We are happy to announce a major new release of the popular Muhimbi PDF Converter API and Server Platform, version 7.0. The main new features are support for Font Embedding, Changing PDF Versions, Support for PDF/A2b and Specifying PDF Viewer Preferences, but we have also added a lot of fixes, improvements, documentation and examples for Java, PHP and Ruby.
The list of new features and improvements is considerable but the main ones are as follows:
- Target different PDF Versions, Enable Fast Web View, Embed / Strip fonts.
- Specifying Viewer Preferences.
- Sample code for Ruby / Rails.
- Sample code for PHP.
- Sample code for Java / Axis2.
- Overhaul of the MSG (email) converter with improved formatting and support for SMIME and Clear Text signed emails.
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) 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.
In addition to the changes listed above, some of the main changes and additions in the new version are as follows:
1778CADImprovementAutoCAD Conversion - Empty layout not properly detected1774ConversionNewValidate converter with Office 2013 / 151758DocumentationNewDocument how to invoke the Web Service from PHP1846DocumentationNewDocument ConverterSpecificSettings in Java using Axis21864DocumentationNewAdd Ruby sample code1839HTMLFixHTML to PDF Conversion fails on certain pages using 0.5inch page margins1842HTMLFixBitmapped output in IE81833HTMLFixPixelated HTML to PDF conversion on Win2K31739HTMLNewAdd credential override for HTML Conversion in config file1818InfoPathFix'ClearFormCache' expects English OS1802MergingFixPDF Bookmark targets bottom of page under certain circumstances1825MergingFixUnexpected token Number before 42079 when merging1848MergingFixUnexpected token DictionaryStart when merging file1851MergingFixFatal Error at 109 when merging files1755MergingImprovementCompletely suppress errors when merging1808MSGFixMSG to PDF - Regression bug, email renders as plain text1809MSGFixMSG to PDF - Incorrect identification of email type (RTF / HTML)1817MSGFixMSG to PDF - Extra ltrch RTF keywords remain in converted PDF1601MSGImprovementMSG to PDF - Improve line spacing in HTML to PDF Conversion1592MSGImprovementMSG to PDF - Font sizes sometimes becomes very small1658MSGImprovementMSG to PDF - Conversion - Indentation missing1858MSGNewAdd support for SMIME and Clear Text signed MSG files1867OtherFixConverting MS-Word to non-PDF files using the web services interface requires empty strings for open and owner password1731OtherImprovementVerify InfoPath & HTML Conversion in Kerberos environments.1828OtherImprovementImprove Diagnostics tool for Performance tests1852OtherImprovementClean up Diagnostics tool and add new post processing facilities1724Post ProcessingNewAllow PDF Post processing for 'Fast Views' / Linearization1793Post ProcessingNewAdd support for PDF/A-2B1835Post ProcessingNewAdd support for specific PDF Versions1836Post ProcessingNewAdd support for Font Embedding1837Post ProcessingNewAdd support for PDF Viewer Preferences1791SetupFixDuring install loopback check window is displayed in the background
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 Services related Blog Posts.
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