Thanks for your interest in our product.
I would however recommend you to use our demo projects as they were designed specially for demonstrating the primary capabilities of Aspose.Words and they are pretty simple at the same time. Just download and run the msi installer which includes the demos. Note you should not create virtual directories or do any additional things manually. The installer registers everything required for proper work of the demos itself.
Then open the Aspose.Words.Demos.WinForms or Aspose.Words.Demos.WinForms.VisualBasic project in Visual Studio 2005 and use its conversion wizard to convert the project to the VS2005 format. Start the project. This will allow you to learn general features of the component and see how they are implemented in code.
If however a Web project is a must, please wait a while. The Web demo projects work fine in VS2003 as they were created in this environment but there is some instability when running them in VS2005. We will try to fix that in the upcoming Aspose.Words 3.6 which is going to be released at the end of April.
Feel free to post here further requests and considerations if you have any.