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This page contains release notes for Aspose.Words for .NET 17.8

Major Features

There are 85 improvements and fixes in this regular monthly release. The most notable are:

  • A significant optimization of PDF rendering engine has been carried out.
  • Compression of document structure data and cross-reference table in PDF 1.5 output. Now the output PDF documents with the logical structure are much smaller.
  • Image tag in Fixed HTML documents can now contain an alternative text string.
  • API for 'Mark Comment Done' option.
  • Sign the signature line in Word document.
  • Add feature to set/get "Specify line and character grid".
  • Detect comment resolved and comment replies and reply to which comment.
  • Added feature to format Data Labels of chart.

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

Key

Summary

Category

WORDSNET-10493

/table grid/ Table's cell width is decreased after conversion from Docx to Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-11904

/character spacing control/ Contents move to next page after conversion from Doc to fixed file format

Bug

WORDSNET-11988

/character spacing control/ Japanese content move to next line after conversion from Doc to Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-12248

/character spacing control/ Extra page after DOC to PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-12294

/character spacing control/ Some characters are misplaced after DOC to PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-12893

/character spacing control/ Chinese text rendering issue in Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-13271

/character spacing control/ Table's row renders on next page. The input document have one page

Bug

WORDSNET-13273

/character spacing control/ The compressed punctuation feature is not supported

Bug

WORDSNET-13876

/character spacing control/ Chinese text moves to next line and pushes text to next page in HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-13905

3-D Surface chart incorrect rendering in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-14242

Document.Compare ignores delete revision

Bug

WORDSNET-14367

/character spacing control/ Chinese text is rendered on next line after conversion from Doc to HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-14419

SVG does not import correctly in Word document

Bug

WORDSNET-14460

Docx to Pdf conversion issue with text position

Bug

WORDSNET-14716

Chart's band color is changed in output HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-14913

Docx to Html conversion issue with list label

Bug

WORDSNET-15028

Doc to Pdf conversion issue with table rendering

Bug

WORDSNET-15057

The chart's legend are completely changed in HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-15058

Docx to HtmlFixed conversion issue with chart's legend and lines

Bug

WORDSNET-15059

Docx to HtmlFixed conversion issue with surface chart's lines

Bug

WORDSNET-15060

Docx to HtmlFixed conversion issue with 3D chart's shading

Bug

WORDSNET-15204

Paragraph is moved to next page after re-saving DOCX

Bug

WORDSNET-15300

/floater position/ Image distracted in DOCX to PDF conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15302

Docx to Pdf conversion issue with chart rendering (data labels are missed)

Bug

WORDSNET-15338

DocumentBuilder.InsertHtml does not insert image from web URI

Bug

WORDSNET-15350

Image's color is changed after re-saving DOC

Bug

WORDSNET-15388

When DOCX is saved as PDF, the output looks different

Bug

WORDSNET-15452

References failed when converting to PDF document.

Bug

WORDSNET-15530

Document.UpdateFields changes the left indentation of TOC

Bug

WORDSNET-15531

Endnote line is thicker in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15535

Footer layout messed up when printing after saving

Bug

WORDSNET-15555

BuiltInDocumentProperties.Words returns incorrect word count

Bug

WORDSNET-15557

Exception when setting license under Mono

Bug

WORDSNET-15558

Table conversion issue in DOC

Bug

WORDSNET-15569

Problems with a Chart Object rendered as an Image

Bug

WORDSNET-15575

DOCX does not open in MS Word after re-saving it

Bug

WORDSNET-15584

Transparent images are missing in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15585

Comparing documents with AW gives different revision from Word compare.

Bug

WORDSNET-15600

DOCX to PDF, references missing

Bug

WORDSNET-15601

Converting Word to PDF produces black squares

Bug

WORDSNET-15603

Aspose.Words 17.06 Incorrect signing OpenDocument file formats (.odt) with Digital Signature

Bug

WORDSNET-15606

Extra spaces issue at the end of the bookmark value in IF field

Bug

WORDSNET-15618

FileFormatUtil.DetectFileFormat method returns wrong value

Bug

WORDSNET-15620

When Document.UpdateFields() is used, PDF output is incorrect.

Bug

WORDSNET-15662

AW produces slightly different TOC than MS Word

Bug

WORDSNET-15672

Pie chart the value numbers show as [VALUE] after printing.

Bug

WORDSNET-15677

Formula is clipped in PDF rendition.

Bug

WORDSNET-15709

TextBox.InternalMarginXXX returns incorrect values

Bug

WORDSNET-15714

Empty pages are generated when DOCX is converted to PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15724

Charts appearance changes upon open and resave DOCX

Bug

WORDSNET-4917

Page number is incorrect in TOC for items after exlicit column break in a multicolumn section.

Bug

WORDSNET-5173

Formatting restrictions are lost after open/save DOCX document.

Bug

WORDSNET-5990

Docx to PDF conversion problem with table layout

Bug

WORDSNET-6178

/table grid/ Table width is incorrect while converting docx to Pdf/XPS/Tiff

Bug

WORDSNET-6627

MERGEFIELD located in page header is not updated properly during mail merge.

Bug

WORDSNET-6628

Page header is present at multipage IF field content.

Bug

WORDSNET-6629

IF field containing condition with MERGEFIELD involved seems not to be updated properly.

Bug

WORDSNET-13878

Extra spaces render after conversion from Doc to HtmlFixed/Pdf

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14164

Ins/del tags missing on equations when converting docx to html

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14574

Vertical space added between header and body content on 2nd page in HtmlFixed

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14575

Header content is different on 3rd page of HtmlFixed

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14947

Question about values of margins in tables

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15196

Add alt text information into images tag in FixedHtml

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15412

Text is rendered on next page in output PDF

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15497

DOCX to tagged PDF conversion file size issue

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15628

Chart created in MS Word 2016 looks incorrect after open/save with AW.

Enhancement

WORDSNET-7508

Extra empty space appears in output fixed file format after conversion from Dotx

Enhancement

WORDSNET-9200

Spacing between words is increaed in fixed page formats

Enhancement

WORDSNET-14687

/ SvmReader/Overflow Exception occurs while reading the odt file

Exception

WORDSNET-15427

NullReferenceException occurs upon DOCX export.

Exception

WORDSNET-15568

UpdatePageLayout throws NullReference Exception

Exception

WORDSNET-15680

Loading RTF throws FileCorruptedException

Exception

WORDSNET-10901

Provide API for 'Mark Comment Done' option

Feature

WORDSNET-10992

Position of DrawingML is changed after conversion from Docx to Pdf

Feature

WORDSNET-11879

/layoutRawTableWidth compat option/ Tight Wrap Text for Image is not preserved in PDF

Feature

WORDSNET-12844

Ability to sign a signature line with adding a digital signature

Feature

WORDSNET-14378

Add feature to set/get "Specify line and character grid"

Feature

WORDSNET-14471

Detect comment resolved and comment replies and reply to which comment

Feature

WORDSNET-15521

Adding the data labels format in a chart.

Feature

WORDSNET-15576

Add feature to format Data Labels of chart

Feature

WORDSNET-15641

Sign the signature line in Word document

Feature

WORDSNET-15512

NodeImporter is removing the shapes

Regression

WORDSNET-15573

Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException occurs upone loading a RTF

Regression

WORDSNET-15648

MathML throws NullReferenceException in rendering

Regression

WORDSNET-15702

DOCX to PDF conversion throws NullReferenceException in 17.7

Regression


Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in Aspose.Words 17.8. 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.

WORDSNET-14378 - New Properties Added into the PageSetup Class Allowing to Define Document Grid

The following new public properties have been added into the PageSetup class to allow defining document grid behavior:

Also the following public enum has been implemented:

The Document Grid tab becomes visible in the Page Setup dialog of MS Word if any Asian language is defined as editing language.

 

WORDSNET-14471. Detect Comment Resolved and Comment Replies and Reply to Which Comment

Added read-only public API to get extended comment properties.

Following methods were added to the Comment class.

Added new public class CommentCollection which represents collection of Comment nodes.

UC

WORDSNET-14947. DistanceLeft, DistanceRight, DistanceTop, DistanceBottom Properties Added in Table Class

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

Typical UC

WORDSNET-15497 - Compression of Document Structure Data and Cross-Reference Table in PDF 1.5 Output

Now document structure data and cross-reference table are compressed when saving to PDF 1.5. This changes do not affect PDF/A-1 output due to limitations in specification.

WORDSNET-15521 - New Property NumberFormat Added to the ChartDataLabel Object

 

New public property NumberFormat is available in the ChartDataLabel class:

ChartNumberFormat class represents number formatting of the parent element and contains the following public properties:

UC:

WORDSNET-15641 - Implemented Signing Signature Line in Word Documents

 

1. Added new public property for SignatureLine class:

2. Added new public class SignOptions:

It has the following public properties:

3. New public methods are introduced in DigitalSignatureUtil class for signing documents:

4. Old signing methods in DigitalSignatureUtil are marked as 'Obsolete':

UC1 - simple document signing:

UC2 - signing encrypted document:

UC3 - signing existing signature line:

UC4 - creating and signing new signature line:

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