Posted at: 11:42 AM on 09 October 2012 by Muhimbi
It has been almost four months since we released version 6.0 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, a release that has generated a large amount of positive feedback, specifically in the area of cross-conversion. Naturally we have not been sitting back, we pretty much worked flat out on new features and improvements, resulting in today’s 6.1 release.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Override default Conversion Settings when converting via workflows.
- Support for Word Automation Services.
- Support for Office 2013.
- Support for 3rd party command line converters.
- Fine tuning the PDF Converter for SharePoint using STSADM commands.
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.
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|1734||Conversion||Fix||Internal parser corrupts some documents when converting DOC to DOCX.|
|1750||Conversion||Fix||Temp file is occasionally lost under high load.|
|1795||Conversion||New||Support for Word Automation Services.|
|1628||Conversion||New||New converter that can call into any external process.|
|1738||HTML||Fix||HTML Conversion hangs on blog.muhimbi.com using certain margins|
|1772||InfoPath||Fix||InfoPath forms with ink controls on the default view cause an error during dynamic view selection.|
|1218||InfoPath||New||Cleanout InfoPath form cache directory on a regular base|
|1815||Merging||Fix||PDF Lexer error when merging|
|1764||Merging||Fix||NullReferenceException during merge|
|1767||Merging||Fix||PdfLexer error when merging file|
|1756||Merging||Fix||Error merging file|
|1790||Merging||Fix||Merge error - NullReferenceException|
|1753||Meta-data||Fix||Copying meta data using workflow and reading 'fields to copy' from item field returns invalid data on some WSS3 installations|
|1782||Meta-data||Improvement||Copy meta data activity does not check out files when required|
|1752||Meta-data||New||Make check-in behaviour configurable|
|1769||Meta-data||New||Allow fields to be skipped when copying meta data|
|1679||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Fix encoding in header|
|1680||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Wrapping / alignment problem in (RTF?) email|
|1663||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Bullets incorrect in Japanese & Taiwanese emails|
|1654||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - (Very) Excessive line spacing|
|1655||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Extra line break added in middle of sentence|
|1661||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - word Spacing issues whenever formatting changes|
|1768||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for an unsigned byte.|
|1800||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Image tag corrupted|
|1606||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Importance flag needs to be included in the header|
|1604||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Tabs and hanging indents are not converted completely correctly|
|1812||Nintex WF||Fix||Nintex 2010 List/Site workflows don't show all Muhimbi Workflow Actions|
|1814||Other||Fix||Extremely small chance that Temp file names are re-used|
|1748||Other||Fix||Source code for test harness is not up to date|
|1794||Other||Fix||'Download as PDF' mangles file name with Japanese Characters|
|1384||Other||Fix||authorizedType is not deleted from web.config when uninstalling solution|
|1773||Security||New||Add support for AES encryption|
|1751||UI||Fix||Fix small typos on new Security screens|
|1771||Watermarking||Fix||'Download a copy' on doc libs with watermarks enabled works inconsistently.|
|1721||Watermarking||Improvement||Problems securing / watermarking secured PDF files|
|1716||Watermarking||Improvement||'Watermark on open' removes Security settings applied during insert|
|1709||Workflow||New||Convert to Any activity - Add support for passing in custom parameters|
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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