Features

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Universal Printing

Using novaPDF you convert to PDF any type of printable document (i.e. DOC, XLS, PPT, PUB, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PUBX, HTML, TXT,...), accessing its functionality through a printer driver interface. If novaPDF is installed as the default printer, you can simply click the "Print" button from any Windows application to have your PDF created.

Merge PDF Files

You can append or insert the content of the document being converted to an existing PDF file.

PDF Links Support

Any visible text that starts with "http://", "www", "mailto:", "ftp://" or "file://" in your original document can be converted to clickable active PDF links if you choose to do so. It can also verify if the file linked to exists during conversion, to avoid broken links.

Font Embedding

novaPDF supports TrueType, OpenType and Type1 fonts and allows you to embed the fonts (or only font subsets) to ensure portability. You can also choose which fonts to be automatically embedded or never embedded, as well as forcefully embed fonts with restrictions.

Auto-save PDF Files

When creating a PDF file you can have novaPDF prompt you each time where to save the PDF file, or you can define predefined auto-save settings. This way the PDF files will be generated and saved without any additional interaction.

After Save Actions

Custom actions can be defined to be performed after the PDF was successfully generated, such as opening (or not) the PDF file with the default viewer once it's created, or running a custom application with given parameters.

Import/Export Profiles

The printing profiles can be exported or imported into different installations, so that you can easily transfer them from one computer to another.

Public Profiles

Available in the server editions, these profiles are created on the PDF server computer and are automatically propagated to all client computers. You can configure some profiles to save the PDF files in a folder on server and all client computers will generate the PDF files in that folder. When using propagated public profiles, you can disallow client computers to switch to a private profile, forcing them to use the settings from the PDF server.

Printer Monitor

A Printer Monitor tool is distributed with the novaPDF installation as well. This tools allows you to monitor in realtime the status of all printing jobs, as well as record and archive print job info.

Compatibility

Works on both 32 and 64-bit Windows operating systems and doesn't require 3rd party programs such as GhostScript or runtime environments like .NET Framework.

Add-ins for Microsoft® Office

novaPDF comes with add-ins for Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) that allows one-click conversion to PDF. A major advantage of the add-ins is the conversion of hidden hyperlinks and easy conversion of bookmarks. Without the add-ins installed, hidden hyperlinks cannot be recognized and converted. A major advantage of the add-ins is the conversion of hidden hyperlinks and easy conversion of bookmarks. Without the add-ins installed, hidden hyperlinks cannot be recognized and converted.

PDF Bookmarks

novaPDF can detect the headings in the document to be printed and add bookmarks in the generated PDF files. You have to define the text attributes for the document headings (font, size, style, color) and for the generated bookmarks.

PDF Watermark

You can stamp an entire PDF (or individual pages from it) with an image or text that can have rotation, opacity, color variation or other effects.

PDF/A Compliance

Creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A-1b specification for RGB colorspace thus can be used for long-term archiving of documents in PDF format. PDF/A is a PDF file format used for long-term archiving of documents in electronic format that uses PDF Reference version 1.4.

Private Profiles

Define printing profiles for future use, each with its own settings for page size, resolution, fonts, compression, security, signatures, bookmarks, watermarks, save settings, etc. This way you can switch between different printing profiles without having to modify the settings again.

Reduce PDF File Size

Images can be down-sampled, converted or compressed to reduce the size of the resulting PDF file. Text can be compressed or converted too.

International Character Support

Supports international character sets, enabling users to generate PDF files using almost any Latin, Cyrillic or Asian character set.

Document Information

Possibility to set the title, subject, author, keywords for the PDF.

Multi-language support

You can choose a language for the interface during installation or change it later from its menu.