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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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The Delete presets section allows you to manage the existing default Delete presets or add new ones. These presets let you set custom delete actions to be performed after the PDF was successfully generated. The default presets will allow you to have the generated PDF deleted or a different PDF file removed. 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 save 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.

Delete other file

This default preset will delete a custom PDF file that you select. The file can be selected manually using the Browse option, or you can define a path with Macro variables to be automatically computed when the preset action runs. If the file to be deleted is in a network location that requires authentication, you will need to add an user/pass as well.

Delete PDF

The original PDF file will be deleted. This preset would be useful in situations where you have another Copy action prior to the delete one and you basically move the files from one location to another.

Delete

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.

Delete

You can select the PDF file to be deleted. It can be either the original PDF that was generated, or one located in a custom folder:
  • Original PDF. This will delete the PDF you generated. NOTE: If you don't couple this with a Copy action executed prior to this, the generated PDF will be completely removed.
  • Custom PDF. Browse for the custom PDF file that you want deleted after the current PDF gets generated. If it is located on a network drive, you can enter an Username/Password to access that location. You can use Macro variables to automatically fill a file name.
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.