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Footnotes break column layout

Hi, I’ve come across a rendering issue when converting Word documents to xhtml (this also apply to pdf conversion).

If a page using a multiple columns layout contains a footnote, then it gets rendered as a single column page.

Here’s a minimal reproduction document:
footnote_columns_breaks.docx (17.0 KB)

And here are some screenshots to help visualise the problem:

Let me know if you require more details.
Thanks in advance.


The first Section has two text columns with a Footnote in it and currently Aspose.Words does not preserve this layout during rendering this Word DOCX document to PDF (and other formats). We have logged this problem in our issue tracking system with ID WORDSNET-22390. We will further look into the details of this problem and will keep you updated on the status of correction. We apologize for your inconvenience.


Any news on this issue?

Thanks in advance.

@njlgad Unfortunately the issue has been postponed and currently we cannot provide you any estimates.
Your document is in MS Word 2013 mode. The document contains a multi-column section with footnotes.
MS Word 2013 balances columns and footnotes separately from each other. But in a similar case, in compatibility mode, MS Word balances the column content and the footnotes together.
Aspose.Words only support MS Word behavior in compatibility mode. This is a new feature.

Thanks for the update