PDF Converter for SharePoint 3.1 – With new Visio and improved InfoPath Conversion

Posted at: 16:10 on 20 January 2010 by Muhimbi


It has been exactly 2 months since we released a completely overhauled version of our PDF Converter for SharePoint. We are seeing a considerable increase in downloads as well as purchases, which means one thing….. increased customer feedback!

The new version of the software resolves the most urgent issues, removes a number of pain points that should make configuration for certain scenarios a lot easier, improves support for the more complex InfoPath forms and adds support for converting MS-Visio files as well as a number of related vector formats (vsd, vdx, svg, svgz, dwg, dxf).

For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution (4MB download) that allows end-users to convert common document types to PDF format from within SharePoint 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, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on both WSS 3 as well as MOSS and is available in English, German, Dutch, French and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page as well as the following blog postings:


Convert files using the User Interface or an automated Workflow

The main changes in version 3.1 are as follows:

754 Fixed: InfoPath data files without a shared template location cannot be converted.
751 New: Added support for conversion of Visio and other vector based file types, including AutoCad.
671 Improved: Support for ‘difficult’ InfoPath documents containing Full Trust .net code.
739 Improved: Remove manual configuration steps for systems that store .dotx templates in SharePoint.
740 Improved: Remove manual configuration steps for documents that contain Document Information Panels.
495 Fixed: Using the Browse button to navigate to the root of a renamed document library doesn't work.
289 Fixed: Cannot select folder in Tree picker when the file name is empty.
736 Fixed: Meta data of type ‘Date’ is not copied over correctly for Office 2007 based files.

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