There are some new features available in the Office 365 version of Excel, but when we save a document which contains those features using Aspose, the data behind the features doesn’t get saved properly, so the feature doesn’t work.
The feature in particular that I’m looking at now is “Threaded Comments”, one desciption of which can be found here. A sample file is attached to this post called “sample.xlsx” that has a couple of threaded comments and a couple of the original style comments. The xml behind the document shows two sub-directories in the xl directory, one called “persons” and one called “threadedComments” - those two directories contain the data behind the threaded comments feature.
Sample.zip (12.0 KB)
When I take that document and simply open and close it using Aspose.Cells (updated to latest version this morning), the resulting file does not contain those two sub-directories in the xml behind the document. Because of that, when you open the resulting file with Office 365, the threaded comments are still there, but they’re now original style comments, along with the text that’s included for previous versions of Office to display. You can see that in the attached file called “saved sample.xlsx”.
Saved Sample.zip (11.2 KB)
I know this is a brand new feature in Office 365, so I understand why it’s not handled yet, but is there any info on when handling for that feature might be added? Or, seeing as how Office 365 is adding new features at a more rapid pace lately, maybe a way to save the document so that data that Aspose doesn’t handle yet is simply left alone rather than being removed from the document?