novaPDF 10, with new user tag concept and Outlook preset

We have released a new version of novaPDF, v10, which contains important features, updates and fixes. This is a new major version with important features and updates thus we highly recommend the upgrade. It introduces a new concept (user tags) and presets for sending emails out via Outlook, as well as other features.

You can download the new version here: Download novaPDF.

Here are some of the important changes in novaPDF 10:

User tags (PRO only). You can define tag/value pairs in the original document to be detected before the PDF is generated. novaPDF detects those tags from the original document and allows you to use those values as Macro names. It can also remove the whole page where a particular tag/value is present or only some parts of the document content based on font formatting.

Save rules. With novaPDF 10 you can configure file saving rules that will modify the resulting filename of the PDF file. Some applications (i.e. Crystal Reports) will add by default their own name to the print job, and thus the filename of the PDF will contain it. For example in the case of Crystal Reports the resulting PDF will be Crystal Reports – Document1.pdf. You can define your own save rules which will remove the application name from the PDF filename. Save rules can use regular expressions to alter filenames, and by default there are in-use presets included for major applications (i.e. Office, Notepad).

Send HTML emails via Outlook (PRO only). Starting with version 10, you can configure and send the resulting PDF by email using Microsoft Outlook. novaPDF 10 includes some default presets that allow you to send the generated PDF file using Microsoft Outlook or to simply open it after the PDF was created and attach the PDF to a new email. The email can be in plain text or you can use HTML code. You can also set Importance, Category, Request read receipt and other flags.

Re-stylized the add-in for Microsoft Office. novaPDF (all editions) includes add-ins for Microsoft Office applications that allow easier PDF creation from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Microsoft Publisher. These add-ins were re-stylized and we’ve added all options as quick shortcuts in the Office ribbon.

Password protect zip attachments (PRO only). With novaPDF Professional you can send the generated PDF file by email (using Outlook, Mapi or SMTP servers). The generated PDF and other files you might add can be zipped to reduce sending size. Starting with version 10 it is now possible to set a password for the zip attachments to increase security.

New page visibility options and support for Multiple Overlays. The Layout section of the profile manager allows you to control how the watermarks, overlays and signatures are displayed/included in the resulting PDF file. Version 10 introduces new page visibility options for objects added over the original content. Now it is possible to add these objects only on pages with a specified size and/or orientation. In older versions it wasn’t possible to add multiple overlays, but starting with version 10 you can add more.

Advanced options for managing licenses. novaPDF has a dedicated section for License Management that allows you to manage the existing licenses and assign new ones. In version 10 we have moved the license management controls to a separate window.

Here’s an overview of all features and updates that novaPDF 10 includes:

  • New: User Tags which are detected from the original document
  • New: Option to remove text based on formatting
  • New: Save Rules with support for regular expressions
  • New: Send the PDF automatically via Microsoft Outlook in HTML/Plain-text
  • New: Password protect ZIP attachments
  • New: Support to add multiple overlays to the same PDF
  • New: Page visibility options for objects by size and orientation
  • Updated: The add-in for Microsoft Office applications was re-stylized
  • Updated: Advanced options for managing licenses
  • Updated: Send emails in HTML format via SMTP

You can download it here: novaPDF 10

Notice to previous versions users (novaPDF 1.x – 9.x): novaPDF 10 will be installed separately and allows you to test it before deciding to buy the upgrade.

To upgrade from previous versions visit this page: Upgrade novaPDF.