Aspose.Words for .NET 16.11.0 Release Notes

Major Features

There are 74 improvements and fixes in this regular monthly release. The most notable are:

  • FixedPageSaveOptions.OptimizeOutput option is implemented for all fixed page formats, improving the size of output documents.
  • Output PDF now contains a valid document ID despite the compliancy settings (with or without PDF/A compliancy)
  • Supporting MS Word 2013 features from various DOCX extensions specs. In this release roundtrip of the following DOCX features are added:
    • Collapsed state of headings
    • Footnote columns
    • graphicFrame (Graphical object container)
    • effectLst (Effect Container)
    • cxnLst
    • The extrusionOk (3D Extrusion Allowed) and fill (Path Fill) attributes
    • scene3d, sp3d, extLst for charts
    • drawing ML extended text run properties

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

Key Summary Category
WORDSNET-10370 The text on shape has incorrect color while rendering. Bug
WORDSNET-11207 /rtl + decimal tabs/ Table’s text does not render in output Pdf/Png Bug
WORDSNET-11234 Ohm sign symbol font name is changed after doing open/save on a DOCX Bug
WORDSNET-12413 Text color of Shape is changed to white in output Doc/Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-13023 Mht to Docx conversion issue with image quality Bug
WORDSNET-13576 ListLabel are appeared after conversion from Doc to Docx/Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-13690 Docx to Pdf conversion issue with hyperlink Bug
WORDSNET-13755 Overflow of images when converting from DOCX to PDF Bug
WORDSNET-13782 Inserting html containing non-breaking hyphen does not keep the paragraph font for this character Bug
WORDSNET-13853 Docx to HtmlFixed conversion issue with table’s border Bug
WORDSNET-13873 GroupShape does not render correctly in output HtmlFixed Bug
WORDSNET-14018 OpenXml chart changes after Mail Merge Bug
WORDSNET-14021 Docx to Html conversion issue with Tab leaders Bug
WORDSNET-14067 When Chart object in Word document is converted to .jpg image, items in chart legend are ordered in opposite direction. Bug
WORDSNET-14082 Word document converted to PDF, output PDF file has incorrect font Bug
WORDSNET-14127 Custom bullets are changed after re-saving Docx Bug
WORDSNET-14151 RTF to Html conversion issue with image Bug
WORDSNET-14152 Images are lost after conversion from Doc to HtmlFixed Bug
WORDSNET-14166 Paragraph alignment was incorrectly imported from RTF. Bug
WORDSNET-14171 Font color of SmartArt is changed after conversion from Docx to Doc/Pdf. Bug
WORDSNET-14172 SmartArt’s text does not render correctly in output Doc/Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14175 Superscripts and subscripts of text in Visio diagram does not export correctly in output Html Bug
WORDSNET-14177 Bookmarks in produced PDF navigate to wrong position Bug
WORDSNET-14178 HTML to Doc or HTML produces additional line. Bug
WORDSNET-14182 MathMl to emf problem Bug
WORDSNET-14189 Docx to Pdf conversion issue with image rendering Bug
WORDSNET-14195 LayoutEnumerator.Rectangle.Height returns incorrect value Bug
WORDSNET-14199 Document.Compare does not mimic Microsoft Word’s compare feature Bug
WORDSNET-14202 Wrong space location in RTL span in HtmlFixed output Bug
WORDSNET-14203 Aspose.Words hangs during rendering to PDF Bug
WORDSNET-14210 Inaccurate position of power in OfficeMath equation Bug
WORDSNET-14213 Document.Compare changes bullet list to number list Bug
WORDSNET-14214 /rtl + decimal tabs/ Table’s contents become invisible after conversion from Docx to Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14216 MHTML to PDF export - A yellow colored box is misplaced Bug
WORDSNET-14221 Aspose.Words hangs while loading Html Bug
WORDSNET-14225 MailMerge.Execute does not work when field contains “-” character in data-source Bug
WORDSNET-14228 Text of a file displays differently after converting from docx into pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14231 Document.UpdateFields does not update the Quote field Bug
WORDSNET-14233 Text font and size changed in rendered PDF Bug
WORDSNET-14238 Color of SmartArt’s text is changed after conversion from Docx to Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14240 Extra character (square box) renders after conversion from Txt to Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14259 Page-Fields in end-notes are not updated as in Word Bug
WORDSNET-14263 FieldMacroButton does not render in output Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-14264 NUMPAGES and SECTIONPAGES don’t get translated to correct language when fields are updated Bug
WORDSNET-14268 Bullets/Numbering is lost after re-saving Odt Bug
WORDSNET-14270 Docx to Html conversion issue with chart’s rendering Bug
WORDSNET-14277 Docx to Html conversion issue with chart’s rendering Bug
WORDSNET-14304 Strange behavior of Document.AcceptAllRevisions() Bug
WORDSNET-14314 A symbol gets added before all numbers in PDF Bug
WORDSNET-14322 Do not embed fonts that are not installed in OS and are not embedded into the input document. Bug
WORDSNET-14331 ListLabel.LabelString does not return correct value for number style GB2 Bug
WORDSNET-14339 Doc to HtmlFixed conversion issue with Visio diagram Bug
WORDSNET-14352 Metafiles are rendered with black background in Bitmap mode Bug
WORDSNET-14357 Docx to Pdf conversion issue with vertical axis' line position of chart Bug
WORDSNET-14361 Unsupported file format exception when loading specific .doc file Bug
WORDSNET-14366 FindReplaceOptions - Incorrect replacement of repeating characters Bug
WORDSNET-6498 BookmarkReference.Evaluate method potential bugs. Bug
WORDSNET-6932 /vml/ Shapes are not preserved on HTML import Bug
WORDSNET-12696 Symbols <> are changed after re-saving RTF Enhancement
WORDSNET-14005 Optimize the size of output SVG Enhancement
WORDSNET-14185 HTML Export doesn’t take into account Different First Page header option Enhancement
WORDSNET-14229 Improve HTML round-trip support of tab-stops written as spaces. Enhancement
WORDSNET-14230 /vml/ Shapes are not preserved on MHTML import Enhancement
WORDSNET-14255 Saving to PDF without PDF/A compliance leads to empty Document ID Enhancement
WORDSNET-14342 Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException occurs upon loading a RTF Enhancement
WORDSNET-14234 The document appears to be corrupted and cannot be loaded Exception
WORDSNET-14303 Document.AcceptAllRevisions throws “Cannot remove because there is no parent” Exception
WORDSNET-14307 System.OverflowException is thrown while re-saving Docx Exception
WORDSNET-10846 List number formatting is lost after re-saving the Docx Feature
WORDSNET-11501 A Table auto-copy-button is not preserved during open-save a DOCX Feature
WORDSNET-12785 List Labels are changed after re-saving Docx Feature
WORDSNET-14226 Provide option for “Create bookmarks using: Headings” in PDF Feature
WORDSNET-3498 Support export to HTML5. Feature
WORDSNET-14205 Styles lost when Word XML saved as Doc Regression

Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in Aspose.Words 16.11.0. 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-3498 Support export to HTML5

New public enum HtmlVersion:

/// <summary>
/// Indicates the version of HTML is used when saving the document to <see cref="SaveFormat.Html"/> and 
/// <see cref="SaveFormat.Mhtml"/> formats.
/// </summary>
public enum HtmlVersion
    /// <summary>
    /// Saves the document in compliance with the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard. 
    /// </summary>
    /// <remarks>
    /// <p>Aspose.Words aims to output XHTML according to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard, 
    /// but the output will not always validate against the DTD. Some structures inside a Microsoft Word 
    /// document are hard or impossible to map to a document that will validate against the XHTML schema. 
    /// For example, XHTML does not allow nested lists (UL cannot be nested inside another UL element), 
    /// but in Microsoft Word document multilevel lists occur quite often.</p>
    /// </remarks>
    /// <summary>
    /// Saves the document in compliance with the HTML 5 standard. 
    /// </summary>

New public property in HtmlSaveOptions:

/// <summary>
/// Specifies version of HTML standard that should be used when saving the document to HTML or MHTML.
/// Default value is <see cref="Saving.HtmlVersion.Xhtml"/>.
/// </summary>
public HtmlVersion HtmlVersion
     get { return mHtmlVersion; }
     set { mHtmlVersion = value; }


var so = new HtmlSaveOptions();
so.HtmlVersion = HtmlVersion.Html5;
doc.Save("out.html", so);

WORDSNET-13625 - FixedPageSaveOptions.OptimizeOutput

Starting from 16.11.0 version, OptimizeOutput option is available for all fixed page formats.

/// <summary>
/// Flag indicates whether it is required to optimize output of XPS.
/// If this flag is set redundant nested canvases and empty canvases are removed,
/// also neighbor glyphs with the same formating are concatenated.
/// Note: The accuracy of the content display may be affected if this property is set to true.
/// Default is false.
/// </summary>
public virtual bool OptimizeOutput
    get { return mOptimizeOutput; }
    set { mOptimizeOutput = value; }