The release notes for Aspose.Words for .NET 14.3.0 mention “Outline, Shadow, Reflection, Glow and Fill text effects for rendering text inside DrawingML shapes”. I was hoping that this was an indication that you were finally adding support for extracting and updating text in SmartArt objects, but I see that the object model hasn’t changed.
Can you provide us with some more information about exactly what you have added in 14.3.0? Is adding better support for working with SmartArt objects on your roadmap? Aspose.Slides seems to support this already, and since the underlying OOXML markup is the same, I would imagine it wouldn’t be too hard to port this to Aspose.Words.
We use Aspose.Words to extract, translate and update text in Word documents, and not being able to process text in SmartArt diagrams is a real drawback.