Without question, restoring PDFs into MS Office formats is a challenging and non-trivial task. CloudConvert has partnered with PDFTron from Canada to offer this functionality. PDFTron recently acquired Solid Documents, the provider of the best available PDF to Office conversion technology with unparalleled accuracy in terms of formatting and content preservation.
Through this partnership, CloudConvert can now build on the same technology used in many professional document applications, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit.
As of today, this feature is available to CloudConvert customers. The new PDF to Office conversion types come at a different pricing and do cost 4 conversion minutes as base per file.
CloudConvert now offers a new and convenient way to convert files on demand: Signed URLs. These URLs allow dynamic, on-demand file conversion and will automatically cache the results.
There are a lot of use cases for such dynamic file conversions: For example, a "Download as PDF" button on a website which dynamically creates a PDF version of the current page. Another use case is a thumbnail image of a DOCX file which is created automatically and on-demand.
As a demo, you can just click on this signed URL which is a dynamically created PNG version of this blog post!
Technically, you first need to create a signed URL base using your dashboard. Using this signed URL base you then can create dynamic signed URLs using URL parameters. To secure the URL a signature is required.
As of today, all of our official SDKs have been updated to support this new feature. Check out the full documentation about signed URLs.
The new CloudConvert Team feature simplifies the billing for organizations such as companies or schools. A single team owner can share the package or subscription with unlimited team members. Team members do have separate accounts and their conversions/files remain private.
You can see the team owner dashboard below. As a team owner you can invite members via email, assign roles and see usage stats for individual team members.
Team members with the role "Admin" can invite and remove other team members.
The feature is now available for all users with active package or subscription.
We hope you like this new feature! If you have feedback don't hesitate to contact us.
As of today, API v1 is deprecated. In order to provide our customers the best possible features and a single, consistent REST API we will turn off API v1 on January 1, 2022. API v1 has been serving for nearly 8 years now and it is time to move forward.
API v2 was released for production use earlier this year. With the recent addition of the Get Metadata API, all features of API v1 are now available in API v2. API v2 uses a more robust design and better extensibility for new features. You can read more about the fundamentals of API v2 here.
First of all, you want to build all new apps with API v2.
Second, you need to update your existing integrations to API v2. API v2 is using a completely different design, so please check out the API docs to get familiar with it. You have more than one year time to transition your app to API v2, which should be suifficient.
We are happy to announce that Integromat is now integrated with the CloudConvert API v2. With Integromat, you can link CloudConvert to hundreds of other services to build any custom integration.
Thanks to the handy Integromat scenario builder you can drag and drop your desired apps together to create powerful workflows, without writing any code.
Some possible example scenarios are:
The integration is available as public Beta. If you have feedback don't hesitate to get in touch with the support.
We have partnered with PDF Tools from Switzerland to rework the Compress PDF feature. We are now able to significantly reduce the file size while maintaining target quality. Therefore, we provides various optimization profiles to create PDF documents for specific target needs: web, printing, archiving, scanned documents and a profile for maximal size reduction. You can read more about these profiles here.