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Watermarks in PDF-output are not centered as the PDF-output of Word


When converting a document with watermarks with Aspose.Words to PDF the output differs from what can be seen in MS Word.
When converting the document with MS Word (Save as PDF) the differences are very obvious.

The watermark does not get positioned by Aspose.Words as it is done by MS Word.

I suppose this has to do with the way the center is calculated. MS Word seems to use a bounding box approach for the text that is in the watermark and centers the watermark via that.

In Aspose.Words on the other hand it seems that the shape itself is centered without taking the included text into account.

I have attached some files for the sake of reproduction.

Kind regards

Hi there,

Thanks for your inquiry. We have tested the scenario and noticed the Watermark position issue. We have logged a ticket WORDSNET-15450 in our issue tracking system for further investigation and rectification. We will notify you as soon as it is resolved.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Hi there,

Do you have any news on this issue? It’s more than a year old.

Kind regards


Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, there is no update available on this issue. The underlying problem here is complex and involves many internal tests as well. We will inform you via this forum thread once there are any further developments.

We apologize for your inconvenience.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-15450) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 20.1 update and this Aspose.Words for Java 20.1 update.