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This page contains release notes for Aspose.Words for .NET 17.9

Major Features

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

  • Caching of shading patterns for PDF output implemented. The output size of PDF documents with the repeating images (e.g. in header/footer) is now significantly reduced.
  • Precaching of printer settings implemented. Calling of AsposeWordsPrintDocument.CachePrinterSettings() reduces the time for the first call of Print() method making the sequential calls of Print() method uniform.Metafiles with EMR_ALPHABLEND record with 32bpp ARGB raw bitmap data rendering implemented.
  • Improved character spacing control handling for Asian text.
  • Improved table grid calculation when a paragraph in a cell has large indents.
  • Improved text wrapping in narrow line band when there is a leading tab stop.
  • Added feature to set Placeholder Text of Structured Document Tag.
  • Added feature to support w:dirty attribute on a field.
  • Updating value of SaveDate field just by doing open/save.

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

Key

Summary

Category

WORDSNET-11001

Black backgrounds appear behind OLE objects in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-11209

A blank page added in generated PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-13308

/character spacing control/ Incorrect foreign language character spacing in rendered documents

Bug

WORDSNET-13557

VML shape in incorrectly read from HTML

Bug

WORDSNET-13741

/character spacing control/ Chinese text renders on next line in HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-13743

/character spacing control/ Chinese text moves to next page after conversion from Doc to HtmlFixed

Bug

WORDSNET-13750

Cell's contents are lost after re-saving RTF

Bug

WORDSNET-13963

/character spacing control/ Docx to Pdf conversion issue with Chinese text

Bug

WORDSNET-14174

Color of mail merge fields is changed after conversion from Docx to Doc/Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-14508

TOC fields are corrupted during open/save RTF

Bug

WORDSNET-14573

/character spacing control/ A paragraph wraps to next line in fixed page formats

Bug

WORDSNET-14677

Chart is changed to image after re-saving Docx

Bug

WORDSNET-14779

Html to Docx conversion issue with table's border style

Bug

WORDSNET-14898

Table Top Border missing in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15054

Mail Merge - Numbered Bullet Points Incrementing

Bug

WORDSNET-15170

/compressed punctuation + fullwidth characters/ Character spacing changes after DOCX to JPG conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15185

Long numbers are truncated in DOCX to HTML conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15261

CSS reader incorrectly processes @import rules that don't end with a semicolon

Bug

WORDSNET-15418

Move-from/move-to revisions of run properties of a paragraph are not read/written

Bug

WORDSNET-15425

Docx to Odt conversion issue with GroupShape size

Bug

WORDSNET-15453

Some HTML data is missing in resultant DOCX

Bug

WORDSNET-15545

Incorrect text formatting in RTF to HTML conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15554

/compressed punctuation + fullwidth characters/ DOCX to PDF conversion issue with Japanese punctuation mark

Bug

WORDSNET-15583

Formatting issue in DOCX with revisions to PDFA conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15597

Justified XHTML text conversion issue

Bug

WORDSNET-15608

Incorrect applying fill(Picture or texture) for bevel type of angle.

Bug

WORDSNET-15613

/text wrap/ Images not aligned in PDF rendition

Bug

WORDSNET-15621

Text Replacement issue with RTL text

Bug

WORDSNET-15639

Incorrect applying texture (hardware rendering).

Bug

WORDSNET-15650

When DOC is saved as PDF, in Arabic language 500 becomes 050

Bug

WORDSNET-15651

StructuredDocumentTag.FullDate is not updating

Bug

WORDSNET-15663

Assertions in CellMetrics

Bug

WORDSNET-15674

The number of pages increases when saved into odt ott formats

Bug

WORDSNET-15687

List number format is not rendered correctly in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15689

Aspose.Words throws exception at Windows XP where mscorlib.dll v2.0.50727.42 is installed

Bug

WORDSNET-15701

Heading bookmarks are not created after conversion from DOCX to PDF.

Bug

WORDSNET-15705

Tables count issue in RTF

Bug

WORDSNET-15707

/character spacing control/ DOCX to PDF conversion issue with position of Chinese text

Bug

WORDSNET-15710

Formatting issue in DOCX to SVG conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-15718

Table of contents are broken

Bug

WORDSNET-15729

RTF to DOC conversion loses cell background colors

Bug

WORDSNET-15732

DOCX is corrupted when it is re-saved

Bug

WORDSNET-15743

Hebrew text is reversed in output PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15753

Converting a landscape RTF document to PDF produces the corrupted output.

Bug

WORDSNET-15763

Hidden border of table is visible after saving RTF to DOC and PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-15778

Document.UpdateFields throws System.NullReferenceException

Bug

WORDSNET-15780

Inconsistent results from JoinRunsWithSameFormatting

Bug

WORDSNET-15781

Inconsistent results from JoinRunsWithSameFormatting

Bug

WORDSNET-2711

Text becomes bold after open/save the document.

Bug

WORDSNET-3136

Table is moved to the next page during rendering.

Bug

WORDSNET-4006

Part of invisible content becomes visible upon rendering

Bug

WORDSNET-7194

SmartArt (DrawingML) graphic is not preserved during DOCX to DOC conversion

Bug

WORDSNET-8786

Table render incorrectly after conversion from Docx to Pdf

Bug

WORDSNET-8878

An EMF image is rendered completely black in PDF

Bug

WORDSNET-9136

Docx to Pdf conversion issue with EMF metafile

Bug

WORDSNET-9142

/table grid/ Table column widths are calculated incorrectly during rendering

Bug

WORDSNET-9516

/character spacing control/ The line is incorrectly wrapped when punctuation compressing is enabled

Bug

WORDSNET-15220

Show Placeholder text after removal of SDT runs

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15372

Preserve NUMPAGES fields during HTML round-trip

Enhancement

WORDSNET-15627

Table layout issue in DOCX to PDF

Enhancement

WORDSNET-13896

Exception is thrown when loading HTML

Exception

WORDSNET-15346

/structure builder/ System.NullReferenceException is thrown while saving Docx to PDF

Exception

WORDSNET-15713

DOC is not loading into API throws FileCorruptedException

Exception

WORDSNET-15715

Aspose.Words throws FileCorruptedException upon loading DOC file

Exception

WORDSNET-15716

Aspose.Words throws FileCorruptedException upon loading a DOC file

Exception

WORDSNET-15799

UpdateFields() throws IndexOutOfRange Exception with null chart value

Exception

WORDSNET-15803

System.IndexOutOfRangeException is thrown while converting DOCX to PDF

Exception

WORDSNET-14533

Add feature to set Placeholder Text of Structured Document Tag

Feature

WORDSNET-15686

Add feature to support w:dirty attribute on field

Feature

WORDSNET-6956

Charts are lost after open/save ODT document (triaged)

Feature

WORDSNET-7912

Consider updating value of SaveDate field just by doing open/save

Feature

WORDSNET-15162

Print() first call taking more time than subsequent calls

Performance

WORDSNET-15605

Document.UpdateFields method causes System.OutOfMemoryException

Performance

WORDSNET-15224

Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException is thrown while loading HTML

Regression

WORDSNET-15783

Document.UpdateFields does not update the formula field

Regression

WORDSNET-15815

Document.Compare throws System.NullReferenceException

Regression


Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in Aspose.Words 17.9. 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 LoadOptions.UpdateDirtyFields, Field.IsDirty and FieldChar.IsDirty Properties

WORDSNET-15686 has been resolved. While working on WORDSNET-15686, we have added three public properties related to the dirty (stale) state of the fields and controlling whether such fields should be updated: 

LoadOptions:

Field:

FieldChar:

When LoadOptions.UpdateDirtyFields == true, all fields having Field.IsDirty == true or FieldChar.IsDirty == true are updated on document load.

 

Added OdtSaveOptions.MeasureUnit Property

WORDSNET-15425 has been resolved. Public property added to OdtSaveOptions class:

Use case:

Added Public Method AsposeWordsPrintDocument.CachePrinterSettings

Related issue WORDSNET-15162.
Public method added to AsposeWordsPrintDocument class:

Use case:

Please note that total time of printing with and without call to CachePrinterSettings() is almost the same.
The goal of this method is to reduce time of first call of Print() method.

Added Public Method StructuredDocumentTag.Clear

Ability to clear contents of a content control with displaying a placeholder is implemented.

It is not possible to clear contents of a content control if it has revisions. Also, the method does nothing for row-level content controls that have more than one cell (limitation of MS Word).
If a content control has no placeholder, five spaces are inserted like in MS Word (except repeating sections, repeating section items, groups, checkboxes, citations).
If a content control is mapped to custom XML, the referenced XML node is cleared.

Example of use:

Added Public Property List.IsRestartAtEachSection.

Related issue: WORDSNET-15054

Public property added to the List class to support backward compatibility upon Mail Merge, please see WORDSNET-15054.

Use case:

Here is the code snippet for backward compatibility upon Mail Merge:

Added SaveOptions.UpdateLastSavedTimeProperty Property

Reference: WORDSNET-7912

While working on WORDSNET-7912, we have added the SaveOptions.UpdateLastSavedTimeProperty property that controls whether to update the corresponding built-in document property on document save.

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