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@vittala vittala released this Feb 26, 2020

Updates available in release 1.9:

  • Adds the /word_show_hidden switch to include hidden text in the PDF
  • Adds the /powerpoint_output switch that allows the generated PDF to output the notes, outline and handouts rather than just the presentation slides
  • Adds the /word_fix_table_columns switch which resolves an issue with column widths in a table not matching the heading column widths.
  • Adds the /printer switch which takes then name of a postscript printer and generates the PDF by printing to it. Requires GhostScript
  • Adds the /fallback_printer switch takes then name of a postscript printer and generates the PDF by printing to it. Requires GhostScript and will only work if the main conversion process is unable to generate the PDF
  • Adds extra switches to control Word output: /word_show_revs_comments, /word_show_comments, /word_show_format_changes, /word_show_ink_annot and /word_show_ins_del

Bug fixes:

  • Improves robustness against COM errors
  • Removes problems that caused header and footer spacing issues
  • Improve performance when processing Word documents with many fields
  • Improve handling of signed Office documents
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@vittala vittala released this Oct 9, 2018

This version should be a bit more robust when dealing with some old Office documents and looks to ensure PowerPoint shuts down correctly after conversion.

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@vittala vittala released this Jul 27, 2018

This release checks whether printers are installed. If none are, conversion does not proceed. See issue #28

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@vittala vittala released this Jul 17, 2018

This test introduces the following command line options

/word_fix_table_columns - resolves an issue with column widths in a table not matching the heading column widths.
/printer - takes then name of a postscript printer and generates the PDF by printing to it. Requires GhostScript
/fallback_printer - takes then name of a postscript printer and generates the PDF by printing to it. Requires GhostScript and will only work if the main conversion process is unable to generate the PDF

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@vittala vittala released this Apr 3, 2018

This pre-release improves the handling of documents that have been digitally signed to ensure that the resulting PDF does not report an invalid signature line.

It also adds the /powerpoint_output switch that allows the generated PDF to output the notes, outline and handouts rather than just the presentation slides.

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@vittala vittala released this Feb 12, 2018

This build reworks how headers and footers are manipulated in Word when updating fields. This may resolve some issues with incorrect header/footer spacing appearing in the generated PDFs and memory leaks caused by objects not being cleared up.

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@vittala vittala released this Jan 10, 2018

This build updates how Word is closed to see if this helps in some cases where exceptions are thrown.

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@vittala vittala released this Jan 10, 2018

This is a test build which has improvements to Word Excel processing - namely to try and avoid issues caused by the filesystem being slow to provide access to documents and Word triggering https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/813990/you-receive-an-error-message-when-you-change-a-document-that-is-format

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@vittala vittala released this Dec 16, 2017

Changes how OfficeToPDF starts Word and PowerPoint to potentially deal with COM exceptions

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@vittala vittala released this Oct 11, 2017

Updates available in release 1.8:

  • If the destination path is a directory, the PDF will be created in the directory
  • The /excel_no_link_update switch can be used to prevent Excel pulling in external references
  • The /excel_no_recalculate switch can be used to prevent Excel for performing a recalculation on a worksheet before conversion
  • The /word_keep_history switch can be used to prevent Word conversion from clearing the document history
  • The /word_max_pages option can be used to set the maximum number of pages that can be in a Word file for conversion to proceed
  • The /word_field_quick_update switch can be used to speed up conversion of Word documents containing many field codes
  • The /word_no_field_update switch can be used to prevent Word updating fields before conversion
  • The /word_ref_fonts switch can be used to create PDFs that have references to fonts rather than embedded bitmaps
  • The OFFICE2PDF_AUTO_CONVERT environment variable is set during conversion to help applications determine if they are being processed through OfficeToPDF
  • The /pdf_append switch allows the generated PDF to be appended to the destination PDF
  • The /pdf_prepend switch allows the generated PDF to be placed at the start of the destination PDF
  • The /pdf_layout switch allows control over how the PDF will initially appear when viewed with Acrobat Reader
  • The /pdf_page_mode switch allows control over how the PDF will open in Acrobat Reader
  • The /pdf_clean_meta switch allows various meta-data that would normally be included in the PDF (e.g. author) to be removed from the destination PDF
  • A number of /pdf_restriction_... switches are available to allow control over the security of the generated PDF

Bug fixes:

  • Don't crash when converting files created with the "Blog Post" template in Word
  • Handle Excel files that are protected by a write password but with no read password
  • Be more robust when attempting to convert ical calendars
  • Be more robust when converting Excel files
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