Earlier today we released version 6.0 of the PDF Converter for SharePoint, which ships with an improved version of our popular PDF Conversion engine. As always we are also releasing an update to the standalone version of the Muhimbi PDF Converter API and Server Platform, which includes all new functionality and fixes including the new ability to cross-convert file types ( xls to xlsx, docx to doc, xls to doc etc) and even InfoPath to Word, Excel, HTML and PDF.
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.
Cross-convert between file types.
The main changes in the new version are as follows:
1678CADFixProblem with line wrapping1707CADImprovementAdd support for custom SHX Fonts1710ConversionNewSupport JPEG extension in addition to the existing JPG extension1727ConversionNewAdd support for WordPerfect files1615DocumentationNewDocument advanced deployment scenarios1685HTMLFixHTML to PDF Rendering Errors1510HTMLFixWatermarking PDF Files converted from HTML fails1577HTMLFixHTML to PDF Conversion fails for certain sites, especially when used with IE91625HTMLImprovementOutput is a non-searchable Bitmap on IE9 systems1684HTMLImprovementImprove stability of SharePoint 2010 HTML conversion1743HTMLImprovementAdd support for HTML page breaks1691InfoPathFixInvalid character in a Base-64 string.1718InfoPathFixXML files pointing to a local XSN path using file:// cause an error1699InfoPathImprovementInfoPath 2010 stability improvements1701MergingFixError while merging files with existing bookmarks1686MergingFixPDF Bookmarks for attachments are no longer generated in some cases.1737MergingNewCannot merge signed documents1674MSGFixNullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.1676MSGFixCFFileFormatException: Invalid OLE structured storage file1672PDFFixNamespace prefix 'pdf' is not defined1525PDF/AFixPDF/A Rastered pages do not show in Acrobat reader1692SecurityImprovementMake PDF Encryption configurable between 40, 128 and 256 bit1669SplittingFixAutomatic 'parameter insertion' when splitting PDF does not work when a formatter is specified1726WatermarkingFixError117 when opening certain watermarked files in Adobe Acrobat1677WatermarkingFixCannot add watermarks to some scanned PDF files1689Web ServiceNewExtend Web Services interface / underlying framework to allow files to be converter to formats other than MS-Word1714WordFixCOM Exception when converting certain MS-Word files1597WordImprovementSupport legacy word (.doc) files with DIPs
For more information check out the following resources:
- Product Page.
- Release Notes.
- Administration Guide.
- User & Developer Guide.
- FAQ & Knowledge Base.
- Discussion Forum.
- All PDF Converter related Blog Posts.
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