It has been almost four months since we released version 6.0 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, a release that has generated a large amount of positive feedback, specifically in the area of cross-conversion. Naturally we have not been sitting back, we pretty much worked flat out on new features and improvements, resulting in today’s 6.1 release.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Override default Conversion Settings when converting via workflows.
- Support for Word Automation Services.
- Support for Office 2013.
- Support for 3rd party command line converters.
- Fine tuning the PDF Converter for SharePoint using STSADM commands.
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-users to watermark, merge, split, secure 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, 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 .
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
1734ConversionFixInternal parser corrupts some documents when converting DOC to DOCX.1750ConversionFixTemp file is occasionally lost under high load.1795ConversionNewSupport for Word Automation Services.1628ConversionNewNew converter that can call into any external process.1738HTMLFixHTML Conversion hangs on blog.muhimbi.com using certain margins1772InfoPathFixInfoPath forms with ink controls on the default view cause an error during dynamic view selection.1218InfoPathNewCleanout InfoPath form cache directory on a regular base1815MergingFixPDF Lexer error when merging1764MergingFixNullReferenceException during merge1767MergingFixPdfLexer error when merging file1756MergingFixError merging file1790MergingFixMerge error - NullReferenceException1753Meta-dataFixCopying meta data using workflow and reading 'fields to copy' from item field returns invalid data on some WSS3 installations1782Meta-dataImprovementCopy meta data activity does not check out files when required1752Meta-dataNewMake check-in behaviour configurable1769Meta-dataNewAllow fields to be skipped when copying meta data1679MSGFixMSG to PDF - Fix encoding in header1680MSGFixMSG to PDF - Wrapping / alignment problem in (RTF?) email1663MSGFixMSG to PDF - Bullets incorrect in Japanese & Taiwanese emails1654MSGFixMSG to PDF - (Very) Excessive line spacing1655MSGFixMSG to PDF - Extra line break added in middle of sentence1661MSGFixMSG to PDF - word Spacing issues whenever formatting changes1768MSGFixMSG to PDF - System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for an unsigned byte.1800MSGFixMSG to PDF - Image tag corrupted1606MSGFixMSG to PDF - Importance flag needs to be included in the header1604MSGFixMSG to PDF - Tabs and hanging indents are not converted completely correctly1812Nintex WFFixNintex 2010 List/Site workflows don't show all Muhimbi Workflow Actions1814OtherFixExtremely small chance that Temp file names are re-used1748OtherFixSource code for test harness is not up to date1794OtherFix'Download as PDF' mangles file name with Japanese Characters1384OtherFixauthorizedType is not deleted from web.config when uninstalling solution1773SecurityNewAdd support for AES encryption1751UIFixFix small typos on new Security screens1771WatermarkingFix'Download a copy' on doc libs with watermarks enabled works inconsistently.1721WatermarkingImprovementProblems securing / watermarking secured PDF files1716WatermarkingImprovement'Watermark on open' removes Security settings applied during insert1709WorkflowNewConvert to Any activity - Add support for passing in custom parameters
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Release Notes.
- Installation & Administration Guide.
- User Guide.
- Discussion Forum.
- Related Blog Posts.
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