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Merge Field- Date Formatting being ignored

If a Merge FIeld has field options of inserting text before or after it will ignore the formatting of the date that needs to be done on the fieldbroken merge.PNG (1.2 KB)


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there the 3 expected files and i used the default mail mere example that you can download of github


We have tested the scenario and have managed to reproduce the same issue at our side. For the sake of correction, we have logged this problem in our issue tracking system as WORDSNET-19456. You will be notified via this forum thread once this issue is resolved.

We apologize for your inconvenience.


Please note that your expected result is not correct. MS Word and Aspose.Words apply before text (\b) and following text (\f) switches before result formatting. So, the output of the { MERGEFIELD TestDate \b “before " \f " after” @ “MMM. d, yyyy” } field is “Nov. 20, 2019”, not “before Nov. 20, 2019 after”.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-19456) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 19.12 update and this Aspose.Words for Java 19.12 update.