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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Image Watermarks presets section allows you to manage the existing default presets or add new ones. These presets let you define an image watermark to be included in the resulting PDF file. Adding an image watermark means that even if in the original document (one being converted to PDF) there is no watermark, it will be added automatically when the conversion is done to the resulting PDF file. Depending on the number of added watermarks the size of the resulted PDF files will increase. 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 image watermark 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.

Confidential

When this preset is used, the application will add a confidential image watermark to the resulting PDF file. The watermark will show up in the PDF when viewing it, printing or exporting it and will have a 100% opacity. The layout of this watermark can be modified from the Profile Manager -> Layout section.

Draft

When this preset is used, the application will add a draft image watermark to the resulting PDF file. The watermark will show up in the PDF when viewing it, printing or exporting it and will have a 100% opacity. The layout of this watermark can be modified from the Profile Manager -> Layout section.

Advanced

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.

Visibility

You can enable or disable in which situations the image watermark will be shown by checking/unchecking the checkboxes:
  • View - if this option is checked the watermark will show up when the PDF file is viewed (to hide it from viewing uncheck it)
  • Print - if this option is checked the watermark will show up when the PDF file is printed from the PDF reader/viewer (to hide it from being printed uncheck it)
  • Export - if this option is checked the watermark will show up when the PDF file is exported from the PDF editor (to hide it from being exported uncheck it)
You can do combinations of the visibility checkboxes (i.e. showing a watermark only when the PDF is printed, not when is viewed).

Image File


File name
Enter the path to an image file you want used as watermark, or use the Browse button to locate it. The following file formats are supported:
  • Windows or OS/2 Bitmap File (*.BMP)
  • DirectDraw Surface (*.DDS)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (*.GIF)
  • Windows Icon (*.ICO)
  • Independent JPEG Group (*.JPG, *.JIF, *.JPEG, *.JPE)
  • Portable Bitmap (BINARY) (*.PBM)
  • Zsoft Paintbrush PCX bitmap format (*.PCX)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.PNG)
  • Portable Pixelmap (BINARY) (*.PPM)
  • Adobe Photoshop (*.PSD)
  • Truevision Targa files (*.TGA, *.TARGA)
  • Tagged Image File Format (*.TIF, *.TIFF)
  • X11 Bitmap Format (*.XBM)
You can also enter network paths (UNC) in the File name field in case the image you want to use is not on the local computer. Only a full path is allowed. For example, suppose \\PDF_Server\PC1 is mapped on your workstation as drive X, then the following paths are both valid and indicate the same folder: \\PDF_Server\PC1\PDF or X:\PDF. If the network file requires authentication (different from your user login) you have to and enter the username/password.
Optionally you can add macro names for the file name that will be generated (i.e. add the conversion date to the file name).

Image Properties

You can set different options here for the image to be used as a watermark such as opacity, transparency and color variation.

Opacity
You can select an opacity percentage for the image watermark. By default, the image watermark is drawn with maximum opacity, 100%. If you decrease the opacity value, the image will be drawn with lighter colors.

Transparent color
You can choose a color to be considered transparent color when drawing the image on the PDF page. By default, there is no transparent color.

Color variation
When you choose a transparent color you can set a slight variation that will be considered also as transparent.

Preview

The selected image file is drawn exactly as it will be drawn on the PDF page. The image is updated automatically when changing image watermarks attributes.
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.