PDF Converter for SharePoint - User Guide
PDF Converter for SharePoint - User Guide - Version 8.0 - 15/10/15
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13 Applying watermarks to documents
The Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint contains a powerful watermarking
engine that can be used to add watermarks to pages as well as adding
headers, footers, page numbering and other recurring items.
Multiple watermarks can be applied to the same page and watermarks can be
applied to page ranges, page intervals or certain page types such as portrait
or landscape .
This chapter explains how simple and complex watermarks can be applied
using SharePoint Designer workflows, Nintex Workflows, using the SharePoint
as well as from your own code by invoking the PDF Converter’s
web services interface.
Section 13.6, Watermarking field names, contains an overview of the field
names supported by the various watermarks. An overview of which fields are
mandatory or optional for each of the possible watermark types as well as the
possible values can be found in Appendix - Watermark field matrix.
13.1 Applying Individual watermarks using SPD workflows
In addition to Document Conversion and HTML Conversions workflow actions,
the Muhimbi PDF Converter also comes with a number of watermarking
workflow actions for SharePoint Designer 2007 / 2010 / 2013.
These workflow actions allow elements such as text, rectangles, images, PDF
files, QR Codes as well other shapes to be added to a document either in front
of or behind the document’s content.
Note that these watermarks can only be applied to PDF files, so if for example
an MS-Word file needs to be watermarked then it will need to be converted to
PDF first in a separate step.
Each separate watermark workflow action is applied to the document
separately. If multiple watermarks need to be applied in one go then please
have a look at the separate Composite Watermark described in section 13.2.
The individual workflow actions are self-describing, but the following elements
require special attention:
1. this document: The document to apply the watermark to. For most
workflows selecting Current Item will suffice, but some custom scenarios
require the look up of a different item. You may also want to check that the
file type of the document is
before trying to apply a watermark.
2. this file: The name and location of the watermarked file. Leave this field
empty to overwrite the source file with the watermarked copy. Enter a
path, including the Document Library and any folder names, to write the
watermarked file to a separate location
. E.g. “
3. List ID: The ID of the list the watermarked file was written to. This can
later in the workflow be used to perform additional tasks on the file such as
a check-in or out.
4. Item ID: The ID of the watermarked file. Can be used with the List ID.