Regarding WORDSNET-17041, we have completed the work on your issue and come to a conclusion that this issue is actually not a bug in Aspose.Words. So, we will close this issue as ‘Not a Bug’.
The provided document contains EMF image which is rendered correctly by Aspose.Words. This metafile image has about 7k EMR_GRADIENTFILL records. These records are completely skipped by MS Word but are correctly rendered by Aspose.Words.
We have also logged following new issue for this document:
WORDSNET-17101: Optimize the PDF output size for document with multiple gradient filled shapes.