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This page contains release notes for Aspose.Words for .NET 17.10

Major Features

There are 76 improvements and fixes in this regular monthly release. The most notable are:

  • "Don't add extra space for raised/lowered characters" compatibility option is supported.
  • Multiple improvements in RTL and Asian text handling.
  • LINQ Reporting Engine supports dynamic chart series removal.
  • ‘Black and white’ images with one bit per pixel format rendering implemented. PixelFormat.Format1bppIndexed was introduced.
  • An option to prevent the fonts embedding into HTML Fixed output implemented. Introduced HtmlFixedSaveOptions.UseTargetMachineFonts property.
  • Rendering of HTML fixed documents with “PRC” encoding fonts has been improved.
  • An algorithm, which mimics the behavior of MS Word when rendering of rotated VML shapes with text boxes.
  • Rendering of “Surface” and “Stock” DrawingML Charts has been improved.
  • Added CompareOptions.Target property and enumeration ComparisonTargetType.
  • Added public methods to add and remove replies to comment.
  • Ability to get and set the number of footnote layout columns.
  • Provide API similar to SignatureSet.AddSignatureLine Method (Office).
  • Expose Table.HorizontalAlignment property public.

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

Key

Summary

Category

WORDSNET-11299

Table column widths are not rendered correctly in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-11681

/non-breaking space/ DrawingMLs are not rendering on the same line in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-12258

Docx to Pdf conversion issue with table rendering

Bug

WORDSNET-12536

Docx to PDF/Tiff conversion issue with text position relative to line shape

Bug

WORDSNET-12916

The font is not recognized in output HtmlFixed/Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-13270

Font Substitution issue while rendering Doc to HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-13944

Shape's text does not render correctly in output Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-14212

Line breaks appear in gray after ODT-HTML-ODT roundtrip

Bug

WORDSNET-14692

Document.AcceptAllRevisions does not accept all revisions

Bug

WORDSNET-15217

DOC to PDF conversion losing header

Bug

WORDSNET-15218

DOC to PDF conversion loses text formatting

Bug

WORDSNET-15306

Japanese text and font is changed after re-saving RTF

Bug

WORDSNET-15417

Shape's text is rendered in two lines after Docx to Pdf conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15431

Opening embedded Visio Drawing issue

Bug

WORDSNET-15636

Revisions are colored incorrectly when rendering to HTML and MHTML output.

Bug

WORDSNET-15664

Document.Compare generates incorrect revisions for table of contents

Bug

WORDSNET-15681

Document compare issue with bullet list when CompareOptions.IgnoreFormatting is used

Bug

WORDSNET-15727

ListFormat.ListLevel.Font does not report bold attribute properly

Bug

WORDSNET-15772

Open Save an RTF changes Headline when viewing via WordPad view

Bug

WORDSNET-15789

Charts are not rendered correctly in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15790

RTF to PDF conversion results blank document

Bug

WORDSNET-15793

Hebrew text does not render correctly in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15807

Page numbers are missing in resultant PDF footer

Bug

WORDSNET-15810

Aspose.Words 17.08 Exception when saving .ott documents to .doc and .dot formats

Bug

WORDSNET-15813

Indent issue in DOC output

Bug

WORDSNET-15819

Surface chart is rendered wider than in MS Word.

Bug

WORDSNET-15820

Stock chart is rendered improperly.

Bug

WORDSNET-15825

Server hangs while saving and sending PDF document to browser

Bug

WORDSNET-15850

ShowRevisionMarks does not work when its value is false

Bug

WORDSNET-15851

Text is missing in DOCX to PDF rendering

Bug

WORDSNET-15854

Document.HasRevisions returns incorrect value after using Document.Comare

Bug

WORDSNET-15860

Incorrect page count of an ODT Document

Bug

WORDSNET-15865

DOCX to image conversion issue with Japanese text position

Bug

WORDSNET-15871

Document.AcceptAllRevisions throws System.InvalidOperationException

Bug

WORDSNET-15878

RTL letters order changed in rendered PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15906

The diagram/circle is missing.

Bug

WORDSNET-15907

Y-axis and grid lines of charts do not render correctly in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15911

MS Word reports that the output document is corrupted after open/save with AW.

Bug

WORDSNET-1077

Empty paragraphs become paragraphs with non-breaking space character during DOC-HTML-DOC roundtrip.

Enhancement

WORDSNET-13098

Applying simple textures (such as Color, Gradient, Picture, etc.) for 3D shapes (hardware rendering)

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14505

Support comments tree in HTML export

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15797

Import textboxes saved by MS Word to HTML

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14671

Shape.StrokeColor throws System.NullReferenceException

Exception

WORDSNET-15688

DOCX to HTML conversion throws NullReferenceException

Exception

WORDSNET-15751

DocumentBuilder.InsertImage throws System.IndexOutOfRangeException exception while inserting SVG into document

Exception

WORDSNET-15758

System.InvalidCastException is thrown while loading DOC file

Exception

WORDSNET-15779

Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException occurs when loading a HTML

Exception

WORDSNET-15795

System.NotSupportedException is thrown while saving DOC to PDF

Exception

WORDSNET-15809

NullReferenceException inside OdtChartToDmlConverter.

Exception

WORDSNET-15823

Deletion issue of bookmarks with duplicate name

Exception

WORDSNET-15831

Document.UpdateFields throws System.ArgumentException

Exception

WORDSNET-15844

Appending a large RTF file throws ArgumentException

Exception

WORDSNET-15847

Converting Charts in DOCX to PDF or DOC causes System.DivideByZeroException

Exception

WORDSNET-15855

System.IndexOutOfRangeException is thrown while saving DOCX to DOC/PDF

Exception

WORDSNET-12458

Support new features of MS Word 2016

Feature

WORDSNET-13489

Add feature to set ImageSaveOptions.PixelFormat to '1 bits per pixel, indexed'

Feature

WORDSNET-14958

Add feature to set/get footnote layout column

Feature

WORDSNET-14984

Provide API similar to SignatureSet.AddSignatureLine Method (Office)

Feature

WORDSNET-15342

Support to modify number formatting of charts

Feature

WORDSNET-15442

Dynamically add or remove series on a chart in LINQ reporting - a new template tag.

Feature

WORDSNET-15739

Applying a radial gradient fill (hardware rendering).

Feature

WORDSNET-15740

Applying a rectangular gradient fill (hardware rendering).

Feature

WORDSNET-15741

Applying a path gradient fill (hardware rendering).

Feature

WORDSNET-15747

/Don't add extra space for raised/lowered characters/ Table data moves to next page in DOC to PDF rendering

Feature

WORDSNET-15817

Expose Table.HorizontalAlignment property public.

Feature

WORDSNET-15880

Prevent embedding fonts while saving into HTML

Feature

WORDSNET-15885

Implement support of transform for radial gradient fill (hardware rendering).

Feature

WORDSNET-4150

Allow embedding fonts into RTF documents.

Feature

WORDSNET-4151

Allow embedding fonts into DOC documents.

Feature

WORDSNET-4977

/com/ Create a sample project which provides a wrapper for common methods that cannot be easily called from COM or scripting languages

Feature

WORDSNET-9959

Provide way to add a Reply Comment in document

Feature

WORDSNET-15774

The output PDF file is getting too big

Performance

WORDSNET-15822

Saving documents difference as HTML throws InvalidOperationException in 17.8

Regression

WORDSNET-15869

RTL text with spaces reversed after replacement

Regression

WORDSNET-15872

Incorrect position of a text box anchored in an RTL paragraph

Regression

WORDSNET-15883

Aspose.Words throws FileCorruptedException upon loading DOCM file

Regression


Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in Aspose.Words 17.10. It includes not only new and obsoleted public methods, but also a description of any changes in the behavior behind the scenes in Aspose.Words which may affect existing code. Any behavior introduced that could be seen as a regression and modifies existing behavior is especially important and is documented here.

Added CompareOptions.Target Property and Enumeration ComparisonTargetType

Related issue WORDSNET-15681.

Public property added to the CompareOptions class to provide ability to determine base document upon documents comparison. 

For example, this option together with IgnoreFormatting setting determines which document has to be used as formatting source for ranges of equal text.

Possible values described by the following enumeration

LINQ Reporting Engine Supports Dynamic Chart Series Removal

Related Issue: WORDSNET-15442

The "Using Charts to Represent Sequential Data" section of the engine's documentation was updated to describe the change.

Added Public Methods to Add and Remove Replies to Comment

Related issue WORDSNET-9959

Implemented public API to add/remove comment replies.
The following methods have been added to the Comment class:

UC to add/remove replies:

Format1bppIndexed Added to ImageSaveOptions.PixelFormat

Related issue: WORDSNET-13489

Format1bppIndexed value was added to ImageSaveOptions.PixelFormat enum:

Previously setting ImageSaveOptions.ImageColorMode.BlackAndWhite would produce black and white image but with more that one bit per pixel format.
For now black and white image with one bit per pixel format could be produced.

UC:

Ability to Get and Set Number of Footnote Layout Columns is Implemented

Related issue: WORDSNET-14958

The following property has been added into the FootnoteOptions class:

UC

The Document.EndnoteOptions and PageSetup.EndnoteOptions properties have been changed to be of the EndnoteOptions type. This new EndnoteOptions class has the same properties as FootnoteOptions except the Columns property:

The similar Position property of the FootnotePosition type is added into the FootnoteOptions class. The property should be used instead of the obsolete Location property.

The new public enum types FootnotePosition and EndnotePosition have the following items:

Provided API Similar to SignatureSet.AddSignatureLine Method (Office)

Related issue: WORDSNET-14984

Added public property ProviderId to the SignOptions class.

And also added public property ProviderId to the SignatureLine class.

UC1 - existing signature line:

UC2 - creating new signature line:

UC3 - signing using special provider Id:

Exposed Table.HorizontalAlignment Property

Related issue: WORDSNET-15817

Added new public read-only properties to the Table class.

UC:

Prevent Embedding Fonts while Saving into HTML Fixed Format.

Related issue: WORDSNET-15880

We have introduced HtmlFixedSaveOptions.UseTargetMachineFonts property.

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