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Aspose.Words for .NET 5.0.0 Released

Please welcome our next major release of Aspose.Words for .NET!
The main feature in Aspose.Words for .NET 5.0.0 is load and save of Office Open XML documents reaching its Release status.
To download https://releases.aspose.com/words/net

Why Major Version Change?
Because we’ve done a lot. Here is a list of features that we have gradually added since Aspose.Words for .NET 4.0.0 released back in October 2006:

  • Load and save Office Open XML documents.
  • Load and save RTF documents.
  • Load and save Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML documents.
  • Save in OpenDocument (ODT) format (Beta).
  • 64-bit and Windows Vista support.
  • Numerous improvements and fixes in all areas.

New Save Formats
Have a look at the updated SaveFormat enum, it includes the following new 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.
  • SaveFormat.Odt - BETA! Saves the document in the OpenDocument format.

Note that the Office Open XML specification and Microsoft Word 2007 strictly distinguish between macro-enabled and macro-free documents. If you save a document with macros as DOCX, Microsoft Word 2007 will reject to open it (unfortunately with a misleading error message). Therefore, you need to make sure you are saving an Office Open XML document in the correct (macro-free or macro-enabled) format. By default, Aspose.Words fully preserves VBA projects in Office Open XML documents, but you can remove all macros from a document using the Document.RemoveMacros method.
Great news, we have included a beta version of saving to Open Document (ODT) format. You are welcome to try it out, but beware not all document features are yet exported.

Office Open XML Conformance
We are fully committed to making Aspose.Words support the Office Open XML specification 100% in the shortest timeframe possible and we are well on track to achieving this.
Since the previous beta release we have added support for the following features:

  • Smart Tags
  • OLE embedded and linked objects
  • VBA projects
  • Digital signatures for VBA projects
  • Many others

Although the degree of Aspose.Words conformance to OOXML is high, not all OOXML features are yet supported. A detailed conformance specification is provided in a separate spreadsheet. For example ActiveX controls, Structured Document Tags (Content Controls) and Custom XML are not yet supported. These will be supported in the following months.

Breaking Changes in the API
By having a major version change we indicate there are some breaking changes in the API.
The changes are not likely to affect many users. Even if you cannot recompile your project because of a change, it is very easy to update your code because all changes are cosmetic, although they had to be done.
The breaking changes in Aspose.Words for .NET 5.0.0 are:

  • All collection classes, such as Paragraphs, Runs, Tables, Bookmarks etc have been renamed into ParagraphCollection, RunCollection, TableCollection, BookmarkCollection, CellCollection accordingly.
  • New namespaces Aspose.Words.Fields, Aspose.Words.Lists, Aspose.Words.Markup, Aspose.Words.Properties and Aspose.Words.Tables were introduced and classes moved into the new namespaces.

Collection classes were renamed to become more inline with the .NET Framework Design guidelines and to allow creation of the new namespaces (for example, to avoid confusion between the old Lists class and new Lists namespace).
New namespaces were created because the Aspose.Words namespace grew too big and we have a lot of new public classes to add in the future, therefore some reorganization was necessary. We hope you will find new namespaces easy to use. For example, Aspose.Words.Lists namespace contains all classes and enums required to work with bulleted and numbered lists in a document.
Changes and Fixes from Aspose.Words for .NET 4.4.3 to 5.0.0

Issue ID Component Summary
4309 DOC “The document contains captions” exception occurs during opening document.
4239 DOC Cannot insert PNG image, error Unable to read beyond the end of the stream.
558 DOC RTL table becomes too wide.
4372 DOCX “Aspose.Words.FileCorruptedException” exception occurs during opening DOCX document.
4368 DOCX DOCX generated by Aspose.Words is corrupted to open with Word 2007.
4348 DOCX “'Unknown color type encountered during WordML import” exception occus during opening DOCX.
4347 DOCX “FileCorruptedException” exception occurs during opening DOCX file.
4294 DOCX MS Words 2007 doesn’t open DOCX file.
4220 DOCX Background shape is lost during load/save.
4218 DOCX Freeform shape is processed incorrectly during load/save.
4127 DOCX DOCX document is empty after opening it using Aspose.Words.
4035 DOCX Font size changes from 11pt to 10pt during OpenSaveOpen
3927 DOCX Images are lost when importing DOCX
3616 DOCX DOCX files generated by Aspose.Words for VS2003 project are different from VS2005
3613 DOCX Support proper protection password export in DOCX.
3609 DOCX Demo2007\ManualComms Out.docx shows numbering revisions while it should not
3586 DOCX Macros and digital sugnatures are not saved during DOCX export.
3476 DOCX UnifiedTestIncludePictureNoSeparator fails
4386 Model Add Name property to Shape class.
1280 Model As Icon, Icon Label, Icon Path and Icon Index are not supported for OLE objects
341 Model Add Smart Tags/Smart Document support
4388 PDF Exception: Cannot get field part because at end of field code (PDF, HTML)
4381 PDF Empty form field should be output wider to look like in MS Word
4328 PDF Symbol field result outputs twice if field has a separator (PDF, HTML)
4318 PDF MACROBUTTON field is output incorrectly if display text occupies several runs (PDF, HTML)
4278 RTF Support document protection password
4252 RTF Position of the floating TextBoxes is changed after open/save.
4107 RTF Style is changed after open/save RTF document.
4106 RTF Line spacing is changed after open/save RTF document.
4067 RTF Paragraph indents are incorrect
4058 RTF Last paragraph is lost after opening RTF using Aspose.Words.
4284 WML Enumeration of multilevel list is exported from WML to DOC not properly
3375 WML TestGoldWmlShape.TestImagePict fails
3374 WML TestGoldWmlOle.TestOleLinked import fails
3373 WML TestGoldWmlList.TestListNasty1 import fails
3372 WML TestGoldWmlDocProperties.TestRevMarks import fails
3371 WML TestGoldWmlDemo2007.ManualAdmin import fails
1568 WML UnifiedTestListStyle fails.

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