2020.6 Migration Guide
Version 2020.6 improves the stability of Office document conversion and extends the document upload and document import APIs. There are no deprecations in this release.
Improvements to Office Conversion
PSPDFKit Server 2020.2 introduced conversion of Microsoft Word documents based on LibreOffice. Since then, we’ve learned more about the performance characteristics of the conversion process, and we’ve put this knowledge to practice with this release.
More specifically, this release brings improvements to conversion stability, especially in the area of reclaiming used resources after a conversion completes. You can also configure the maximum amount of time a conversion is allowed take via the
LIBREOFFICE_CONVERSION_TIMEOUT variable, which might serve as an overload protection mechanism in case of large or malformed documents.
Document Upload and Import Extensions
The document upload API now accepts an
overwrite_existing_document parameter, which is a Boolean. When set to
true, it removes the existing document with the provided ID and replaces it with the uploaded file.
- You can now import an existing document stored in PSPDFKit Server by providing its ID and (optionally) a layer name. This acts as if the document’s PDF was generated and imported into the target document.
- You can target specific pages of a document to be imported by sending an extra
These new options can be used alone or together, making it easier and more efficient to build complex document editing workflows.
For a full list of changes, check out the Server changelog.
Migrate PSPDFKit for Web
For more information, please take a look at the PSPDFKit for Web 2020.6 Migration Guide.