Well, it is that time of the year again, time for a brand-new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter API & Server Platform (See this post for the new SharePoint version). Versions 10.0 already, yep, there is no version 9 because we are just like Microsoft and Apple. Perhaps we should have called it Version X.
In all seriousness, we have skipped the 9.x range as those version numbers are reserved for the Online version of our software. From a feature perspective all 3 platforms ( SharePoint, the SDK and Online Subscription services) are generally in sync.
As always there are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:
- Barcode watermarks.
- Print-only watermarks.
- Attaching email and InfoPath attachments in their original format.
- New HTML Converter.
- 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).
A quick introduction for those not familiar with the product: The Muhimbi PDF Converter Services is an ‘on premises’ server based SDK that allows software developers to convert typical Office files to PDF format using a robust, scalable but friendly Web Services interface from Java, .NET, Ruby & PHP based solutions. It supports a large number of file types including MS-Office and ODF file formats as well as HTML, MSG (email), EML, AutoCAD and Image based files and is used by some of the largest organisations in the world for mission critical document conversions. In addition to converting documents, the product ships with a sophisticated watermarking engine, PDF Splitting and Merging facilities, an OCR facility and the ability to secure PDF files. Separate SharePoint and Cloud-based Subscription services are available as well.
When upgrading from a previous version, read this Knowledge Base article first.
The main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
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 telemetry4709CoreImprovementImprove logging5341EmailFixRTFHTML email parsing issue4845EmailImprovementImprove encoding of EML headers4728EmailNewFilter out useless 'signature' images during email conversion5027HTMLFixConvert Page to PDF problem with Filter in List5433HTMLImprovementImprove 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 conversion4844HTMLImprovementImprove support for converting of Nintex Forms 20103499HTMLNewAdd 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 handling4891MS-WordNewAllow any MS-Word style to be designated as a Heading level4805SamplesImprovementCreate batch files for .Net sample code for building and running4808SamplesImprovementMake Java sample codes work with newer Java versions4807SamplesImprovementUpdate PHP sample HTML page4883SamplesNewAdd Sample Code to GitHub4740SamplesNewAdd .net Core sample code5383SetupEnd of lifeDrop support for Windows Server 2003 (No longer supported by installer)5366SetupFixDuring installation Windows security pop up is visible4614SetupFixFix Suspicious Double File Extension Execution AV Warnings4975SetupImprovementImplement new code signing mechanism5405WatermarkingFixWatermarking fails for certain PDF files5351WatermarkingFixOut of memory exceptions during certain watermark operations5367WatermarkingFixChinese characters not appearing in text watermark5342WatermarkingImprovementImplement date and time localisation in watermarks4248WatermarkingNewAdd 'Print Only' Watermarks2396WatermarkingNewAdd support for barcode watermarks
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- All PDF Converter Services related Blog Posts.
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