As my grandfather always used to say, and I quote, “ There is no better way to start the new year unless you have a brand new release of the popular Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint in your hands”. Words of Wisdom!
All kidding aside, we initially planned to make this a small interim release that improves upon the existing functionality, but we got carried away and added some big feature as well.
The main new features are as follows:
- Converting multiple SharePoint files to PDF Format using Nintex workflow
- Securing PDF Files using SharePoint Designer Workflows
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-users to convert common document types to PDF format 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, localisation, security and tracing. It runs on WSS 3, MOSS as well as SharePoint 2010 and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page.
New Nintex Workflow 2007 & 2010 Workflow Actions
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:
New - Support for SharePoint 2010 Document Sets.
802New - Select and Convert multiple files in SharePoint 2010.894New - SharePoint Designer Workflow Activity to secure PDF files.
New - Native support for Nintex Workflow 2007 and 2010.
Fixed - HTML to PDF Conversion of SharePoint 2010 pages.
Fixed - Increased compatibility with InfoPath 2010.
Fixed - Size of watermarked documents have been improved by an order of magnitude.
Fixed - Performance of watermarking documents has been improved by an order of magnitude.
Fixed - Service Installer now has more instructions and better account validation.
Fixed - Added support for Google Chrome, Apple Safari and other WebKit based browsers.
Fixed - Workflows started by files written via WEBDAV may not work correctly.
Fixed - Converted PDF Files are sometimes saved as the System account.
Fixed - Files that result in PDF files larger than 50MB are not accepted by the client.
Fixed - Applying owner password on certain PDF files results in an error.
Fixed - HTML containing pages inside Object tags can now be converted to PDF.
Fixed - Negative page numbering causes an Exception in the MS-Word converter.
New - Allow Converter Specific Settings to be specified on the Web Services Interface.
New - Allow InfoPath Specific Settings to be specified on the Web Services Interface.
New - Allow PowerPoint Specific Settings to be specified on the Web Services Interface.
New - Allow MS-Word Specific Settings to be specified on the Web Services Interface.
New - Recovery options are now automatically configured for the Windows Service.
Fixed - Fractions used in watermarks have been fixed for a number of locales.
Fixed - Credentials were incorrectly cached for HTML to PDF Conversion.
Fixed - Text and RTF Data can now be specified inside the watermark element.
Fixed - Watermarking fill color no longer defaults to black.
Fixed - Watermarking random positioning is now more random.
New - Misspelled attributes in composite watermarks are now reported.
Fixed - Watermarking related workflow actions have been made more reliable.
Fixed - Excel to PDF Conversion now allows range of page numbers to be specified.
New - Allow custom credentials for the retrieval of InfoPath XSN files to be specified.
New - Added additional details to Conversion Service trace log.
Fixed - HTML to PDF URLs now allow spaces in the URL.
Fixed - ArgumentNullException in Central Admin for people upgrading from very old versions.
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