Aspose.Words for .NET 16.5.0 Release Notes

Major Features

There are 72 improvements and fixes in this regular monthly release. The most notable are:

  • Improved reflow performance for large paragraphs.
  • Added explicit support of multiple data sources to LINQ Reporting Engine.
  • SVG output with IE compatibility improved.
  • Improved widow/orphan handling for tables.
  • Improved asian text line breaking.
  • Improved font metrics calculation for substituted fonts.
  • Implemented support for SuppressEndnotes option.

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

Key Summary Category
WORDSNET-11897 A symbol in picture is transformed to SDT and its actual look is not preserved during open/save a DOCX Bug
WORDSNET-12133 Save Word document as PDF corrupts WordArt Bug
WORDSNET-12432 Missing text in text boxes when converting to PDF Bug
WORDSNET-12535 Word To PDF conversion - Problem with Textbox Bug
WORDSNET-12927 Horizontal lines are not visible in generated document Bug
WORDSNET-13011 /para rules during row break/ A Table row breaks across pages in PDF Bug
WORDSNET-13062 TestJira4499 fails on certain machines Bug
WORDSNET-13122 Numbered list does not get converted properly in the attached PDF Bug
WORDSNET-13134 Google Chrome error: Duplicate headers received from server Bug
WORDSNET-13137 Div is not imported into Aspose.Words DOM Bug
WORDSNET-13169 Specifying new values to ComparisonOperator, LeftExpression or RightExpression of FieldIf cause lose of Tables and other formatting Bug
* MERGEFORMAT is overlapped after re-saving Rtf.
WORDSNET-13357 Japanese text wraps to next line after English word in output Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-13365 Hyperlink text should not wrap to the next line Bug
WORDSNET-13372 A Page’s content is splitting into two pages during rendering Bug
WORDSNET-13373 Docx to SVG conversion issue with text selection in IE-11 Bug
WORDSNET-13409 Word to PDF conversion - missing drawing Bug
WORDSNET-13410 Converting to PDF pushes last row on next page Bug
WORDSNET-13417 Table’s rows are moved to previous page after saving Doc to Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-13419 Document.UpdateFields corrupts the document Bug
WORDSNET-13442 Table’s cell margins are changed after re-saving Docx Bug
WORDSNET-13444 Table’s cells width are changed after re-saving Doc Bug
WORDSNET-13448 Mergefield TableStart inside an IF field are processed although the IF condition is false (IF field is outside any merge regions) Bug
WORDSNET-13458 Docx to Doc/Pdf conversion issue with bounded check-boxes Bug
WORDSNET-13464 Document.UpdateFields does not update REF fields Bug
WORDSNET-13465 Image (shape) is lost after re-saving mhtml Bug
WORDSNET-13471 Not able to load DOCX file Bug
WORDSNET-13474 Paragraph moves to previous page after conversion from Docx to Pdf Bug
WORDSNET-13477 Cell border not rendered in Word where rowspan is used in Html Bug
WORDSNET-13481 Barcode font is changed to Arial after re-saving Docx Bug
WORDSNET-13491 Chinese text is truncated in output HtmlFixed format Bug
WORDSNET-13494 Asian text is improperly wrapped. Font is improperly detected for not asian characters. Bug
WORDSNET-13511 Data Labels in chart are changed after re-saving Docx Bug
WORDSNET-13523 Missing Numbering when save as PDF in Memory Stream Bug
WORDSNET-13528 Special characters are displayed in PDF Bug
WORDSNET-13536 MailMerge.PreserveUnusedTags does not preserve “mustache” tags Bug
WORDSNET-13549 Right-hand border thickness is incorrect during open/save a DOC Bug
WORDSNET-13579 Converting to PDF messes up the table cell format Bug
WORDSNET-13582 Hyperlink color changes to Black in generated DOC/PDF Bug
WORDSNET-5108 Images are lost after open/save DOCX document (Sdt). Bug
WORDSNET-5134 Drop caps do not export well to HTML Bug
WORDSNET-6464 The contents do not fit in table’s cell in output PDF file. Bug
WORDSNET-6514 Unable to view Aspose.Words generated DOCX file with GoogleDocs Bug
WORDSNET-7492 Picture is shifted up during DOCX to PDF conversion Bug
WORDSNET-7795 Table contents become invisible in output PDF file Bug
WORDSNET-7847 Incorrect text color in output PDF Bug
WORDSNET-8232 Moderate effect Shape Style is not preserved during open/save Bug
WORDSNET-11353 SmartArt text render incorrectly in output Pdf Enhancement
WORDSNET-11963 Inconsistent formatting of comment references exported to HTML Enhancement
WORDSNET-12169 Implement public API to set the shape fill to picture (at least) / Ellipse shape image is rendered as square in PDF Enhancement
WORDSNET-12225 Html to Docx conversion issue with display : inline style Enhancement
WORDSNET-12398 Contents are moved from 1st page to second page in output Pdf Enhancement
WORDSNET-13295 Support special handling of backslash for IF fields Enhancement
WORDSNET-13309 list-style:none does not take effect in output document Enhancement
WORDSNET-13400 Unrecognized image type encountered during DOCX export Exception
WORDSNET-13437 Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException is thrown while loading mhtml Exception
WORDSNET-13483 Saving to PDF throws “Parameter is not valid” exception Exception
WORDSNET-13499 System.NullReferenceException during converting DOCX to DOCX Exception
WORDSNET-13501 Document.AcceptAllRevisions throws “The bookmark range is invalid” exception Exception
WORDSNET-13507 Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException is thrown while loading Doc Exception
WORDSNET-13508 Document.Save throws System.NullReferenceException while re-saving Docx Exception
WORDSNET-13517 Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException is thrown while loading Doc Exception
WORDSNET-13534 “Memory stream is not expandable” error occurs upon loading a RTF Exception
WORDSNET-13560 UnsupportedFileFormatException while loading txt file Exception
WORDSNET-10921 /para rules during row break/ Table’s row split over pages after conversion from Docx to Pdf Feature
WORDSNET-12492 Allow creation of bookmarks over 40 chars long when the target document is PDF Feature
WORDSNET-13014 Add a special mode to Aspose.Words optimized for high-performance text extraction Feature
WORDSNET-13325 PageSetup.SuppressEndnotes does not work when saving to PDF Feature
WORDSNET-13538 Provide ReportingEngine.buildReport overload that accepts multiple data source objects Feature
WORDSNET-13418 Optimize line wrapping performance Performance
WORDSNET-13514 It takes long to save a document to PDF Performance
WORDSNET-13577 Certain images don’t show up in the printed version of the generated report Regression

Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in Aspose.Words 16.5.0. 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-13538 - Added ReportingEngine.BuildReport() overload

The following overload has been added to the ReportingEngine class:

/// <summary>
/// Populates the specified template document with data from the specified sources making it a ready report.
/// </summary>
/// <remarks>
/// <para>
/// Using this overload you can reference multiple data source objects and their members in the template.
/// The name of the first data source can be omitted (i.e. be an empty string or null) if you are going to
/// reference the data source's members but not the data source object itself. Names of the other data sources
/// must be specified and unique.
/// </para>
/// <para>
/// If you are going to use a single data source, consider using of <see cref="BuildReport(Document, object)"/>
/// and <see cref="BuildReport(Document, object, string)"/> overloads instead.
/// </para>
/// </remarks>
/// <param name="document">A template document to be populated with data.</param>
/// <param name="dataSources">An array of data source objects.</param>
/// <param name="dataSourceNames">An array of names to reference the data source objects within the template.</param>
public void BuildReport(Document document, object[] dataSources, string[] dataSourceNames)

It allows using multiple data source objects while building a report.