It has been exactly 2 months since we released a completely overhauled version of our PDF Converter for SharePoint. We are seeing a considerable increase in downloads as well as purchases, which means one thing….. increased customer feedback!
The new version of the software resolves the most urgent issues, removes a number of pain points that should make configuration for certain scenarios a lot easier, improves support for the more complex InfoPath forms and adds support for converting MS-Visio files as well as a number of related vector formats (vsd, vdx, svg, svgz, dwg, dxf).
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution (4MB download) that allows end-users to convert common document types to PDF format from within SharePoint 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, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on both WSS 3 as well as MOSS and is available in English, German, Dutch, French and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page as well as the following blog postings:
- Using the PDF Converter from a SharePoint workflow.
- Configure PDF Security from a SharePoint Workflow.
- Inserting SharePoint List data into a PDF document using a workflow.
- Using the PDF Converter for SharePoint from your own code.
- Automatically convert files to PDF using an e-mail enabled SharePoint Document Library.
- Batch print InfoPath Forms using the PDF Converter for SharePoint.
- Converting Office files to PDF Format using a Web Services based interface.
- Troubleshooting steps for the PDF Converter for SharePoint.
- Troubleshooting InfoPath to PDF Conversion / Document Converter Architecture.
Convert files using the User Interface or an automated Workflow
The main changes in version 3.1 are as follows:
754Fixed: InfoPath data files without a shared template location cannot be converted.751New: Added support for conversion of Visio and other vector based file types, including AutoCad.671Improved: Support for ‘difficult’ InfoPath documents containing Full Trust .net code.739Improved: Remove manual configuration steps for systems that store .dotx templates in SharePoint.740Improved: Remove manual configuration steps for documents that contain Document Information Panels.495Fixed: Using the Browse button to navigate to the root of a renamed document library doesn't work.289Fixed: Cannot select folder in Tree picker when the file name is empty.736Fixed: Meta data of type ‘Date’ is not copied over correctly for Office 2007 based files.
For more information check out the following resources: