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Presets: Document - Info


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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Info presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets let you define the meta-information that will be included in the resulting PDF (subject, title, keywords, author and creator). A preset can be used by multiple printing profiles and whenever a preset is updated, it will be modified automatically in all profiles that use it.


Manage presets


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.


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.


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


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.

Default Presets

The default document presets are automatically included in the application and available right after installation. These are presets created based on the most used scenarios for this section.

Info from the original document

If you use this default document preset, the PDF will be created using information from the original document for meta properties: Subject will be empty, Title will be the filename, Keywords will be left empty, Author will be the Windows username, Creator will be the filename.



You can type a name for the default preset you are editing/creating.


Add a description for the default preset you are creating/editing.


Optionally you can set the author for this default preset.

Private preset

When the novaPDF is installed, a default preset is created. This preset uses its own default printing settings to create the PDF files. However you can change those settings and create a custom preset, that when used, will create PDFs using the options you've chosen. For each newly defined preset you can choose to have it as Private or Public by checking or unchecking the Private checkbox.


Sets the subject for the printed document. Default is empty. You can use macros to set this automatically based on the existing document information:
  • [N] - The name of the document being converted
  • [YMD] - Date in the format YYYYMMDD (year, month, day)
  • [Y] - Year in the format YYYY
  • [M] - Month in the format MM
  • [D] - Day in the format DD
  • [HIS] - time in the format hhmmss (hour, minute, second)
  • [H] - Hour in the format hh
  • [I] - Minute in the format mm
  • [S] - Second in the format ss
  • [W] - Workstation
  • [U] - User name


Sets the document title. If you use the default [N] tag, the title will be the name of the document that is printed, as it is sent by the printing application. You can use the same macro elements as for the Subject section above.


Sets the keywords for the printed document. Default is empty. You can use the same macro elements as for the Subject section above.


Sets the author of the printed document. If you use the default [U] tag, the author will be the windows user that started the print job. You can use the same macro elements as for the Subject section above.


By default it shows information about the application that generated the PDF file, however this field can be modified to any custom value. You can use the same macro elements as for the Subject section above.

Add document info as XMP Metadata

You can check the Add document info as XMP Metadata option to include the document information in the extended metadata of the generated PDF. Please note that the XMP metadata is not visible from all PDF readers, as only newer versions support it.
Note: Some of the features mentioned on this page might not be available in your edition. The Professional edition includes all the features, while Standard and Lite have limited functionality. For a comparison between editions, please check feature matrix topic.