[Changelog] novaPDF 8

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[Changelog] novaPDF 8

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Below is the changelog for the public builds of novaPDF 8.0 - novaPDF 8.9. This version was first released in June 2014 and development ended in April 2021. It is currently NOT SUPPORTED, support ended in April 2021.

If you are looking for the latest version of novaPDF, you can download it here: https://www.novapdf.com/download.html

Changes in novaPDF 8.9.956 (30-July-2021)
  • Fixed: Windows Vista compatibility issues
Changes in novaPDF 8.9.955 (27-April-2021)
  • Updated: Links now open with the default browser
  • Updated: Add-in for Office works with newer versions
  • Fixed: Activation corrections
Changes in novaPDF 8.9.954 (17-December-2018)
  • Update: Updated several language files
  • Update: Conversion of large files is faster in certain situations
  • Fix: Multiple fixes for PDF conversion
Changes in novaPDF 8.9.953 (08-October-2018)
  • New: Added Polish language for the user interface
  • New: News tab in the Getting Started, Printer Manager and Printer Monitor applications
  • Fix: Latest browser version will be used for embedded content
  • Fix: Reading maximum allowed activations
Changes in novaPDF 8.9.950 (07-June-2017)
  • Update: "Check for updates" changes
  • Fix: Fix for "Reading license" error message
Changes in novaPDF 8.9.950 (07-June-2017)
  • New: Added Ukrainian language
  • New: Interface translated into Burmese
  • New: Added Thai language for UI
  • New: Added Russian translation
  • Fix: Corrected signature date & time format in PDF
  • Fix: Correction for conversion of Korean fonts
  • Fix: Corrected installer on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Fix: Various UI fixes for Getting started, Printer Manager
  • Fix: Fixed bug in COM for Show Select Dialog option
[Current build] Changes in novaPDF 8.8.947 (22-February-2017)
  • Fix: Added Italian translation for the user interface
  • Fix: Added Spanish translation for the UI
  • Fix: Added Serbian translation for the UI
  • Fix: Added Bulgarian translation for the UI
Changes in novaPDF 8.8.946 (19-December-2016)
  • Fix: Redesign for Check for Updates
  • Fix: Translation corrections for several languages
Changes in novaPDF 8.8.945 (28-November-2016)
  • New: You can now configure a proxy server (HTTPS/SOCKS) for activation
  • New: Added macros for Application name, Printer name, Profile name, PDF file name
  • Fix: Bug when using specific special characters in the PDF save file name
  • Fix: Restoring the default active printer when using the add-in for Microsoft Word
  • Fix: Error when the printer name was longer then 30 chars
  • Fix: Importing profile from a network path failed
  • Fix: Various fixes for Profile Manager interface
Changes in novaPDF 8.7.943 (28-September-2016)
  • New: Added new option for Multiple Copies to add Empty Page between copies
  • Fix: Crash occurred when trying to add printer via command line
  • Fix: Error when trying to open Getting Started in Lithuanian
  • Fix: Error reading number values with commas for watermark layouts
  • Fix: Error in particular situations when creating PDF from Crystal Reports
  • Fix: Printer driver crashed when converting documents with large bookmarks using add-in for Word
Changes in novaPDF 8.6.942 (27-June-2016)
  • Fix: Added new macro name for Domain
  • Fix: Windows Event log info is now added when novaPDF service fails to start
  • Fix: Fixed some issues with the add-in for Excel when converting hyperlinks
  • Fix: Corrected issues with the manual activation
  • Fix: Profile Manager was crashing for public filters
  • Fix: Minor design corrections for some dialogs
  • Fix: Set available and default printer resolutions (SDK and OEM)
  • Fix: Correction for multiple printers installer (SDK and OEM)
Changes in novaPDF 8.5.940 (08-March-2016)
  • Fix: Watermark corrections for Korean characters
  • Fix: Correction for creating PDFs with Multiple Copies option enabled
  • Fix: Show message with options when the active profile is not found
  • Fix: Minor corrections for the About page of Profile Manager
  • Fix: Show message when the novaPDF Server service stops
  • Fix: Minor corrections for the About page of Printing Preferences
Changes in novaPDF 8.5.939 (26-January-2016)
  • Fix: Printer Manager crashed during activation when no Internet connection was available
  • Fix: Changed novaPDF Server recovery options to restart service
  • Fix: Web installer change to verify signature and other updates
  • Fix: Show partial keys on About window
Changes in novaPDF 8.5.938 (23-November-2015)
  • Fix: Order of objects in the Layout view was not saved with the profile
  • Fix: Minor fixes for the content layout section
Changes in novaPDF 8.5.937 (15-October-2015)
  • New: Added German language for the user interface
  • New: Added Croatian language for the user interface
  • New: Added Indonesian language for the user interface
  • New: Added Vietnamese language for the user interface
  • Update: Reduced setup file size
Changes in novaPDF 8.4.936 (24-September-2015)
  • Added 14 languages for the user interface - Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Turkish
  • Added option to Export and Import version 8 profiles
  • Settings in the Collate and Copies fields are now remembered
  • Added option to disable "Verify file creation"
  • Added "Check for Update" task for older Windows version
Changes in novaPDF 8.3.933 (11-June-2015)
  • Corrected activation problems when network is disabled
  • Product key is now easier to input during activation
  • Licensing corrections when upgrading the program
  • Corrections for adding or removing port monitors during installation
  • Corrections for verifying the default printer during installation
  • Co-Branding tool correction for multiple printers with associated profiles
  • Co-Branding tool correction for license information
Changes in novaPDF 8.3.931 (13-May-2015)
  • Batch/bulk convert documents into a single PDF file
  • Batch/bulk convert documents to individual PDF files
  • Improved conversion speed
  • Changes to the activation and reset activations process
  • Corrected conversion for Excel documents with no text when using the addin
  • Corrected conversion for Word documents with incomplete links when using the addin
  • Corrected error "Profile name too long"
  • Crash when using Import Profiles
  • Web installer corrections
  • Corrected error when using both append and overlay
Changes in novaPDF 8.2.929 (3-March-2015)
  • Error during profile import from previous versions
  • First print from Internet Explorer had errors in certain situations
Changes in novaPDF 8.2.927 (11-February-2015)
  • Standard save dialog now has options to set document information
  • Added option to set password for opening PDF from the standard save dialog
  • Email recipients can be modified from the save dialog
  • 1bit images are now correctly converted
  • Send email on x64 computers was not working correctly
  • Corrected send PDF to multiple email addresses
  • Distributing and using forms on client computers was not working correctly
  • Use of macros in folder names was not working correctly
  • Changed save and select profile dialogs to show computer names
  • Show computer code on About when licensed
  • Default public profile is now visible in GUI
Changes in novaPDF 8.1.923 (27-January-2015)
  • Setup corrections for errors showing during installation
  • Default option for profile is now hidden in profile manager
  • Recipients and templates from Email presets are now hidden
  • Import profile corrections for colors
Changes in novaPDF 8.1.922 (14-January-2015)
  • Show computer code on About in Profile Manager and Printer Manager
  • Fixed various errors shown during the app installation
  • Installation log files now contain extra information
Changes in novaPDF 8.1.921 (16-December-2014)
  • When installation fails users can send log files to support
  • Corrections for client computers when converting via the addin for Microsoft Office
  • "The language not corresponds to the loaded files" error corrected
  • Watermark color was modified when importing a profile from an older version
  • Added root bookmark options in novaPDF SDK
Changes in novaPDF 8.1.920 (28-November-2014)
  • Import Profiles (from previous versions) to Profile Manager
  • Added firewall exception for service port during setup
  • Added custom paper size option
  • Smaller PDF files due to compression algorithm updates
  • Several interface updates
  • Updated Counter macros to set the number of digits
  • Updated Startup application to open Profile Manager and Printing Preferences
  • Window positions are now saved
  • Layout objects can be dynamically defined for the SDK
  • Security encryption can be enabled without setting a user password
  • Fixed minor PDF conversion issues
Changes in novaPDF 8.0.915 (05-August-2014)
  • Spooler dependent services are stopped during installation to prevent errors
  • Removed several unnecessary start/stop actions for the print spooler
  • Support option is offered when installation fails
  • Small fixes for activation in some particular situations
  • Small fixes for conversions from Excel and Visio
Changes in novaPDF 8.0.909 (24-June-2014)
  • PDF Linearization (PDF files optimized for the web)
  • Create PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliant PDF files
  • MSI installer for easy deployment
  • Possibility to add different print queues and ports
  • Driver certification for Windows 7 / 8 and Windows Server 2008 / 2012
  • Extended PDF view options (transition effects, possibility to hide menubar/toolbars/user interface elements)
  • Completely redesigned interface
  • WYSIWYG layout for managing watermarks and signatures
  • Added predefined SMTP servers (AIM, AOL, Gmail, Outlook/Hotmail/Live, Yahoo)
  • All auto-fillable fields now support macros
  • Added predefined Microsoft Office heading styles for bookmark detection
  • Added Security profiles to choose easily what to allow (everything, only printing, changes, copy-paste)
  • New link detection presets (detect only web links or file links)
  • Added silent print option
  • Added new predefined forms with realtime preview
  • Included text watermark templates (confidential, date/time, draft, page index/count)
  • New image watermark presets (confidential, draft, placeholder)
  • Predefined templates for overlays (generic, invoice, letterhead)
  • New predefined signatures (basic signature, generic, sample)
  • Windows 8 desktop app certification
  • Redesigned installer
  • Automatic updates
  • Move, rotate and resize content of the pages
  • Preview watermarks and signatures on different page sizes
  • Define pages with margins
  • Password protection for the interface
  • Possibility of co-branding/re-branding the printer
You can read the changelog for different versions of novaPDF here:

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