1 Point = 1/72 inch
1 Twip = 1/20 point = 1/1440 inch
In Aspose.Words public methods and properties all measurements are now in points. The datatype of the value is double. This was made to be similar to Microsoft Word Object Model methods and properties.
Internally in Aspose.Words, in the binary DOC, WordML and RTF formats the measurements are all stored in twips as integer values.
We are looking for your feedback whether Aspose.Words public API should stay in points or be changed to twips at some stage in the future (for example in V4.0).
The benefits of changing to twips are:
- Integer arithmetic will result in a bit faster and a bit more compact component. No conversions and no code to do those conversions.
- Twips could become more "popular" because of WordML.