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Convert DOCX to PDF when Footnotes are in different Section Breaks | Java

I’ve noticed several layout-errors, that occur using Aspose.Word 21.9 for Java.
Some similar problems have been solved in WORDSNET-22166 + WORDSNET-15201 (Aspose 21.6).

However: a few issues with section-breaks do still exist.
They can easily be reproduced with the following file Footnote_Bug.docx (32.5 KB)

The result depends on the used Aspose.Words for Java version:

The following happens:

  1. Foot-notes in different section-breaks are causing the section-break to be handled as page-break.
    WORDSNET-22166 + WORDSNET-15201 have fixed this issue for simpler layouts. But documents with complex layouts (see attached DOCX) appear still to cause this issue.

  2. Simpler layouts are handling the section-break correctly, but the footnotes may overlap text on the page, which intersects with the footnote-text.
    There is no attached example. But this happens if the “two-column”-section below the first footnote (in the example-document) is removed. This simplifies the layout and changes the result.

  3. Footnotes should always have full page-width. If the footnote belongs to a “multi column”-section it seems to use the width of this section. This results in an inconsistent layout of the footnote-texts.

Is this a known issue? Are there known workarounds or solutions?


We have logged this problem in our issue tracking system with ID WORDSNET-22732. We will further look into the details of this problem and will keep you updated here on the status of correction. We apologize for your inconvenience.

Can you please also ZIP and upload related source Word documents and Aspose.Words generated PDF files showing the undesired behaviors here for testing? We will then investigate these particular issues on our end and provide you more information.

I’ve attached the simplified layout, which does not have the unexpected the page-break, but footnotes with various issues (as already described before in bullet 2+3)
Footnote-Bug-Simplified.zip (109.2 KB)

The more complex layout (as already attached in single files) is:
Footnote-Bug-Complete.zip (156.4 KB)


To address this problem, we have logged a separate issue with ID WORDSNET-22739. We will inform you here as soon as these issues will be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience.