We have a test Word 2003 document that opens fine in Word. But if we pass this to Aspose.Words (new Document(ourFile)) Words will go into an endless look and crash after about 20 seconds with a Stack Overflow, and consume 4Gig of RAM in process.
We’re currently at 20.8, but we were at 18.11 when we first encountered this and tried upgrading Aspose first to see if it had been fixed already. Alas, it appears not.
It’s a 250K file that, as I said, opens okay in Word. I can provide it for examination easily enough, so that hopefully this can be fixed.