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PDF Converter Services 7.0–Embed Fonts, Viewer Preferences, PDFA/2b, PDF Versions

Posted at: 14:24 on 31 March 2013 by Muhimbi

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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:

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

 
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