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PDF Converter for SharePoint 5.1 – PDF Merging using workflows & Nintex improvements

Posted at: 11:02 AM on 12 September 2011 by Muhimbi

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It is difficult to capture all the amazing new functionality of the 5.1 release of our popular Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint in a single subject line without exceeding the number of available characters, so I am afraid ‘PDF merging using workflows & Nintex improvements’ will have to do.

The list of new features is considerable but the main ones are as follows:


For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-users to convert common document types - including InfoPath, AutoCAD, MS-Office, HTML and images - to PDF format from within SharePoint using a friendly user interface, workflows or a web service call without the need to install any client side software or Adobe Acrobat. It integrates at a deep level with SharePoint and leverages facilities such as the Audit log, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on WSS 3, MOSS as well as SharePoint 2010 and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page.
 

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In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:

1425 New - Nintex: Add Nintex error handling facility to existing Convert Activity
1200 New - Nintex: Create Watermark Activity for Nintex Workflow
1199 New - Nintex: Create PDF Security Activity for Nintex Workflow
1424 New - Nintex: Create PDF Merge Activity for Nintex Workflow
1423 New - Nintex: Create HTML Conversion Activity for Nintex Workflow
1304 New - InfoPath: Allow external data sources during PDF Conversion in InfoPath 2010
1429 New - InfoPath: Limit conversion of InfoPath attachments to just the active views
1359 Fix - InfoPath: Attachments are sometimes converted twice
1444 Fix - InfoPath: IP2010 still executes disabled 'Form Load' rule
1492 Fix - InfoPath: 'Busy' during conversion
1445 Fix - InfoPath: forms containing Ink controls do not convert
1395 Fix - Filtering in SP2010 doesn't take the regional settings of current site into account.
1338 New - Filtering: Add support for checking if a user is in a SharePoint group.
1337 New - Filtering: New comparison operator 'is in list'.
1339 New - Filtering: Add support for filtering for the current user using '[me]'.
1336 New - Filtering: Add support for filtering for the current day using '[today]'.
1394 New - Watermarking: Move watermark handler to a new and separate SharePoint Feature
1355 New - Watermarking: Optimise memory use during watermarking
1473 Fix - Watermarking certain bitmap based PDF Files loses all content
1407 Fix - Watermarking: On SP2007 opening a PDF File and then cancelling it writes an error to the event log
1350 Fix - Watermarking: Opening PDF Files behaves differently with the Muhimbi handler installed
1417 Fix - Watermarking: Opening large PDF files fails
1428 Fix - Watermarking: Image watermarking  using a variable path does not validate in SharePoint Designer 2010
1397 Fix - Watermarking: When a field code value is empty then the field name is displayed in the watermark
1400 Fix - Watermarking: Special characters in MergeField values are not escaped for RTF watermarks
1329 Fix - Watermarking: Conversion service merge fields are only supported in text watermarks
1328 Fix - Watermarking: Image watermark only supports resources from the current web
1187 New - New SharePoint Designer Workflow activity to allow PDF files to be merged
1385 New - Add limits to the number of files that can be merged
1383 New - Make automatic stripping of MS-Word templates optional
1371 New - PDF Merging - Allow field to be specified for sorting
1427 New - Allow all conversion default values to be globally overridden in config file.
1408 New - Add SharePoint auditing for the various PDF Operations.
1016 Fix - Update translations for all supported languages
1453 Fix - Excel sheets with large OLAP cubes may fail to convert
1201 Fix - Selecting a destination folder that does not exist will revert to the parent folder
1470 Fix - Protected MS-Word documents don't convert in Office 2010
1454 Fix - CAD drawing returns empty PDF
1374 Fix - PDF Merging - Using Calculated field as source for bookmarks shows the data type
1206 Fix - HTML to PDF Conversion hangs on long pages
1419 Fix - PDF Files secured using the PDF Converter may cause problems with searching inside documents
1420 Fix - Image with large dimensions does not convert
1260 Fix - Using a hyperlink to 'convert and download' a web page on an anonymous site is not possible

 
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