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:
- 2923 CADFixIncorrect text size and alignment during CAD to PDF conversion
- 2674 CADFixLines are too thick when converting DWG
- 2818 CADImprovementAutoCAD x-ref search path does not search in sub folders
- 2940 HTMLFixWhen converting HTML to PDF, large images that are loaded from an absolute path or URL are skipped
- 2792 HTMLFixSome PDF iFilters do not pick up PDF Documents that have been converted from HTML to PDF
- 2890 HTMLFixHTML Conversion problems on extremely large files
- 2908 MergeFixError while merging certain files
- 2928 MergeImprovementMerge operations timeout after 30 minutes
- 2942 OCRFixOCR overlay is rotated for certain PDF files
- 2537 OCRFixPDF Syntax (validation) errors after carrying out OCR
- 2708 OCRFixOCR temp files not cleaned up in case of an error
- 2915 OCRFixContent of some OCR-ed PDFs not picked up by iFilters
- 2919 PDFAFixPDF/A Color intent mismatch for certain source documents
- 2830 ServiceImprovementIncrease WCF timeout in SharePoint
- 2917 ServiceImprovementMove DocumentConverter logs to 'log' sub folder
- 2900 ServiceNewAdd 'EPS' to OutputFormat.cs and related code (workflow actions etc)
- 2810 SetupFixSwitching to new printer driver after installing with the old driver doesn't work
- 2812 SetupFixImprove installer on systems with wide range of .net framework versions
- 2813 SetupFixFix automatic uninstall steps when switching back and forth in installer
- 2826 SetupFixImprove checking for local Admin rights on non-English operating systems
- 2809 SetupFixLast step of uninstallation hangs under certain circumstances
- 2815 SetupFixDuplicate Windows firewall rules created by installer
- 2790 SetupImprovementAdd SP2016 checks to installer
- 2807 SetupImprovementInstaller doesn't write Exceptions to log until after error dialog is closed
- 2595 SharePointFixObject reference not set to an instance of an object. at Muhimbi.SharePoint.Configuration.ConfigManager.SetList(SPList list)
- 2789 SharePointNewAdd Support for SharePoint 2016 and Nintex Workflow 2016
- 2841 SharePointNewAdd SP2016 Compatibility to License Manager
- 2820 UIFixManual conversion screen is picking up new files while iterating over folders
- 2591 UIImprovementReference to 2007/2010 removed from Central Admin page
- 2720 WatermarkFixFree Text & RTF watermarks do not show Arabic text consistently
- 2825 WorkflowNewAdd 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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