Posted at: 5:55 PM on 09 April 2014 by Muhimbi
We are happy to announce version 7.2 of the popular Muhimbi PDF Converter Services. This new release further extends the OCR facility and MSG improvements introduced in the previous version and adds support for extracting text from bitmap based content and rendering of MSG based calendar entries.
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), EML, 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, an OCR facility and the ability to secure PDF files. A separate SharePoint specific version is available as well.
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|
|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|
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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