Rapid Text Format

Please download the latest Aspose.Words 4.1.1 if you want to assess the result of the optimizations applied to RTF import within almost two weeks after release.

Let me boast a bit. Let’s take our old fellow for the testing: a document named Microsoft Office Word 2003 Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification converted to the format it describes, RTF. Why we commonly use it for testing our import/export modules is because it’s well balanced for that purpose: it’s large enough (~8 Mb RTF); it contains tons of tables and formatted text; it includes some pictures. Importing the document using Aspose.Words 4.1.1 shows the following results on my machine (P3.6 2Gb RAID0):

whereas Microsoft Word 2003 shows around 8 seconds for open and almost 3 seconds for saving the same document on the same machine!

As ever, this is sort of a challenge for us – whether we are able to gain even more precious seconds or their fractions thereby speeding up your document processing as well. I’m sure we are! I will keep you informed about our progress on this matter.

P.S. Happy forthcoming Valentine’s Day!