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Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Conversion presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets let you configure color conversion for text and graphics, 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 conversion 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 conversion preset, the high-color/indexed images in the resulting PDF will be converted to grayscale however the text and normal graphics will not be converted at all. This means that the resulting size of the PDF will be smaller than one with non-converted high-res images, but without any text or regular graphics conversion.

Grayscale

If you use this default conversion preset, the images in the resulting PDF will be converted from their normal color to grayscale. This is useful for instance when you want to print a PDF on a black & white printer and thus it doesn't justify keeping the images in their full color.

Monochrome

If you use this default conversion preset, the images in the resulting PDF will be converted from their normal color to monochrome (black or white).

Conversion

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.

Convert to grayscale
Each color will be converted to a gray value between 0 and 256. You can convert to grayscale texts and graphics, indexed and high color images.

Convert to monochrome
Each color will be converted to black or white. You can convert to monochrome texts and graphics, indexed and high color images. For images you can select a dithering algorithm for better results.

Threshold
The threshold value is used to convert to monochrome color. It can range between 0 and 256; the default value is 128. All colors less the threshold value will be converted to black and all colors above the threshold value will be converted to white.

Dither
When converting images to monochrome you can choose a dithering algorithm for better results. Available algorithms are: Floyd & Steinberg error diffusion, Bayer ordered dispersed dot 4x4, Bayer ordered dispersed dot 8x8, Ordered clustered dot 6x6, Ordered clustered dot 8x8, Ordered clustered dot 16x16.
By default, the Floyd & Steinberg error diffusion dither method is used to dither monochrome images. Dithering is not available for text and graphics.
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.