Ever since Muhimbi was founded, we have seen a multitude of new SharePoint releases including SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, Online and now SharePoint 2016. It takes a lot of work and effort, but our policy is to never leave a customer behind while making sure there is an upgrade path to whatever is coming next.
As a result, we are very happy to announce the new version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint, now compatible with SharePoint 2016 and Nintex Workflow 2016. In addition to support for these new technologies there are also fixes and improvements including the ability to use the new Workflow Manager to create Site Workflows as well as Reusable Workflows.
This version of the PDF Converter requires software to be installed on the 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 and 2016. For details see this blog post.
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 2007-2016 & 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:
2923CADFixIncorrect text size and alignment during CAD to PDF conversion2674CADFixLines are too thick when converting DWG2818CADImprovementAutoCAD x-ref search path does not search in sub folders2940HTMLFixWhen converting HTML to PDF, large images that are loaded from an absolute path or URL are skipped2792HTMLFixSome PDF iFilters do not pick up PDF Documents that have been converted from HTML to PDF2890HTMLFixHTML Conversion problems on extremely large files2908MergeFixError while merging certain files2928MergeImprovementMerge operations timeout after 30 minutes2942OCRFixOCR overlay is rotated for certain PDF files2537OCRFixPDF Syntax (validation) errors after carrying out OCR2708OCRFixOCR temp files not cleaned up in case of an error2915OCRFixContent of some OCR-ed PDFs not picked up by iFilters2919PDFAFixPDF/A Color intent mismatch for certain source documents2830ServiceImprovementIncrease WCF timeout in SharePoint2917ServiceImprovementMove DocumentConverter logs to 'log' sub folder2900ServiceNewAdd 'EPS' to OutputFormat.cs and related code (workflow actions etc)2810SetupFixSwitching to new printer driver after installing with the old driver doesn't work2812SetupFixImprove installer on systems with wide range of .net framework versions2813SetupFixFix automatic uninstall steps when switching back and forth in installer2826SetupFixImprove checking for local Admin rights on non-English operating systems2809SetupFixLast step of uninstallation hangs under certain circumstances2815SetupFixDuplicate Windows firewall rules created by installer2790SetupImprovementAdd SP2016 checks to installer2807SetupImprovementInstaller doesn't write Exceptions to log until after error dialog is closed2595SharePointFixObject reference not set to an instance of an object. at Muhimbi.SharePoint.Configuration.ConfigManager.SetList(SPList list)2789SharePointNewAdd Support for SharePoint 2016 and Nintex Workflow 20162841SharePointNewAdd SP2016 Compatibility to License Manager2820UIFixManual conversion screen is picking up new files while iterating over folders2591UIImprovementReference to 2007/2010 removed from Central Admin page2720WatermarkFixFree Text & RTF watermarks do not show Arabic text consistently2825WorkflowNewAdd support for Reusable & site workflows for Workflow Manager activities
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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