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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
novaPDF 11.x
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There are three licensing options for novaPDF: Lite, Standard and Professional.

novaPDF Lite implements the basic functionality of a printer driver, giving users the possibility to create high-quality searchable PDF files from any Windows application.
Main features:
  • PDF Linearization - this give you the option to create PDF files optimized for loading on webpages (fast web view).
  • UPDATED : PDF/A Compliance. Creates PDFs compliant with PDF/A-1 (a/b), PDF/A-2 (a/b/u) and PDF/A-3 (a/b/u) specifications.
  • Merge PDF Files. Append or insert content to an existing PDF file.
  • Add Document Information. Include title, author, keywords in your PDF file.
  • PDF Viewer Options. You can control how the PDF file will be displayed after it's generated in the default PDF viewer.
  • NEW: Quick Access Tray Application - The tray app offers a quick overview for the printer and current running jobs, as well as quick access to the most important actions.
  • NEW: N-up Page Layout Option - Print multiple pages per sheet (up to 16) and set the page order for the resulting PDF file.
  • NEW: Pause/Resume Printing - Temporarily pause the PDF printing process for all printers.
  • Custom Save Options. Configure it to use predefined save settings.
  • After Save Actions. Custom actions can be defined to be performed after the PDF was successfully generated.
  • Import/Export Profiles. The printing profiles can be exported or imported into different installations.
  • Predefined/Custom Page Sizes. Choose a default page size (like Letter, Legal, A3, A4, A5, A6,...) or define your own.
  • Fonts and Font Subsets Embedding - Fonts (TrueType, OpenType and Type1) can be embedded in the PDF file to ensure perfect portability.
  • Multi-language Support - choose a language for the user interface
  • Network Printer Sharing - can be installed on one computer in a network environment and used by any other computer in that network.
  • Save PDF to Server - can save the PDF from a client computer directly to the server.
  • Create Private Profiles. Define different profiles for future use, each with its own printing settings.
  • Public Profiles - Define profiles on the server computer and they will automatically be propagated to all client computers.
  • Add-ins for Microsoft Office. novaPDF installs several add-ins for Microsoft® Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio) that allows one-click conversion to PDF.
  • NEW: Add-in for Microsoft Outlook - You can convert emails to PDFs directly from Microsoft Outlook using the dedicated add-in.
  • PDF Bookmarks - it can detect the headings in the printed document and add bookmarks in the generated PDF files. You have to define the text attributes for the document headings (font, size, style, color) and for the generated bookmarks.
  • UPDATED: Create PDF Links - recognizes links to files and formatted URLs (starting with "http://", "www", "mailto:", "ftp://" or "tel:") visible in the original document, and creates them in the generated PDF file as links, so they can be opened by clicking them in the PDF viewer.
  • Printer Manager - Add multiple virtual printers all using the same application driver.
  • Printer Monitor - Monitor the printing jobs in realtime and filter saved printing logs.
novaPDF Standard has all the features of novaPDF Lite plus:
  • Graphics Options - You can compress, downsample or convert text and graphics to reduce PDF size.
  • PDF Watermarks - You can define multiple image watermarks and add them to individual pages or the entire PDF document.
  • Page Left, Right, Top and Bottom Margins - You can set a margin region that will remain empty when printing.
  • Page Zoom (1%-400% zoom factor) - You can zoom a page if you need advanced settings of how the document should be positioned on the PDF page.
  • Network Printer Sharing - can be installed on one computer in a network environment and used by any other computer in that network.
  • Save PDF to Server - can save the PDF from a client computer directly to the server.
  • Public Profiles - Define profiles on the server computer and they will automatically be propagated to all client computers.
novaPDF Professional has all the features of novaPDF Standard plus:
  • Digitally sign PDF files - you will be able to apply digital signatures to generated PDF files.
  • 128 bit/256 bit AES and RC4 encryption - full 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption and RC4 is supported by novaPDF Professional and the user is able to control whether the PDF can be viewed, printed, modified, annotated or if it should permit copying/pasting content from it.
  • UPDATED: Send PDF via email - once created, the PDF file can be automatically sent via email to different recipients, either using Outlook/Gmail or directly from the application (using SMTP configuration). Additionally you can choose to zip the PDF and send it as attachment.
  • PDF Overlay - this allows adding the content of the document currently being printed via novaPDF Professional as the background or foreground of an existing PDF file, with options to customize the position of that added content.
  • Network printer sharing - can be installed on one computer in a network environment and used by any other computer in that network.
  • Save PDF to Server - can save the PDF from a client computer directly to the server.
  • Upload PDF to FTP/SFTP - once the PDF is generated you can upload it (or another file) to an FTP or SFTP server.
  • Public Profiles - Define profiles on the server computer and they will automatically be propagated to all client computers.
NEW/UPDATED: Feature was added/updated in novaPDF version 11.