Enhance Readability when Creating Spreadsheets

July 10, 2024
DevExpress Office File API 24.1 broadens spreadsheet text formatting options with the addition of justified and distributed text alignment.

The DevExpress Office File API is a powerful .NET library designed to automate work with Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PDF files without relying on any UI components. It empowers developers to programmatically create, read, edit, export, and print these crucial office files across various platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, and even Azure. Its feature set covers a wide range of tasks, from formatting text and inserting images in Word documents to manipulating data and generating charts in Excel workbooks, and even filling interactive forms or extracting text from PDFs. This comprehensive functionality allows developers to integrate seamless document handling directly into their applications, eliminating the need for external software and streamlining workflows.

The DevExpress Office File API 24.1 release introduces justified and distributed text alignment to the Spreadsheet Document API. This means that text can now be spread evenly across the entire width of the cell (justified) or with a slight indent on both sides (distributed) - similar to how text appears in word processing software. These formatting options are preserved when exporting the spreadsheet to PDF, allowing users to maintain a consistent presentation across different document formats.

To see a full list of what's new in version 24.1, see our release notes.

DevExpress Office File API is licensed per developer and is available as a Perpetual License with a 12 month support and maintenance subscription. See our DevExpress Office File API licensing page for full details.

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