Time for a brand-new release of the Muhimbi PDF Converter Services (See this post for the new SharePoint version), version 10.1 already!
A full list of changes and additions can be found below, but the main highlight is the ability to use our powerful PDF watermarking facilities on MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well.
As always, when we introduce new functionality like this, we do so in our core processing engine. That way all our product lines benefit, being it SharePoint on-premise and its many integration facilities including Nintex Workflow, our API for Java, C# and PHP developers, or our Online Service.
There are many improvements and refinements, but also some great new features, specifically:
- Securing Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF Files
- Watermarking Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files
- Support for EAN and UPC barcodes
- Experimental PDF/A-2u and A-3u Support
A simple 'Confidential' watermark applied to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF
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:
6611CoreImprovementAdd support for Ghostscript v18.104.22.16845CoreImprovementImprove automatic clean-up of temporary and intermediate files.5948DocumentationImprovementUpdate sample code including .net Core.5453DocumentationNewProvide PowerShell Sample code for PDF Conversion.6510EmailFixDisable automatic 'ligature' generation when converting emails to pdf.5465HTMLFixHTML conversion for sites that don't support HEAD redirects.4880HTMLImprovementImprove HTML Conversion through proxy servers.5918InfoPathImprovementAdd ProcessRuleSets to the object model for InfoPath documents.6021MergingFixNullReferenceException when merging PDFs containing bookmarks.6506MergingImprovementAllow overriding of MergeSetting.OmitErrorPages using XML Override.6512MS-WordFixAllow digitally signed DOCM files to be converted.6177MS-WordFixImprove processing of field codes for files that use revision tracking.5928MS-WordImprovementMake locking Word fields more versatile.6131PDF/ANewImplement experimental support for PDF/A-2u (and A3-u).4917SecurityNewAdd support for password protecting Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.5436WatermarkingFixError while saving certain watermarked PDFs.5939WatermarkingImprovementImprove watermarking of corrupt PDF files.4250WatermarkingNewAdd support for watermarking Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.5450WatermarkingNewImplement support for additional barcodes (EAN/UPC).
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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