Posted at: 5:24 PM on 09 April 2014 by Muhimbi
The new features introduced with version 7.1 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint have proven to be popular with our customers. Today we are happy to announce version 7.2, which takes the existing features and elevates them to the next level while staying compatible with all SharePoint versions including SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.
In addition to a number of bug fixes, the main new features are OCR Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer and Nintex workflow, the ability to extract text from bitmap based content using OCR as well as further improvements to the MSG and EML based converters, specifically in the area of embedded (OLE) content and calendar entries.
- Converting MSG based Calendar entries to PDF including embedded content.
- Extract text from scanned content using OCR and Nintex Workflow
- Extract text from scanned content using OCR and SharePoint Designer Workflows
- Converting scans and images to searchable PDFs using OCR & Nintex Workflow
- Converting scans and images to searchable PDFs using SharePoint Designer Workflows
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-users to merge, split, watermark, 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.
Example of a converted Calendar entry with an (OLE) embedded Excel sheet
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|2100||Excel||New||Optionally scale Excel to page width & height|
|2059||HTML||Fix||System.ArgumentException: uri - string can not be empty|
|1996||HTML||Improvement||Reduce white space causing occasional extra empty PDF pages at end of file.|
|1802||Merging||Fix||Bookmark targets bottom of page|
|2093||Merging||Fix||"Unexpected token Unknown before 107448" while merging file|
|2078||Merging||Fix||Kernel Error while loading PDF|
|2073||Merging||Fix||System.IndexOutOfRangeException while merging|
|2074||Merging||Fix||System.NullReferenceException while merging|
|2075||Merging||Fix||System.NullReferenceException while merging|
|2076||Merging||Fix||Some HTML Converted files cannot be saved in Acrobat Pro after merging|
|2126||MSG||Fix||"System.InvalidOperationException: Stack empty" during conversion of 3rd party generated MSG files|
|2133||MSG||Fix||"Parameter is not valid" during conversion of 3rd party generated MSG files|
|2136||MSG||Fix||Content missing from converted MSG file|
|2106||MSG||Fix||Fixed MSG body for 3rd party generated MSG files|
|2116||MSG||Fix||Conversion of MSG files with an attached MSG that is signed|
|2124||MSG||Fix||"System.IndexOutOfRangeException" Converting German email|
|2125||MSG||Fix||Conversion of email never finishes|
|2105||MSG||Fix||"Invalid Compressed RTF header" during conversion of 3rd party generated emails|
|2090||MSG||Fix||Extra '}' in body text|
|2058||MSG||Fix||No bookmark generated for certain attachments|
|2056||MSG||Fix||‘Sent date' not correct on some 3rd party generated emails|
|2057||MSG||Fix||Unicode converter issue (also with EML)|
|2088||MSG||Improvement||Add support for attendees to meeting invitations|
|2086||MSG||Improvement||Optionally throw error if embedded content is encountered that cannot be converted|
|2013||MSG||Improvement||From address shows LDAP path|
|2046||MSG||Improvement||Web Service support for MSGConverterFullFidelity.EmailAddressDisplayMode and FromEmailAddressDisplayMode|
|2087||MSG||New||Convert the visual representation of embedded objects|
|2068||MSG||New||Add support for the conversion of Calendar Entries|
|2050||MSG||New||Add config value to allow MSG attachments list to be displayed, even when attachments are disabled|
|2113||MSG/HTML||Fix||Rendering error in very long emails / HTML pages|
|2066||MSG/HTML||Fix||Sometimes content is truncated on systems running IE9, IE10 or IE11|
|2005||MSG/HTML||Fix||Fonts look weird in some emails|
|1786||OCR||Fix||Handle leak during OCR|
|2054||OCR||Fix||Some Mixed content (MS-Word files with scanned images) does not always OCR|
|1999||OCR||Fix||Arabic training data causes exception|
|1788||OCR||Improvement||Increase OCR Performance|
|2089||OCR||Improvement||Update Diagnostics tool to display OCRed text|
|2081||OCR||Improvement||In-line images are recognised but text is not placed on it correctly|
|1998||OCR||Improvement||Add support for Hebrew|
|1975||OCR||New||SharePoint Designer OCR Workflow Activity for generating searchable PDFs|
|1975||OCR||New||SharePoint Designer OCR Workflow Activity for extracting text from bitmaps|
|1976||OCR||New||Nintex Workflow OCR Activity for generating searchable PDFs|
|1976||OCR||New||Nintex Workflow OCR Workflow Activity for extracting text from bitmaps|
|2048||OCR||New||Support for extracting text from bitmap based content using OCR|
|2072||Other||New||Allow timeouts to be specified on web service call|
|2102||Watermarking||Fix||Chinese & Japanese fonts are not displayed in watermarks|
|2103||Watermarking||Fix||Watermarking some documents causes problem in Adobe Reader 9|
|2049||Watermarking||New||Add support for USER_NAME in addition to the existing REMOTE_USER and LOGON_USER in 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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