PDF Converter API and Server Platform 10.1 - Secure & Watermark Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF Files

Posted at: 16:56 on 29 January 2021 by Muhimbi


Time for a brand-new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services (See this post for the new SharePoint version), version 10.1 already!

A full list of changes and additions can be found below, but the main highlight is the ability to use our powerful PDF watermarking facilities on MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well.

As always, when we introduce new functionality like this, we do so in our core processing engine. That way all our product lines benefit, being it SharePoint on-premise and its many integration facilities including Nintex Workflow, our API for Java, C# and PHP developers, or our Online Service.

There are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:

A simple 'Confidential' watermark applied to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF

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:

6611 Core Improvement Add support for Ghostscript v9.53.3.
5445 Core Improvement Improve automatic clean-up of temporary and intermediate files.
5948 Documentation Improvement Update sample code including .net Core.
5453 Documentation New Provide PowerShell Sample code for PDF Conversion.
6510 Email Fix Disable automatic 'ligature' generation when converting emails to pdf.
5465 HTML Fix HTML conversion for sites that don't support HEAD redirects.
4880 HTML Improvement Improve HTML Conversion through proxy servers.
5918 InfoPath Improvement Add ProcessRuleSets to the object model for  InfoPath documents.
6021 Merging Fix NullReferenceException when merging PDFs containing bookmarks.
6506 Merging Improvement Allow overriding of MergeSetting.OmitErrorPages using XML Override.
6512 MS-Word Fix Allow digitally signed DOCM files to be converted.
6177 MS-Word Fix Improve processing of field codes for files that use revision tracking.
5928 MS-Word Improvement Make locking Word fields more versatile.
6131 PDF/A New Implement experimental support for PDF/A-2u (and A3-u).
4917 Security New Add support for password protecting Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
5436 Watermarking Fix Error while saving certain watermarked PDFs.
5939 Watermarking Improvement Improve watermarking of corrupt PDF files.
4250 Watermarking New Add support for watermarking Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
5450 Watermarking New Implement support for additional barcodes (EAN/UPC).

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