I am evaluating Aspose.Words and have previously reported two product issues that have been acknowledged and entered as bugs (WORDSNET-11245 and WORDSNET-11285). I just ran into another serious problem that I found was already submitted by another user in December as WORDSNET-11204.
The problem is that when a merged document is saved as a pdf (or even a doc), merged fields contained within text boxes or shapes appear as <> rather than the merged value. When the merged document is saved as a docx, the merged values appear properly. Unfortunately, we require pdfs. This issue is a showstopper for us.
Is there a viable workaround? Is there a sense of when a patch will be available to correct this problem?