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PDF Converter Services 8.1 - Maintenance Release

Posted at: 1:57 PM on 27 May 2016 by Muhimbi

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Similarly to the SharePoint version released yesterday, today’s release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services is a small, but important, upgrade that solves a number of bugs and introduces some refinements.

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.


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

2619 CAD New CAD Converter - Add configurable search folder to search for X-Refs
2616 Merging Fix Bookmarks break when merging certain, existing, PDF files
2622 Merging Fix Some pages are ignored when merging certain pre-existing PDF files
2423 MSG Fix 'TO' shows garbled content when using 'Name and Address' for certain emails
2630 MSG Fix Extra RTF control codes in generated PDF for certain emails
2775 MSG Fix Information missing in certain emails
2578 OCR Fix PDFs that show correctly, but are internally rotated, are not OCRed correctly
2682 OCR Fix Some PDFs error in Acrobat after OCR
2700 OCR Fix OCR Concurrency issue under extreme load
2461 Other Improvement Improve support for Office 2016
2585 Other Improvement Improve setting of default printers
2500 Setup Fix ‘Back' button does not work on 'Select the license file' screen
2501 Setup Fix Leaving domain name empty is allowed, but fails later
2611 Setup Fix Folders within 'systemprofile' are not created on some systems.
2690 Setup Fix Error while installing - service does not start and times-out
2787 Setup Fix Fix URL for downloading external dependencies
2589 Setup Improvement Removing backup files' sometimes takes a very long time.
2593 Setup Improvement Improve internet connectivity test
2606 Setup Improvement Exceptions from external actions are not logged
2610 Setup Improvement Set the hostname in the config file to be the FQDN
2620 Setup Improvement Add local admin check in installer
2632 Setup Improvement Review and update unattended installer
2594 Setup New Validation screen does not detect Office 2016

 

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PDF Converter for SharePoint 8.1 - Maintenance Release

Posted at: 4:06 PM on 26 May 2016 by Muhimbi

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Unlike the major 8.0 version released at the end of 2015, today’s release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is much smaller, nicer, gentler. This maintenance release does not come with many new features, but it contains some important fixes and refinements, which are just as important.

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, 2010, 2013 & 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:

2619 CAD New CAD Converter - Add configurable search folder to search for X-Refs
2616 Merging Fix Bookmarks break when merging certain, existing, PDF files
2622 Merging Fix Some pages are ignored when merging certain pre-existing PDF files
2675 meta-data Fix Problem when copying meta-data when Enterprise Keyword is enabled on list.
2423 MSG Fix 'TO' shows garbled content when using 'Name and Address' for certain emails
2630 MSG Fix Extra RTF control codes in generated PDF for certain emails
2775 MSG Fix Information missing in certain emails
2578 OCR Fix PDFs that show correctly, but are internally rotated, are not OCRed correctly
2682 OCR Fix Some PDFs error in Acrobat after OCR
2700 OCR Fix OCR Concurrency issue under extreme load
2461 Other Improvement Improve support for Office 2016
2585 Other Improvement Improve setting of default printers
2500 Setup Fix ‘Back' button does not work on 'Select the license file' screen
2501 Setup Fix Leaving domain name empty is allowed, but fails later
2588 Setup Fix Lookup of central admin site fails on certain systems.
2590 Setup Fix Event log entry “muhimbi.licensing.wsp does not exist in the solution store”, but is installed correctly.
2611 Setup Fix Folders within 'systemprofile' are not created on some systems.
2690 Setup Fix Error while installing - service does not start and times-out
2787 Setup Fix Fix URL for downloading external dependencies
2589 Setup Improvement Removing backup files' sometimes takes a very long time.
2593 Setup Improvement Improve internet connectivity test
2605 Setup Improvement Show an alert message if user is not a SharePoint admin
2606 Setup Improvement Exceptions from external actions are not logged
2610 Setup Improvement Set the hostname in the config file and central admin to be the FQDN
2620 Setup Improvement Add local admin check in installer
2632 Setup Improvement Review and update unattended installer
2716 Setup Improvement Change the way SharePoint is detected by installer
2594 Setup New Validation screen does not detect Office 2016
2600 UI Fix Merge screen - bookmarks dropdown value set as '--Empty--' after some post backs
2601 UI Fix Site collection Watermark settings screen does not return to previous page upon submittal
2662 UI Fix Real-time watermarking - page ignores control width when watermark options are disabled
2599 Watermarking Fix Watermark on open - Changes to inherited settings are not applied automatically
2719 Watermarking Fix Real-time watermarking does not work when settings enabled using PowerShell and when using Arabian fonts
2721 Watermarking Fix Set RTF watermark using PowerShell does not work
2618 Workflow Fix Workflow Manager actions - The page you selected contains a list that does not exist.
2624 Workflow Fix Workflow Manager actions - ListID parameter does not create local variable automatically
2546 Workflow Improvement Update changes made to the SPO version of web service and WF actions to its counter-part in On-Prem
2609 Workflow New Add 'DocumentStartPage' option to Workflow Activities
2726 Workflow New Add support for the new QR code watermark activity for workflow manager


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