Posted at: 4:45 PM on 09 December 2015 by Muhimbi
The number of new features and changes are considerable and include a completely overhauled InfoPath converter, a new setup experience, Support for SharePoint Online / Office 365 and much much more.
The following blog posts provide more detail:
- New InfoPath conversion engine.
- New Installation experience.
- Add QR Codes as watermarks.
- Automatically insert empty (padding) pages when merging files.
- SharePoint Online / Office 365 support.
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.
New InfoPath converter on the right (old on the left), no more rendering inconsistencies.
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|1715||Excel||New||Strip DIPs from Excel files to reduce problem during conversion.|
|2519||HTML||Fix||Hang when converting HTML to PDF.|
|2376||InfoPath||Fix||Non-negative number required when converting InfoPath forms on some systems.|
|1207||InfoPath||Improvement||Improve quality of Images embedded in InfoPath forms.|
|1829||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath conversions have grey border.|
|1495||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath Conversion – Externally referenced images don't always finish loading.|
|668||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath Conversion - Character spacing is inconsistent.|
|2349||InfoPath||Improvement||InfoPath Temp file names need to be made more unique.|
|2499||Merging||Fix||Pages are repeated when merging certain documents.|
|2350||Merging||Fix||PDF Attachment not recognised in some cases.|
|2332||Merging||Fix||Error generating TOC for PDF file that has internal attachments.|
|1824||Merging||New||Feature Request - Force new documents to start on odd pages during a merge.|
|1950||MSG||Fix||MSG - Some formatting is incorrect when HTML email contains inline images.|
|1951||MSG||Fix||MSG - Converter does not handle RTF containing binary data.|
|2504||MSG||Fix||MSG - Compressed-RTF data size mismatch.|
|2372||MSG||Fix||MSG - Email text alignment has changed between product released|
|2333||MSG||Fix||MSG - System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index and count must refer to a location within the string.|
|2195||MSG||Fix||EML - Email converted with 7.2 does not look as good as in 7.0.|
|1962||MSG||Improvement||MSG - Conversion of Office shapes.|
|1949||MSG||Improvement||EML - Improve handling of RTF content in EML messages.|
|2539||MSG||Improvement||MSG - Incorrect Sent Date in some edge cases.|
|2358||MSG||Improvement||MSG - Display text when sent date is empty.|
|2271||MSG||Improvement||MSG – Bookmark names of converted email / attachments don’t match Outlook.|
|2537||OCR||Fix||PDF Syntax errors after carrying out OCR on some documents.|
|2498||OCR||Fix||OCR using German Locale - Input string not in a correct format.|
|2373||OCR||Fix||Some files are not OCRed at all.|
|2346||OCR||Fix||OCR Not carried out properly on certain complex files.|
|2180||OCR||Fix||OCR text action throws exception 'There were no results returned.'|
|2020||OCR||Improvement||JPEG2000 encoded PDFs not supported by OCR.|
|2181||OCR||Improvement||OCR Text activity - return meaningful error message if license validation fails.|
|2360||Other||Fix||System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.|
|2316||Other||Fix||Deadlock while saving watermarked files in parallel.|
|2317||Other||Fix||Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute in Save method under load.|
|2318||Other||Fix||Object reference not set to an instance of an object. FontDictionaryBeginSave in Save method under load|
|2319||Other||Fix||System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException: The given key was not present in the dictionary. in PdfTrueTypeFont.CreateFontInternal method under load.|
|2320||Other||Fix||Object reference not set to an instance of an object in PdfCacheCollection. GetGroup under load|
|2033||Other||New||Carry out default printer check during each conversion.|
|1380||Postscript||New||Add support for converting .PS & .EPS files|
|1813||Setup||Improvement||Service installer does not run on systems with only .net 4.5 installed.|
|2134||Setup||Improvement||Deployment issues on certain Win2K12R2 systems.|
|2040||Setup||New||Detect Machine Name of Conversion Server and automatically change config file.|
|2028||Setup||New||Carry out Office Activation Check.|
|2029||Setup||New||Check for Office User Profiles for Conversion Service Account.|
|2031||Setup||New||Add .Net v3.5 Runtime Availability Check.|
|2035||Setup||New||Automatically deploy license file during installation.|
|2036||Setup||New||Carry out Firewall Check and open appropriate port.|
|2021||Setup||New||Check user privileges during installation.|
|2024||Setup||New||Carry out Office version check during installation.|
|2104||Setup||New||Digitally sign installer|
|2157||Watermarking||Fix||Ellipse watermark action - incorrect PageOrientation value.|
|2301||Watermarking||New||Add support for QR Code watermarking.|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- All PDF Converter Services related Blog Posts.
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