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Giveaway of the day — novaPDF Standard

novaPDF Standard is a PDF creator for Windows that lets users convert any type of printable document to a PDF format.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 129 (33%) 264 (67%) 61 comments

novaPDF Standard was available as a giveaway on October 29, 2009!

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novaPDF Standard is a PDF creator for Windows that lets users convert any type of printable document to a PDF format.

Main features:

  • Graphics options - You can compress, downsample or convert text and graphics to reduce PDF size.
  • PDF Watermarks - You can define multiple text or 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.
  • Create private profiles – You can define private printing profiles for future use, each with its own PDF printing settings.
  • and more..

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and 2000/2003/2008 Server (x32 and x64)

Publisher:

Softland

Homepage:

http://www.novapdf.com/

File Size:

3.86 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#61

novaPDF is no longer necessary. I'm use a free app called http://www.primopdf.com/

It works exactly the same way and I have had no problems with it on this Vista Home Premium laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by Dresandreal Sprinklehorn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

#38 alhall,

If you need pdf to jpeg feature, you can use PDFZilla.

Comment by Lu Hulu — October 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm


But not if you use Norton. It quarantined my copy as containing a trojan. I couldn't even access the file long enough to send it in for FP analysis or to one of those multi-AV comparison sites - as soon as I accessed any copy I had - eg the original installer - bang, off into quarantine. (And since it was on an externally managed machine, I didn't have the option of turning the AV off)

xpdf which I mentioned above (#41) includes a command-line image extractor. You may need some other tools like CONVERT or the pnm utilities to reprocess the images though.

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

There are so many PDF virtual printers, I don't think that novaPDF Standard compares very well. Of some of the free alternatives mentioned here, I've used Bullzip. Although novaPDF has a few features which Bullzip doesn't, Bullzip has numerous features which novaPDF doesn't, supports non-PDF formats such as image formats, and setting the filename is much easier. novaPDF Standard isn't bad, but it's normally a commercial product, and clearly better free products are available.

#1, Ashraf, PDF watermarks are supposed to appear as the background layer. Bullzip calls something placed as the foreground layer a "stamp". Bullzip allows another PDF file (which may contain images) to be used as the background (watermark) or foreground (stamp).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#58

Ran both programs as administrator and then rebooted. Still did not register!
Activate failed to work on my vista 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Links can't be preserved! I print a webpage, printer choose NovaPDF, all the URL links become unactive.

Reply   |   Comment by Melvin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#56

Program not reconized by my Windows 7 Op.System I get a 404 program not compaterable check with your system adminstrator or requires driver to operate program

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

I would prefer the pdf creator to this, its password protection features, etc make it more useful for any user.I feel at $39, is on the higher side.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#54

kool soft. it include Vietnamese. no mistake. thanks "Giveaway of the day"

Reply   |   Comment by trung  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

#38 = The easiest way to do PDF to JPG is use to zoom the pdf to the size you want, press PrtScn key, then paste into your favorite image/picture editor (like Irfanview).

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Well, I rebooted my system after installing the program (as administrator) and activating as administrator and it still puts the message at the bottom of the file. So it doesn't appear to register correctly under Win 7 x64 Enterprise. Too bad.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

Nitro is much better.

Reply   |   Comment by Buzz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#50

It works fine and does what I would need.
However, I agree....why would one pay for it when there are superior products on the market for free?

Reply   |   Comment by Todd Ginapp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

NovaPDF is actually coded as a printer driver. So, you will not be having a software program whereby you fire up and play with its features.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#48

#38 alhall,

If you need pdf to jpeg feature, you can use PDFZilla.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Take note that today's version is NovaPDF Standard Desktop and the version offered in April is Lite Desktop version. So, if you want watermark features, you should download this version. Other than that, the features are the same. BTW, there is another version called Professional. All these three versions are again split into Desktop as well as Server categories, all having different pricing.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#46

The BEST FREE PDF writer, undoubtedly is - "PDF Redirect". I do use Nova also,it's good, but PDFR is better.
#30, PDF file is not only editable, you can "Save" too. Download Foxit PDF editor; this is an excellent choice.

Try these free alternatives; all are equally good-
1.Foxit pdf
2.Doro pdf
3.Tomahawk gold (with an excellent word processor)* Not Free though!
4.Bullzip pdf

Reply   |   Comment by diana palmer walker  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#45

From my point of view because at price from 0 to `40 $ you will find soft similar and good,i remember here:pdf creator-free with a lot of options;cool pdf-have function:signature digital;Pdf Printer Pro-have function to embeded video in pdf;nova-also have a lot of functions-Why not somebody to make a soft at 40$ with all this functions.Why to be necessary to pay for more soft,when it can be possible to make a soft all in one for all this functions at a reasonable price?.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignat Titus  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#44

I have yet to see any form of low-cost PDF creater/producer/editor that will handle Acrobat comments properly. Since this one does not even mention comments in its web page feature list, I'll pass. And that doesn't even come near to things like adding active buttons, text fields that will email you the results, etc.

Adobe makes the entire PDF API available, so why is it so hard for other developers to anything more with PDFs than "print" pages, i.e. just make their own knock-off duplicate of what everyone else has already done?

Just asking...

Reply   |   Comment by August  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

How is this any different than the free alternatives like Bullzip PDF Creator?

Reply   |   Comment by WeyrleaderZor  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#42

I personally prefer PDFCreator. It is opensource and FREE and works flawlessly! It also allows for password protection and full choices over all security options and what the user is allowed to do and not do with the PDF file created.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Reply   |   Comment by DigitalDevo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#41

Not directly related to today's giveaway, except that these will be helpful to people who find today's program helpful...

Two very useful command-line pdf utilities, with source code available:

xpdf: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html

pdftk: http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/

Some of the gui tools (like R L Vision's PDF Image Extraction Wizard which set off dozens of alarm bells when I tried it) use these internally (and occasionally without crediting them).

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

I don't often make comments but after seeing that my comments seem to get minuses for not being useful I think I will just keep quiet in future......... but I do hope the people who put minuses do have something useful to say.

Reply   |   Comment by Joanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#39

Alternative: PDFCreator works just fine on Vista x64. Its open source. Free, even for commercial use (GNU General Public License). If you can print it, you can use PDFCreator. Allows password protection.

See the project at Sourceforge

Reply   |   Comment by Vista64  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#38

Need a pdf to jpg utility.

Reply   |   Comment by alhall  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#37

How do you activate it ? I need help. I ran activate and rebooted but it still isn't registered.

Reply   |   Comment by nathan6342  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#36

Nice software. Thank you GAOTD. However, I shall stick with NitroPDF Pro 6, the best alternative to Adobe Acrobat. You can download a free copy from the publisher's web site to try out.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Freak  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#35

Works great on win7 32 bits. tried printing a notepad text file and a document from word both worked fine. I clicked print while writing this submit form and it worked ok.
Works for me.
I've been using doPdf which works fine in win7.

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

downloaded, installed, and activated fine on Vista Home Prem SP2 (Note: Run As Administrator and it activates with no restart). Love the ability to append files to an existing pdf file, and the ability to name the printer driver whatever you want (i.e. PDFOnly, PDF Printer 01, etc), this way you can share it on your home network and not worry about conflicting printer names. Will play around with it some more, but looks like a two thumbs up program. Thanks GAOTD and NOVA for this :)

Reply   |   Comment by Silver Dragon Systems  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#33

Did not register correctly under Win 7 Enterprise X64. I have not yet rebooted the system but the installation instructions did not list that as a requirement. I'll check later to see if this fixes the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#32

#12 - I think that listing free alternatives is beneficial to both readers and software companies.

Readers will benefit from free software that (hopefully) works well and can be installed any time. Readers sometimes also point out how the GAOTD offer is superior to the free alternatives, if indeed it is.

Software companies will benefit from finding out that maybe their product isn't so terrific after all, hopefully motivating them to improve so it will be superior to the free alternatives.

Personally I find recommendations for free alternatives extremely useful.

Reply   |   Comment by YossiD  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
#31

And like most PDF printers NovaPdf makes a mess of printing a web page. On the other hand NovaPdf is capable of appending to an existing PDF which is an advantage.

Why is it the printers can not print a web page as it appears in a browser?

Reply   |   Comment by Mugwah  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Hi all i was wondering after you create a PDF file can edited the PDF to Add in editable text box fields? I want this so people can fill in the PDF and Print but can not save changers to the PDF file itself.

I ask this question as I read all the spec's and could not see any info on any way to do this function.

If novaPDF Standard can not do this function is there any Free Alternatives out there that would offer this function?

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by sprinteroz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#29

Is this the same version as the one offered here in April? I really wish that the developer of the software and also GAOTD would highlight the version of any software offered, as most other giveaways do here when they are offered multipl times over a certain period of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

Thanks GAOTD, Install and actived OK on my vista.

But it can't convert the link to pdf and set password. I prefer to use Simpo PDF Creator to generate pdf.

Reply   |   Comment by ANDY.L  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#27

Thanks for sharing.

And I just saw Simpo PDF Creator released V2.0 today. Compared with V1.x on GAOTD, it was updated a lot!

For example, it now supports Windows 7 and all 64Bit system.

And they gave this version a totally new interface, and added two more methods to create PDF - by interface and by right click.

It's quite good for a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#26

I have had several "free" pdf printers in the past but most of them were very limited, either not allowing several pages or leaving publicity at the bottom of the page.

This one installed fine on windows xp3 and at first view (still need to play a bit with it) fits my purpose. No publicity, several pages allowed. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Joanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Hello !
Everything works great here: Win Vista Ultimate 64x sp2
After activation NovaPDF did not appear to be registered, but after a Reboot it is fully registered.

Thanks GAOTD and SoftLand for such a great GiveAway !!

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#24

CutePDF is the ONLY software you need...PERIOD!

Why pay for something that is free?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Britt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#23

Will it convert hyperlinks and allow them to be active within the pdf document. This feature is regrettably lacking in most converters.

Reply   |   Comment by Gryph8s  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#22

Quick download/install, does what it promises. I love it's simplicity. personally I won't use this a lot but can recommend to those who need suck a solution !

Reply   |   Comment by webdesign.coolstart.nl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#21

I have been using Adolix split and merge pdf - free edition. For printing I use dopdf, which is also free but cannot password protect files.

Reply   |   Comment by Viv Richards  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#20

A nice feature is being able to merge printed pages into existing pdf documents. Pages can be inserted before or after the exisiting pages, there is a choice in the Print dialog box. So over time a document can grow with new pages.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#19

Oops, one correction: I just noticed that NovaPDF does create a hyperlink when it sees an actual URL in text, like http://www.example.com, but not when it sees text with a link attached, and not for Word cross-references.

Reply   |   Comment by jonathanstoolbar  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#18

Thanks Jim (#15) that worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Elle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

Thanks very much, GOTD and Softland (is your HQ in a bog?), for a useful and nonfrivolous application.

Installation was straightforward, and I appreciated the chance to select which components and languages to install. I just ran a quick test on a 154-page Word 2007 document, and NovaPDF worked smoothly and quickly and produced a good-looking, accurate PDF representation of the document.

However, like other free and cheap PDF printers, NovaPDF Standard does not offer the very important function of automatically creating hyperlinks and cross-references in text, hyperlinks in the table of contents, and bookmarks. Without these, the reader has no means of navigating through documents. And creating them manually is a major pain. This would be sufficient reason to avoid free and cheap PDF programs. Softland, how about offering us your Professional edition, which has these features, sometime soon?

Simba pointed out above that the free OpenOffice suite generates PDFs quite well. I observed the same in post #60, "Best Free PDF Yet," of my utilities blog. OpenOffice even generates bookmarks and hyperlinks in text -- but not links in the table of contents. You can use it for Microsoft Office documents too. But it's a massive 150 MB download.

Dwight and Elle: Did you run activate.exe after running setup.exe? You must run activate to register the program.

I hope this is helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by jonathanstoolbar  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#16

Installed on vista 64bit but sadly will not activate even after running as administrator.

uninstall does not remove reg entry at "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Softland\novaPDF]"

Guess I will not be using this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

@Dwight (#4): The program stops attaching that message once it's registered. Did you run the included Activate.exe file?

If so, you probably ran it with insufficient privileges to write the registration info to the registry. Try running it as Administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#14

Ok, but its not a true Creator in the Likes of Adobe Acrobat..More a convertor in the pattern of numerous other free programs like Cute PDF, and several FF add-ons, and many other programs. Considering the huge range of Free programs available that do the same thing, $39 is rather steep.

But each to his own.. but it does its job, whether you would pay for it, is an invidual choice.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Grenfell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

I use Primo Pdf, which can create pdf files from any printible document, and is completely freeware. It can password-protect documents, but can not watermark pdfs or append to the end or begining of a document.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#12

Hi all,
A long time observer but a first time poster. This software works well and does the job it says it does. $39.95 may be a bit steep, but, as with anything, the value would depend on how often you use it. Great value today regardless of its use! A big thank you to GAOTD for it’s mission and innovation in promoting products by companies in “spreading the word”.
Which brings me to something that has been posted before, but am I wrong in saying that people that are quick to throw in a free alternative to the software are missing the point? Aren’t the comments left here meant to endorse, comment on or slam the software with some informative views? Which in turn helps the developer? Leaving a comment such as “I prefer ..... “ may give the poster a momentary self esteem rub, but is it useful to the software company or the readers?

Reply   |   Comment by Haunted  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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