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novaPDF User Manual
for novaPDF version 8
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Contents
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Table of Contents
Part I
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1
Installing novaPDF
.......................................................................................................................................................... 6
System requirements 
.......................................................................................................................................................... 6
What edition to choose? 
.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Feature matrix 
.......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Activate 
......................................................................................................................................................... 12
Free Trial
......................................................................................................................................................... 13
Online Activation
......................................................................................................................................................... 14
Manual Activation
...................................................................................................................................  17
2
Using novaPDF
.......................................................................................................................................................... 17
Introduction 
.......................................................................................................................................................... 22
Create PDF from any application 
......................................................................................................................................................... 25
Select profile
......................................................................................................................................................... 26
Standard save dialog
......................................................................................................................................... 29
Change Document Information
......................................................................................................................................... 30
Change Passwords
......................................................................................................................................... 30
Change Recipient
......................................................................................................................................................... 31
Simple save dialog
.......................................................................................................................................................... 32
Create PDF from Office applications 
......................................................................................................................................................... 32
Create PDF from Microsoft Word
......................................................................................................................................................... 36
Create PDF from Microsoft Excel
......................................................................................................................................................... 39
Create PDF from Microsoft PowerPoint
......................................................................................................................................................... 42
Create PDF from Microsoft Publisher
......................................................................................................................................................... 45
Create PDF from Microsoft Visio
......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Create/merge multiple documents
......................................................................................................................................... 49
Create PDF
.......................................................................................................................................................... 50
About 
...................................................................................................................................  52
3
Configuring novaPDF
.......................................................................................................................................................... 52
Printing Preferences 
......................................................................................................................................................... 52
Settings
......................................................................................................................................... 54
Manage Forms
......................................................................................................................................................... 57
About
......................................................................................................................................... 58
Language
......................................................................................................................................... 58
Updates
.......................................................................................................................................................... 60
Printer Manager 
......................................................................................................................................................... 60
Printers
......................................................................................................................................................... 61
Profiles
......................................................................................................................................................... 62
Licenses
......................................................................................................................................................... 63
About
......................................................................................................................................... 64
Activate
................................................................................................................................... 66
Free Trial
................................................................................................................................... 67
Online Activation
................................................................................................................................... 68
Manual Activation
......................................................................................................................................... 71
Deactivate
.......................................................................................................................................................... 73
Profile Manager 
......................................................................................................................................................... 76
General
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......................................................................................................................................... 79
File saving options
......................................................................................................................................... 83
After save action
......................................................................................................................................................... 84
Emails
......................................................................................................................................... 85
Email
......................................................................................................................................... 86
Recipient
......................................................................................................................................... 87
Template
......................................................................................................................................... 89
SMTP Server
......................................................................................................................................................... 90
Document
......................................................................................................................................... 91
Add document information
......................................................................................................................................... 92
PDF Viewer options
......................................................................................................................................................... 94
Fonts
......................................................................................................................................... 95
Fonts embedding
......................................................................................................................................................... 97
Graphics
......................................................................................................................................... 99
Content compression
......................................................................................................................................... 100
Convert images
......................................................................................................................................... 102
Downsample images
......................................................................................................................................................... 103
Bookmarks
......................................................................................................................................... 104
Bookmarks configuration
......................................................................................................................................................... 107
Security
......................................................................................................................................... 107
Security options
......................................................................................................................................................... 109
Other
......................................................................................................................................... 110
Link formatting
......................................................................................................................................... 112
Advanced
......................................................................................................................................................... 113
Watermarks, overlays, signatures
......................................................................................................................................................... 116
Manage Presets
......................................................................................................................................... 116
Save
......................................................................................................................................... 121
After Save
......................................................................................................................................... 124
Emails
................................................................................................................................... 127
Recipients
................................................................................................................................... 130
Templates
................................................................................................................................... 133
SMTP Servers
......................................................................................................................................... 137
Document
......................................................................................................................................... 139
View
......................................................................................................................................... 143
Fonts
......................................................................................................................................... 146
Compression
......................................................................................................................................... 150
Conversion
......................................................................................................................................... 152
Downsampling
......................................................................................................................................... 155
Bookmarks
......................................................................................................................................... 160
Security
......................................................................................................................................... 163
Links
......................................................................................................................................... 166
Advanced
......................................................................................................................................... 169
Image Watermarks
......................................................................................................................................... 173
Text Watermarks
......................................................................................................................................... 177
Overlays
......................................................................................................................................... 182
Signatures
......................................................................................................................................... 188
Borders
......................................................................................................................................................... 190
About
......................................................................................................................................................... 192
Import Profiles
Index
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1.1
Installing novaPDF
1.1.1
System requirements
To install novaPDF you need administrator rights and one of the following operating systems:
· Windows 8/8.1
· Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit)
· Windows 7
· Windows 7 (64-bit)
· Windows Server 2012
·
Windows 2008 Server
·
Windows 2008 Server (64-bit)
· Windows Vista
· Windows Vista (64-bit)
· Windows 2003 Server
· Windows 2003 Server (64-bit)
· Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
novaPDF requires .NET framework installed (version 4). If it's not already installed, it will prompt the
installation of .NET during the setup. Installation of novaPDF will resume automatically after the
framework is installed.
It needs approximately 125MB of free space.
1.1.2
What edition to choose?
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).
· PDF/A Compliance. Creates PDFs compliant with PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b specifications. 
· Merge PDF Files. Append or insert content to an existing PDF file. 
· 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. 
· 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. 
·
Create Private Profiles. Define different profiles for future use, each with its own printing
settings. 
· Import/Export Profiles. The printing profiles can be exported or imported into different
installations. 
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· Predefined/Custom Page Sizes. Choose a default page size (like Letter, Legal, A3, A4, A5, A6,
...) or define your own.
· Fonts embedding 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.
· 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.
· 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.
·
Create PDF links - recognizes links to files and formatted URLs (starting with "http://", "www",
"mailto:" or "ftp://") 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.
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.
·
40 bit/128 bit encryption - full 40-bit and 128-bit encryption 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.
· Send PDF via email - once created, the PDF file can be automatically sent via email to different
recipients, either using the default email client 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.
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· 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.
1.1.3
Feature matrix
Detailed feature matrix for novaPDF Lite, Standard and Professional editions. The Professional
edition has all the features enabled while the Standard and Lite editions have fewer features.
Feature
novaPDF
Lite
novaPDF
Standard
novaPDF
Professional
Print from any Windows application
Free updates (for minor versions)
Free technical support
novaPDF Add-ins for Microsoft Office
General - PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliance
General - PDF Linearization (create PDFs optimized
for the web)
General - Change PDF version (switch between PDF
1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7)
General - Save PDF to Local or Server
General - Prompt standard Save dialog
General - Prompt simple save dialog
General - After save actions
General - Append/Insert content in existing PDF files
(merge PDFs)
General - Automatic actions in case of name
conflicts
Emails - Send email after creating PDF (with/without
the PDF file attached)
Emails - Add cc/bcc addresses, change zip extension
and delete PDF after send
Emails - Create email templates (with custom
subject, content, attachments)
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Emails - Add regular/zipped attachments (PDF or
other files)
Emails - Send using email client or SMTP server
(predefined SMTP settings for popular providers)
Emails - Use SSL/TLS encrypted connection
Document - Set info (Title, Subject, Author,
Keywords, Creator)
Document - Manage PDF viewer options
Document - Extended PDF viewer options (transition
effects, possibility to hide menubar/toolbars/user
interface elements)
Document - Set PDF viewer page layout
Document - Set page scaling and zoom
Document - Set transition effects and direction
Fonts - Embed all used fonts
Fonts - Embed only font subsets
Fonts - Force embedding of protected fonts
Fonts - Always/Never embed list
Graphics - Content compression (text and graphics)
Graphics - Image conversion (convert to grayscale/
monochrome)
Graphics - Image downsampling
Bookmarks - Predefined bookmark detection
Bookmarks - Set number of level, open to level
Bookmarks - Multiple headings definitions
Bookmarks - Detect by font, size, style, color
Bookmarks - Show in different style and color
Security - Encryption level (40-bit or 128-bit)
Security - Predefined document permissions
Security - Password protection (user, owner)
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PDF Links - Detect visible URLs and local files
PDF Links - Customize appearance
Layout - Use predefined forms or define custom
ones in landscape or portrait orientation
Layout - Add image/text PDF watermarks
Layout - Fully customize layout of resulting PDF file
(set anchors, margins, size, aspect ratio,
transformation tools)
Layout - Predefined watermark templates
(confidential, draft, date/time, page index)
Layout - Enable overlay with existing PDF file
Layout - Actions in case overlay file is shorter
Layout - Add PDF Signatures 
Layout - Use system/file certificate for PDF
signatures
Layout - Customize display options for PDF
signatures
Multiple private/public profiles
Show Select Profile dialog when printing
Multiple translations for the interface
License/unlicense single or multi users (with
support for NetBIOS or DNS names)
Share as network printer
Use through Remote Desktop Connection
Use with Terminal Services
Driver certification for Windows 7/8
1.1.4
Activate
Activation allows verifying that your copy of novaPDF is genuine and that it hasn't been used on
more computers than the number of licenses purchased. It prevents this way software counterfeiting
(intentional or unintentional).
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