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

Posted at: 14:52 on 12 February 2020 by Muhimbi


The Muhimbi PDF Converter 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 API & Server Platform 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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