In addition to releasing new versions of the on-premise editions of our popular PDF Converter for SharePoint and PDF Converter API and Server Platform (for C#, Java, PHP), our team has been working hard on a new PDF Converter for SharePoint Online release.
The latest release, version 9.10, was rolled out last weekend and will have reached all our customers by the time you read this. As our servers deal with an ever increasing number of customers we have made considerable improvements in the area of scalability and long running operations.
Although I am sure it will make everyone sleep better at night, scalability and reliability is no fun from an end-user perspective. However, what is fun - within reason - is our new facility to convert SharePoint Online pages (List Items, Wiki pages and other SharePoint Online URLs) to PDF. Not only from the SharePoint Online user interface, but also via SharePoint Designer Workflows, Microsoft Flow and our REST based API.
Please note that all SharePoint Online versions are numbered in the 9.X range. At the time of writing the most recent version of the on-premise software is 8.3. If you are an existing customer, or installed a trial version before mid-October 2017, then we recommend installing the latest workflow actions for the best possible experience. For those not familiar with the product, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint Online is a lightweight subscription based 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 using SharePoint Online through a friendly user interface or via workflows, without the need to install any client-side software or Adobe Acrobat. More details can be found on the product page .
New SharePoint Online List Item Conversions
In addition to the changes listed above, the key changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
|3098||API||Improvement||Some API request from Nintex Workflow for O365 generate 'HTTP 400' errors|
|3603||HTML||Improvement||Add new HTML converter to Microsoft Flow|
|3100||HTML||New||Implement new HTML Converter in SharePoint Online|
|2976||HTML||New||Add Web Page conversion to SharePoint Online's user interface|
|3605||Merging||Fix||Merge action does not detect invalid file during conversion|
|3147||Metadata||Fix||Implement workaround for 'The property or field 'Title' has not been initialized'|
|3853||OCR||Fix||Chinese characters in workflow and API show up as '?'|
|3378||OCR||Fix||Fix encoding issues of OCR operations|
|3558||OCR||Improvement||Improve long running OCR operations|
|3569||Security||Improvement||Enable HTTPS for all workflow actions|
|3611||System||Fix||Implement workaround for 'Error while retrieving settings from List'.|
|2999||System||Improvement||Expose converter specific settings introduced in back-end, to front-end|
|2875||System||Improvement||Always send alert emails to primary contact|
|2881||System||Improvement||Improve reliability during (very) Long Running Operations|
|3121||UI||Fix||Site owners cannot convert from sub-site to first level parent site in 'picker'|
|3474||UI||Improvement||Show 'Please wait' message for long running operations|
|3585||UI||Improvement||Conversion does not work when a mix of valid and invalid files is selected|
|3163||UI||Improvement||File name validation skipped when batch converting files|
|3078||UI||Improvement||Remove specialised SharePoint document libraries from folder picker|
|3111||UI||Improvement||Reduce latency on Merge screen during post backs|
|3102||UI||Improvement||Add 'Document Set' Icon to Muhimbi folder picker|
|3445||UI||Improvement||'Operation size exceeded' message does not show actual size|
|2894||Watermarking||Fix||Numerical filter is fixed on 2 decimal places|
|3051||Watermarking||Improvement||Implement real-time watermarking for Modern View pages|
|3075||Watermarking||Improvement||Tighten security in real-time watermarking facility|
|3564||Workflow||Improvement||Improve reliability of unstable Microsoft Workflow Manager instances|
|3079||Workflow||Improvement||Improve long running SharePoint Designer workflows|
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