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novaPDF Lite 8.6 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — novaPDF Lite 8.6

novaPDF Lite allows you to create PDF files from any printable document.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 36 (46%) 43 (54%) 30 comments

novaPDF Lite 8.6 was available as a giveaway on July 23, 2016!

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A slideshow creator with videos, pictures and audio files.

novaPDF Lite allows you to create PDF files from any printable document, including emails, Microsoft Office documents, web pages, texts. It works as a printer driver and you can print from any Windows application that supports printing - just set novaPDF Lite as the default printer and the document will be converted and saved as PDF file. Features include: customizable resolution, document information, predefined page size, quality settings and much more.

Get a license for novaPDF Professional ($50 value) if you find the most bugs or get the most votes for your submit.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); Windows Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012; 100 MB free space

Publisher:

Softland

Homepage:

http://www.novapdf.com/novapdf-lite-desktop.html

File Size:

51.9 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#18

GAOTD should FORCE the manufacturers to post a "Compare page" when they want to give away a cut down version of their good software. I found their compare page at http://www.novapdf.com/compare-products.html & this based upon the comments that others have left (Thanks a LOT!) I will have to pass on today"s software.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

Printing anything to PDF is a function that MS Office has integrated a looong time ago and any decent *free* PDF viewer - Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, just name it - offers. These guys have made it a payable app. Am I missing something???

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

i have been using novapdf v(i forgot). This also gets the job done.
But it was given away few years back.
It was basic and didn't require online activation and didn't require any .Dot Net Framework (with out .Dot net 4 or 4.5 etc). I already have it, because some software requiresd it so. So now i have two nova pdf creator. Will remove this one, It looks like it was created for Win 7 & 8 & 10.

Reply   |   Comment by momo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#15

Okay, I figured out registering. Ignore the initial online activation panel. Open the program and go into licenses, Choose activate from there. The rest of the instructions work as written, from there.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#14

For some reason, the activation key that I received in my email is getting an "Invalid activation Key" Message. I have made sure that I put the full key in, as I have been entering license keys for a long time. :-/

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#13

CutePDF is a print to PDF and I have been using it for years. It has upgraded through every Win OS version. http://www.cutepdf.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Technics  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

For a simple convert I use this..

http://convert.neevia.com/pdfconvert/

I will have a look at

Foxit FREE PDF Reader

Reply   |   Comment by webeye  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#11

Currently using doPDF.
Seems to work well.
So far no problems, bug, crashes or dirty tricks.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

I have been using doPDF for 8 years, 4 different MS operating systems, no .NET needed and never failed me. Draw your own conclusion.

Reply   |   Comment by Hanck  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#9

I've been using Foxit FREE PDF Reader for years. It is a feature rich PDF reader that among other tasks, will let you fill forms, sign, add hyperlinks and add comments to any PDF file. It also allows you to create PDF files from any printable document or directly from a scanner.

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Gary, Doesn't work with less than Windows 7 according to the website.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Therese, website says:

"This PDF printer driver is compatible with 32/64-bit editions of these operating systems: Windows 10, 8/8.1, Windows 7/Vista/XP SP3 and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003. It also requires the .NET framework (you'll be prompted during installation if it's not already installed).

Reply   |   Comment by Pea  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Therese, I don't know which site you were looking at, and Softland doesn't make it easy to find, but once you do find the system requirements it states as "Pea" states that it is compatible with all Windows OS since XP, for both 32 & 64 bit machines. And every source I've checked, such as Softpedia, agrees with that.

And I'm not sure why it is getting such low ratings today as it is a reasonably high rated software.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Pea, Nope that's not what the website says. It may also need MS Office as noted in the exerpt below.
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Microsoft Office® 2007 or later version (required for some PDF creation features)

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Gary,
Foxit IS not FREE based upon their site! PLUS... I'm always very suspecious of co's that make hundreds of versions of a product with each to do a little bit something different, instead of creating ONE software that does EVERYTHING. or max to be broken down into three versions like they did here, which a LOT of mfgrs do just to make more money on their product. I won't be using today's give away nor Foxit sftwr.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Gary, I agree -- Foxit Reader is a really excellent and intelligently laid out program that puts Adobe Acrobat to shame. It has far more functions and features, and yet is very straightforward to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#8

Hmmm I can't figure out why I would install this? I can create a PDF in Microsoft Word. I use a free extension in Firefox to screen grab and it automatically creates a pdf after it captures the page.
Perhaps I'm missing something that this software does that I can't do already?

Reply   |   Comment by Thankful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Thankful, Well, if you don't have Microsoft Word, your setup won't work. I never buy Microsoft Office as I think it's overpriced and I certainly don't have Word except for the free viewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Therese, uh maybe you misunderstood my coomment. I didn't say I did not have Microsoft Word. As a matter of fact I have Office 2016. My comment was to emphasize the fact that it appears that everything this pdf software can do can already be done in MS Word and with free browser extensions in Firefox.

Reply   |   Comment by Thankful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Thankful, We all run into situations where we wish to create a PDF from some other application than MS Office/Word (or OpenOffice Writer, for that matter). Since this software acts as a "printer" in ANY case where something is to be printed, it can come in really handy when working outside of the Office "box" as it were. I have several other PDF generators, including the full version of Adobe Acrobat itself - an older version of which can be found for no charge if you look hard enough. Just Google "free Adobe CS2" - including quotation marks, and you should see it somewhere in the results page. In fact, the entire Creative Suite is included, which includes Photoshop, InDesign and AfterEffects (just a few of the apps included with the CS2 suite).

Reply   |   Comment by Don Hill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Don Hill, Thanks for your reply but I wasn't commenting based on the need for specific software. I was simply wondering about the need for this particular software. I appreciate the info about CS2 but I actually already have the Adobe CC Suite.
Maybe I need to be more mindful of what I'm writing here and express myself more succinctly. Have a great day.

Reply   |   Comment by Thankful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#7

I've been using PDF lite for ages...its brilliant... It seems to work with almost any program including Open Office, photoshop CS6, Serif Page plus (DTP ) and good only knows how many others..highly recommended!

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#6

it seems the program can create pdf-files with compatibility to PDF/A-1b
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I have not seen any free pdf-creator which can do this.
Is there any free ...?
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Creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A-1b specification for RGB colorspace thus can be used for long-term archiving of documents in PDF format.
PDF/A is a PDF file format used for long-term archiving of documents in electronic format that uses PDF Reference version 1.4.
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best regards

Reply   |   Comment by eisbaer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#5

Documentation is buggy and confusing.

On one page: "This PDF printer driver [...]. It also requires the .NET framework (you'll be prompted during installation if it's not already installed)".

On another page: "Compatibility. [...] doesn't require 3rd party programs such as [...] runtime environments like .NET Framework.".

First, the .NET framewrok is not a 3rd party. Second, which .NET version?

Then, the feature matrix comparison contains a lot of marketing bs, e.g. "Print from any Windows Application". Would've been very disappointed if it read "Print from any Linux application".

This GOTD will produce huge PDF files because it doesn't do graphic compression.

Then, the web site says nothing about forms. Anyway, it's so easy to produce PDF forms with Libre/Open Office.

Now, I remember why I don't have this software in my toolbox. We can find cheaper (read free, as in free beer) PDF printers which do much more.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#4

Am I missing something here. From the description it can't do anything that a number of free software can do very well. If so the price is way over the top

Reply   |   Comment by kevin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#3

Or there's Microsoft Print to PDF free with Windows 10.

Of course Windows 10 has more bugs than all the software we can download of GOTD in more than one year :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Bert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#2

A really ill mannered installer, no option as to where to install, no information as to where installed.

An equally ill mannered program, when I first attempt to print a PDF document it informed it would be set as the default printer.
This this was not an option it was take it or leave it, decided to leave it.

And decided the program have no place on my system, did not bother to register.

I always stall via an UnInstaller I have run it three times now still not cleared it from my system.

When I first looked at this program I thought there pricing was crazy as there is so much good freeware that can be used for the same functions.
I will be sticking with those

Reply   |   Comment by Seb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#1

Just the software everyone wants to win a free copy of by finding the most bugs. That alone puts me off even trying the software.

Good luck those interested.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Nigel, yes that does not inspire any confidence! If they had said free lifetime upgrade license for every reproducable bug reported I would be more confident that they felt it was bug free, but to start a competition on the most bugs for a single copy implies there are expected to be many bugs!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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