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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Compression presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets let you configure the compression for text and graphics, monochrome images, indexed images and high color images. 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 graphics compression 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.

Do not compress texts

If you use this default compression preset, the high-color/indexed images in the resulting PDF will be compressed with some loss of quality however the text and normal graphics will not be compressed at all. This means that the resulting size of the PDF will be smaller than one with non-compressed high-res images, but without any text or regular graphics compression.

Lossless

If you use this default compression preset, the images in the resulting PDF will be compressed but with a minimal loss in quality as only the ZIP compression method will be used. This means that the resulting size of the PDF will be smaller than one with non-compressed images, but without any noticeable image quality losses.

Maximum

If you use this default compression preset, the images in the resulting PDF will be highly compressed which will result in a smaller PDF but lower quality for the images used in it. The JPEG compression algorithm will be used for images instead of the ZIP one. The resulting size of the PDF will be smaller than one with non-compressed images (or using lossless/normal presets), but with some noticeable image quality losses.

Normal

This default compression preset uses standard compression algorithms and represents a balance between a small PDF size and the quality of the images in the file.

Compression

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.

Compress high color images


Method
High color images will be compressed using JPEG or ZIP compression.

Level
You can choose ZIP compression level from Fastest, Normal and Maximum, and JPEG compression level from Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Maximum. By default, the high color images will be compressed with the High level of JPEG compression.

Compress Indexed Images


Method
Indexed images will be compressed using ZIP compression.

Level
Available compression levels are: Fastest, Normal and Maximum. By default, Normal level of compression is used.

Compress Monochrome Images


Method
Monochrome images will be compressed using ZIP compression.

Level
Available compression levels are: Fastest, Normal and Maximum. By default, Normal level of compression is used.

Compress Text and graphics


Method
Text and graphics will be compressed using ZIP compression.

Level
Available compression levels are: Fastest, Normal and Maximum. By default, Normal level of compression is used.
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.