Every once in a while you need to pause and look back. Stop adding endless new functionality and address some of the lesser exciting issues that have been accumulating over time. Bug fixes that only affect a very small number of operations or happen under an extremely rare combination of circumstances. Issues that no one has really complained about, but we feel need fixing.
In other words, a service release, which is what we are announcing today. A brand new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint, version 10.1.1, that adds almost no new functionality, but fixes a number of issues that may be important depending on your use case. When you run a product at scale, like we do in the Muhimbi PDF Online cloud service, even issues that happen in fewer than 0.01% of the operations, add up.
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. 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 .
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:
|6156||Core||Bug||Some PDF files in Gujurati and Panjabi cannot be processed.|
|6934||Core||Bug||Fix working with PDF Bookmarks for certain edge cases.|
|6935||Core||Bug||Fix compatibility for certain PDF files.|
|7111||Core||Bug||Combination of Watermarking, post processing and ToC in same operation is not supported.|
|7129||Core||Bug||Bookmarks are missing in Adobe Document Cloud browser viewer.|
|7147||Core||Bug||First few lines of logs are missing when service restarts under load.|
|7189||Core||Bug||Fix total service hang in certain edge cases.|
|7227||Core||Bug||Post Processing (watermark, PDF/A) of very large documents times out.|
|6181||Core||Improvement||Improve compatibility with certain rare PDF files.|
|7145||Core||Improvement||Update Diagnostic Tool to allow Web Service credentials to be passed in.|
|7134||Core||Task||Add verbose logging to potential complex areas.|
|6178||Excel||Improvement||Improve reliability of Excel converter for some edge cases.|
|7114||HTML||Bug||Fix timeout during size optimisation of HTML Conversions.|
|6183||HTML||Improvement||Resolve rare edge cases in HTML Converter.|
|6513||HTML||Improvement||Improve PDF rendering of SharePoint Modern pages.|
|6544||HTML||Improvement||Improve scaling during certain HTML conversions.|
|6938||HTML||Improvement||Upgrade HTML Converter to support the latest standards.|
|7123||HTML||Improvement||Improve PDF rendering of certain PowerBI reports.|
|7092||InfoPath||Bug||Fix unusual combination of TLS versions when converting InfoPath files.|
|6164||InfoPath||Improvement||Improve PowerPoint and InfoPath conversions under extreme load.|
|6184||InfoPath||Improvement||Improve processing of InfoPath XSN files in certain edge cases.|
|6933||Merging||Bug||Fix Merging of PDF files for certain edge cases.|
|7076||Merging||Bug||Fix Chinese bookmark text when merging PDF files.|
|7215||MS-Word||Bug||Old style '.doc' files without headers may be formatted incorrectly.|
|6549||MS-Word||New||Support for Document Structure Tags when converting MS-Word and PowerPoint.|
|7075||MS-Word||New||Add support for showing MS-Word revisions as 'Simple markup'.|
|6751||OCR||Bug||Improve ability to index OCRed PDFs using ifilter.|
|6995||OCR||Bug||Improve reliability of OCR for certain edge cases.|
|7138||OCR||Improvement||Improve error message for OCR operations that time out.|
|6174||PowerPoint||Bug||Converting PowerPoint files to PDF/A after OCR doesn't always generate valid PDF/A documents.|
|7113||PowerPoint||Improvement||Allow PDF Conversion of corrupt PowerPoint files.|
|6103||Setup||Improvement||Improve uninstallation user experience.|
|6173||Setup||Improvement||Improve setup user experience.|
|7004||Setup||Task||Make installer less prone to false Virus Positives.|
|6932||Split||Bug||Invalid file name template not detected during split action.|
|5404||GUI||Improvement||New PDF Icons for SharePoint User Interface / Nintex Workflow.|
|6086||GUI||Improvement||Revamp SharePoint real-time watermarking and securing pages.|
|6140||GUI||Improvement||Improve error messages in real-time watermarking and security screens.|
|6496||Watermarking||Bug||Fix visibility of watermarks for certain rare PDF files.|
|6684||Watermarking||Bug||Watermarks not consistently displayed in Office file formats for certain regional settings.|
|2135||Watermarking||Improvement||Improve reliability under load when applying watermarks and security.|
|6143||Watermarking||Improvement||Disable xlviewer when Excel file is secured / watermarked in SP2010 & SP2013.|
|6162||Watermarking||New||Add support for the 'PDF watermark type' in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.|
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Release Notes.
- Installation & Administration Guide.
- User Guide.
- Product videos.
- Related Blog Posts.
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