I am evaluating Aspose.pdf & Aspose.Word for one of our products.
What we need to do is to convert word documents into Aspose.pdf.xml format & then fill up that xml with data & load & convert this xml to pdf file.
It seems from the API's that I should be able to do the same. But I have a few queries.
1. Will this procedure be 100% compatible with word formatting,i.e. will the generated pdf document look exactly like actual word document? If not, can u give me a detailed document on what word formattings/options are not supported?
2. I have gone through your blogs & have seen that you had some problems with right-to-left languages, which you planned to fix by 20th Aug. Has it been done already & is it included in the current release. Is is extermely important for us to be able to support UNICODE completely including languages like Arabic,Hebrew, Chineese, Japaneese, Korean etc.
3. Another issue is to be able to specify printer tray selection in the document. I have gone through you XML schema & seen that printer tray selecion for sections (avilable in word) is not exposed in the XML. Is it possible for you to include the same so that printer tray control in embedded in the final pdf document? This is important because actual printing is typically outsourced to printing centers which is typically outside our control.
4. Do you have any plans to support actual printing of PDF documents?
5. Another issue is the performance. What I need is some performance benchmark for converting from Aspose.pdf.xml to actual pdf document. The documents are pretty complex - around 8 - 10 pages, includes 8 - 10 different Unicode fonts, atleast two different languages (e.g. english & arabic), more than 70% of the document is in 5 column tables printed in 2-up format in small fonts (8 or less), there will be atleast 7-8 such tables. The document will also contain 5-6 images (avg size 5cm X 5cm ). It will also contain different page headers & footers in different parts (at leaset 2-3) of the document. Can u please give me some benchmark on documnts/hour along with necessary hardware configuration for this kind of documents?