PDF Converter Services 6.1 — Office 2013 and Third-Party Converters

Jonathan D. Rhyne

Jonathan D. Rhyne

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Earlier today we released version 6.1 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 Services, which includes all new functionality and fixes including support for Office 2013 and 3rd party converters.

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 & PHP 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.

The main changes in the new version are as follows:

1734ConversionFixInternal parser corrupts some documents when converting DOC to DOCX.1750ConversionFixTemp file is occasionally lost under high load.1795ConversionNewSupport for Word Automation Services.1628ConversionNewNew converter that can call into any external process.1738HTMLFixHTML Conversion hangs on blog.muhimbi.com using certain margins1772InfoPathFixInfoPath forms with ink controls on the default view cause an error during dynamic view selection.1218InfoPathNewCleanout InfoPath form cache directory on a regular base1815MergingFixPDF Lexer error when merging1764MergingFixNullReferenceException during merge1767MergingFixPdfLexer error when merging file1756MergingFixError merging file1790MergingFixMerge error - NullReferenceException1679MSGFixMSG to PDF - Fix encoding in header1680MSGFixMSG to PDF - Wrapping / alignment problem in (RTF?) email1663MSGFixMSG to PDF - Bullets incorrect in Japanese & Taiwanese emails1654MSGFixMSG to PDF - (Very) Excessive line spacing1655MSGFixMSG to PDF - Extra line break added in middle of sentence1661MSGFixMSG to PDF - word Spacing issues whenever formatting changes1768MSGFixMSG to PDF - System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for an unsigned byte.1800MSGFixMSG to PDF - Image tag corrupted1606MSGFixMSG to PDF - Importance flag needs to be included in the header1604MSGFixMSG to PDF - Tabs and hanging indents are not converted completely correctly1814OtherFixExtremely small chance that Temp file names are re-used1748OtherFixSource code for test harness is not up to date1773SecurityNewAdd support for AES encryption1721WatermarkingImprovementProblems securing / watermarking secured PDF files

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Jonathan D. Rhyne

Jonathan D. Rhyne

Co-Founder and CEO

Jonathan joined PSPDFKit in 2014. As CEO, Jonathan defines the company’s vision and strategic goals, bolsters the team culture, and steers product direction. When he’s not working, he enjoys being a dad, photography, and soccer.

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