Posted at: 3:21 PM on 09 October 2012 by Muhimbi
Earlier today we released version 6.1 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 support for Office 2013 and 3rd party converters.
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, .NET & PHP 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.
The main changes 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|
|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|
|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|
|1773||Security||New||Add support for AES encryption|
|1721||Watermarking||Improvement||Problems securing / watermarking secured PDF files|
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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