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PDF Converter for SharePoint 6.0 – Cross conversion & Secure-On-Open

Posted at: 10:40 on 15 June 2012 by Muhimbi

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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:

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-Conversion Matrix
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 PDF 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


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