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Spurious changes when comparing document to itself

We are using Aspose.Words for .NET 16.8 to create diffs between docx files and to convert those diffs to html. Find attached a docx document (example.docx) and the resulting diff when comparing the document to itself(!)*. There shouldn’t be any difference, but diff.docx shows that Aspose claims than an “” has been deleted (whatever that is). When converted to html, the image is shown with ins and del tags. The diff was created using Document.compare and Document.save.

  • This is a reduced test case. The problem persists when unrelated changes are made to the document.

Hi Sven,

Thanks for your inquiry. Please create a standalone console application (source code without compilation errors) that helps us to reproduce your problem on our end and attach it here for testing. We will investigate the issue on our side and provide you more information.

Find attached a zip containing the Visual Studio 2015 Solution and the test data.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Compile solution
  • Start tester.bat in the top level directory
  • Find diff.docx and diff.html in the top level directory

Hi Sven,

Thanks for sharing the detail. 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-14192. You will be notified via this forum thread once this issue is resolved.

We apologize for your inconvenience.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-14192) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 16.12.0 update and this Aspose.Words for Java 16.12.0 update.

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