There are many formatting issues when converting both of the attached documents, after conversion to PDF there is a large white box at the top of the authorization doc as well as other issues with the borders and missing paragraphs. Please let us know what is wrong, thanks.
Thanks for your inquiry. The problem occurs because you are using a lot of floating objects (floating shapes and table) in your document. Unfortunately, Aspose.Words does not fully support positioning of floating objects at the moment. Your request has been linked to the appropriate issue. You will be notified as soon as it is resolved.
If it is acceptable for you, as a workaround, you can try refactoring your documents in order to avoid using of floating objects.
Is there an easy fix for changing things like floating objects and nested tables so that they convert correctly? These are all client documents so it would be helpful if we could suggest something to them. Thanks
Thanks for your request. I think, it would be better to change your document in MS Word. In this case, you will be able to control how document layout is changed after making changes.
Hi, This is causing us major issues with our customers. Is there anyway to expedite this?
Also, we were looking for more specifics on if a document has floating tables is there any method in word to re-adjust those so they work?
Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, currently, I cannot suggest you any other way to work this problem around. Regarding tables, you can select a table, go to “Table Properties” and change “Text Wrapping” from “Around” to “None”.
We are happy to tell you that a very cool and important feature (filed as 7180) is included in the new version of Aspose.Words. Text wrapping around images and shapes when rendering Microsoft Word documents to PDF, XPS and printing is now supported. You can download the latest version from here.
Thanks for the message, however we are seeing this has not solved the floating tables issue. Please look at the attached word document and the attached PDF after it is converted with your latest version. Can you review this document to see if you have any solutions
Thanks for your inquiry.
The recent fix was for text wrapping around floating images and shapes upon rendering. The issue regarding floating tables is still unresolved. We will inform you as soon as it’s fixed.
We fully understand the problems and implications that rendering differences by Aspose.Words as compared to Microsoft Word can cause to you and to your end users. However, this is “by design” if you like.
MS Word documents can have complex content and formatting and very complex undocumented layout rules which we have to figure out and mimic as best as we can. Aspose.Words is a unique product in the marketplace because it has come so close to rendering MS Word documents almost exactly like MS Word does. It took us many development years to achieve this. But our work is simply far from being 100% finished.
But we are confident that Aspose.Words is mature enough and renders many documents well to satisfy many customers. Therefore we have Aspose.Words on the market and we simply continue adding missing features and improving layout fidelity. You just ended up being unlucky because documents you have to deal with happen to contain floating tables. Floating tables is a reasonably important and frequently used feature, but we deemed it as not frequently used as others which we implemented before it.
There are features that can occur in documents that Aspose.Words can only render in a simplified way, which usually appears as “incorrect” to you. In the case of floating tables Aspose.Words can only render them as normal tables at the moment. We are actually working on supporting floating tables right now. We have just recently released a major layout improvment - text wrapping around shapes and this laid the foundation for floating tables and drop caps features which employ similar algorithms.
I cannot give you an exact estimate on when support for floating tables will be available. We relese new versions with improvements every 1-2 months and floating tables should come out within the next 1-2 releases.
Hi , THanks for you response. However this doesn’t seem to fix the issue. Can you test this document on your side to make sure we configured properly. The tables still come up on separate pages.
Thank you for reporting this problem to us and for the additional information. I managed to reproduce the problem with this document on my side. Your request has been linked to the appropriate issue. You will be notified as soon as it is fixed.