novaPDF 11 released, with new Outlook add-in

novaPDF v11 is now available. This is a new major version with important features and updates thus we highly recommend the upgrade. It introduces a new add-in for Microsoft Outlook, PDF/A-2a/b/u and PDF/A-3a/b/u compliancy, a new quick tray app, N-up layout option and other important features/updates.

You can download the new version here: Download novaPDF.

Below are some of the most important changes in novaPDF 11:

PDF add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Starting with novaPDF v11 you can convert emails to PDFs directly from Microsoft Outlook using the add-in for Microsoft Office. The add-in had previous support for other Office applications (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio), but starting with v11 Microsoft Outlook is supported as well. Once installed you’ll notice another tab called novaPDF in the Outlook ribbon interface, that will let users create PDF files directly from the Office interface by simply clicking a button.

PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 support. With novaPDF v11 you can create PDFs compliant with PDF/A-2 (a/b/u) and PDF/A-3 (a/b/u) specifications. Previous versions only had support for PDF/A-1 (a/b). PDF/A-2a/b/u represents part 2 of the PDF/A standard and is based on a PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000-1), rather than PDF 1.4 as PDF/A-1 is based on. It offers a number of new features such as JPEG 2000 image compression, support for transparency, embedding of OpenType fonts, provisions for digital signatures and the option of embedding PDF/A files to facilitate archiving of sets of documents with a single file. PDF/A-3a/b/u adds only one extra feature in comparison to PDF/A-2, as it allows embedding of arbitrary file formats (i.e. XML, CSV, CAD, word-processing documents, spreadsheet documents) into PDF/A documents.

Quick Access Tray application. novaPDF 11 introduces the Quick Access Tray app. This app offers an overview for the printer and current running jobs, as well as quick access to the most important actions (i.e. see notifications about new versions, licensing status, Printer Monitor and the active printing jobs…).

N-up page layout options. The new version introduces an option that allows you to print multiple pages per sheet (up to 16) and set the page order for the resulting PDF file. Using the new option, when converting a multiple-page document you can print more than one page on a single sheet in the resulting PDF file. Print one, two, four, six, eight, nine, or sixteen pages per sheet.

Pause/Resume PDF printing process. From the Printer Manager you can now pause/resume the PDF conversion process for all printers that use the novaPDF printer driver.

Here’s an overview of all features and updates that novaPDF 11 includes:

  • PDF add-in for Microsoft Outlook
  • Create PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-2u compliant PDFs
  • Create PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-3b and PDF/A-3u compliant PDFs
  • Quick Access Tray application
  • N-up page layout options
  • Print multiple pages per sheet (up to 16) and set page order
  • Pause/Resume PDF printing process
  • Set default signature when sending email via Outlook
  • Request delivery receipt to emails sent via Outlook
  • Change Sensitivity for emails sent via Outlook
  • Detect and convert telephone links
  • Ignore missing files when adding other file attachments to emails
  • New options when file exists in the destination for Copy actions

You can download it here: novaPDF 11

Notice to previous versions users (novaPDF 1.x – 10.x): novaPDF 11 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.