During the 6 week public beta cycle of the initial release of the PDF Converter for SharePoint we have received a lot of positive feedback as well as a number of bug reports.
Feedback has been processed, bugs have been fixed and we are happy to announce our first (non beta) release with immediate availability.
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a light weight solution (2.5MB download) that allows end-users to convert common document types, such as doc, docx, rtf, txt etc, to PDF format from within SharePoint. It integrates at a deep level with SharePoint and leverages facilities such as the Audit log, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on both WSS 3 as well as MOSS and is available in English, German, Dutch and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page.
The main changes introduced in version 1.1 are as follows:
335Improved support for documents that use extended character sets such as Japanese.-Integration with the Muhimbi License Manager.342Added support for Forms Based Authentication.470Installation improvements on non English versions of operating systems.331Removal of GUI based installer. It was not robust enough.483More descriptive errors logged to the event log when there are problems with the deployment of resources if the Timer service account is not a local administrator.481No longer creating a custom Event Source in the registry and thereby preventing security related errors.241Significant improvements in memory usage when converting documents.366Improved compatibility with certain kinds of document content.234Improved support for Open Office document types.
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