Document Features Supported on OpenDocument Import


Feature Supported Comment See Also
Attached Template N/A    
Built-In Properties Yes All Built-in Document Properties can be accessed and modified in Aspose.Words API.

There are methods to update the “count” properties such as character, word and page count. All such properties are supported with the exception of the “line” count which is currently not updated.

All properties are read from ODT, however, some Microsoft Word document properties do not have corresponding properties in ODT so will not be present after load.

- Document.BuiltInDocumentProperties

- Document.UpdatePageLayout

- Document.UpdateWordCount

Custom Properties Yes Custom Document Properties can be created, accessed and modified through the API. - Document.CustomDocumentProperties
Custom Payload Part N/A    
Custom XML Data Storage N/A    
Digital Signature Yes A digital signature ensures that the content of a document has not been tampered with during transit. A signature is applied over the document so if any part of it is modified the signature is invalidated.

When you load a document into Aspose.Words the document signature is automatically lost. This is by design as the document is not the same anymore. You will need to reapply another signature during export, however currently Aspose.Words only signs PDF documents on output.

There are plans to support signing documents on export when saving in the OOXML, DOC, ODT or XPS format.

Detection, access and verification of digital signatures are supported.

Signing is not yet supported.

- Working with Digital Signatures

- Document.DigitalSigntures

- DigitalSignatureCollection.IsValid

Embedded Package N/A    
Encryption Planned Encrypted documents can be loaded into Aspose.Words as long as the password supplied on load for the document is correct.

XOR obfuscation is currently unsupported.

Encrypting a document during save is currently unsupported with the exception when saving in DOC format.

Encrypted ODT documents may encounter an exception during load.

- LoadOptions.Password

- FileFormatInfo.IsEncrypted

Font Table Yes    
Glossary Document/Quick Parts/Auto Text N/A    
Hyphenation Yes There is currently no API to access and modify hyphenation settings in a document. - ParagraphFormat.SuppressAutoHyphens
Key Map Customizations N/A    
Mail Merge Recipient Data N/A    
Office Math N/A    
Themes N/A Only OOXML documents have native support for themes.

During export, theme formatting is applied as direct formatting to ODT.

During round-trip back to DOCX this formatting is retained but the theme information is lost.
Toolbar Customizations N/A    
Variables N/A    
VBA Project (Macro) N/A Macros are not supported in ODT format.  
VBA Project Digital Signature N/A    
Background N/A    
Thumbnail N/A    

Embedded Fonts

Feature Supported Comment See Also
Embed Fonts N/A    
Access and Use Embedded Fonts N/A    


Feature Supported Comment See Also
Bibliography Yes Bibliography content is preserved on import.

Updating a bibliography is currently unsupported.

Bibliography text is saved to ODT as normal text.
Sources/Citations Yes Sources and citations are preserved during import.

Inserting new sources is not supported.

Bibliography sources are not saved to ODT.
Citation Style N/A    


Feature Supported Comment See Also
Allow Only Comments N/A    
Allow Only Form Fields N/A    
Allow Only Revisions N/A    
Limit Formatting to Selection of Styles N/A    
Protection Password (Legacy) N/A    
Protection Password (OOXML) N/A    
Protected Sections Yes   - Section.ProtectedForForms
Protection Ranges N/A    
Read Only N/A    


Footnote, Endnote and View settings are imported when loading an ODT format document.

Feature Supported Comment See Also
Asian Typography Settings N/A    
Compatibility Options N/A    
Endnote Options Yes   - Document.EndnoteOptions
Footnote Options Yes   - Document.FootnoteOptions
Mail Merge Settings N/A    
Print Settings N/A    
Show/Hide Settings N/A    
View Settings Yes   - Document.ViewOptions
Web Settings N/A    
XML Settings N/A