Posted at: 12:15 PM on 12 November 2013 by Muhimbi
The version of the PDF Converter for SharePoint released earlier this year went down a storm as it was one of the first major third party products to ship with SharePoint 2013 and Nintex Workflow 2013 support. Today we are happy to announce yet another release of this popular product - version 7.1 - that benefits users of all SharePoint versions including SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.
The main new features are support for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert scanned documents into fully searchable and indexable PDF files, and a completely overhauled converter for the EML (email) format that should really benefit those people with mail enabled document libraries.
- Improved support for the MSG & EML based formats.
- OCR Facilities provided by Muhimbi’s server based PDF Conversion products
- Carry out OCR using a web service call (.NET)
- Carry out OCR using a web service call (Java)
- Carry out OCR using a SharePoint workflow
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, OCR 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 SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013 and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page.
Scanned Document with OCRed text selected
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|1901||CAD||Fix||CAD Conversion - AccessViolationException|
|1931||CAD||Improvement||CAD Converter does not resolve externally referenced files|
|1850||CAD||Improvement||Add support for AutoCAD 2013|
|1916||Conversion||Fix||TIFF to PDF Conversion uses dimensions of first page for all pages|
|1853||Conversion||Fix||Post processing PDF generated from TIF as 'Screen Optimised' scrambles PDF|
|676||Conversion||Improvement||Excel Conversion - Add support for PDF/A|
|1930||Cross-conversion||Fix||Folder with Temp files cannot be deleted when converting DOC to HTML for some locales / regions|
|1879||EML||New||Implement conversion of RFC2045 / RFC5322 based EML files|
|1965||HTML||Fix||HTML Converter hangs on 0.5 page margin|
|1920||HTML||Fix||Not all URLs are recognised by HTML Converter|
|1894||HTML||Fix||URL is not decoded properly when validating security settings|
|1827||HTML||Fix||HTML to PDF Conversion for some non-Roman languages lose characters|
|1840||HTML||Fix||Last line is truncated when converting HTML to PDF|
|1953||HTML||Improvement||Mixed fonts in same sentence are vertically offset when converting HTML to PDF|
|1940||HTML||Improvement||HTML Conversion doesn't convert unencoded quotes|
|2009||InfoPath||Improvement||Fix InfoPath forms colour being lost on IE10 systems|
|1939||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath does not export to PDF well on systems with IE10|
|2010||Merging||Fix||System.NullReferenceException when saving merged file|
|2012||Merging||Fix||Internal hyperlinks are broken when merging documents|
|1990||Merging||Fix||Unexpected token DictionaryEnd while merging|
|1982||Merging||Fix||System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array. while merging PDF|
|1984||Merging||Fix||Bookmark targets bottom of page|
|1968||Merging||Fix||Nullreference error in PdfLoadedFormFieldCollection.GetFieldType while merging|
|1978||Merging||Fix||Error in 'PdfLoadedPageCollection.GetPage' while merging file|
|1967||Merging||Fix||Blank pages while merging|
|1943||Merging||Fix||Fatal Error at 9670 while merging|
|1935||Merging||Fix||Merged file is empty when merging large bitmapped PDFs|
|1895||Merging||Fix||Fatal Error when merging|
|1892||Merging||Fix||System.NullReferenceException when merging|
|1957||Meta-data||Fix||Icon of destination file is incorrect if source file was created using the Content and structure page.|
|1944||Meta-data||Fix||Content type is not copied when it contains a user/group field that is populated|
|1946||Meta-data||Fix||Content Type ID is copied by field description, not internal field name|
|2007||MSG||Fix||MSG - Unexpected line break using plain text conversion|
|2014||MSG||Fix||MSG - Unicode / character encoding problem in HTML email|
|2006||MSG||Fix||MSG - Hyperlink breaks during conversion|
|1958||MSG||Fix||MSG - System.Exception: compressed-RTF CRC32 failed|
|1959||MSG||Fix||MSG/EML Converter - Last line is missing from some converted emails|
|1925||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Plain text email carriage return handling is incorrect|
|1913||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - RTF HTML MSG - incorrectly converted accents / diacritics|
|1914||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - RTF HTML MSG - RTL languages not converted in correct order|
|1904||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Sometimes Attachment is not processed|
|1911||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Possible regression on in-line images|
|1912||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - RTF HTML MSG - Azerbaijani, Maltese - some unicode characters not converted, left as \uXXXX|
|1899||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - German special characters are sometimes not properly converted|
|1882||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - RTF email is missing portion of first line in body text|
|1885||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Handle and Memory leak when converting signed MSG files|
|1862||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Incorrect font|
|1863||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Numbered list items not rendered|
|1601||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Improve line spacing in HTML to PDF Conversion|
|1660||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Test / Implement remaining languages|
|1917||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - RTF HTML MSG - some languages causing small fonts|
|1903||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Implement Best Body Algorithm from MS-OXBBODY specification|
|1881||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Text opaque signed MIME messages lose formatting|
|2015||MSG||New||MSG to PDF - Include email address in 'To' field|
|995||OCR||New||OCR - Add support for OCR of PDF data to allow searchable PDFs|
|1985||Other||Fix||Cannot set PDF Creator / Processor meta data for some files|
|1972||Other||Fix||Loading a PDF 1.7 document into a PDFDocument resets it to PDF 1.5|
|1952||Other||Fix||Certain PDFs do not permit viewerpreferences to be read|
|1906||Other||Fix||Occasional Access Denied in Task Monitor on Win2K12 / InfoPath 2015|
|1799||Other||Improvement||Upgrade to .net 3.5|
|2061||Pro||Fix||Converting between PDF Versions on a locale that uses ',' as a decimal separator sets the PDF Version to 1.1|
|1945||Pro||Fix||PDF/A conversion - The DateTime represented by the string is not supported in calendar System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar.|
|1922||Pro||Fix||Re-processing existing PDF/A files for PDF/A output fails|
|1909||Pro||Fix||PDF/A Conversion fails when certain characters occur in the PDF Title|
|1888||Pro||Fix||Improve reliability of PDF/A2b conversions|
|1849||Pro||Fix||Linearization in combination with PDF/A fails|
|1979||Pro||Improvement||Always post process for PDFA when _outputFormatSpecificSettings.PostProcessFile == true|
|1843||Pro||Improvement||Allow transparent content in PDF/A2b documents|
|1974||Security||Fix||When security is removed from PDF files its contents still shows as encrypted|
|1966||UI||Fix||SharePoint 2013 ribbon icon is broken for Site Collection scoped Feature|
|1937||UI||Fix||Users with only 'read' permission on a doclib, but not on the main site, cannot open the conversion screen|
|1923||Watermarking||Fix||Random ArgumentException when applying XML based watermarks|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Release Notes.
- Installation & Administration Guide.
- User Guide.
- Product videos.
- Discussion Forum.
- Related Blog Posts.
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