Posted at: 12:02 PM on 23 January 2012 by Muhimbi
At the end of last week we released version 5.2 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 MSG (email) files and output in PDF/A format.
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 Java or .NET .
- PDF/A Post processing for all supported file formats.
- Support for the 64 bit version of Office 2010
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, MSG (email) 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 Splitting and Merging facilities and the ability to secure PDF files. A separate SharePoint specific version is available as well.
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|
|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)|
|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|
|1537||Splitting||New||Update web service to allow PDFs to be split|
|1541||Visio||New||Add support for Visio VDW extension|
|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|
|1613||Web Service||Improvement||Conversion Service Authentication problems on certain systems that have disabled anonymous access (Kerberos related)|
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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