What file formats / types are supported for conversion?

The PDF Converter supports a large, and growing, number of file formats. For input as well as output.

Input file types include the vast majority of file formats encountered in a typical business environment including MS-Word, Excel, InfoPath, PowerPoint, HTML, MSG, Visio, AutoCAD, PDF and images. 

The converter supports the conversion to non-PDF formats as well, e.g. InfoPath to Word or Excel, Excel to MS-Word, DOC to DOCX etc.

 

For an up-to-date list, see the Specifications section on the Product page. Details about cross-conversion can be found in this blog post.

It is also possible to integrate third party converters in order to support more esoteric file formats such as PCL, XPS, HPGL, CGM etc. For details see this KB article.

As of version 7.2.1 it is possible to select a number of additional output formats, specifically TIFF, PNG, GIF, JPG, PS, BMP, PCL. The converter does not (yet) natively support these output formats, but support can be added using third party converters.

As of version 10.1.2 it is possible to extract forms data from PDF files by converting PDF files to FDF, XFDF, or XML.

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    Rich DeCou

    While this is very helpful there is one Input file type missing from the list.

    PDF

    When you have a development library with mixed file types including PDF, it would streamline workflows for Muhimbi to pass the PDF as PDF with Meta Data.

    Can this be added as an option? 

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    Jeroen Ritmeijer

    Hi Rich,

    I see you have a support ticket open, so I'll leave it up to the agent to work on this with you, but PDF to PDF is already supported, but it depends a bit on the context (SP on-premise, SP Online, Power Automate, SharePoint Designer Workflows etc)

    For SharePoint on-premise, see this blog post, specifically the 'Always send PDF files to the Conversion Service' section.

    Please respond to your open support ticket to further work on this. That way it all stays with the same agent.

     

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