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PDF Converter for SharePoint 8.2 - Support for SharePoint 2016 & Nintex Workflow 2016

Posted at: 12:51 on 23 December 2016 by Muhimbi

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Ever since Muhimbi was founded, we have seen a multitude of new SharePoint releases including SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, Online and now SharePoint 2016. It takes a lot of work and effort, but our policy is to never leave a customer behind while making sure there is an upgrade path to whatever is coming next.

As a result, we are very happy to announce the new version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint, now compatible with SharePoint 2016 and Nintex Workflow 2016. In addition to support for these new technologies there are also fixes and improvements including the ability to use the new Workflow Manager to create Site Workflows as well as Reusable Workflows.

This version of the PDF Converter requires software to be installed on the server. Please note that if you have no server access there is always the option to deploy our SharePoint Online App to on-premise versions of SharePoint 2013 and 2016. For details see this blog post.

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, K2 blackpearl, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on SharePoint 2007-2016 & SharePoint Online and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page.


When upgrading from an older (pre 8.0) release, read this Knowledge Base article first.


Some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:

2923 CAD Fix Incorrect text size and alignment during CAD to PDF conversion
2674 CAD Fix Lines are too thick when converting DWG
2818 CAD Improvement AutoCAD x-ref search path does not search in sub folders
2940 HTML Fix When converting HTML to PDF, large images that are loaded from an absolute path or URL are skipped
2792 HTML Fix Some PDF iFilters do not pick up PDF Documents that have been converted from HTML to PDF
2890 HTML Fix HTML Conversion problems on extremely large files
2908 Merge Fix Error while merging certain files
2928 Merge Improvement Merge operations timeout after 30 minutes
2942 OCR Fix OCR overlay is rotated for certain PDF files
2537 OCR Fix PDF Syntax (validation) errors after carrying out OCR
2708 OCR Fix OCR temp files not cleaned up in case of an error
2915 OCR Fix Content of some OCR-ed PDFs not picked up by iFilters
2919 PDFA Fix PDF/A Color intent mismatch for certain source documents
2830 Service Improvement Increase WCF timeout in SharePoint
2917 Service Improvement Move DocumentConverter logs to 'log' sub folder
2900 Service New Add 'EPS' to OutputFormat.cs and related code (workflow actions etc)
2810 Setup Fix Switching to new printer driver after installing with the old driver doesn't work
2812 Setup Fix Improve installer on systems with wide range of .net framework versions
2813 Setup Fix Fix automatic uninstall steps when switching back and forth in installer
2826 Setup Fix Improve checking for local Admin rights on non-English operating systems
2809 Setup Fix Last step of uninstallation hangs under certain circumstances
2815 Setup Fix Duplicate Windows firewall rules created by installer
2790 Setup Improvement Add SP2016 checks to installer
2807 Setup Improvement Installer doesn't write Exceptions to log until after error dialog is closed
2595 SharePoint Fix Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Muhimbi.SharePoint.Configuration.ConfigManager.SetList(SPList list)
2789 SharePoint New Add Support for SharePoint 2016 and Nintex Workflow 2016
2841 SharePoint New Add SP2016 Compatibility to License Manager
2820 UI Fix Manual conversion screen is picking up new files while iterating over folders
2591 UI Improvement Reference to 2007/2010 removed from Central Admin page
2720 Watermark Fix Free Text & RTF watermarks do not show Arabic text consistently
2825 Workflow New Add support for Reusable & site workflows for Workflow Manager activities


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