Posted at: 5:46 PM on 08 July 2014 by Muhimbi
When releasing several new versions of a product each year - like we do with the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint - it's easy to overlook the overall stability and performance of the product in pursuit of new features. Sure, adding new features is fun, but adding stability and performance improvements is just as important, if not more so.
To make sure that everything will continue to work smoothly and reliably, we have dedicated an entire release to just this topic. We have fixed a number of important issues and improved performance, but all work and no play isn't the way to go either. So, we STILL found some time to sneak a few new features in, particularly the ability to convert files attached to PDFs and translate email and calendar labels for the language of your choice.
We haven't just been looking through our code- we've also be talking with our customers about how they're using the Converter. This has lead to a number of new blog posts suggesting new ways to use the existing features already present in the Converter. For example, you can easily add new conversion types as described in these recent blog posts about adding PCL and XPS to PDF Conversion using free third party software.
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.
Converted Calendar Entry in English and German
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|2064||CAD||Fix||CAD Converter - Object reference not set to an instance of an object.|
|2205||CAD||Fix||CAD Converter - NullRefException converting CAD file.|
|2206||CAD||Fix||CAD Converter - ArgumentOutOfRangeException while converting CAD file.|
|2115||CAD||Fix||CAD Converter - Hatch Lines fill not correct.|
|2217||CAD||Improvement||CAD Converter - Increase performance, reduce file size and improve compatibility|
|2158||Excel||Fix||Excel fails to load certain documents in Excel 2013 with the following error: "Unable to get the Open property of the Workbooks class".|
|2159||Excel||Improvement||Excel files with external links open very slowly.|
|2145||HTML||Fix||Occasionally in-line images go missing when converting HTML/MSG to PDF.|
|2012||Merging||Fix||Internal hyperlinks are broken when merging certain documents.|
|2214||Merging||Fix||Converting List Item Attachments using Merge Facility.|
|2167||Merging||Fix||Merge operations cannot be executed as PDF/A due to problem with security settings.|
|2184||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Attachment name not recognised when MSG is exported using ANSI.|
|2208||MSG||Fix||MSG to PDF - Converting email returns empty PDF.|
|1898||MSG||Improvement||MSG to PDF - Allow email labels to be translated.|
|2154||OCR||Fix||OCR Speeds 'fast' and 'rapid' stopped working.|
|2156||OCR||Fix||OCR - Occasional error under load.|
|2230||Other||Improvement||Add support for specifying additional output formats such as 'TIFF, PNG, GIF, JPG, PS, BMP, PCL' (This does not include native support for converting to these formats, which requires third party plug ins)|
|2109||New||Add support for converting and merging files attached to PDFs.|
|1915||SharePoint||Fix||Duplicate sitemap node exception on SP2013 after redeployment.|
|2122||TIFF||Fix||Converting certain TIFF files to PDF shows empty in Acrobat Reader.|
|2103||Watermarking||Fix||Watermarking certain documents causes problem in Adobe Reader 9.|
|2186||Watermarking||Fix||Watermarking Crystal Report files causes exception.|
|2161||Word||Fix||Corrupt MS-Word file is never removed from Temp folder.|
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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