The Muhimbi PDF Converter is constantly being improved and extended. Similar to many other online services, when a new version is rolled out there is nothing to do for our users. New functionality just shows up, existing functionality continues to work as expected. Life is good!
Since our previous formal announcement, we have added some interesting new facilities, and fixed / improved existing logic.
The full list of changes can be found further down, but the key highlights for versions 9.13 are as follows:
- Support for barcode watermarks in UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API.
- Support for print-only watermarks in UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API.
- Attaching email and InfoPath attachments in their original format.
- New facility in Flow & Merge API to pass in an array of documents.
- PowerShell sample code to programmatically deploy the App and workflow actions.
- New HTML Converter that supports the latest standards (and can convert Power BI).
- Support for the PDF conversion of Modern View pages and List Items.
- Overhaul of real-time watermarking in Modern View lists and libraries.
- Support real-time watermarking for external users.
- Filter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion.
- Filter out attachments based on their file type.
- Allow any MS-Word style to be designated as a heading level (for PDF Bookmarks and TOC).
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 10.1.
Apply barcode watermarks using SharePoint Designer Workflows, Power Automate (Flow), the UI and API
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 convert merge, split, watermark, secure, and OCR 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 . An on-premise version for SharePoint 2007-2019 is available separately.
The Muhimbi PDF Converter API & Server Platform is included in the PDF Converter for SharePoint Online, but also available as a separate subscription. Although frequently used in combination with SharePoint Online, it is a completely stand-alone product which is typically used programmatically via its REST based API, via Power Automate (Flow), Azure LogicApps or Microsoft Power Apps. It comes with the same functionality as the SharePoint Online product to convert, merge, watermark, secure and OCR files.
Control if watermarks are always displayed, or only when printing.
In addition to the changes listed above, the key changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
5401APIFixPdfWatermark API call fails if URL does not end in .pdf.4714APIFixAPI does not recognize folder path containing plus sign (+).4653APIFixFix Serialization errors of certain file paths in API.1723AttachmentsNewSupport embedding of attachments inside a PDF in original file format5339AttachmentsNewImplement filtering of attachment types during conversion5364AutoCADFixOut of Memory exception during AutoCAD conversion4879AutoCADFixResource leak in CAD conversions4904AutoCADImprovementImplement sorting of CAD layouts by their Tab Order5024AutoCADImprovementImprove PDF rendering of certain DXF files4630AutoCADNewAdd support for latest R2018 DWG files4882ConversionFixError related to 'Protected View' when converting Office documents.5407ConversionImprovementResolve performance issues related to Office telemetry4956CoreFixError: 'The property or field 'Url' has not been initialized'4701CoreFixBase file name returns _____ in place of Chinese characters in a file name4918CoreFixSupport very long SharePoint Online URLs for destination files4082CoreImprovementAccept fully qualified path names for source and destination paths for operations4724CoreImprovementImprove error message when Override xml is not entered correctly4674CoreImprovementImprove messaging for 'file not found' situations3975CoreNewAllow multiple API subscriptions to be grouped under a single main subscription5341EmailFixRTFHTML email parsing issue4845EmailImprovementImprove encoding of eml headers4728EmailNewFilter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion5410ExcelNewLocalise Excel conversions depending on user region4765FlowImprovementAdd facility to Flow & Merge API to pass in an array of documents5433HTMLImprovementImprove conversion of Power BI pages3162HTMLImprovementImprove conversion of 'Modern View' SharePoint pages4618HTMLImprovementImplement new HTML Converter that supports all modern standards4309HTMLImprovementClean up converted HTML links without protocol4763HTMLImprovementInvestigate special characters in HTML conversion3499HTMLNewAdd support for 'repeating headers and footers' in HTML converter5333InfoPathFixInfoPath conversion fails if xml does not define the 'my' namespace5413MS-WordFixSigned Word document Fail to Convert5931MS-WordImprovementImprove page numbering and various field types during MS-Word conversion4834MS-WordImprovementImprove MS-Word 3rd party template handling4878MS-WordImprovementAdd support for hyphenation for most common languages4891MS-WordNewAllow any MS-Word style to be designated as a Heading level4660SetupImprovementUpdate characters allowed for password on API signup4403SetupImprovementRedesign 'Sign up' form to make it easier to understand4901SetupNewCreate sample PowerShell to install / sideload App store app5381UIFixConvert page to PDF does not work if URL contains '&'5356UIFixDestination button on conversion screen fails when destination folder contains '+'4744UIFixPrevent clashes with other jQuery versions used on same page.4664UIImprovementAdd Support to Disable User-Integration for APP deployed Via App-Catalog5405WatermarkingFixWatermarking fails for certain PDF files5351WatermarkingFixOut of memory exceptions during certain watermark operations5367WatermarkingFixChinese characters not appearing in text watermark5416WatermarkingFixFix imageFilePath references on root site collection's subsite5335WatermarkingFixIssue with RT Watermarking on modern view websites when Filtering is enabled4607WatermarkingFixPotential problem when copying watermark URLs5342WatermarkingImprovementImplement date and time localisation in watermarks5365WatermarkingImprovementImprove stability of real-time watermarking of modern view Lists and Libraries2742WatermarkingImprovementImprove messaging around real-time watermarking4954WatermarkingImprovementAdd support to Filtering in SP Online Library with real-time watermarking enabled4708WatermarkingNewAdd support for barcode watermarks to UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API4326WatermarkingNewSupport real-time watermarking for Classic Search in SharePoint Online4899WatermarkingNewAutomate sync external users to real-time processing user group.4801WatermarkingNewAdd support for external users in real-time watermarking4625WatermarkingNewTarget watermarks the last page(s) via negative StartPage and EndPage values4729WatermarkingNewSupport for Print Only watermarks to UI, SP designer workflows, Flow and API5353WorkflowFixWorkflow alerts not being sent for file not found exception4637WorkflowImprovementImprove Workflow Alert emails4949WorkflowImprovementAllow XML override without escaping characters in Nintex Workflow for Office 365
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