This is to confirm that Aspose.Words for .NET 4.0.0 Final is released.

Important New Features

  • Full support for drawing objects and textboxes in documents.

  • New public API for drawing objects in the Aspose.Words.Drawing namespace.

  • High-Fidelity export to Rich Text Format 1.8 (RTF).

  • High-Fidelity export to WordprocessingML (WordML).

  • Export to XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

  • Improved HTML import.

  • Separate Aspose.Words assemblies provided for .NET 1.x and .NET 2.0.

  • Updated demo projects to showcase export to new formats.

This Final version replaces the previously released Aspose.Words for .NET 4.0.0 Beta.

What’s New Since Beta

  • Performance optimized RTF and WordML exports.
  • Added documentation and examples for the Aspose.Words.Drawing namespace.
  • Added new class NodeImporter for efficient repeated import of fragments from one document to another.
  • Added ability for users to programmatically detect tracking changes.
  • Export endnotes and footnotes into HTML.
  • Export form fields to PDF as form fields.
  • Made it easy to insert linked images.

Fixes Since Beta

  • 1164 - Save images to model during mail merge directly where possible.
  • 1188 - When an inline shape has hyperlink attributes, it should write a HYPERLINK field.
  • 1221 - Textboxes are misplaced during Word2Pdf conversion.
  • 1246 - Document opens with ‘stylesheet is empty’ exception.
  • 1268 - Graphics causes problems in a multithreaded environment.
  • 1278 - When Aspose component uses another Aspose component for demos, put it somewhere else, not in main Bin.
  • 1279 - OLE Controls not exported to WML properly.
  • 1281 - Doc2Pdf: Regression from 3.7.1 to 4.0.0.
  • 1286 - A crossed-out box appear in Word 97 in RTF files.
  • 1297 - Limit the size of the document in evaluation mode.
  • 1298 - Saving file to HTML format crashes with nasty unhandled error.
  • 1299 - Public property FormField.ParentParagraph is obfuscated.

For a list of what’s been fixed since Aspose.Words 3.7.1 to Aspose.Words 4.0.0 Beta, see the post about Aspose.Words for .NET 4.0.0 Beta.