Upcoming Release of Aspose.EPS for .NET

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Aspose.EPS for .NETWe are pleased to announce that we are going to expand our product families with the introduction of Aspose.EPS. A new product family i.e. Aspose.EPS, will soon be launched with Aspose.EPS for .NET, as first API of this product family. We will be releasing Aspose.EPS, for .NET platforms and this API is aimed to perform conversion operations e.g EPS/PS to PDF and vice versa. Like other .NET libraries offered by Aspose, Aspose.EPS for .NET will be available over NuGet Gallery as well as on downloads module of Aspose website. In this blog post, we are offering a sneak peek at initial features of the API, you will be able to use after downloading first version.

Initial Features offered by Aspose.EPS for .NET

The first release of the Aspose.EPS for .NET will offer the feature to convert PS and EPS files directly in PDF documents. This library will be able to read PS an EPS files and convert PostScript operators directly into PDF operators. The library has been tested against almost 500 PS/EPS files and further work over testing and integrating internal components is in process. Aspose.EPS for .NET will be offering only converters, in order to perform inter-file formats conversions. As shared earlier, that first version of the API will be able to generate PDF documents from input EPS/PS files – but we will be adding more features e.g. PDF to EPS/PS and EPS/PS to image conversion, in later versions of the API.

First Version Release

Release of the first version of the API depends upon internal components integration and performance tests. In case all integration tests are successful, we plan to roll out first version of Aspose.EPS for .NET at the end of July. Along with testing the API and making it ready for its first release, we are also working over creating its official documentation and release notes. Similar to other Aspose APIs, you will surely have all resources available online i.e. documentation, guide to use API features, working demos written in C#, etc.

In order to keep yourself updated with the news on Aspose.EPS for .NET release, stay tuned with us. In case of any question or inquiry, you can please reach us over Aspose.EPS Support Forums. We will be more than happy to entertain your queries accordingly.

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Upcoming Release of Aspose.XPS for .NET

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Aspose.XPS for .NETWe at Aspose are honored to announce launching of new product family Aspose.XPS. We are going to release Aspose.XPS API soon for .NET platforms with the name of Aspose.XPS for .NET. Aspose.XPS library is intended to perform conversion of XPS documents into other file formats (and vice versa). Along with that, it will also offer features to create, edit and save XPS documents in .NET Applications. Since it is designed for .NET platforms, you will be able to use it in your .NET applications e.g. Widows Forms Application, Console Applications, ASP.NET Web Applications, etc.

Features offered by Aspose.XPS for .NET

The initial release of Aspose.XPS for .NET will offer features of creating new XPS documents as well as manipulating existing XPS documents. We also aim to provide features of converting XPS documents into other file formats and vice versa, however, those features are under development and will definitely be included in later versions of the API. For now, Aspose.XPS for .NET will offer its classes with rich functionalities to create, edit and save XPS documents. An initial list of the features offered by the API will be:

  • Dealing with XPS Documents in order to create and edit them.
  • Working with pages of XPS Documents i.e. Adding and Removing Pages.
  • Working with Elements i.e. Canvases, Paths and Glyphs.
  • Creating vector graphics shapes (Path element) using a set of primitives (elliptical arcs, Bezier curve segments and straight line segments).
  • Creating text strings (Glyphs element).
  • Grouping elements (Canvas element) to treat a group as a whole.
  • Manipulating the appearance of graphics and text strings via their properties (setting/changing fill/stroke/opacity mask).
  • Using brushes of different types i.e. solid color brush, image brush (raster image as a tile), visual brush (vector shape as a tile), linear gradient brush and radial gradient brush.
  • Specifying colours in diffrent colour spaces including sRGB, scRGB and any space based on ICC profile.

First Version Availability

We are working over finalizing tasks related to first release of the API and intend to release Aspose.XPS for .NET soon. Like other APIs offered by Aspose, Aspose.XPS for .NET will also come to .NET platforms with fully featured demos and examples written in C#. We are also working over building public API Documentation for Aspose.XPS for .NET. API docs and provided examples will help developer to build good understanding for using API components and implement their features.

In order to stay updated with further news on availability of first version of Aspose.XPS for .NET, please stay tuned. You can also post your inquiries about this API in our Aspose.XPS Support Forum. It will be our pleasure to assist you accordingly.

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Improved bubble and chart axes management support in Aspose.Slides

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We like to share the release announcement for Aspose.Slides for Java 18.6. We have improved the API features support by introducing improved charts management support along with resolution of outstanding issues.

Features

Following feature has been added in this release.

Issues Resolved

Following enhancements and issues have been fixed in this release.

  • The WMF image is corrupted in PDF output.

  • Exception on presentation load.

  • Document element did not appear on loading presentation.

  • Font size changes after saving.

  • Numbers aren’t converted properly when convert PPTX to PDF.

  • Exception on loading and saving presentations.

  • ODP to PPTX not properly converted.

  • Content moved in generated HTML.

  • Repair message in saved file.

  • Exception on converting presentation to PDF.

  • Presentation not saving.

  • Size increased after converting PPTX to PDF.

Please refer to the release notes of Aspose.Slides for Java 18.6 for a full view of improvements along with sample code snippets for newly added features. If you are planning to upgrade the API to the latest revision, we strongly suggest you to check the Public API Changes section to know what has been changed in the public API since your current version.

Aspose.Slides for Java Resources

The resources, you may need to accomplish your tasks:

As always we appreciate your feedback so if you ever have anything to tell us about this release or anything else, please head to the Aspose.Slides forum for a chat.

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Improved chart management support available in Aspose.Slides

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aspose-slides-for-cpp We are pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Slides for C++ 18.6. This is one of important releases where we have included new features related to MSO charts in API along with resolution of issues incurring in product.

Features

Following features have been included in this release.

Please refer to the release notes of Aspose.Slides for C++ 18.6 for a full view of improvements along with sample code snippets for newly added features. If you are planning to upgrade the API to the latest revision, we strongly suggest you to check the Public API Changes section to know what has been changed in the public API since your current version.

Aspose.Slides for C++ Resources

The resources, you may need to accomplish your tasks:

As always, we appreciate your feedback so if you ever have anything to share with us about this release or anything else, please feel free to contact us in Aspose.Slides forum.

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Improved MSO charts support available in Aspose.Slides

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Aspose.Slides for JasperReports logoWe are pleased to share the release announcement for Aspose.Slides for Jasper Reports 18.6.

This release has been built on the basis of latest Aspose.Slides for Java 18.6 API, which has been enriched with many new MSO chart management features. The rendering to PDF and images support as well as API performance has also been improved in API.

We have made several enhancements to the new API. Please refer to Aspose.Slides for Jasper Reports 18.6 Release Notes for further reference.

To download Aspose.Slides for Jasper Reports 18.6, please visit the download page.

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Improved presentation rendering support available in Aspose.Slides

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Aspose.Slides for SharePoint logoWe are pleased to share the release announcement of Aspose.Slides for SharePoint 18.6.

This release has been developed based on Aspose.Slides for .NET 18.6, whereby we have provided improved MSO charts management support. The export to PDF and slide thumbnails has also been improved and this improved rendering support will contribute in overall API performance for exporting presentations to different formats including images, PDF and XPS when using Aspose.Slides for SharePoint.

We have made several enhancements to the new API. Please refer to Aspose.Slides for SharePoint 18.6 Release Notes for further reference.

To view a complete list of fixes and to download Aspose.Slides for SharePoint 18.6, please visit the download section.

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Improved reports rendering support available in Aspose.Slides

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Aspose.Slides for SSRS iconWe are pleased to share the release announcement for Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services 18.6

This release has been developed based on Aspose.Slides for .NET 18.6, whereby we have provided improved MSO charts management support. We have also improved API rendering performance for exported PDF and slide thumbnails as well. This improved support in Aspose.Slides for .NET will achieve better rendering of SQL Server reports when exporting to PowerPoint or other formats using Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services.

We have made several enhancements to the new API. Please refer to Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services 18.6 Release Notes for further reference.

To view a complete list of fixes and to download Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services 18.6, please visit the download section.

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Support for .NET Core available in Aspose.Slides

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We are pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Slides for .NET 18.6. In this release we have improved the chart support by adding new features along with resolution of other issues.

Features

Following feature has been added in this release.

Issues Resolved

Following enhancements and issues have been fixed in this release.

  • Improvement in quality of generated PDF.

  • The WMF image is corrupted in PDF output.

  • Chart rendering issues in exported PDF

  • PPTX to PDF – space difference between text and line.

  • When PPTX is converted to PDF, the vertical graphs lines are different.

  • Circles in the output PDF don’t match the source presentation.

  • The chart horizontal axis is corrupted in PDF output.

  • Font styles change to italic when saving presentation as HTML.

  • JpegQuality setting not works when saving PPTX with JPEG image as PDF.

  • Setting chart data value in chart worksheet does not refresh chart.

  • The animation synchronization is lost in the output presentation.

  • Resolutions of exceptions on loading and saving presentations.

  • PPT to PPTX conversion result in corrupt presentation due to WordArt text present in slide.

  • Custom Marker image failed to rendered in generated PDF.

  • Shadow effects on text are lost when saving presentation using Aspose.Slides.

  • Paragraph text is not splitted in portions on changing the shadow effect on portion text.

  • Improper vertical axis rendering in generated PNG.

  • Export to PPTX works but PPT fails.

  • Font size changes after saving.

  • Background change color after saving.

  • Chart changes after cloning.

  • Layout changed while converting PPTX to PDF.

  • Language changed when converting PPTX to PDF.

  • Low quality images generated from presentation.

  • The axis major unit has been changed in generated PNG.

  • Repair message in saved file.

  • ODP to PPTX not properly converted.

  • Content moved in generated HTML.

  • PPTX not properly converted to PPT.

  • Saved PPT presentation requires repairing in PowerPoint.

  • Application Hangs while saving PPTX.

  • Conversion process never ends.

  • Setting RawFrame property has no effect for SmartArtShape.

  • Overflow exception on saving if chart data point has blank value.

  • No format validation for images resource.

Please refer to the release notes Aspose.Slides for .NET 18.6 for a full view of improvements along with sample code snippets for newly added features. If you are planning to upgrade the API to the latest revision, we strongly suggest you to check the Release Notes section to know what has been changed in the public API since your current version.

Aspose.Slides for .Net Resources

The resources, you may need to accomplish your tasks:

As always, we appreciate your feedback so if you ever have anything to share with us about this release or anything else, please feel free to contact us in Aspose.Slides forum.

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Add Cells to Watch Window and Manipulate Slicers using Aspose.Cells for Java 18.6

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Aspose.Cells for JavaWe are pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Cells for Java 18.6. This release includes many new features and enhancements along with some critical bug fixes that further improve the overall stability of the APIs. We also recommend our clients to use the powerful Aspose for Java APIs directly in their Maven Projects with simple configurations. Please check the release notes in order to get an idea about what is new and what has been fixed with this revision of Aspose.Cells for Java. Here is a look at the major features in this release.

Add Cells to Microsoft Excel Formula Watch Window

Microsoft Excel Watch Window is a useful tool to watch the cell values and its formulas conveniently in a window. You can open the Watch Window using Microsoft Excel by clicking the Formulas > Watch Window. It has Add Watch button that can be used to add the cells for inspection. Similarly, you can use Worksheet.getCellWatches().add() method to add cells into Watch Window using Aspose.Cells API. Please see the following article for more detail on this topic.

Working with Slicers using Aspose.Cells API

Slicers are used to filter data quickly. It provides buttons that user can click to filter Table or Pivot Table data. Whenever, Slicer buttons are selected or deselected, it shows the current filtering state that helps the user to understand what precisely has been filtered in the Pivot Table. Please see the following articles that explain how to work with Slicers using Aspose API.

The following sample code loads an Excel file that contains an existing Slicer. It unselects the 2nd and 3rd items of Slicer to refresh it. It then applies formatting/style of the Slicer and finally describes on how to remove the Slicer.

// Load sample Excel file containing slicer.
Workbook wb = new Workbook("sampleUpdatingSlicer.xlsx");
 
// Access first worksheet.
Worksheet ws = wb.getWorksheets().get(0);
 
// Access the first slicer inside the slicer collection.
Slicer slicer = ws.getSlicers().get(0);
 
// Access the slicer items.
SlicerCacheItemCollection scItems = slicer.getSlicerCache().getSlicerCacheItems();
 
// Unselect 2nd and 3rd slicer items.
scItems.get(1).setSelected(false);
scItems.get(2).setSelected(false);
 
// Refresh the slicer.
slicer.refresh();

// Set the slicer style/formatting.
slicer.setStyleType(SlicerStyleType.SLICER_STYLE_LIGHT_6);

// Remove slicer.
ws.getSlicers().remove(slicer);

Add Custom XML Parts and Select them by ID

Custom XML Parts are the XML data that is stored inside the Microsoft Excel documents and are used by the applications that deal with them. There is no direct way of adding them using Microsoft Excel UI at the moment. However, you can add them programmatically in various ways e.g. using VSTO, using Aspose.Cells etc. Please use Workbook.getCustomXmlParts().add() method if you want to add Custom XML Part using Aspose.Cells API. You can also set its ID, using the CustomXmlPart.ID property. Similarly, if you want to select Custom XML Part by ID, you can use Workbook.getCustomXmlParts().selectByID() method.

Get Address, CellCount Offset, EntireColumn and EntireRow of the Range

Aspose.Cells has added few new utility methods inside the Range object that help the user finding Address, Cell Count, Offset, Entire Column and Entire Row of the Range object. Please see the following article for more detail on this.

Extract Text from the Gear Type SmartArt Shape

Aspose.Cells can extract text from the Gear Type Smart Art Shape. In order to do so, you should first convert Smart Art Shape to Group Shape using the Shape.getResultOfSmartArt() method. Then you should get the array of all the Individual Shapes forming the Group Shape using the GroupShape.getGroupedShapes() method. Finally, you can iterate all of Individual Shapes one by one in a loop and extract their text using the Shape.getText() method.

Aspose.Cells for Java Resources

The resources, you may need to accomplish your tasks:

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DrawingML Charts Rendering Improved in Aspose.Words for SharePoint 18.6

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Aspose.Words for SharePoint logoWe are really delighted to announce the release of version 18.6 of the Aspose.Words for SharePoint API. This release comes with some very exciting features to enhance the usability of the API. This version also sees the codebase better tweaked and the core functionality closer to Aspose.Words for .NET 18.6, which is the base product that Aspose.Words for SharePoint 18.6 is ported from.
We recommend you to download the latest release and check out all the features introduced in the base Aspose.Words for .NET API. You can download the latest release of Aspose.Words for SharePoint from the following link:

Bug Fixes and Changes

Aspose.Words for SharePoint 18.6 release includes the latest improvements and fixes made up to date in Aspose.Words for .NET (18.6). The most notable are:

  • Implemented “left” and “right” alignment support for Ruby objects rendering
  • Improved rendering of DrawingML chart data labels with percentage values and the specified format
  • Flat shapes that are perpendicular to the projection plane are not rendered now
  • Zero-width characters in DrawingML textboxes no longer cause an exception during rendering
  • Fixed an issue with font fallback rendering for 1F600 – 1F64F (Emoticons) Unicode range
  • Fixed a bug with the rendering of the chart data labels, when label text and SpPr are specified
  • Fixed a bug with the maximum value of the chart axis when rendering DrawingML charts
  • Fixed a problem with rendering of subscript and superscript text in DrawingML charts
  • Fixed a bug where the shadowed shapes with compound outline lost their fill
  • Fixed MathML alignment issue inside text boxes
  • Fixed layout when large inline shape is attached to a paragraph with space after overflowing page
  • Fixed issue with preferred width of vertically merged table cells accounted for during width computation
  • Fixed exception when revision balloons are displayed in certain cases
  • Enhanced logic which handles page breaks inside text frames

Aspose.Words for SharePoint API Resources:

Following are the links to some useful resources you may need to accomplish your tasks.

Start a Free Trial Today

Start a free trial today – all you need is to sign up with Aspose. Once you have signed up, you are ready to try all the powerful file processing features offered by Aspose.

You can easily download ‘Aspose.Words for SharePoint’ API for evaluation. The evaluation download is the same as the purchased download. Please check How to License Aspose.Words for SharePoint.

The evaluation version of Aspose.Words for SharePoint (without a license specified) provides full product functionality, but it inserts an evaluation watermark at the top of the document on open and save, and limits the maximum document size to several hundred paragraphs.

If you want to test ‘Aspose.Words for SharePoint’ API without the evaluation version limitations, you can also request a 30-day Temporary License. Please refer to How to get a Temporary License?

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