Posted at: 12:16 PM on 04 June 2015 by David Radford
Yes, you heard that right! The popular Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is now available for SharePoint Online and Office 365. What does this mean for you? Well, if you’re using SharePoint Online / Office 365 or are looking to move to it, you can now access the Converter’s functionality from any SharePoint Online Site Collection, available directly from the SharePoint App Store!
SharePoint Online is an increasingly popular way for companies, large and small, to leverage the advantages of SharePoint, without the server and maintenance overhead of on-premise installations. It also makes it easy to grow when usage increases, just like the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint Online. Our new subscription model allows you to easily add features and capacity as your environment and needs grow, without the need to carry out complex software deployments on your own servers. From large to small- we convert them all!
To start, you can find an overview of the available features and various subscription tiers on the product’s website.
We’ve worked hard to provide our SharePoint Online customers the same experience our on-site customers have come to expect. This means, baring some minor limitations due to the SharePoint Online model, you’ll get the same full featured, robust application we’ve long provided for SharePoint on-premise.
- Convert common file types to PDF.
- Merge multiple files into a single PDF.
- Copy or remove meta-data.
- Apply watermarks
- Encrypt PDF files
- Apply PDF restrictions (restrict print, copying of content etc)
- Carry out OCR
- Convert to PDF/A
- Cross convert files
With many more features, including our popular real-time (‘on open’) watermarking facility, and support for Nintex Workflow for Office 365 to come.
Handy ribbon menu convert icon for the User Interface? Right here and in the dropdown context menu:
Convert and merge multiple file types from the User Interface including meta-data? At your service from the same button:
Create custom SharePoint Online workflows using our workflow actions? Well, of course!:
The Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint Online supports all our standard file formats. Yes, including InfoPath- and not just standard InfoPath forms, but the browser enabled ones your users have been filling out in SharePoint Online! The Converter for SharePoint Online also uses our brand new InfoPath conversion engine, which eliminates many of the formatting issues that have begun to crop-up when using the latest Windows Server and Internet Explorer versions.
This all sounds great! How can I get the Converter for our SharePoint Online environment? It’s easy! Just go to the SharePoint App store, select the Muhimbi App and click the green “Add” button. Once that’s done, just attempt a conversion from the User Interface, enter your e-mail address when prompted and begin you fully featured free trial. If you want to create SharePoint Designer based workflows, just follow the simple instructions in this link (or watch the how-to video) in order to deploy our workflow activities.
The Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint Online is a new product, built on our time tested on-premise platform, and like our on-premise version, is very actively developed. Please check back here for new features and functionality or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up-to-date as we continue to improve this newest member of our Muhimbi PDF Converter line of products.
As always, our support desk is happy to hear from you if you have any questions or need some help with getting things to work the way you want. Please feel free to contact us or browse our comprehensive knowledge base.