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Presets: Document - N-up


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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The N-up presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets allow you to define how to convert the existing document into one with multiple pages per sheet. 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 font 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.

One page

If you use this default N-up preset, the PDF will be created normally and the resulting PDF will show only one page per sheet. If you'd like to create a preset that uses a different N-up layout, you can copy the existing one and start editing that copy.


Prompt for settings

If this option is selected, when printing a document to a PDF the Data Entry Wizard will show up with the N-up window settings for you to configure how to display multiple pages per sheet.

Sheet size

You can override the original document sheet size by either selecting a predefined size or adding your own custom size. By default this option is set to Auto and it will just use the original document size.

Pages per sheet

Define how many pages per sheet you want in the resulting PDF file. You can choose 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 or 16 pages per sheet.

Page order

Here you can define the order in which the pages will be grouped on the sheet. By default all pages will show from left to right then down (Across from left), but you can choose 3 other types of page orders: Across from right, Down from left and Down from right. You can see in the Preview area how the resulting sheet will look like.
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.