Posted at: 1:27 PM on 13 September 2011 by Muhimbi
Earlier this week we released version 5.1 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, which ships with an improved version of our popular PDF Conversion engine. Today we are releasing an update to the standalone version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services that includes all new functionality and fixes including the ability to convert InfoPath 2010 forms that include external data connections.
A quick introduction for those not familiar with the product: The Muhimbi PDF Converter Services is an ‘on premises’ server based SDK that allows software developers to convert typical Office files to PDF format using a robust, scalable but friendly Web Services interface from Java and .NET based solutions. It supports a large number of file types including MS-Office and ODF file formats as well as HTML, AutoCAD and Image based files and is used by some of the largest organisations in the world for mission critical document conversions. In addition to converting documents the product ships with a sophisticated watermarking engine, PDF Merging facilities and the ability to secure PDF files. A separate SharePoint specific version is available as well.
Some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:
|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|
|1355||New - Watermarking: Optimise memory use during watermarking|
|1473||Fix - Watermarking certain bitmap based PDF Files loses all content|
|1400||Fix - Watermarking: Special characters in MergeField values are not escaped for RTF watermarks|
|1383||New - Make automatic stripping of MS-Word templates optional|
|1427||New - Allow all conversion default values to be globally overridden in config file.|
|1453||Fix - Excel sheets with large OLAP cubes may fail to convert|
|1470||Fix - Protected MS-Word documents don't convert in Office 2010|
|1454||Fix - CAD drawing returns empty PDF|
|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|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- Discussion Forum.
- All PDF Converter Services related Blog Posts.
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