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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Custom properties metadata section is embedded in the Info tab of the Profile Manager and allows you to define custom metadata information that will be included in the generated PDF file.

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Manage presets

New

This will create a new preset based on the default one. You can change its settings and use the Save button to record your changes and create the preset. It is created only after you click on the Save button, if you click on Cancel or select a different preset the current one will be discarded.

Copy

This allows you to duplicate an existing preset. To do so, just select an existing preset and click on Copy. Unlike the New option, when you copy an existing preset the duplicate is automatically saved with a different name (original name of the preset plus the word Copy ). Removing the original preset doesn't affect in any way the existing copy of it.

Delete

Deletes the preset selected from the list of presets. You cannot delete the default presets that are included in the application.

Browse

You can use the left/right arrows in the top-right section of the window to navigate back to the profile manager page or forward to the preset window. You can also access quickly the presets by clicking on the Profile text next to the navigational arrows and selecting the preset section you want to read more about.

Presets List

When the novaPDF is installed, a default set of presets is included for each section that uses presets. These presets have predetermined unchangeable settings that are taken into consideration when creating the PDF files.
However you can create custom presets based on the default ones that when used, will create PDFs using the options you've chosen. In novaPDF there are two types of presets, private and public:
  1. Private presets. A private preset is visible only to the current user. By default new presets are created as private and only the users from the computer where it was created will be able to see it and use that preset in their profiles.
  2. Public presets. Public presets are visible from all client computers (or other users on the same computer) that connect to and print via the computer where they are defined (the printer server). When a public preset will be used, all the settings from that preset will be propagated to the client computers.
This list shows the presets (both private and public) that were defined. The icon on the right of the preset name shows what type of it is (public or private). You can filter the shown profiles by starting to type in the search field and also use the Public/Private checkboxes to filter them by type.

CUSTOM PROPERTIES

This section allows you to add new custom properties to be included in the resulting PDF file. The predefined preset included will add an empty Name/Value custom metadata property in the resulting PDF. You can easily define your own preset that adds custom properties.

Name/Value

Add a name of the custom property you want to be displayed in the resulting PDF and assign a value to it. This will be viewable in the properties of the resulting PDF with a PDF reader. You can also use Macro values for generating these dynamically.

Add/Copy/Remove

You can add multiple custom properties and manage those (copy/delete). They will be included in the resulting PDF in the order they are displayed in the list of Custom Properties.