At the end of last week we released version 5.2 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, which ships with an improved version of our popular PDF Conversion engine. Today we are releasing an update to the standalone version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter API and Server Platform that includes all new functionality and fixes including the ability to convert MSG (email) files and output in PDF/A format.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Convert Outlook MSG files to PDF including all attachments.
- Splitting PDF Files using Java or .NET .
- PDF/A Post processing for all supported file formats.
- Support for the 64 bit version of Office 2010
A quick introduction for those not familiar with the product: The Muhimbi PDF Converter API and Server Platform 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 and .NET based solutions. It supports a large number of file types including MS-Office and ODF file formats as well as HTML, MSG (email) 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 and the ability to secure PDF files. A separate SharePoint specific version is available as well.
New, PDF Conversion of MSG based emails
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes in the new version are as follows:
1580CADImprovementConverting AutoCAD files results in much smaller PDF files as before.1575CADImprovementSupport for Spatial Filters has been added for AutoCAD to PDF Converter1565CADImprovementDefault "EmptyLayoutDetectionMode" setting is now set to "SkipEmptyLayouts"1543CADNewProvide different sorting options for CAD Layouts1472DocumentationNewCreate Merge example for Java1582ExcelFixExcel sheets in 'Page Break Preview' mode do not convert1443HTMLFixImages are split when converting certain pages.1140HTMLFixHTML to PDF Conversion of SP2010 screens is not working correctly.1501HTMLFixBase tag is ignored when converting HTML fragments to PDF1540HTMLFixConversion hangs on certain SP2010 pages1542HTMLFixHTML to PDF on SP2010 uses wrong page breaks when split images is enabled1566InfoPathFixInfoPath Schema Validation error on forms that use FusionX and _view switching_1433InfoPathImprovementProvide an option to 'skip' or 'fail' problematic InfoPath attachments1511InfoPathImprovementDownloading InfoPath XSN files on systems using FBA does not work1551InfoPathImprovementAdd option to create PDF bookmarks for each attached InfoPath document1517InfoPathImprovementAdd switch to pre-process Full Trust InfoPath files1568InfoPathImprovementAllow invalid SSL Certificates to be used for downloading InfoPath XSN files1513MergingFixMerging certain PDF files results in 'index out of bounds'1594MergingFixError in Lexer' when loading PDF File1617MergingFixMerging of PDF Files generated with IOS scanner app1618MergingFixSystem.NullReferenceException when loading certain PDF files for merging1637MergingFixBookmarks corrupted when merging certain files1317MSGNewImprove email converter (with MSG support)1553Open OfficeNewAdd support for open office template files (ott, ots, otp)1505PDF/ANewAllow PDF as an input format to support PDF to PDF/A conversion676PDF/ANewExcel Conversion - Add support for PDF/A619PDF/ANewAdd support for PDF/A Post Processing (requires 'pro' license)1458SetupNewAdd support for silent install / uninstall of Conversion Service779SetupNewAdd support for the 64 bit version of Office 20101537SplittingNewUpdate web service to allow PDFs to be split1541VisioNewAdd support for Visio VDW extension1547WatermarkingFixWatermarking: Applying rotation of less than -45 degrees rotates the entire page during conversion to PDF/A1636WatermarkingFixError in Lexer when applying watermark on merged documents1613Web ServiceImprovementConversion Service Authentication problems on certain systems that have disabled anonymous access (Kerberos related)
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- Discussion Forum.
- All PDF Converter related Blog Posts.
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