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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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Detailed feature matrix for novaPDF Lite, Standard and Professional editions. The Professional edition has all the features enabled while the Standard and Lite editions have fewer features.


novaPDF Lite

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novaPDF Professional

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Print from any Windows Application YES YES YES
Free updates (for minor versions) YES YES YES
Free technical support YES YES YES
NEW: Quick Access Tray application YES YES YES
PDF add-in for Microsoft Word YES YES YES
PDF add-in for Microsoft Excel YES YES YES
PDF add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint YES YES YES
PDF add-in for Microsoft Publisher YES YES YES
PDF add-in for Microsoft Visio YES YES YES
NEW: Save to PDF add-in for Microsoft Outlook YES YES YES
UPDATED : Interface available in multiple languages YES YES YES
Upload generated PDF to FTP or SFTP servers NO NO YES
MSI installer for easy deployment YES YES YES
Driver certification for Windows 10/ 8 / 7 and Windows Server 2008 / 2012 YES YES YES
UPDATED : Create PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliant PDFs YES YES YES
NEW: Create PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-2u compliant PDFs YES YES YES
NEW: Create PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-3b and PDF/A-3u compliant PDFs YES YES YES
PDF Linearization (create PDF files optimized for the web) YES YES YES
Change PDF version (switch between PDF 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7) YES YES YES
Save PDF to Local or Server YES YES YES
Prompt standard Save dialog YES YES YES
Add Copyright Information for PDFs YES YES YES
Change default printer settings YES YES YES
Prompt Advanced Save dialog YES YES YES
After save actions YES YES YES
Custom save rules with support for regular expressions YES YES YES
Append/Insert content in existing PDF files (merge PDFs) YES YES YES
Batch/bulk conversion of multiple documents to PDF YES YES YES
Automatic actions in case of name conflicts YES YES YES
Define pages with margins YES YES YES
Add new virtual PDF printers with Printer Manager YES YES YES
UPDATED : Data Entry Wizard to easily set document information YES YES YES
NEW: N-up page layout options NO NO YES
NEW: Print multiple pages per sheet (up to 16) and set page order YES YES YES
Export/Import printers and defaults YES YES YES
User tags that can be used in the PDF document content NO NO YES
NEW: Pause/Resume PDF printing process YES YES YES


Send email with default client after creating PDF (with/without the PDF file attached) NO NO YES
Add cc/bcc addresses, change zip extension and delete PDF after sending email NO NO YES
Create email templates (with custom subject, content, attachments) NO NO YES
Add regular/zipped attachments (PDF or other files) NO NO YES
Send email via SMTP server (predefined SMTP settings for popular providers) or MAPI NO NO YES
Send email via Outlook NO NO YES
NEW: Add default signature when sending email via Outlook NO NO YES
NEW: Request delivery receipt to emails sent via Outlook NO NO YES
NEW: Change Sensitivity to emails sent via Outlook NO NO YES
Send email via Gmail NO NO YES
Use SSL/TLS encrypted connection for emails NO NO YES
Password protect ZIP attachments NO NO YES


Embed all used fonts YES YES YES
Embed only font subsets YES YES YES
Force embedding of protected fonts YES YES YES
Always/Never embed font list YES YES YES


Content compression (text and graphics) NO YES YES
Image conversion (convert to grayscale/monochrome) NO YES YES
Image downsampling NO YES YES


AES Encryption level (128-bit or 256-bit) NO NO YES
Predefined document permissions NO NO YES
Password protection (user, owner) NO NO YES


Predefined signatures NO NO YES
Add PDF Signatures NO NO YES
Use system/file certificate for PDF signatures NO NO YES
Customize display options for PDF signatures NO NO YES
Preview signatures on different page sizes NO NO YES

PDF Links

Convert visible URLs to clickable PDF links YES YES YES
UPDATED : Customize PDF links appearance YES YES YES
Detect file names and convert to PDF links YES YES YES
NEW: Detect and convert telephone links YES YES YES

Printer Monitor

UPDATED : Real-time printing monitor tool YES YES YES
UPDATED : View and filter printed documents history YES YES YES
Export/Archive printing monitor document history YES YES YES

PDF Bookmarks

Predefined bookmark detection YES YES YES
Set number of level, open to level YES YES YES
Multiple headings definitions YES YES YES
Detect by font, size, style, color YES YES YES
Show in different style and color YES YES YES

PDF Watermarks

Add image/text PDF watermarks NO YES YES
Predefined watermark templates (confidential, draft, date/time, page index) NO YES YES
Preview watermarks on different page sizes NO YES YES

PDF Overlays

Enable overlay with existing PDF file NO NO YES
Actions in case overlay file is shorter NO NO YES


Use predefined forms or define custom ones in landscape or portrait orientation YES YES YES
Fully customize layout of resulting PDF file (set anchors, margins, size, aspect ratio, transformation tools) YES YES YES
Move, rotate and resize content of the pages YES YES YES


Floating/Concurrent per-computer licensing $149.99 $199.99 $249.99
Floating/Concurrent per-user licensing $89.99 $119.99 $149.99
User-based licensing $299.99 $399.99 $499.99
License/unlicense single or multi computers (with support for NetBIOS or DNS names) YES YES YES


Multiple private/public profiles YES YES YES
Show Select Profile dialog when printing YES YES YES
Use as virtual desktop printer (you need licenses for each computer) YES YES YES
Share as network printer (you need licenses for each client computer) YES YES YES
Use with Terminal Services (you need licenses for each terminal) YES YES YES
Use through Remote Desktop Connection (you need licenses for each remote computer) YES YES YES
Print remotely to the network client (you need licenses for each remote computer) YES YES YES
Possibility to add different print queues and ports YES YES YES
Password protection for the interface YES YES YES
Possibility of co-branding/re-branding the printer YES YES YES
NEW/UPDATED: Feature was added/updated in novaPDF version 11.