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How to create a PDF file without displaying the Save PDF file as dialog

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Feb 21, 2019

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Create pdf files without diplaying the Save As dialog.
novaPDF (any edition) allows you to set auto-save options for the generated PDF file, so that once you hit Print and select novaPDF the resulting PDF will automatically be named in a particular way (set by you) and saved to a location you've set in novaPDF's Printing Preferences.
In order to create a PDF file without showing the Save PDF file as dialog:
  • Go to Start->Devices and Printers (only Printers in Vista), right-click on novaPDF and select Printing Preferences
  • In novaPDF's Printing Preferences window go to the Save tab. By default Prompt Save As dialog is checked, which asks you every time before creating the PDF where you want to save it and what name to set.
  • Select Use predefined settings and click on Configure Save Options. In here you can set information such as:
    • the folder where the PDF files will be saved from now on (in the Folder field, you can use the Browse button or enter a full path)
    • the name of the PDF files in the File name field. You can also use the Macro button that will show you some valid tags you can apply to the PDF. By default [N] is in there, which will name the PDF file using the name of the document it was created from. Example: say you want to create daily reports, if you enter in the File name field report[YMD], the resulting pdf filename will contain the date after the word report - report20080620.pdf (the word report, followed by year, month and date). There are more tags in there you could use to automatically set a name for the resulting PDF.
  • Press OK to save the Configure Save Options settings, and in the Save window if you don't want to set additional options (like the action to take after the PDF was created) click OK to save all the changes.
  • From now on all PDF files will be auto-saved and named the way you've set it (you can change it back anytime). Since novaPDF allows creating profiles too, you can have a different profile with different Save options, and each time you want to create PDF files named in a particular way and in a specific folder you just have to select the desired profile.
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