Posted at: 6:19 PM on 15 June 2012 by Muhimbi
Earlier today we released version 6.0 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, which ships with an improved version of our popular PDF Conversion engine. As always we are also releasing an update to the standalone version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services, which includes all new functionality and fixes including the new ability to cross-convert file types (xls to xlsx, docx to doc, xls to doc etc) and even InfoPath to Word, Excel, HTML and PDF.
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.
Cross-convert between file types.
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|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Discussion Forum.
- All PDF Converter Services related Blog Posts.
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