Based on the popular Muhimbi PDF Converter Services, a server based product intended for on-premise deployment, the PDF Converter Services Online is a subscription based service accessible via a REST based API as well as third party systems such as Microsoft Flow.
Software developers and workflow designers can use this service to:
- Convert a large number of file types to PDF with perfect fidelity.
- Merge multiple files into a single PDF.
- Apply watermarks.
- Encrypt PDF files.
- Apply PDF restrictions (restrict print, copying of content etc).
- Carry out Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
- Cross convert files (doc to docx, docx to xlsx, xls to docx etc.)
Functionality can be accessed from a large number of platforms including:
- Microsoft Flow: The Muhimbi PDF Converter is included in Flow's list of standard services, there is nothing to install. Just create a flow, add a workflow action and type 'Muhimbi' to see a list of all available actions. The Convert Document one is good to start with. For more details see this Knowledge Base Article.
- REST Clients: API access has been launched and sample code for the likes of Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP, CURL will follow shortly. Please keep an eye on our GitHub repository for details as a lot of sample code is already available.
- Swagger clients: The REST API uses a Swagger based API definition file to describe the available services. Any platform that understands Swagger can consume this file to access the API. The same file can be used to generate client and server libraries for the platform of your choice using editor.swagger.io. For details see our GitHub repository.
For more details see the following articles:
- Getting started with the PDF Converter Services Online
- Microsoft Flow articles and tutorials
- Use Microsoft Flow to Convert, Merge, Watermark, Secure and OCR files
- Microsoft Flow - Core concepts used by the PDF Converter
- Muhimbi on GitHub
- Installing the PDF Converter for SharePoint Online App
- Installing the PDF Converter for SharePoint Online Workflow Actions
- Automatic Document Conversion using SharePoint Online Workflows
- PDF Converter for SharePoint Online Website
This is a very actively developed product. Check back often or contact us for more information.