Posted at: 2:24 PM on 31 March 2013 by Muhimbi
We are happy to announce a major new release of the popular Muhimbi PDF Converter Services, version 7.0. The main new features are support for Font Embedding, Changing PDF Versions, Support for PDF/A2b and Specifying PDF Viewer Preferences, but we have also added a lot of fixes, improvements, documentation and examples for Java, PHP and Ruby.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Target different PDF Versions, Enable Fast Web View, Embed / Strip fonts.
- Specifying Viewer Preferences.
- Sample code for Ruby / Rails.
- Sample code for PHP.
- Sample code for Java / Axis2.
- Overhaul of the MSG (email) converter with improved formatting and support for SMIME and Clear Text signed emails.
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, Ruby & 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.
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|1778||CAD||Improvement||AutoCAD Conversion - Empty layout not properly detected|
|1774||Conversion||New||Validate converter with Office 2013 / 15|
|1758||Documentation||New||Document how to invoke the Web Service from PHP|
|1846||Documentation||New||Document ConverterSpecificSettings in Java using Axis2|
|1864||Documentation||New||Add Ruby sample code|
|1839||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF Conversion fails on certain pages using 0.5inch page margins|
|1842||HTML||Fix||Bitmapped output in IE8|
|1833||HTML||Fix||Pixelated HTML to PDF conversion on Win2K3|
|1739||HTML||New||Add credential override for HTML Conversion in config file|
|1818||InfoPath||Fix||'ClearFormCache' expects English OS|
|1802||Merging||Fix||PDF Bookmark targets bottom of page under certain circumstances|
|1825||Merging||Fix||Unexpected token Number before 42079 when merging|
|1848||Merging||Fix||Unexpected token DictionaryStart when merging file|
|1851||Merging||Fix||Fatal Error at 109 when merging files|
|1755||Merging||Improvement||Completely suppress errors when merging|
|1808||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Regression bug, email renders as plain text|
|1809||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Incorrect identification of email type (RTF / HTML)|
|1817||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Extra ltrch RTF keywords remain in converted PDF|
|1601||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Improve line spacing in HTML to PDF Conversion|
|1592||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Font sizes sometimes becomes very small|
|1658||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Conversion - Indentation missing|
|1858||MSG||New||Add support for SMIME and Clear Text signed MSG files|
|1867||Other||Fix||Converting MS-Word to non-PDF files using the web services interface requires empty strings for open and owner password|
|1731||Other||Improvement||Verify InfoPath & HTML Conversion in Kerberos environments.|
|1828||Other||Improvement||Improve Diagnostics tool for Performance tests|
|1852||Other||Improvement||Clean up Diagnostics tool and add new post processing facilities|
|1724||Post Processing||New||Allow PDF Post processing for 'Fast Views' / Linearization|
|1793||Post Processing||New||Add support for PDF/A-2B|
|1835||Post Processing||New||Add support for specific PDF Versions|
|1836||Post Processing||New||Add support for Font Embedding|
|1837||Post Processing||New||Add support for PDF Viewer Preferences|
|1791||Setup||Fix||During install loopback check window is displayed in the background|
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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