Posted at: 10:40 AM on 15 June 2012 by Muhimbi
Ever since the 5.2 release at the end of January, we have been working overtime to finalise the next major release, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint version 6.0. Congratulations to the entire team for this amazing milestone.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Cross-convert between file formats (xls to xlsx, docx to doc, xls to doc etc)
- Convert InfoPath to MS-Word, Excel, HTML, XPS, and PDF
- Apply User Specific PDF Security when a document is opened in SharePoint
- New way to Copy meta-data using SharePoint Designer and Nintex workflows.
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 as well as other formats 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.
Cross convert between document types.
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:
|1678||CAD||Fix||Problem with line wrapping|
|1707||CAD||Improvement||Add support for custom SHX Fonts|
|1719||Conversion||Fix||Suspected bug with Host named site collection|
|1730||Conversion||Improvement||Make skipping of PDF files optional when using the SharePoint Conversion UI|
|1710||Conversion||New||Support JPEG extension in addition to the existing JPG extension|
|1727||Conversion||New||Add support for WordPerfect files|
|1615||Documentation||New||Document advanced deployment scenarios|
|1685||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF Rendering Errors|
|1510||HTML||Fix||Watermarking PDF Files converted from HTML fails|
|1577||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF Conversion fails for certain sites, especially when used with IE9|
|1625||HTML||Improvement||Output is a non-searchable Bitmap on IE9 systems|
|1684||HTML||Improvement||Improve stability of SharePoint 2010 HTML conversion|
|1743||HTML||Improvement||Add support for HTML page breaks|
|1691||InfoPath||Fix||Invalid character in a Base-64 string.|
|1718||InfoPath||Fix||XML files pointing to a local XSN path using file:// cause an error|
|1699||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath 2010 stability improvements|
|1701||Merging||Fix||Error while merging files with existing bookmarks|
|1686||Merging||Fix||PDF Bookmarks for attachments are no longer generated in some cases.|
|1623||Merging||Improvement||Allow different default custom sort order to be specified in Merge screen|
|1737||Merging||New||Cannot merge signed documents|
|1674||MSG||Fix||NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.|
|1676||MSG||Fix||CFFileFormatException: Invalid OLE structured storage file|
|1697||Nintex WF||New||Create Nintex activity for converting to non-PDF files|
|1733||Nintex WF||New||Create Nintex version of Copy Meta Data workflow activity|
|1672||Fix||Namespace prefix 'pdf' is not defined|
|1525||PDF/A||Fix||PDF/A Rastered pages do not show in Acrobat reader|
|1692||Security||Improvement||Make PDF Encryption configurable between 40, 128 and 256 bit|
|1322||Security||New||Add support for 'Secure PDF on open'|
|1728||Setup||Fix||install.cmd cannot find the WSP file on a small number of systems|
|1754||Setup||Fix||Investigate common WSP deployment message on SP2007|
|1669||Splitting||Fix||Automatic 'parameter insertion' when splitting PDF does not work when a formatter is specified|
|1726||Watermarking||Fix||Error117 when opening certain watermarked files in Adobe Acrobat|
|1677||Watermarking||Fix||Cannot add watermarks to some scanned PDF files|
|1689||Web Service||New||Extend Web Services interface / underlying framework to allow files to be converter to formats other than MS-Word|
|1714||Word||Fix||COM Exception when converting certain MS-Word files|
|1597||Word||Improvement||Support legacy word (.doc) files with DIPs|
|1693||Workflow||Fix||String.Format required parameter missing in CreateMergeSource|
|1695||Workflow||Improvement||Add support for paths to historical documents to the 'Merge' workflow activity|
|1670||Workflow||Improvement||Make SharePoint Designer and Nintex workflow activities compatible with List based workflows|
|1572||Workflow||Improvement||Merge and HTML Conversion activity should work with Site Workflows as well|
|508||Workflow||New||Create workflow activity that converts to formats other than PDF|
|1690||Workflow||New||New SharePoint Designer Workflow Activity to convert to non PDF Output|
|1185||Workflow||New||Workflow Activity: Copy meta data|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Release Notes.
- Installation & Administration Guide.
- User Guide.
- Discussion Forum.
- Related Blog Posts.
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