March 31st, 2006 by Keith

novaPDF PDF 3.0 Build 163 – An Adobe Acrobat Alternative

Posted in Business Software, Utilities, Windows


Following my previous review on novaPDF Lite PDF Creator at Coolest-Gadgets website, I was informed of the next recent release of version 3.0, on March 28, 2006.

Offering as a cheap alternative to Adobe Acrobat, one of the most popular PDF file creator, novaPDF has improved on this release to match the dominance of the former. To repeat the same thing again, instead of resorting to illegal downloads, or purchasing pirated copies of Adobe Acrobat, novaPDF is available for download freely and yet does the job equally well in creating professional quality documents in industry-standard PDF file format.

novaPDF allows users, from novice to professionals, to instantly create high quality PDF files by simply selecting the “Print” command from virtually almost any applications. In a way, Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, are easily converted to PDF file format and shared with others.

Fully equipped with several advance features, it is compatible with any PDF viewer or editor, such as Acrobat Reader and GhostGum.

Main Changes over the Previous Release:

  • - Send generated PDF files by email, using SMTP or default email client
  • - Added user interface localization
  • - Extended NovaPdfOptions interface in novaPDF SDK with new options and
  • - Added A3 form
  • - Use smaller port names (NVP3)
  • - CID Fonts corrections
  • - Corrected Word image rectangles
  • - Other bug-fixes in printer driver and SDK

Though I mentioned that novaPDF is free, it however leaves a “Created with novaPDF Printer” notice at the bottom of the generated PDF file, which is to my dismay, an unsightly look. Nevertheless, the product can be purchased for $19.95, which is much cheaper than Adobe Acrobat, to have that notice removed. novaPDF is available in 3 editions; Professional, Standard and Lite editions, with the last 2 respective editions having limited functionalities.

Download Source: site with 3 different versions.

View a screenshot below:
novaPDF Screenshot

One Response to “novaPDF PDF 3.0 Build 163 – An Adobe Acrobat Alternative”

  1. Micah Jamison Says:

    Hi, are you able to recommend any good free pdf hosting services? Best of luck

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