PDF Converter Services 10.1.2 - PDF Forms Export

Posted at: 12:03 on 22 October 2021 by Muhimbi

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Like our range of SharePoint products, after years of mammoth releases, we are changing our cadence to smaller and more focussed releases. We will still add big features, just fewer at a time, but more frequently.

Version 10.1.2 of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services is the first of these focussed releases. Don't be thrown off by the small (sub) point release, we are adding a major new feature; the ability to extract data from PDF Forms using the FDF, XFDF and XML standards. Absolute brilliant new functionality for organisations and teams looking to automate PDF Form processing. Extract data using code, and store the results in a database, lists or make decisions based on the value of a field.

For details about this new functionality, check out this blog post.

 

 

We love our American friends, but the sooner this form disappears, the better. At least we can process it automatically now.



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. Separate SharePoint and Cloud-based Subscription services are available as well.  


 

When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.

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

7469 Core Logging Switch logging to UTF-8 by default
7463 Documentation Improvement Include PDF Forms Data Export sample code
7332 Email Fix Email date parsed incorrectly in some edge cases
7300 InfoPath Fix InfoPath sometimes hangs while setting default printer
7228 Merge Fix Some Form fields are lost after Merge
7163 PDF Forms New Implement PDF Form Data extraction
7237 PDF Secure Improvement Securing file takes extremely long time in some edge cases
7184 Setup Improvement Include digital signatures also in minor setup files
7500 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking Chartsheet
7502 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking VeryHidden sheets
7398 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking sheet with comments
7395 Watermarks Fix Office watermark problem with certain section types


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.

Download your free trial here (183MB). .

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PDF Converter for SharePoint 10.1.2 - PDF Forms Export

Posted at: 11:34 on by Muhimbi

PDFBox5After years of mammoth releases, we are changing our cadence to smaller and more focussed releases. We will still add big features, just fewer at a time, but more frequently.

Version 10.1.2 of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is the first of these focussed releases. Don't be thrown off by the small (sub) point release, we are adding a major new feature; the ability to extract data from PDF Forms using the FDF, XFDF and XML standards. Absolute brilliant new functionality for organisations and teams looking to automate PDF Form processing. Extract data using workflows or code, and store the results in a database, SharePoint lists or make decisions based on the value of a field.

For details about this new functionality, check out this blog post.

 

 

We love our American friends, but the sooner this form disappears, the better. At least we can process it automatically now.


For those not familiar with the product, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows 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, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on SharePoint 2007-2019 & SharePoint Online and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.
This ‘on-premise’ version of the PDF Converter requires software to be installed on the SharePoint 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, 2016 and 2019. For details see this blog post.


 

When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.

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

7469 Core Logging Switch logging to UTF-8 by default
7463 Documentation Improvement Include PDF Forms Data Export sample code
7332 Email Fix Email date parsed incorrectly in some edge cases
7300 InfoPath Fix InfoPath sometimes hangs while setting default printer
7228 Merge Fix Some Form fields are lost after Merge
7163 PDF Forms New Implement PDF Form Data extraction
7167 PDF Forms New Implement PDF Form Data Extraction in workflows
7237 PDF Secure Improvement Securing file takes extremely long time in some edge cases
7184 Setup Improvement Include digital signatures also in minor setup files
7500 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking Chartsheet
7502 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking VeryHidden sheets
7398 Watermarks Fix Exception watermarking sheet with comments
7395 Watermarks Fix Office watermark problem with certain section types


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.

Download your free trial here (195MB).

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Extract PDF Forms Data (FDF, XFDF, XML) using SharePoint or C#, Java, PHP

Posted at: 15:08 on 08 October 2021 by Muhimbi

Muhimbi's range of PDF Conversion products are primarily used for ... well ... as the name says .... conversion of various file formats to PDF. This all works great, but once you start generating PDF files, you start to get a lot of questions from customers about other PDF facilities. As a result, over the years we have added PDF merging, splitting and securing.

Happy customers all around, but there is always room for improvement and additional features. As we are very active in the Electronic Forms market (InfoPath to PDF, Microsoft Forms, Nintex Forms, etc.) we decided to add support for the most popular form filling technology, PDF Forms.

As a result it is now possible to take a typical PDF form, being it a government issued W9, or a form specific to your industry or organisation, and use our existing conversion facilities to extract forms data in the FDF, XFDF and XML standards.

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Just use our existing conversion facilities, being it our API, Nintex Workflow, or SharePoint Designer and pass in a PDF file containing form data. Select FDF, XFDF or XML as the output format and the form data is extracted in the desired format. Once you have the extracted data, use it in whatever way is required. Save it in a SharePoint column, insert it into a database, make a decision in your code based on the value of a field, etc.

Please note that at the time of writing (version 10.1.2) we support the AcroForms standard, which has broad support across the PDF Market. Support for the XML Forms Architecture standard will not be available until the 10.2 release.

 

So let's have a look at what this looks like in the real-word. In this case via Nintex Workflow.

Assuming that the Muhimbi PDF Converter is deployed in your environment, and the Nintex Workflow Integration has been activated, it is a matter of adding Muhimbi's Convert Document action to the workflow. Fill in the blanks and make sure you set the Output Format to something that is relatively easy to 'parse', in this example XFDF. In this particular case we capture the Output Item ID, which is the ID of the generated XFDF file. We need this so we can read the content of the generated file in the next step.

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The Convert Document action generates XFDF, an XML based format specific to the form fields defined in the source PDF file. An example can be found below:

GeneratedXFDF

 

In the next step we want to extract data from the generated XFDF file, so we can use it in the rest of our workflow. Insert Nintex' standard Query XML action and specify the ItemURL, which is based on the Item ID captured in the previous step. Then use the XPath builder to generate a path to the field to extract. (Please ignore the XPath in the screenshot below, it will be different for your particular document).

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This is a very high-level example, which assumes you are familiar with how to create workflows and parse XML.

If you have any questions or comments, leave a note below or reach out to our support desk. We love to help!

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PDF Converter Online 9.14.1 - Watermark Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF Files

Posted at: 11:41 on 09 July 2021 by Muhimbi

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The Muhimbi PDF Converter Online is constantly being improved and extended. Similar to many other online services, when a new version is rolled out there is nothing to do for our users. New functionality just shows up, existing functionality continues to work as expected.

Since our previous formal announcement, we have added some interesting new facilities, and fixed / improved existing logic.

The full list of changes can be found further down, but the key highlights for versions 9.14.1 are as follows:

Please note that all SharePoint Online versions are numbered in the 9.X range. At the time of writing the most recent version of the on-premise software is 10.1.1.         
 

A simple 'Confidential' watermark applied to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF

 
For those not familiar with the product, the Muhimbi PDF Converter Online is a lightweight subscription based solution that allows users to convert merge, split, watermark, secure, and OCR common document types - including InfoPath, AutoCAD, MSG (email) MS-Office, HTML and images - to PDF using SharePoint Online through a friendly user interface or via workflows, without the need to install any client-side software or Adobe Acrobat. A REST based API as well as Power Automate (Flow), Azure LogicApps and Microsoft Power Apps integration is included in the service. More details can be found on the product page.  An on-premise version for SharePoint 2007-2019 is available separately. 

 

In addition to the changes listed above, the key changes and additions in the new version are as follows:

6156 Core Bug Some PDF files in Gujurati and Panjabi cannot be processed.
6934 Core Bug Fix working with PDF Bookmarks for certain edge cases.
6935 Core Bug Fix compatibility for certain PDF files.
7111 Core Bug Combination of Watermarking, post processing and ToC in same operation is not supported.
7129 Core Bug Bookmarks are missing in Adobe Document Cloud browser viewer.
7227 Core Bug Post Processing (watermark, security, PDF/A) of very large documents times out.
4394 Core Improvement Enable support for 1GB file operation.
5358 Core Improvement Improve support for processing Office documents in non-English languages.
5437 Core Improvement Improve regional routing for API requests.
4698 Core Improvement Improve error message when custom list is used as destination path.
4647 Core Improvement Update message for file type not supported by subscription.
6181 Core Improvement Improve compatibility with certain rare PDF files.
6171 Core Improvement Improve email delivery.
5976 Core Improvement Improve regional scalability.
6900 Core Improvement Improve font support for asian languages
6860 Core Improvement Improve error message for incorrect cross conversions
7182 Core Improvement Add support for additional font types during PDF Conversion
6494 Core Improvement Improve error messages for unrecognised file types
6510 Email Fix Disable automatic 'ligature' generation when converting emails to pdf.
6178 Excel Improvement Improve reliability of Excel converter for some edge cases.
6501 GUI Improvement OK and Cancel buttons not placed correctly on Watermark Settings screen.
6919 GUI Improvement Improve performance of SharePoint Online folder picker.
7220 GUI Improvement Improve user interface performance for large merge operations.
6543 GUI Improvement Update Real-Time watermarking screen to reflect it works with Office file types as well.
6198 GUI Improvement Improve error messages on Real-Time watermarking screens.
5403 GUI Improvement Visual Change to Muhimbi PDF Icons.
7197 GUI Improvement Include Subscription ID in SubscriptionDetails.aspx.
6542 GUI Improvement Rename the Watermarking and Security options in SharePoint Online UI.
6096 GUI Improvement Improve folder picker in SharePoint Online user interface.
6152 GUI Improvement Improve folder picker for Firefox users.
7114 HTML Bug Fix timeout during size optimisation of HTML Conversions.
5465 HTML FIx HTML conversion output is incorrect for sites that don't support redirects for HEAD requests.
4617 HTML Improvement Suppress 'working on it' message when converting SharePoint Online pages to PDF.
6183 HTML Improvement Resolve rare edge cases in HTML Converter.
6513 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of SharePoint Modern pages.
6544 HTML Improvement Improve scaling during certain HTML conversions.
6938 HTML Improvement Upgrade HTML Converter to support the latest standards.
7123 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain PowerBI reports.
6164 InfoPath Improvement Improve reliability of PowerPoint and InfoPath conversions under extreme load.
6184 InfoPath Improvement Improve processing of InfoPath XSN files in certain edge cases.
6933 Merging Bug Fix Merging of PDF files for certain edge cases.
7076 Merging Bug Fix Chinese bookmark text when merging PDF files.
6021 Merging Fix NullReferenceException when merging certain PDFs containing bookmarks and annotations.
6506 Merging Improvement Allow overriding of MergeSetting.OmitErrorPages using XML Override.
7215 MS-Word Bug Old style MS-Word (.doc) files without headers may be formatted incorrectly.
6512 MS-Word Fix Allow digitally signed DOCM files to be converted.
6177 MS-Word Fix Improve processing of field codes for Word documents that use revision tracking.
5928 MS-Word Improvement Make locking Word fields more versatile.
6549 MS-Word New Add support for Document Structure Tags when converting MS-Word and PowerPoint files.
7075 MS-Word New Add support for showing MS-Word revisions as 'Simple markup'.
6751 OCR Bug Improve ability to index OCRed PDFs using ifilter.
6995 OCR Bug Improve reliability of OCR for certain edge cases.
7138 OCR Improvement Improve error message for OCR operations that time out.
6131 PDF/A New Implement experimental support for PDF/a2u (and a3u).
6502 Power Automate Improvement Improve text layout in Power Automate actions.
6174 PowerPoint Bug Converting PowerPoint files to PDF/A after OCR doesn't always generate valid PDF/A documents.
7113 PowerPoint Improvement Allow PDF Conversion of corrupt PowerPoint files.
6009 Security New Support password protecting Office documents in SharePoint Online.
6084 Security New Support password protecting Office documents in SharePoint Designer Workflows.
6085 Security New Support password protecting Office documents in Power Automate & API.
6033 Setup Bug Fix global app deployment to root site collection
6014 Setup Fix Fix for 'App not installed' error if add-in deployed with tenant scope.
5964 Setup Fix Deployment of Add-in to root site collection using tenant scope deployment.
6923 Setup Improvement Improve email address validation for rare address types.
3961 Setup New Document code based SPFx package deployment.
6615 Setup New Make it possible to enable app-only access tokens via Muhimbi SharePoint Online user interface.
6932 Split Bug Invalid file name template not detected during split action.
6496 Watermarking Bug Fix visibility of watermarks for certain rare PDF files.
6684 Watermarking Bug Watermarks not consistently displayed in Office file formats for certain regional settings.
6884 Watermarking Bug PDF watermark from Power Automate always ends up in the foreground.
7330 Watermarking Bug Fix Real-Time watermarking on folders with a '.' (dot) in the folder name.
5436 Watermarking Fix Error while saving certain watermarked PDFs.
5939 Watermarking Improvement Improve watermarking of corrupt PDF files.
5944 Watermarking Improvement Support real-time watermarking on pinned documents.
6092 Watermarking Improvement Improve real-time watermarking on classic view.
6093 Watermarking Improvement Improve real-time watermarking on modern view.
6097 Watermarking Improvement Rename PDF watermark settings for site and library settings page.
5420 Watermarking Improvement Improve real-time watermarking from document preview window.
4761 Watermarking Improvement Support real-time watermarking on multilingual sites.
5391 Watermarking Improvement Real-time watermarking issue with call out menu in classic search results.
6505 Watermarking Improvement Improve real-time watermarking in Search Results.
7102 Watermarking Improvement Support real-time watermarking for all variations of English.
4760 Watermarking Improvement Improve real-time watermarking on custom search result page.
7074 Watermarking Improvement Real-time watermarking add support for document library web parts on modern pages.
6008 Watermarking New Support watermarking of Office documents in SharePoint Online.
4976 Watermarking New Add support for including UserProfile properties in watermarks.
6028 Watermarking New Support watermarking of Office documents in SharePoint Designer Workflows.
6029 Watermarking New Support watermarking of Office documents through the API.
6030 Watermarking New Support watermarking of Office documents through Power Automate.
6012 Watermarking New Implement EAN/UPC barcodes in SharePoint Online.
4650 Watermarking New Support on-open watermarking for Search results in Modern User Interface
6162 Watermarking New Add support for the 'PDF watermark type' in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.
 

Start your 30-day trial by installing the App and Workflow Actions, or just start

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PDF Converter Services 10.1.1 - Service Release

Posted at: 13:16 on 17 June 2021 by Muhimbi

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Every once in a while you need to pause and look back. Stop adding endless new functionality and address some of the lesser exciting issues that have been accumulating over time. Bug fixes that only affect a very small number of operations or happen under an extremely rare combination of circumstances. Issues that no one has really complained about, but we feel need addressing.

In other words, a service release, which is what we are announcing today. A brand new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services, version 10.1.1, that adds almost no new functionality, but fixes a number of issues that may be important depending on your use case. When you run a product at scale, like we do in the Muhimbi PDF Online cloud service, even issues that happen in fewer than 0.01% of the operations add up.

 


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. Separate SharePoint and Cloud-based Subscription services are available as well.  

    
 

When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.

 

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

6156 Core Bug Some PDF files in Gujurati and Panjabi cannot be processed.
6934 Core Bug Fix working with PDF Bookmarks for certain edge cases.
6935 Core Bug Fix compatibility for certain PDF files.
7111 Core Bug Combination of Watermarking, post processing and ToC in same operation is not supported.
7129 Core Bug Bookmarks are missing in Adobe Document Cloud browser viewer.
7147 Core Bug First few lines of logs are missing when service restarts under load.
7189 Core Bug Fix total service hang in certain edge cases.
7227 Core Bug Post Processing (watermark, PDF/A) of very large documents times out.
6181 Core Improvement Improve compatibility with certain rare PDF files.
7145 Core Improvement Update Diagnostic Tool to allow Web Service credentials to be passed in.
7134 Core Task Add verbose logging to potential complex areas.
6178 Excel Improvement Improve reliability of Excel converter for some edge cases.
7114 HTML Bug Fix timeout during size optimisation of HTML Conversions.
6183 HTML Improvement Resolve rare edge cases in HTML Converter.
6513 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of SharePoint Modern pages.
6544 HTML Improvement Improve scaling during certain HTML conversions.
6938 HTML Improvement Upgrade HTML Converter to support the latest standards.
7123 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain PowerBI reports.
7092 InfoPath Bug Fix unusual combination of TLS versions when converting InfoPath files.
6164 InfoPath Improvement Improve PowerPoint and InfoPath conversions under extreme load.
6184 InfoPath Improvement Improve processing of InfoPath XSN files in certain edge cases.
6933 Merging Bug Fix Merging of PDF files for certain edge cases.
7076 Merging Bug Fix Chinese bookmark text when merging PDF files.
7215 MS-Word Bug Old style '.doc' files without headers may be formatted incorrectly.
6549 MS-Word New Support for Document Structure Tags when converting MS-Word and PowerPoint.
7075 MS-Word New Add support for showing MS-Word revisions as 'Simple markup'.
6751 OCR Bug Improve ability to index OCRed PDFs using ifilter.
6995 OCR Bug Improve reliability of OCR for certain edge cases.
7138 OCR Improvement Improve error message for OCR operations that time out.
6174 PowerPoint Bug Converting PowerPoint files to PDF/A after OCR doesn't always generate valid PDF/A documents.
7113 PowerPoint Improvement Allow PDF Conversion of corrupt PowerPoint files.
6103 Setup Improvement Improve uninstallation user experience.
6173 Setup Improvement Improve setup user experience.
7004 Setup Task Make installer less prone to false Virus Positives.
6932 Split Bug Invalid file name template not detected during split action.
6496 Watermarking Bug Fix visibility of watermarks for certain rare PDF files.
6684 Watermarking Bug Watermarks not consistently displayed in Office file formats for certain regional settings.
2135 Watermarking Improvement Improve reliability under load when applying watermarks and security.
6162 Watermarking New Add support for the 'PDF watermark type' in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.

Download your free trial here (183MB). .

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PDF Converter for SharePoint 10.1.1 - Service Release

Posted at: 12:31 on by Muhimbi

PDFBox5Every once in a while you need to pause and look back. Stop adding endless new functionality and address some of the lesser exciting issues that have been accumulating over time. Bug fixes that only affect a very small number of operations or happen under an extremely rare combination of circumstances. Issues that no one has really complained about, but we feel need fixing.

In other words, a service release, which is what we are announcing today. A brand new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint, version 10.1.1, that adds almost no new functionality, but fixes a number of issues that may be important depending on your use case. When you run a product at scale, like we do in the Muhimbi PDF Online cloud service, even issues that happen in fewer than 0.01% of the operations, add up.

 

 

For those not familiar with the product, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows 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 2007-2019 & SharePoint Online and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. This ‘on-premise’ version of the PDF Converter requires software to be installed on the SharePoint 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, 2016 and 2019. For details see this blog post.


 

When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.

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

6156 Core Bug Some PDF files in Gujurati and Panjabi cannot be processed.
6934 Core Bug Fix working with PDF Bookmarks for certain edge cases.
6935 Core Bug Fix compatibility for certain PDF files.
7111 Core Bug Combination of Watermarking, post processing and ToC in same operation is not supported.
7129 Core Bug Bookmarks are missing in Adobe Document Cloud browser viewer.
7147 Core Bug First few lines of logs are missing when service restarts under load.
7189 Core Bug Fix total service hang in certain edge cases.
7227 Core Bug Post Processing (watermark, PDF/A) of very large documents times out.
6181 Core Improvement Improve compatibility with certain rare PDF files.
7145 Core Improvement Update Diagnostic Tool to allow Web Service credentials to be passed in.
7134 Core Task Add verbose logging to potential complex areas.
6178 Excel Improvement Improve reliability of Excel converter for some edge cases.
7114 HTML Bug Fix timeout during size optimisation of HTML Conversions.
6183 HTML Improvement Resolve rare edge cases in HTML Converter.
6513 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of SharePoint Modern pages.
6544 HTML Improvement Improve scaling during certain HTML conversions.
6938 HTML Improvement Upgrade HTML Converter to support the latest standards.
7123 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain PowerBI reports.
7092 InfoPath Bug Fix unusual combination of TLS versions when converting InfoPath files.
6164 InfoPath Improvement Improve PowerPoint and InfoPath conversions under extreme load.
6184 InfoPath Improvement Improve processing of InfoPath XSN files in certain edge cases.
6933 Merging Bug Fix Merging of PDF files for certain edge cases.
7076 Merging Bug Fix Chinese bookmark text when merging PDF files.
7215 MS-Word Bug Old style '.doc' files without headers may be formatted incorrectly.
6549 MS-Word New Support for Document Structure Tags when converting MS-Word and PowerPoint.
7075 MS-Word New Add support for showing MS-Word revisions as 'Simple markup'.
6751 OCR Bug Improve ability to index OCRed PDFs using ifilter.
6995 OCR Bug Improve reliability of OCR for certain edge cases.
7138 OCR Improvement Improve error message for OCR operations that time out.
6174 PowerPoint Bug Converting PowerPoint files to PDF/A after OCR doesn't always generate valid PDF/A documents.
7113 PowerPoint Improvement Allow PDF Conversion of corrupt PowerPoint files.
6103 Setup Improvement Improve uninstallation user experience.
6173 Setup Improvement Improve setup user experience.
7004 Setup Task Make installer less prone to false Virus Positives.
6932 Split Bug Invalid file name template not detected during split action.
5404 GUI Improvement New PDF Icons for SharePoint User Interface / Nintex Workflow.
6086 GUI Improvement Revamp SharePoint real-time watermarking and securing pages.
6140 GUI Improvement Improve error messages in real-time watermarking and security screens.
6496 Watermarking Bug Fix visibility of watermarks for certain rare PDF files.
6684 Watermarking Bug Watermarks not consistently displayed in Office file formats for certain regional settings.
2135 Watermarking Improvement Improve reliability under load when applying watermarks and security.
6143 Watermarking Improvement Disable xlviewer when Excel file is secured / watermarked in SP2010 & SP2013.
6162 Watermarking New Add support for the 'PDF watermark type' in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.

Download your free trial here (195MB).

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PDF Converter Services 10.1 - Secure & Watermark Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF Files

Posted at: 16:56 on 29 January 2021 by Muhimbi

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Time for a brand-new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services (See this post for the new SharePoint version), version 10.1 already!

A full list of changes and additions can be found below, but the main highlight is the ability to use our powerful PDF watermarking facilities on MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well.

As always, when we introduce new functionality like this, we do so in our core processing engine. That way all our product lines benefit, being it SharePoint on-premise and its many integration facilities including Nintex Workflow, our API for Java, C# and PHP developers, or our Online Service.

There are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:


A simple 'Confidential' watermark applied to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF


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. Separate SharePoint and Cloud-based Subscription services are available as well.     
 

When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.

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

6611 Core Improvement Add support for Ghostscript v9.53.3.
5445 Core Improvement Improve automatic clean-up of temporary and intermediate files.
5948 Documentation Improvement Update sample code including .net Core.
5453 Documentation New Provide PowerShell Sample code for PDF Conversion.
6510 Email Fix Disable automatic 'ligature' generation when converting emails to pdf.
5465 HTML Fix HTML conversion for sites that don't support HEAD redirects.
4880 HTML Improvement Improve HTML Conversion through proxy servers.
5918 InfoPath Improvement Add ProcessRuleSets to the object model for  InfoPath documents.
6021 Merging Fix NullReferenceException when merging PDFs containing bookmarks.
6506 Merging Improvement Allow overriding of MergeSetting.OmitErrorPages using XML Override.
6512 MS-Word Fix Allow digitally signed DOCM files to be converted.
6177 MS-Word Fix Improve processing of field codes for files that use revision tracking.
5928 MS-Word Improvement Make locking Word fields more versatile.
6131 PDF/A New Implement experimental support for PDF/A-2u (and A3-u).
4917 Security New Add support for password protecting Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
5436 Watermarking Fix Error while saving certain watermarked PDFs.
5939 Watermarking Improvement Improve watermarking of corrupt PDF files.
4250 Watermarking New Add support for watermarking Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
5450 Watermarking New Implement support for additional barcodes (EAN/UPC).


For more information check out the following resources:


As always, feel free to contact us using Twitter, our Blog, regular email or subscribe to our newsletter.

Download your free trial here (183MB). .

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