After years of mammoth releases, we are changing our cadence to smaller and more focussed releases. We will still add big features, just fewer at a time, but more frequently.
Version 10.1.2 of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is the first of these focussed releases. Don't be thrown off by the small (sub) point release, we are adding a major new feature; the ability to extract data from PDF Forms using the FDF, XFDF and XML standards. Absolute brilliant new functionality for organisations and teams looking to automate PDF Form processing. Extract data using workflows or code, and store the results in a database, SharePoint lists or make decisions based on the value of a field.
For details about this new functionality, check out this blog post.
We love our American friends, but the sooner this form disappears, the better. At least we can process it automatically now.
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, 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:
|7469||Core||Logging||Switch logging to UTF-8 by default|
|7463||Documentation||Improvement||Include PDF Forms Data Export sample code|
|7332||Fix||Email date parsed incorrectly in some edge cases|
|7300||InfoPath||Fix||InfoPath sometimes hangs while setting default printer|
|7228||Merge||Fix||Some Form fields are lost after Merge|
|7163||PDF Forms||New||Implement PDF Form Data extraction|
|7167||PDF Forms||New||Implement PDF Form Data Extraction in workflows|
|7237||PDF Secure||Improvement||Securing file takes extremely long time in some edge cases|
|7184||Setup||Improvement||Include digital signatures also in minor setup files|
|7500||Watermarks||Fix||Exception watermarking Chartsheet|
|7502||Watermarks||Fix||Exception watermarking VeryHidden sheets|
|7398||Watermarks||Fix||Exception watermarking sheet with comments|
|7395||Watermarks||Fix||Office watermark problem with certain section types|
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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