Aspose.Words - PDF Export Issue - Footnote Column Layout Inconsistency

I am experiencing an issue when exporting a document to PDF using Aspose.Words for Java. The column layout specified for footnotes within the document is not being preserved correctly in the PDF output.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Create an Aspose.Words document with footnotes.
  2. Set the column count for the main document body (e.g., 2 columns).
  3. Set a different column count for the footnote content (e.g., 1 column).
  4. Save the document as a PDF using"output.pdf", new PdfSaveOptions()); .

Expected Behavior:

The PDF output should maintain the specified column layout for both the main document body and the footnotes independently. Footnotes should appear with the correct number of columns as defined in the source document.

Actual Behavior:

The column layout of the footnotes does not match the settings in the source document. In some cases, footnotes inherit the column count from the main document body, or the layout becomes distorted.

Additional Information:

  • Aspose.Words Version: “com.aspose:aspose-words:24.6:jdk17”
  • Java Version: “17.0.10”

ColumnExport.docx (10.2 KB)

ColumnExport (25).pdf (18.4 KB)

Attached are the exports for WORD(working) and PDF

We set the document to have 3 columns and the foonote to have just 1

We have opened the following new ticket(s) in our internal issue tracking system and will deliver their fixes according to the terms mentioned in Free Support Policies.

Issue ID(s): WORDSNET-27111

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