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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The View presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets let you define how the PDF will be displayed in the default PDF viewer after it was created. 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.

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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.

Default Presets

The default view 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.

Show on full screen

If you use this default PDF viewer preset, after the PDF will be created it will be opened in the PDF reader in full screen mode, with 2 pages displayed at once fitting in the current view, with menubars/toolbars/interface elements hidden. It will also display transition effects when exiting the full screen mode. This default preset is useful when you want to read a PDF file (i.e. an ebook).

Use PDF viewer's settings

If you use this default PDF viewer preset, after the PDF will be created it will be opened in the PDF reader using its own default viewing options. The title of the PDF will also be displayed in the window title bar.

View

Name

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

Description

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

Author

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.

Show

You can choose to open the PDF using the default PDF reader view options or show some viewer panels: Pages Panel, Bookmarks Panel. You can also choose to show the pdf file in the Full Screen mode. If you choose Show none, the PDF file will be opened without any panels.

Page display

This option lets you select how the layout of PDF will be when opened in the viewer. You can choose one of the following page layouts: Single Page View/Scrolling, Two page view left/right and Two page scrolling left/right. By default the PDF file will be opened using the options set in the PDF viewer ( Viewer default ).

Zoom

You can choose the magnification when opening the PDF file in the PDF viewer: Fit Page/Width/Height/Visible, Actual size or a percent between 25% and 400%. If you leave Viewer default for zoom, the PDF viewer will use its default settings.

Page scaling when printed

You can choose one of two options: Viewer default and None. By default the PDF file will be created using the Viewer default option, which means that if you open the PDF in a PDF reader (i.e. Adobe Reader) and you print it to a regular printer, the page scaling will be that already set in the PDF reader. However if you change the option to None, the PDF file will be forced to no scaling at all when printed via the PDF reader (unless you intentionally modify the scaling in the PDF reader). These other options are applicable for the resulting PDF display in the viewer:
  • Resize document window to fit the size of the first page. If checked the PDF viewer will open resized based on the dimensions of the first page.
  • Show title in document window title bar. Checked by default, this option will display the title of the PDF in the PDF viewer window title bar.
  • Start page. Sets the page that will be first shown when opening the PDF file. By default, the first page will be shown.
  • Hide menubar. Checking this option will force the PDF viewer to hide its menubar when opening the PDF file.
  • Hide toolbars. Checking this option will force the PDF viewer to hide its visible toolbars when opening the PDF file.
  • Hide the user interface elements of the document window. This will hide any visible interface elements of the PDF viewer.

Print on both sides of paper

You can choose how the PDF viewer will handle printing the resulting PDF. This option basically "tells" the PDF viewer how to handle printing the PDF in terms of printing one-sided or two-sided. If this option is selected, a setting will be included in the PDF properties that the PDF viewer will take into account when printing the PDF:
  • Print one sided. If this is selected, the option in the PDF properties will be set so that the PDF viewer will print the document one sided (a page on the PDF on each sheet of paper).
  • Print on both sides - flip on long edge. If this is selected, the option in the PDF properties will be set so that the PDF viewer will print the document on both sides of paper flipping it on the long edge.
  • Print on both sides - flip on short edge. If this is selected, the option in the PDF properties will be set so that the PDF viewer will print the document on both sides of paper flipping it on the short edge.

Transition effect

These let you define the effect when moving from one page to the other in the Full Screen mode. You can also set the duration (in seconds) for these effects.

Transition direction

You can choose also to have these transition effects apply vertically or horizontally, for the duration set in its specific field.

On exit from Full screen mode, show

Set what panel to show when exiting from the full screen mode view.
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.