restart
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 347 (14-October-2010)
  • Update: Removed port monitor, now using a local port instead
  • Fix: Corrected some conversion errors for symbol characters
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 346 (7-October-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected missing characters when printing from Publisher
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 345 (20-September-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected A0, A1,... paper sizes on Vista and Windows 7
  • Fix: Corrections for Excel images
  • Fix: Corrected installer crash when importing profiles
Changes in novaPDF 7.2 build 344 (7-September-2010)
  • New: Added macros for folder name in Save settings
  • New: Added Profile name macro for file and folder names
  • Fix: Fixed images from Excel 2010
Changes in novaPDF 7.1 build 343 (26-August-2010)
  • Fix: The temporary files after an append operation for desktop editions were not cleaned up, now they will be deleted
  • Fix: A default profile was created each time profiles were imported, now default profiles aren't created during import
  • Fix: "Prompt Save As dialog" "When file exists" offered to save the PDF in a different folder by default, instead of the original folder
  • Fix: Corrections for the Romanian translation
Changes in novaPDF 7.1 build 342 (28-July-2010)
  • Fix: When canceling the Select profile dialog, the print job would still run
  • Fix: Crashes occured when creating PDF files with OpenType fonts and embedding those
What’s New in novaPDF 7.1.341 (6-July-2010)
  • Update: Changed default high color compression to JPEG
  • Fix: Add-in for Excel cancelling processing when errors
What’s New in novaPDF 7.1.340 (17-June-2010)
  • Update: Optimized the size of resulting PDFs after appending (PDF with images)
  • Fix: Do not hang when printing Word documents with embedded files
  • Fix: Install even if EnumPorts fails
  • Fix: Setup translations correction
What’s New in novaPDF 7.1.337 (3-June-2010)
  • Update: The add-in for Microsoft Office is by default docked
  • Update: Optimized the size of resulting PDFs after appending
  • Fix: Various language corrections
What’s New in novaPDF 7.1.336 (14-May-2010)
  • New: Add Hebrew language to user interface
  • Update: Optimized PDF file size for documents with Asian characters
  • Fix: Corrected selection on edit fields on Paper page (when pressing TAB the selection didn't switch correctly)
  • Fix: Compatible with Windows 2000 now (didn't work before)
  • Fix: Corrected usage of Default profile on clients when private profiles are not allowed
What’s New in novaPDF 7.1.332 (12-April-2010)
  • New: Added Document Creator option
  • New: Added Page Scaling options
  • New: Added Lithuanian language
  • Fix: Changed default compression for high color images to zip
  • Fix: Rendering corrections (including outlined text)
  • Fix: Do not hang printer queue if client is not available (log off)
  • Fix: Fixed page orientation from Excel, Word, TextMaker and others on x64
  • Fix: Corrected PDF/A namespace
  • Fix: Fixed create new predefined form
  • Fix: Changed About tab for SDK and OEM editions
  • Fix: Fixed platform string on About page
  • Fix: Corrected OEM parameters (OEMSaveLocal)
  • Fix: COM events separate on TS sessions (SessionID)
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.330 (2-March-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected font left clipping
  • Fix: Fixed /HidePrinterPages
  • Fix: Fixed /NoInstallifExists - allow for all editions, not only for SDK
  • Fix: Unicode Innosetup - Unicode command line params
  • Fix: Use local time instead of system time for creation date and time
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.329 (18-February-2010)
  • Fix: Corrected Danish language
  • Fix: Updated Korean language
  • Fix: If a printer exists with the same name and different driver, gets deleted before install
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.327 (4-February-2010)
  • New: User interface translated in Malay
  • New: User interface translated in Thai
  • New: Add Registration-Free COM in C++ "Hello World (network)" sample (SDK)
  • Fix: Conversion problem with page orientations in Word documents
  • Fix: 0 byte PDF files created when checking rights, now gets deleted and recreated
  • Fix: Licensing error mesage
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.326 (27-January-2010)
  • Fix: Save dialog didn't show on top of other windows on Windows7 x64
  • Fix: Crash on Win7 x64 computers in some situations
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.325 (19-January-2010)
  • Fix: Registered succesfully message box showing even if wrong key was entered (x64 computers)
  • Fix: Corrected duplicated fonts problem (virtual memory)
  • Fix: Solved a problem when printing images from Adobe Viewer
  • Fix: Registry handle leak
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.323 (11-January-2010)
  • Fix: Fixed problem appending PDFs from FireFox when logged in with standard user
  • Fix: Fixed truetype fonts with SO_GLYPHINDEX_TEXTOUT
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0.321 (4-December-2009)
  • Fix: Minor fixes regarding the add-in for Excel
  • Fix: Fixes for printing on some BitBlt raster operations
  • Fix: Unicode problem for symbol fonts (Windings)
What’s New in novaPDF 7.0 (12-November-2009)
  • New: Type1 fonts are now supported
  • New: novaPDF now includes add-ins for Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • New: Added a start page to allow quick access to create PDFs
  • New: Fully compatible with Windows 7
What’s New in novaPDF 6.4 (11-August-2009)
  • New: Added "Allow change folder" option when saving the PDF file
  • New: Added options to forcefully embed licensed fonts
  • New: Uses local time instead of system time for PDF creation date and time
  • New: Added Danish language for the interface
  • New: Creates folders (multiple levels) when saving pdf file, if folders do not exist
  • Fix: Corrected bug numeric values when no decimals allowed in regional settings - numbers
  • Fix: Corrected mirrored images in printer driver
  • Fix: Corrected bug to keep the resolution set in preferences
  • Fix: Crash in spooler (when copying LastBitBlt info in ResetPDEV).
  • Fix: When printing from Adobe Reader some characters were not converted correctly (music notes)
  • Fix: Corrected crash occuring when showing error message box on PDF save
  • Fix: Fixed crash occuring when printing from ttf16.ocx (DrvEnablePDEV)
What’s New in novaPDF 6.3 (7-April-2009)
  • New: novaPDF can create now PDF/A-1b (RGB) compliant PDF files
  • Fix: Correction for 8-bit bitmaps conversion (when printing emf files)
  • Fix: Corrected a problem with temporary licensing for site licenses
  • Fix: corrected an error when printing files with big path or file name)
  • Fix: Corrected cross-ref-table format (20 bytes)
  • Fix: corrected "Show Save As dialog" option on x64 systems when printing from Win32 applications
What’s New in novaPDF 6.2 (25-February-2009)
  • Fix: Corrected behavior when printing specific images from Google Chrome (32-bit bitmaps with alpha channel)
  • Update: When printing from Crystal Reports the name of the PDF will not include "Crystal Reports - " anymore
  • Update: Optimized the PDF merging process (append/insert) for multiple print jobs
What’s New in novaPDF 6.1 (30-January-2009)
  • New: Added informational page in the start menu group (describes how to create pdf, register novaPDF, and contact options)
  • New: Added silent cancel printing (when pressing cancel from a Save As dialog printing stops immediately without other notices)
  • New: New character allowed in PDF filename (&)
  • Fix: Corrected append PDF files error on x64 systems
  • Fix: Fixed crash on Vista x64 when closing Printing Preferences
What’s New in novaPDF 6.0 (2-December-2008)
  • New: Added option to append content to an existing PDF file
  • New: Added option to insert content in an existing PDF file
  • New: New option to "Create temporary profile for each printing job"
  • Update: It's now possible to Show Select Profile dialog when printing
  • New: New Extended Save dialog added