What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V13.3.0?
- Render 3D effects and shadows for VML shapes.
- Improved performance when rendering PDFs from documents with large JPEGs.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V11.8.1?
- Improved EMF+ rendering (Embedded Metafiles, Curve Drawing Records).
- Optimized Metafile rendering speed.
- Right-to-left text in mail merge.
- Render OOXML charts.
- Support for Hidden table rows.
- Improved handling of alternate content.
- Numerous Table-of-contents improvements.
- Added plaintext import format (TXT).
- Read and import AltChunk content (DOCX).
- Read/write MailMerge settings in RTF documents.
- Table width handling improvments (HTML and PDF).
- Signature image rendering in PDF documents.
- Enhanced rendering of Office MathML.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V11.3?
- Cell border conflict resolution improved
- Vertical alignment of sections on a page
- Export to SVG format
- Improved public API to provide TrueType fonts
- Linked textboxes are supported in RTF
- Creation of encrypted DOC files
- Math equations can be imported/exported to RTF
- Move revisions
- New "mustache" templating engine syntax
- Performance improvements for large documents
- Subsetting of OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines
- OfficeMath supported in almost all formats
- MathML import in ODT
- Floating table rendering improvements
- Table formatting revisions supported in DOCX and WML
- Support for EMF+ rendering
- Signature line shapes
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V11?
- New public element AbsolutePositionTab used in DOCX and RTF files
- Linked textboxes supported in DOC, DOCX and WML
- Support comments when rendering and converting PDFs
- Render custom footnote marks
- Compound lines are now rendered to PDF and XPS files
- Use core PDF fonts or system installed fonts to significantly decrease output file size
- Users are now warned if a font is substituted
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V10.4?
- Custom XML Parts and Custom Parts are available in the public API.
- Improvements and fixes in the field update engine.
- Improvements in document conversions and rendering.
- Enhancements in the documentation and sample code.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V10.2?
- Floating tables are supported in rendering.
- Drop caps are supported in rendering.
- Text frames are better rendered to PDF and XPS.
- Field update engine updates Table of Figures
- TrueType and OpenType fonts embedded in DOCX documents are used when rendering to PDF and XPS.
- Microsoft Word 2007 percentage shape position and size are supported in conversions and rendering.
- Improved behavior for finding TrueType fonts installed on a machine, good for Linuxes and Mac OS.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V10?
- Table Styles are supported in DOC documents.
- Office Math Markup Language (OMML) formulas are preserved during DOCX roundtrips.
- Custom XML is supported in WordprocessingML2003 documents.
- More fidelity when rendering DrawingML objects.
- Custom XML is now supported in DOC in addition to DOCX and RTF documents.
- You can specify your own directories to search for TrueType fonts for document rendering.
- Position floating objects when exporting to HTML.
- Public API to render DrawingML shapes (as well as VML shapes) individually.
- Colors, gradient fills, styles and color themes are supported when rendering DrawingML.
- Navigation pane in SWF output.
- Many improvements in rendering and conversion to PDF and XPS.
- Many improvements in the field update engine.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.7?
- Some documents that contained DrawingML Charts and saved to DOCX by Aspose.Words failed to open in Microsoft Word this has been fixed.
- Fixed problem with layout of adjacent tables in a document which added extra space between tables when converting to PDF.
- You can now output list labels to TXT format.
- Now supports creation of PDF documents with access permissions (no copy, no printing etc), using PdfSaveOptions.EncryptionDetails.
- Now supports creation of encrypted PDF documents, using PdfSaveOptions.EncryptionDetails.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.6?
- Text Wrapping around Shapes - Text wrapping around shapes is supported when exporting to PDF, XPS and printing.
- More Field Types are Updated - Most notably ADDRESSBLOCK and GREETINGLINE fields are now fully functional during Aspose.Words mail merge.
- Rendering of Individual Shapes to Images - Using the new ShapeRenderer class you can convert any shape from a Microsoft Word document into a raster or metafile image or render to a .NET Graphics object to your liking.
- New Features and UI for Aspose.Words SWF (Flash) Export - Aspose.Words can now render any document into SWF (Flash) format. The resulting SWF contains the document pages and an embedded document viewer.
- Footnotes with Custom Reference Marks Supported - Footnotes with custom reference marks are now fully supported in DOC, DOCX, WML, ODT. Partially supported in RTF (only first character of the custom reference mark).
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.5?
- Custom XML Markup is Supported in OOXML Documents
- Digital Signature Verification
- Rendering Improvements
- Save as SWF (Flash)
- Save as XAML (FixedDocument)
- EPUB, HTML and MHTML Improvements
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.3?
- Endnotes are rendered to PDF and XPS.
- References to API members are hyperlinked in all of the documentation.
- Breaking change: Legacy conversion to PDF method via Aspose.Pdf.xml has been removed.
- 80+ improvements and fixes.
What's New in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.2
- Performance improvements to the layout and rendering engine.
- No longer uses GDI+ for text measurements means better server-side conversion to PDF.
- Support for condensed and expanded text when rendering.
- Improvements to field update of TOC, REF, PAGEREF, NOTEREF, INCLUDETEXT fields.
- Ability to easily distinguish templates, documents with digital signatures or encryption before loading them.
- Ability to access generated list labels and numbers on paragraphs.
- Breaking changes in the API - all events and delegates are replaced with interfaces.
- Breaking changes in the API - document loading and saving methods and signatures simplified.
- About 100 improvements and fixes in all areas of Aspose.Words.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.1?
- New sample project using Nested Mail Merge
- Support for Custom XML Data Storage and Properties in OOXML documents
- Support for .NET 3.5 and 4.0 Client Profile
- Improvements to footnotes layout and rendering
- About 100 other fixes and improvments
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V9.0?
- Table of Contents (TOC) fields are now updated
- Loading and saving Word 2010 OOXML documents (ISO 29500 Transitional) is supported
- Embedded OOXML packages are supported
- TrueType fonts are now subsetted and embedded into output EPUB
- Footnotes are partially supported when rendering/saving to PDF
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V8.1?
- Many document layout and rendering to PDF and XPS improvements.
- Important improvements to the field update engine.
- About 80 other fixes.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V8.0?
- Nested mail merge regions are supported.
- Microsoft Word's mail merge settings and data source are preserved.
- FlatOPC is supported.
- Watermarks, background and WordArt are rendered to PDF, XPS and printed.
- Print tickets are added to generated XPS with paper size, orientation and paper tray information.
- DOCX to DOC and other format conversion is improved. Many formatting loss issues resolved.
- Many improvements in the OpenDocument Text (ODT) module.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V7.0?
- Field Update Engine calculates even the most complex IF, formula and other fields.
- Windows Azure, Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010 are now supported.
- Shapes are rendered as images when exporting to HTML, MHTML and EPUB.
- Conversion to PDF works on Mono.
- Enhancements in document rendering.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V6.5?
- Export documents or pages as XPS (XML Paper Specification).
- Support for Table Styles, Table Style Conditional Formatting and Document Themes.
- Vertically merged table cells are supported when converting to PDF, rendering and printing.
- Many fixes for waiting customers.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V6.4?
Aspose.Words for .NET now supports exporting PDF documents that comply with the PDF/A-1b standard. A new option PdfOptions.Compliance was added that allows to specify that the output PDF documents comply with one of the following PDF standards:
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V6.3?
- Added attribute "style:background-transparency" import/export for "style:graphic-properties" element
- Added "table:covered-table-cell" and "table:number-columns-spanned" import
- Added import of percental font size
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V6.x?
Direct Conversion to PDF - It has been possible to convert Word documents to PDF with Aspose.Words for .NET for long time, but it required two components Aspose.Words and Aspose.Pdf operating together. This conversion works well, but the fact that two products are involved has its costs for customers. With the introduction of the Rendering Engine and making Aspose.Words convert documents to PDF directly it becomes possible to serve our customers much better. Using the Aspose.Words’ direct to PDF conversion gives you the following advantages:
- Improved performance. There is no need to save a document and images into intermediary XML to pass between Aspose.Words and Aspose.Pdf.
- Better fidelity. Aspose.Words Rendering Engine has been explicitly designed to reproduce Microsoft Word’s way of paginating and printing documents.
- Simpler code. Convert to PDF with as little as one line of code. The legacy conversion required writing about 20 lines of code.
- Cleaner deployment. There is no need to find temporary storage for image files to pass between components.
To start using direct conversion to PDF in Aspose.Words, see Document.SaveToPdf methods.
Printing and Imaging - The same document Rendering Engine can output to a .NET Graphics object and it opens endless prospects for Aspose.Words customers:
- Print. Use Aspose.Words simple print methods or completely customize your printing. The default implementation selects a correct paper size, orientation and paper source for every page. A custom implementation can, for example, print at a different scale or print a set of thumbnails on a page.
- Print Preview. Aspose.Words printing features integrate seamlessly with the .NET printing and preview classes allowing you to add print preview functionality to your application in minutes.
- Convert Pages to Images. Save whole document or a range of pages into a multi-frame TIFF file. Save document pages as PNG, JPEG, BMP or EMF files. Specify resolution, quality and compression settings.
- View. Create images or thumbnails of document pages to any size, scale or rotation to view them in an application or in the browser.
See the new Document.Print, Document.RenderToScale, Document.RenderToSize and Document.SaveToImage methods for more information.
Full DrawingML Support - DrawingML is a part of the Office Open XML standard and describes the XML used to store drawing objects in Microsoft Office 2007 documents. Microsoft Word 2007 uses either DrawingML or VML (Vector Markup Language) to store images in documents. Starting with this release, Aspose.Words for .NET 6.0 supports the full set of DrawingML used by Microsoft Word 2007. It is now possible to use Aspose.Words to load and save OOXML documents with VML as well as with DrawingML. In earlier versions of Aspose.Words support for DrawingML was limited to inline images only.
MHTML Import - MHTML is a “single file web page” format. MHTML is a way to save HTML with all related images and other resources into a single file. Saving documents as MHTML has been available in Aspose.Words for several months already and the ability to load MHTML files is a logical next step. Loading and saving documents as MHTML is fully integrated in Aspose.Words. Use Document constructors to load a file in any format and Document.Save to save in any format. Also see the LoadFormat and SaveFormat enumerations.
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V5.x?
New save formats:
- SaveFormat.Docx - Saves the document as a Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML Document (macro-free).
- SaveFormat.Docm - Saves the document as a Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML Macro-Enabled Document.
- SaveFormat.Dotx - Saves the document as a Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML Template (macro-free).
- SaveFormat.Dotm - Saves the document as a Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML Macro-Enabled Template.
Office Open XML Conformance
- Smart Tags
- OLE embedded and linked objects
- VBA projects
- Digital signatures for VBA projects
What's new in Aspose.Words for .NET V4.4x?
- Export to Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML (DOCX) format
- Aspose.Words installer and assemblies now come signed with Authenticode
What's new in Aspose.Words for .NET V4.3x?
- 64-bit Windows operating systems are fully supported. Fully tested on Windows Vista x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64
- Windows Vista is fully supported. Fixed the installer to install smoothly
- Fully tested with ASP.NET 2.0 64-bit
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V4.1x?
- RTF in Aspose.Words is now fully supported
What’s new in Aspose.Words for .NET V4.0x?
- Full support for drawing objects and textboxes in documents
- New public API for drawing objects in the Aspose.Words.Drawing namespace
- High-Fidelity export to Rich Text Format 1.8 (RTF)
- High-Fidelity export to WordprocessingML (WordML)
- Export to XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- Improved HTML import
- Separate Aspose.Words assemblies provided for .NET 1.x and .NET 2.0
- Updated demo projects to showcase export to new formats
- Avoid Microsoft Word automation in your applications
- Design reports or template documents in the familiar environment of Microsoft Word, not in a custom report designer
- Build or modify documents and formatting with ease using an object model similar to Microsoft Word Object Model and System.Xml
- Populate documents with your data using just a few lines of code
- Generate or process thousands of documents such as reports, letters, invoices, forms in minutes
- Save documents in DOC, HTML, RTF or PDF (requires Aspose.Pdf) formats
- Open and save RTF, Word 97, Word 2000, Word XP and Word 2003 documents
- Open and save documents in HTML format
- Save documents in Aspose.Pdf.Xml format that can be used by Aspose.Pdf to produce PDF files
- Use Aspose.Words from within a COM or ASP application and pass data as ADO Recordset
- Aspose.Words installation includes easy-to-understand demo projects for ASP.NET, Windows Forms with source code in C#, VB.NET that you can use to build your reporting application in minutes
Document Manipulation Features
- Programmatically create, modify or remove sections, headers, footers, paragraphs, lists, tables, rows, cells, text, fields, form fields, bookmarks, images and other document elements
- Specify detailed formatting for sections, paragraphs, text, rows and cells at runtime
- Join or split documents, copy or move fragments between documents
- Insert and format complex document elements such as images, hyperlinks, fields via a higher-level programming interface
- Insert HTML fragments into the document
- Access and modify document built-in and custom properties
- Protect and unprotect documents
Mail Merge Features
- Use standard Microsoft Word mail merge fields or bookmarks in your reports
- Use Aspose.Words extended syntax for mail merge fields to perform more complex operations during mail merge such as insert images or repeatable regions
- Populate and dynamically grow tables or fragments in the document from your data source using mail merge regions
- Populate the document from any .NET data source such as DataSet, DataTable, DataView, DataReader or from an XML file
- Take precise control, such as number formatting, over how your data is merged into the document using events