PDF Converter Services 10.1.1 — Service Release

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Every once in a while you need to pause and look back. Stop adding endless new functionality and address some of the lesser exciting issues that have been accumulating over time. Bug fixes that only affect a very small number of operations or happen under an extremely rare combination of circumstances. Issues that no one has really complained about, but we feel need addressing.

In other words, a service release, which is what we are announcing today. A brand new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services, version 10.1.1, that adds almost no new functionality, but fixes a number of issues that may be important depending on your use case. When you run a product at scale, like we do in the Muhimbi PDF Online cloud service, even issues that happen in fewer than 0.01% of the operations add up.

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.

Some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:

  • 6156 CoreBug Some PDF files in Gujurati and Panjabi cannot be processed.
  • 6934 CoreBug Fix working with PDF Bookmarks for certain edge cases.
  • 6935 CoreBug Fix compatibility for certain PDF files.
  • 7111 CoreBug Combination of Watermarking, post processing and ToC in same operation is not supported.
  • 7129 CoreBug Bookmarks are missing in Adobe Document Cloud browser viewer.
  • 7147 CoreBug First few lines of logs are missing when service restarts under load.
  • 7189 CoreBug Fix total service hang in certain edge cases.
  • 7227 CoreBug Post Processing (watermark, PDF/A) of very large documents times out.
  • 6181 Core ImprovementImprove compatibility with certain rare PDF files.
  • 7145 Core ImprovementUpdate Diagnostic Tool to allow Web Service credentials to be passed in.
  • 7134 Core Task Add verbose logging to potential complex areas.
  • 6178 Excel Improvement Improve reliability of Excel converter for some edge cases.
  • 7114 HTML Bug Fix timeout during size optimisation of HTML Conversions.
  • 6183 HTML Improvement Resolve rare edge cases in HTML Converter.
  • 6513 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of SharePoint Modern pages.
  • 6544 HTML Improvement Improve scaling during certain HTML conversions.
  • 6938 HTML Improvement Upgrade HTML Converter to support the latest standards.
  • 7123 HTML Improvement Improve PDF rendering of certain PowerBI reports.
  • 7092 Info Path Bug Fix unusual combination of TLS versions when converting InfoPath files.
  • 6164 Info Path Improvement Improve PowerPoint and InfoPath conversions under extreme load.
  • 6184 Info Path Improvement Improve processing of InfoPath XSN files in certain edge cases.
  • 6933 Merging Bug Fix Merging of PDF files for certain edge cases.
  • 7076 Merging Bug Fix Chinese bookmark text when merging PDF files.
  • 7215 MS-Word Bug Old style '.doc' files without headers may be formatted incorrectly.
  • 6549 MS-Word New Support for Document Structure Tags when converting MS-Word and PowerPoint.
  • 7075 MS-Word New Add support for showing MS-Word revisions as 'Simple markup'.
  • 6751 OCR Bug Improve ability to index OCRed PDFs using ifilter.
  • 6995 OCR Bug Improve reliability of OCR for certain edge cases.
  • 7138 OCR ImprovementImprove error message for OCR operations that time out.
  • 6174 PowerPoint Bug Converting PowerPoint files to PDF/A after OCR doesn't always generate valid PDF/A documents.
  • 7113 Power Point Improvement Allow PDF Conversion of corrupt PowerPoint files.
  • 6103 Setup Improvement Improve uninstallation user experience.
  • 6173 Setup Improvement Improve setup user experience.
  • 7004 Setup Task Make installer less prone to false Virus Positives.
  • 6932 Split Bug Invalid file name template not detected during split action.
  • 6496 Watermarking Bug Fix visibility of watermarks for certain rare PDF files.
  • 6684 Watermarking Bug Watermarks not consistently displayed in Office file formats for certain regional settings.
  • 2135 Watermarking Improvement Improve reliability under load when applying watermarks and security.
  • 6162 Watermarking New Add support for the 'PDF watermark type' in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

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