Unlike the major 8.0 version released at the end of 2015, today’s release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint is much smaller, nicer, gentler. This maintenance release does not come with many new features, but it contains some important fixes and refinements, which are just as important.
For those not familiar with the product, the PDF Converter for SharePoint is a lightweight solution that allows end-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, 2010, 2013 & SharePoint Online and is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. For detailed information check out the product page .
When upgrading from an older (pre 8.0) release, read this Knowledge Base article first.
Some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|2619||CAD||New||CAD Converter - Add configurable search folder to search for X-Refs|
|2616||Merging||Fix||Bookmarks break when merging certain, existing, PDF files|
|2622||Merging||Fix||Some pages are ignored when merging certain pre-existing PDF files|
|2675||meta-data||Fix||Problem when copying meta-data when Enterprise Keyword is enabled on list.|
|2423||MSG||Fix||'TO' shows garbled content when using 'Name and Address' for certain emails|
|2630||MSG||Fix||Extra RTF control codes in generated PDF for certain emails|
|2775||MSG||Fix||Information missing in certain emails|
|2578||OCR||Fix||PDFs that show correctly, but are internally rotated, are not OCRed correctly|
|2682||OCR||Fix||Some PDFs error in Acrobat after OCR|
|2700||OCR||Fix||OCR Concurrency issue under extreme load|
|2461||Other||Improvement||Improve support for Office 2016|
|2585||Other||Improvement||Improve setting of default printers|
|2500||Setup||Fix||?Back' button does not work on 'Select the license file' screen|
|2501||Setup||Fix||Leaving domain name empty is allowed, but fails later|
|2588||Setup||Fix||Lookup of central admin site fails on certain systems.|
|2590||Setup||Fix||Event log entry ?muhimbi.licensing.wsp does not exist in the solution store?, but is installed correctly.|
|2611||Setup||Fix||Folders within 'systemprofile' are not created on some systems.|
|2690||Setup||Fix||Error while installing - service does not start and times-out|
|2787||Setup||Fix||Fix URL for downloading external dependencies|
|2589||Setup||Improvement||Removing backup files' sometimes takes a very long time.|
|2593||Setup||Improvement||Improve internet connectivity test|
|2605||Setup||Improvement||Show an alert message if user is not a SharePoint admin|
|2606||Setup||Improvement||Exceptions from external actions are not logged|
|2610||Setup||Improvement||Set the hostname in the config file and central admin to be the FQDN|
|2620||Setup||Improvement||Add local admin check in installer|
|2632||Setup||Improvement||Review and update unattended installer|
|2716||Setup||Improvement||Change the way SharePoint is detected by installer|
|2594||Setup||New||Validation screen does not detect Office 2016|
|2600||UI||Fix||Merge screen - bookmarks dropdown value set as '--Empty--' after some post backs|
|2601||UI||Fix||Site collection Watermark settings screen does not return to previous page upon submittal|
|2662||UI||Fix||Real-time watermarking - page ignores control width when watermark options are disabled|
|2599||Watermarking||Fix||Watermark on open - Changes to inherited settings are not applied automatically|
|2719||Watermarking||Fix||Real-time watermarking does not work when settings enabled using PowerShell and when using Arabian fonts|
|2721||Watermarking||Fix||Set RTF watermark using PowerShell does not work|
|2618||Workflow||Fix||Workflow Manager actions - The page you selected contains a list that does not exist.|
|2624||Workflow||Fix||Workflow Manager actions - ListID parameter does not create local variable automatically|
|2546||Workflow||Improvement||Update changes made to the SPO version of web service and WF actions to its counter-part in On-Prem|
|2609||Workflow||New||Add 'DocumentStartPage' option to Workflow Activities|
|2726||Workflow||New||Add support for the new QR code watermark activity for workflow manager|
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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