Posted at: 2:01 PM on 20 January 2012 by Muhimbi
Over the past 4 months our engineers have been hard at work on a number of brilliant new facilities resulting in the new 5.2. release of our popular Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Convert Outlook MSG files to PDF including all attachments.
- Splitting PDF Files using SharePoint workflows.
- PDF/A Post processing for all supported file formats.
- Support for the 64 bit version of Office 2010
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-users to watermark, merge, split, secure and convert common document types - including InfoPath, AutoCAD, MSG (email) 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, Nintex Workflow, 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.
New, PDF Conversion of MSG based emails
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:
|1580||CAD||Improvement||Converting AutoCAD files results in much smaller PDF files as before.|
|1575||CAD||Improvement||Support for Spatial Filters has been added for AutoCAD to PDF Converter|
|1565||CAD||Improvement||Default "EmptyLayoutDetectionMode" setting is now set to "SkipEmptyLayouts"|
|1543||CAD||New||Provide different sorting options for CAD Layouts|
|1472||Documentation||New||Create Merge example for Java|
|1582||Excel||Fix||Excel sheets in 'Page Break Preview' mode do not convert|
|1443||HTML||Fix||Images are split when converting certain pages.|
|1140||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF Conversion of SP2010 screens is not working correctly.|
|1501||HTML||Fix||Base tag is ignored when converting HTML fragments to PDF|
|1540||HTML||Fix||Conversion hangs on certain SP2010 pages|
|1542||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF on SP2010 uses wrong page breaks when split images is enabled|
|1471||HTML||Improvement||HTML to PDF Conversion - Error not clear when user has no rights|
|1566||InfoPath||Fix||InfoPath Schema Validation error on forms that use FusionX and view switching|
|1433||InfoPath||Improvement||Provide an option to 'skip' or 'fail' problematic InfoPath attachments|
|1511||InfoPath||Improvement||Downloading InfoPath XSN files on systems using FBA does not work|
|1551||InfoPath||Improvement||Add option to create PDF bookmarks for each attached InfoPath document|
|1517||InfoPath||Improvement||Add switch to pre-process Full Trust InfoPath files|
|1568||InfoPath||Improvement||Allow invalid SSL Certificates to be used for downloading InfoPath XSN files|
|1513||Merging||Fix||Merging certain PDF files results in 'index out of bounds'|
|1594||Merging||Fix||Error in Lexer' when loading PDF File|
|1617||Merging||Fix||Merging of PDF Files generated with IOS scanner app|
|1618||Merging||Fix||System.NullReferenceException when loading certain PDF files for merging|
|1637||Merging||Fix||Bookmarks corrupted when merging certain files|
|1317||MSG||New||Improve email converter (with MSG support)|
|1508||Nintex WF||Fix||Nintex File Merge activity fails when used inside Nintex 'For each' iterator|
|1553||Open Office||New||Add support for open office template files (ott, ots, otp)|
|1505||PDF/A||New||Allow PDF as an input format to support PDF to PDF/A conversion|
|676||PDF/A||New||Excel Conversion - Add support for PDF/A|
|619||PDF/A||New||Add support for PDF/A Post Processing (requires 'pro' license)|
|1458||Setup||New||Add support for silent install / uninstall of Conversion Service|
|779||Setup||New||Add support for the 64 bit version of Office 2010|
|1536||Splitting||New||Create workflow activity to split PDF files|
|1537||Splitting||New||Update web service to allow PDFs to be split|
|1541||Visio||New||Add support for Visio VDW extension|
|1538||Watermarking||Fix||Watermarking using a workflow activity removes meta data|
|1547||Watermarking||Fix||Watermarking: Applying rotation of less than -45 degrees rotates the entire page during conversion to PDF/A|
|1636||Watermarking||Fix||Error in Lexer when applying watermark on merged documents|
|1507||Watermarking||Improvement||Watermark filtering - Checking for 'modified = today' does not work|
|1535||Web Service||Improvement||Add support for the conversion of files up to 1GB|
|1613||Web Service||Improvement||Conversion Service Authentication problems on certain systems that have disabled anonymous access (Kerberos related)|
|1576||Workflow||Fix||Merging Workflow Activity fails when used after a 'Pause for Duration' activity|
|1573||Workflow||Fix||Backslashes are not allowed in output path of HTML to PDF Conversion activity|
|1545||Workflow||Improvement||Merge workflow activity does not accept URLs|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Installation & Administration Guide.
- User Guide.
- Discussion Forum.
- Related Blog Posts.
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