PDF Converter Services 5.1 – Maintenance release

Posted at: 13:27 on 13 September 2011 by Muhimbi

PDFConverterServicesBox4Earlier this week we released version 5.1 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, which ships with an improved version of our popular PDF Conversion engine. Today we are releasing an update to the standalone version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services that includes all new functionality and fixes including the ability to convert InfoPath 2010 forms that include external data connections.

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 and .NET based solutions. It supports a large number of file types including MS-Office and ODF file formats as well as HTML, 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 Merging facilities and the ability to secure PDF files. A separate SharePoint specific version is available as well.

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

1304 New - InfoPath: Allow external data sources during PDF Conversion in InfoPath 2010
1429 New - InfoPath: Limit conversion of InfoPath attachments to just the active views
1359 Fix - InfoPath: Attachments are sometimes converted twice
1444 Fix - InfoPath: IP2010 still executes disabled 'Form Load' rule
1492 Fix - InfoPath: 'Busy' during conversion
1445 Fix - InfoPath: forms containing Ink controls do not convert
1355 New - Watermarking: Optimise memory use during watermarking
1473 Fix - Watermarking certain bitmap based PDF Files loses all content
1400 Fix - Watermarking: Special characters in MergeField values are not escaped for RTF watermarks
1383 New - Make automatic stripping of MS-Word templates optional
1427 New - Allow all conversion default values to be globally overridden in config file.
1453 Fix - Excel sheets with large OLAP cubes may fail to convert
1470 Fix - Protected MS-Word documents don't convert in Office 2010
1454 Fix - CAD drawing returns empty PDF
1206 Fix - HTML to PDF Conversion hangs on long pages
1419 Fix - PDF Files secured using the PDF Converter may cause problems with searching inside documents
1420 Fix - Image with large dimensions does not convert

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