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PDF Converter Online 9.13 - Print Only & Barcode Watermarks, Convert Attachments

Posted at: 14:52 on 12 February 2020 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. Life is good!

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 9.13 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.         
 

Apply barcode watermarks using SharePoint Designer Workflows, Power Automate (Flow), the UI and API

 
For those not familiar with the product, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint Online is a lightweight subscription based solution that allows end-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. More details can be found on the
product page.  An on-premise version for SharePoint 2007-2019 is available separately.

The Muhimbi PDF Converter Services Online is included in the PDF Converter for SharePoint Online, but also available as a separate subscription. Although frequently used in combination with SharePoint Online, it is a completely stand-alone product which is typically used programmatically via its REST based API, via Power Automate (Flow), Azure LogicApps or Microsoft Power Apps. It comes with the same functionality as the SharePoint Online product to convert, merge, watermark, secure and OCR files. 
 

Control if watermarks are always displayed, or only when printing.

 

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

5401 API Fix PdfWatermark API call fails if URL does not end in .pdf.
4714 API Fix API does not recognize folder path containing plus sign (+).
4653 API Fix Fix Serialization errors of certain file paths in API.
1723 Attachments New Support embedding of attachments inside a PDF in original file format
5339 Attachments New Implement filtering of attachment types during conversion
5364 AutoCAD Fix Out of Memory exception during AutoCAD conversion
4879 AutoCAD Fix Resource leak in CAD conversions
4904 AutoCAD Improvement Implement sorting of CAD layouts by their Tab Order
5024 AutoCAD Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain DXF files
4630 AutoCAD New Add support for latest R2018 DWG files
4882 Conversion Fix Error related to 'Protected View' when converting Office documents.
5407 Conversion Improvement Resolve performance issues related to Office telemetry
4956 Core Fix Error: 'The property or field 'Url' has not been initialized'
4701 Core Fix Base file name returns _____ in place of Chinese characters in a file name
4918 Core Fix Support very long SharePoint Online URLs for destination files
4082 Core Improvement Accept fully qualified path names for source and destination paths for operations
4724 Core Improvement Improve error message when Override xml is not entered correctly
4674 Core Improvement Improve messaging for 'file not found' situations
3975 Core New Allow multiple API subscriptions to be grouped under a single main subscription
5341 Email Fix RTFHTML email parsing issue
4845 Email Improvement Improve encoding of eml headers
4728 Email New Filter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion
5410 Excel New Localise Excel conversions depending on user region
4765 Flow Improvement Add facility to Flow & Merge API to pass in an array of documents
5433 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of Power BI pages
3162 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of 'Modern View' SharePoint pages
4618 HTML Improvement Implement new HTML Converter that supports all modern standards
4309 HTML Improvement Clean up converted HTML links without protocol
4763 HTML Improvement Investigate special characters in HTML conversion
3499 HTML New Add support for 'repeating headers and footers' in HTML converter
5333 InfoPath Fix InfoPath conversion fails if xml does not define the 'my' namespace
5413 MS-Word Fix Signed Word document Fail to Convert
5931 MS-Word Improvement Improve page numbering and various field types during MS-Word conversion
4834 MS-Word Improvement Improve MS-Word 3rd party template handling
4878 MS-Word Improvement Add support for hyphenation for most common languages
4891 MS-Word New Allow any MS-Word style to be designated as a Heading level
4660 Setup Improvement Update characters allowed for password on API signup
4403 Setup Improvement Redesign 'Sign up' form to make it easier to understand
4901 Setup New Create sample PowerShell to install / sideload App store app
5381 UI Fix Convert page to PDF does not work if URL contains '&'
5356 UI Fix Destination button on conversion screen fails when destination folder contains '+'
4744 UI Fix Prevent clashes with other jQuery versions used on same page.
4664 UI Improvement Add Support to Disable User-Integration for APP deployed Via App-Catalog
5405 Watermarking Fix Watermarking fails for certain PDF files
5351 Watermarking Fix Out of memory exceptions during certain watermark operations
5367 Watermarking Fix Chinese characters not appearing in text watermark
5416 Watermarking Fix Fix imageFilePath references on root site collection's subsite
5335 Watermarking Fix Issue with RT Watermarking on modern view websites when Filtering is enabled
4607 Watermarking Fix Potential problem when copying watermark URLs
5342 Watermarking Improvement Implement date and time localisation in watermarks
5365 Watermarking Improvement Improve stability of real-time watermarking of modern view Lists and Libraries
2742 Watermarking Improvement Improve messaging around real-time watermarking
4954 Watermarking Improvement Add support to Filtering in SP Online Library with real-time watermarking enabled
4708 Watermarking New Add support for barcode watermarks to UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API
4326 Watermarking New Support real-time watermarking for Classic Search in SharePoint Online
4899 Watermarking New Automate sync external users to real-time processing user group.
4801 Watermarking New Add support for external users in real-time watermarking
4625 Watermarking New Target watermarks the last page(s) via negative StartPage and EndPage values
4729 Watermarking New Support for Print Only watermarks to UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API
5353 Workflow Fix Workflow alerts not being sent for file not found exception
4637 Workflow Improvement Improve Workflow Alert emails
4949 Workflow Improvement Allow XML override without escaping characters in Nintex Workflow for Office 365


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PDF Converter Services 10.0 - Print Only & Barcode Watermarks, Convert Attachments

Posted at: 14:32 on 07 February 2020 by Muhimbi

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Well, it is that time of the year again, time for a brand-new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services (See this post for the new SharePoint version). Versions 10.0 already, yep, there is no version 9 because we are just like Microsoft and Apple. Perhaps we should have called it Version X.

In all seriousness, we have skipped the 9.x range as those version numbers are reserved for the Online version of our software. From a feature perspective all 3 platforms (SharePoint, the SDK and Online Subscription services) are generally in sync.

As always there are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:

 


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:

1723 Attachments New Support embedding of attachments inside a PDF in original file format
5339 Attachments New Implement filtering of attachment types during conversion
5364 AutoCAD Fix Out of Memory exception during AutoCAD conversion
4879 AutoCAD Fix Resource leak in CAD conversions
4904 AutoCAD Improvement Implement sorting of CAD layouts by their Tab Order
5024 AutoCAD Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain DXF files
4630 AutoCAD New Add support for latest R2018 DWG files
4882 Conversion Fix Error related to 'Protected View' when converting Office documents.
5407 Conversion Improvement Resolve performance issues related to Office telemetry
4709 Core Improvement Improve logging
5341 Email Fix RTFHTML email parsing issue
4845 Email Improvement Improve encoding of EML headers
4728 Email New Filter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion
5027 HTML Fix Convert Page to PDF problem with Filter in List
5433 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of Power BI pages
3162 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of 'Modern View' SharePoint pages
4618 HTML Improvement Implement new HTML Converter that supports all modern standards
4309 HTML Improvement Clean up converted HTML links without protocol
4763 HTML Improvement Investigate special characters in HTML conversion
4844 HTML Improvement Improve support for converting of Nintex Forms 2010
3499 HTML New Add support for 'repeating headers and footers' in HTML converter
5333 InfoPath Fix InfoPath conversion fails if xml does not define the 'my' namespace
5413 MS-Word Fix Signed Word document Fail to Convert
5931 MS-Word Improvement Improve page numbering and various field types during MS-Word conversion
4834 MS-Word Improvement Improve MS-Word 3rd party template handling
4891 MS-Word New Allow any MS-Word style to be designated as a Heading level
4805 Samples Improvement Create batch files for .Net sample code for building and running
4808 Samples Improvement Make Java sample codes work with newer Java versions
4807 Samples Improvement Update PHP sample HTML page
4883 Samples New Add Sample Code to GitHub
4740 Samples New Add .net Core sample code
5383 Setup End of life Drop support for Windows Server 2003 (No longer supported by installer)
5366 Setup Fix During installation Windows security pop up is visible
4614 Setup Fix Fix Suspicious Double File Extension Execution AV Warnings
4975 Setup Improvement Implement new code signing mechanism
5405 Watermarking Fix Watermarking fails for certain PDF files
5351 Watermarking Fix Out of memory exceptions during certain watermark operations
5367 Watermarking Fix Chinese characters not appearing in text watermark
5342 Watermarking Improvement Implement date and time localisation in watermarks
4248 Watermarking New Add 'Print Only' Watermarks
2396 Watermarking New Add support for barcode watermarks


For more information check out the following resources:


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PDF Converter for SharePoint 10.0 - Print Only & Barcode Watermarks, Convert Attachments

Posted at: 16:52 on 06 February 2020 by Muhimbi

PDFBox5Well, it is that time of the year again, time for a brand new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint. Versions 10.0 already, yep, there is no version 9 because we are just like Microsoft and Apple. Perhaps we should have called it Version X.

In all seriousness, we have skipped the 9.x range as those version numbers are reserved for the Online version of our software. From a feature perspective all 3 platforms (SharePoint, the SDK and Online Subscription services) are generally in sync.

As always there are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:


 

Apply barcode watermarks using SharePoint Designer Workflows, Nintex Workflow, the UI and API

 

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. For detailed information check out the product page. 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.

 

Control if watermarks are always displayed, or only when printing.


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:

1723 Attachments New Support embedding of attachments inside a PDF in original file format
5339 Attachments New Implement filtering of attachment types during conversion
5364 AutoCAD Fix Out of Memory exception during AutoCAD conversion
4879 AutoCAD Fix Resource leak in CAD conversions
4904 AutoCAD Improvement Implement sorting of CAD layouts by their Tab Order
5024 AutoCAD Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain DXF files
4630 AutoCAD New Add support for latest R2018 DWG files
4882 Conversion Fix Error related to 'Protected View' when converting Office documents.
5407 Conversion Improvement Resolve performance issues related to Office telemetry
4709 Core Improvement Improve logging
5341 Email Fix RTFHTML email parsing issue
4845 Email Improvement Improve encoding of EML headers
4728 Email New Filter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion
5027 HTML Fix Convert Page to PDF problem with Filter in List
5433 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of Power BI pages
3162 HTML Improvement Improve conversion of 'Modern View' SharePoint pages
4618 HTML Improvement Implement new HTML Converter that supports all modern standards
4309 HTML Improvement Clean up converted HTML links without protocol
4763 HTML Improvement Investigate special characters in HTML conversion
4844 HTML Improvement Improve support for converting of Nintex Forms 2010
3499 HTML New Add support for 'repeating headers and footers' in HTML converter
5333 InfoPath Fix InfoPath conversion fails if xml does not define the 'my' namespace
5413 MS-Word Fix Signed Word document Fail to Convert
5931 MS-Word Improvement Improve page numbering and various field types during MS-Word conversion
4834 MS-Word Improvement Improve MS-Word 3rd party template handling
4891 MS-Word New Allow any MS-Word style to be designated as a Heading level
4805 Samples Improvement Create batch files for .Net sample code for building and running
4808 Samples Improvement Make Java sample codes work with newer Java versions
4807 Samples Improvement Update PHP sample HTML page
4883 Samples New Add Sample Code to GitHub
4740 Samples New Add .net Core sample code
5383 Setup End of life Drop support for Windows Server 2003 (No longer supported by installer)
5366 Setup Fix During installation Windows security pop up is visible
4614 Setup Fix Fix Suspicious Double File Extension Execution AV Warnings
4975 Setup Improvement Implement new code signing mechanism
4936 Setup Improvement Rename Licensing WSP to make it generic for SP2013 and above versions
4731 UI Fix SharePoint 2019 Modern view Convert to PDF button
4730 UI Fix Destination Library' button doesn't respond for the folder containing single quote
5405 Watermarking Fix Watermarking fails for certain PDF files
5351 Watermarking Fix Out of memory exceptions during certain watermark operations
5367 Watermarking Fix Chinese characters not appearing in text watermark
5342 Watermarking Improvement Implement date and time localisation in watermarks
4726 Watermarking Improvement Add support for managed metadata when filtering in 'Watermark on Open'
4248 Watermarking New Add 'Print Only' Watermarks
2396 Watermarking New Add support for barcode watermarks
4872 Watermarking New Add support for specifying how to handle Watermark On Open exceptions.
4915 Watermarking New Implement real time WM for 'Download' from Office Web Apps
4041 Workflow Improvement Nintex Workflow - Make the datatype clear in the user interface


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.

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