Aspose.Words for .NET Reviews

Average Review Score: 5 (8)

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michaelCanada5 star

The legal industry is very paperwork intensive, and many areas of law are process driven, relying upon a large number of very similar forms. In an effort to address that, my team has created legal... Read more

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michaelCanada5 star

The legal industry is very paperwork intensive, and many areas of law are process driven, relying upon a large number of very similar forms. In an effort to address that, my team has created legal automation software, automating the creation of standard legal documents. Aspose.Words for .Net forms the backbone of this program, allowing users to create, modify and tokenize standard forms for use in law offices and routine legal processes. As we are dealing with legal documents, high fidelity to original formatting is required. Aspose deals with most formatting with ease, maintaining vertical alignment over ordered and unordered lists, paragraph indents, along with the general layout and formatting of the underlying Microsoft Word documents.

Aspose library has been awesome to work with from my developer's point of view. The examples and documentation are pretty straight forward, and it's been easy to use. We have tried other Word Processing libraries before, but none of them were as accurate as Aspose. Aspose is also much better at maintaining formatting than those other products.

Name Withheld verified customerFrance5 star
ilhamisTurkey5 star

We have been looking for a high performing docx to pdf tool for a while now. Our system has an e-government aspect and is generating a large number of reports to the user community and performance is paramount. I tried Aspose.Words and I am very happy with the results. First of all, it was very easy and seamless to integrate and deploy in our project. Very smooth. Secondly, the speed of conversion is way better due to the fact that multiple jobs run in parallel. Thirdly, it's not only fast, but there were no formatting errors. Considering that we are providing a multi-lingual system and some reports include both English and Arabic fields (right-to-left alignment!), this was very important.

Finally, the file size was quite small, which again is very important as tens of thousands of documents are created through our system. Before Aspose.Words, our first implementation was Microsoft Office Interop library. This library converts the docx documents to pdf files perfectly, but after a while we noticed that the conversion operations are waiting for each executable. This caused a big delay when converting multiple documents at the same time. One of the reasons for choosing Aspose.Words is that each exe converts their documents to pdf at the same time and no waiting lock exists on the processing time.

Our results show that Aspose.Words for .NET has the best performance compared to other commercial and open source tools.

Harish GIndia5 star

We have evaluated many solutions that made code integration and deployment time easy and fast. The Aspose.Words only met all of our requirements. The Aspose Words help us to avoid the installation of Microsoft Word on a server for automation purposes; Apparently, Aspose is the only library which has all object similar to Microsoft Office Object and is very useful to add some flexibility and functionality to our application. The conversion of documents into HTML with embedded CSS and layout was amazing and smooth. The ability to carry out initial testing within the trial was very beneficial. Their support towards the end user is awesome. These guys reply for a questions posted in the forum in good turnaround time with perfection.

marcin.wernerPoland5 star

Our development team was having trouble creating Word documents in a reasonable time frame using Office automation. We came across Aspose.Words and decided to give it a try. What we found was a product that not only decreased our development time but also increased the usability of the applications we develop. The Word files generated by our application are not only created faster, they are more like what our customer's want. We owe this all to Aspose and the Aspose.Words component.We are impressed with Aspose.Words, it is a must-have component for any company wanting to produce top-quality Office documents on-the-fly.

VinhCA, USA5 star

I have tried Aspose.Words for .NET libraries and the richness of supported file format is very impressive. Additionally, the performance is beyond my expectation comparing to other commercial products out there. I was getting 3~4 files modification within a second. It also has easy to understand interface so that I can integrate to my application without too much difficulty. Finally they have been releasing new version almost every month which keeps my expectation high on their continuous improvement/fixes.

Naomi, Israel Lands Authority5 star

We searched a long time for a product that converts Word documents to PDF files. We tried many programs, but because it was necessary to support the Hebrew language, not all software could give us an answer to this. Besides, a Ministry of Government produces a lot of files for citizens and it is important that files be reliable, efficient and accurate. We recently received a recommendation for the product Aspose.Words and we downloaded the free trial version.
We have tried the product for different document types and the result was excellent. The PDF file preserved the original design and fonts appear in the source file. We strongly encourage those who have a need to convert word documents to use Apose.Words.
Thanks to ASPOSE

Jon Shipman - TX, USA5 star

I needed to programmatically access fields in a Word document, fill them in, then save it as a PDF.  I started by creating a Word document, then manually adding fields to the PDF and using iTextSharp to fill in the fields.  This worked great, but it immediately became clear that maintenance was going to be a nightmare.  Every time there was a change to the Word document, I'd have to recreate all the fields in the new PDF.

Thinking that converting a Word document to a PDF programmatically wouldn't be difficult, I set out to learn how to manipulate the Word document using Open XML.  Open XML is great, but it is not for the faint of heart.  Nothing about it is simple.  After struggling and creating an Open XML solution to create my Word document, I was ready to convert it to a PDF. I quickly found that converting a Word document to a PDF was not going to be easy either.  I really struggled to find a free option.  I found a few suggestions and tried several things.  Many would not fit our situation.  Others wouldn't properly convert the document.  Spacing would be incorrect, table borders would be missing, etc.

I finally decided to purchase a library.  I tested 4 products.  Aspose.Words was the clear winner for us.  First, it was the only one that converted my tests accurately every time.  Second, the licensing model was the best for our situation. Now, I'm not using Open XML at all.  Aspose.Words makes it so easy to fill out the fields.  Converting it to a PDF is one simple line of code.  In my current project Aspose.Words makes it so I don't need to ever create new files at all.  I take my existing Word document, using it as a template, and fill it the fields and convert it to a PDF and stream it to the user all in memory.  No file storage needed.

I give it five stars for making my life so much less complicated.  I see it becoming a "must have" in my software toolbox.