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The Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint allows end-users to convert, split, merge, OCR, watermark and secure common document types such as MS-Word, InfoPath, MSG/EML (email), AutoCAD, Excel, HTML, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, ODF, TIFF, JPG and PNG from within SharePoint using a friendly interface, custom Nintex, K2 and SharePoint Designer workflows or even a Web Service call. The product also comes with powerful watermarking and PDF merging engines.

Please note that this product is limited to use from SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013. A platform agnostic version can be found here and the PDF/A & OCR capable Pro add-on is available here.

Conversion from Popular Document Formats

The PDF Converter supports the most popular file formats encountered in a typical office environment. For Example: MS-Word (doc, docx, docm, rtf, txt, xml, odt, wps), InfoPath, Excel (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, xml, csv, dif, ods), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pptm, xml, odp, pps, ppsx, ppsm), MS-Publisher, Viso (vsd, vdfx, svg, svgz), Images (gif, png, jpg, bmp, tiff), AutoCAD, HTML and even e-mail (msg, eml) files stored in mail enabled Document Libraries. All Office versions from '95 up to the latest 2013 version are supported.

Cross-conversion between file types such as xls to xlsx, docx to doc, xls to doc and even InfoPath to MS-Word, Excel and HTML is supported as well.

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Convert an entire document library to PDF straight from SharePoint


Compatible with your SharePoint environment

Similar to our other products, the Muhimbi PDF Converter has been designed for MOSS, WSS as well as SharePoint 2010 & 2013 and leverages the following SharePoint technologies:

  • Office SharePoint Server: When running on MOSS rather than on WSS, additional functionality becomes available to visually browse for the destination folder.
  • Workflow enabled: Use the converter from a friendly user interface or use SharePoint Designer / Nintex Workflow to integrate document conversion into your own custom process.

  • SharePoint WSP Solutions: The PDF converter is automatically deployed to all servers in a farm using a standard WSP file.
  • SharePoint Features: The PDF Converter can be activated or deactivated at the Web Application level. Once active it can be accessed from all Site Collections in the web application.
  • Sorting and Filtering: Users can sort or filter the conversion results using a user interface they are already familiar with.
  • Context Sensitive: The various PDF conversion options are available from the file and folder menu as well as the Actions Menu.
  • SharePoint Audit Log: When enabled, document conversions are reported in the SharePoint Audit Log.
  • SharePoint Trace Log: Document conversions, successful as well as unsuccessful ones, are written to the SharePoint trace log.
  • Windows Event Log: Unexpected errors, such as corrupt documents, are reported in both the trace log and the Windows Event log.
  • SharePoint Security: The system prevents the user from converting documents to folders / libraries or sites they don't have access to.
  • Localisation: Currently available in English, Dutch, Japanese, French, Traditional Chinese and German. Additional languages are added based on demand.


A lightweight solution

The Muhimbi PDF Converter is a small 40MB download that can either be deployed on your SharePoint Web Front End server or on a completely separate server or virtual machine.


A flexible licensing model

Not all SharePoint environments are created equal. To keep our software affordable for small organisations with a single SharePoint Server, while still being able to provide support for larger organisations with dozens of SharePoint servers across multiple locations, the following license types are available. Click here for detailed pricing information.

  • Server License: Allows the software to be used on a single server. Purchase a copy for each server the product is used on.
  • Enterprise License: Allows the software to be used on an unlimited number of servers in the organisation.
  • OEM License: Allows the software to be embedded in another solution and redistributed.

All licenses include 1 year of support during which all upgrades are free. The support contract can be renewed after this period expires. When the contract is not renewed you can continue to use any version that was released before the expiry of the contract. The description in this section is just a summary, full details are available here.

An active roadmap

We are continuously improving the solution and provide several new releases a year with a focus on:

  • New languages including Spanish, Russian and Hebrew.
  • Support for new file formats.
  • Enhancements based on customer requests.


Download the free trial version now.

Software Requirements

The Product is officially supported on the following platforms:

Operating Systems Windows Server 2003 32 / 64 bit inc R2
Windows Server 2008 32 / 64 bit inc R2
Windows Server 2012 inc R2
SharePoint versions WSS 3.0 (any version)
MOSS 2007 (any version)
SharePoint Foundation & Server 2010 (any version)
SharePoint Foundation & Server 2013 (any version)
Office Version Office 2007 SP2 / 2010 / 2013 applications for the relevant converters.
Browser versions Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Google Chrome, Apple Safari


Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is recommended as a minimum for each Web Front End Server that runs the PDF Converter:

Memory This depends on the size and complexity of the documents that are converted and the number of concurrent conversions taking place. We recommend a minimum of 1.5GB of total memory.
CPU Any CPU that can comfortably run the installed version of SharePoint will be suitable. We recommend one or more multi-core CPUs.
Disk Space This product requires 20MB of disk space.


Supported file formats

The following file formats can be converted to PDF.

MS-Word doc, docx, docm, rtf, txt, xml, odt, wps, wpd
Excel xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, xml, csv, dif, ods.
PowerPoint ppt, pptx, pptm, xml, odp, pps, ppsx, ppsm.
InfoPath xml, infopathxml.
Publisher pub (2000-2010).
Email msg, eml.
Visio &
Vector formats
vsd, vdx, svg, svgz.
HTML & Web Pages html, mht and any HTML based URL (aspx, jsp etc)
Image based formats gif, png, jpg, bmp, tiff.
AutoCAD dxf, dwg (2D & 3D).


Supported languages

The solution is available in the following languages (See language specific screenshots).

English en-us
German de-de
Japanese ja-jp
Dutch nl-nl
French fr-fr
Traditional Chinese zh-tw

Please check back frequently or subscribe to our RSS feed as we are adding support for additional languages on a regular base.


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