Guys, lets check out what’s new for you in Aspose.Words for Java 19.3 release.

Release JAR Upgraded to JDK 7

We have upgraded the release JAR of Aspose.Words for Java from JDK 6 to JDK 7. This means that if you are referencing Aspose.Words for Java from Maven then you will have to update the classifier value to jdk17 as follows:


Preserve Representation of Legacy Control Characters While Exporting Document to OOXML

Some document formats support legacy control characters. MS Word does not save these symbols to DOCX format (more accurately in OOXML formats). However, we added new property KeepLegacyControlChars in OoxmlSaveOptions class to preserve such control characters. So far only one legacy character (ShortDateTime) is supported which declared in the “DOC” format. Here’s how you can use this property:

How to Add Bi-Directional Marks

You can use TxtSaveOptions.AddBidiMarks property to specify whether to add bi-directional marks before each BiDi run when exporting in plain text format. Aspose.Words inserts Unicode Character ‘RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK’ (U+200F) before each bi-directional Run in text. This option corresponds to “Add bi-directional marks” option in MS Word File Conversion dialog when you export to a Plain Text format. Note that it appears in dialog only if any of Arabic or Hebrew editing languages are added in MS Word. Below code example shows how to use TxtSaveOptions.AddBidiMarks property. The default value of this property is false.

Predefined Font Fallback Settings for Google Noto Fonts

You may know about Noto. It is a font family comprising over a hundred individual fonts. We have added predefined font fallback settings for Google Noto fonts. These are free fonts licensed under SIL OFL. Here are two important points:

  • The predefined settings uses only Sans style Noto fonts with regular weight.
  • Aspose.Words does not support advanced typography. So, the Noto fonts that use advanced typography may be rendered inaccurately

Following code example shows how to use predefined font fallback settings

Text Alignment of Axis Tick Labels

If you want to set text alignment for multi-line labels, you can simply achieve this by setting the value of ChartAxis.setTickLabelAlignment() property. Following code example shows how to tick label alignment.

Specify How List Levels are Indented When Exporting Document to Plain Text Format

Aspose.Words introduced TxtListIndentation class that allows specifying how list levels are indented while exporting to a plain text format. While working with TxtSaveOption, the ListIndentation property is provided to specify the character to be used for indenting list levels and count specifying how many characters to use as indentation per one list level. The default value for character property is ‘\0’ indicating that there is no indentation. For count property, the default value is 0 which means no indentation.

Using Tab Character

Using Space Character

Using Default Indentation

Keeping the Aspose tradition, you are welcome to shape the upcoming releases of Aspose.Words for Java API by posting your suggestions and concerns in the Aspose.Words for Java Support Forum.