PDF Converter for SharePoint 7.2 - OCR Workflow Activities, MSG Improvements

Posted at: 17:24 on 09 April 2014 by Muhimbi


The new features introduced with version 7.1 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint have proven to be popular with our customers. Today we are happy to announce version 7.2, which takes the existing features and elevates them to the next level while staying compatible with all SharePoint versions including SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.

In addition to a number of bug fixes, the main new features are OCR Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer and Nintex workflow, the ability to extract text from bitmap based content using OCR as well as further improvements to the MSG and EML based converters, specifically in the area of embedded (OLE) content and calendar entries.

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, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013 and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the
product page.

Example of a converted Calendar entry with an (OLE) embedded Excel sheet

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

2100 Excel New Optionally scale Excel to page width & height
2059 HTML Fix System.ArgumentException: uri - string can not be empty
1996 HTML Improvement Reduce white space causing occasional extra empty PDF pages at end of file.
1802 Merging Fix Bookmark targets bottom of page
2093 Merging Fix "Unexpected token Unknown before 107448" while merging file
2078 Merging Fix Kernel Error while loading PDF
2073 Merging Fix System.IndexOutOfRangeException while merging
2074 Merging Fix System.NullReferenceException while merging
2075 Merging Fix System.NullReferenceException while merging
2076 Merging Fix Some HTML Converted files cannot be saved in Acrobat Pro after merging
2126 MSG Fix "System.InvalidOperationException: Stack empty" during conversion of 3rd party generated MSG files
2133 MSG Fix "Parameter is not valid" during conversion of 3rd party generated MSG files
2136 MSG Fix Content missing from converted MSG file
2106 MSG Fix Fixed MSG body for 3rd party generated MSG files
2116 MSG Fix Conversion of MSG files with an attached MSG that is signed
2124 MSG Fix "System.IndexOutOfRangeException" Converting German email
2125 MSG Fix Conversion of email never finishes
2105 MSG Fix "Invalid Compressed RTF header" during conversion of 3rd party generated emails
2090 MSG Fix Extra '}' in body text
2058 MSG Fix No bookmark generated for certain attachments
2056 MSG Fix ‘Sent date' not correct on some 3rd party generated emails
2057 MSG Fix Unicode converter issue (also with EML)
2088 MSG Improvement Add support for attendees to meeting invitations
2086 MSG Improvement Optionally throw error if embedded content is encountered that cannot be converted
2013 MSG Improvement From address shows LDAP path
2046 MSG Improvement Web Service support for MSGConverterFullFidelity.EmailAddressDisplayMode and FromEmailAddressDisplayMode
2087 MSG New Convert the visual representation of embedded objects
2068 MSG New Add support for the conversion of Calendar Entries
2050 MSG New Add config value to allow MSG attachments list to be displayed, even when attachments are disabled
2113 MSG/HTML Fix Rendering error in very long emails / HTML pages
2066 MSG/HTML Fix Sometimes content is truncated on systems running IE9, IE10 or IE11
2005 MSG/HTML Fix Fonts look weird in some emails
1786 OCR Fix Handle leak during OCR
2054 OCR Fix Some Mixed content (MS-Word files with scanned images) does not always OCR
1999 OCR Fix Arabic training data causes exception
1788 OCR Improvement Increase OCR Performance
2089 OCR Improvement Update Diagnostics tool to display OCRed text
2081 OCR Improvement In-line images are recognised but text is not placed on it correctly
1998 OCR Improvement Add support for Hebrew
1975 OCR New SharePoint Designer OCR Workflow Activity for generating searchable PDFs
1975 OCR New SharePoint Designer OCR Workflow Activity for extracting text from bitmaps
1976 OCR New Nintex Workflow OCR Activity for generating searchable PDFs
1976 OCR New Nintex Workflow OCR Workflow Activity for extracting text from bitmaps
2048 OCR New Support for extracting text from bitmap based content using OCR
2072 Other New Allow timeouts to be specified on web service call
2102 Watermarking Fix Chinese & Japanese fonts are not displayed in watermarks
2103 Watermarking Fix Watermarking some documents causes problem in Adobe Reader 9
2049 Watermarking New Add support for USER_NAME in addition to the existing REMOTE_USER and LOGON_USER in watermarks

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