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Grey background missing

When trying to save the attached xls document XLS_195jp.zip (152.1 KB)
as pdf, the grey background (on the box) is not displayed.

Please advise,


Thanks for using Aspose APIs.

We were able to observe this issue as per your description and logged it in our database for investigation and for a fix.

This issue has been logged as

  • CELLSNET-45575 - Grey background on the box is missing in output Pdf


Workbook wb = new Workbook(dirPath + "XLS_195jp.xls");
wb.Save("out.pdf", SaveFormat.Pdf);

sc.png (173.3 KB)


Thanks for using Aspose APIs.

This is to inform you that we have fixed your issue CELLSNET-45575 now. We will soon provide the fix after performing QA and including other enhancements and fixes.


Please try our latest version/fix: Aspose.Cells for .NET v17.8.5:

Your issue should be fixed in it. Let us know your feedback.

Dropbox is too intrusive (asking to access contacts…).
Can we download the kit from elsewhere?


Please download both of these parts and place them in some folder and then extract its contents using WinRAR tool.

Download Links:
1.zip (2 MB)
2.zip (1.6 MB)

The following screenshot explains how to extract the contents.
sc.png (48.3 KB)

I tried extracting 2.zip, but getting an error: “You need to start extraction from a previous volume to unpack Fix\Aspose.Cells17.8.5 For .Net4.0.Zip”.
It seems as if some parts are missing…


1.zip file is not actually a .zip file, it is actually a .rar file so the true name of it is

1.zip > 1.rar
2.zip > 2.rar

Only WinRAR tool can extract its contents because it understands .rar format.

The plugin I use for rar is rar.exe, but for some reason I can only view the dll but not to extract it.
Can you pack it with Zip/Gzip?


I sent you a message on this forum having my email id. Please send me email at that address and then I will reply you with attachment.

Tested the latest version.
Works fine.

Thank you!


Thanks for your feedback and using Aspose.Cells.

It is good to know that your issue is resolved with the latest fix. Let us know if you encounter any other issue, we will be glad to look into it and help you further.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as CELLSNET-45575) have been fixed in Aspose.Cells for .NET 17.9.