This month we managed to deliver 72 improvements and fixes including 18 Enterprise and Priority support issues. Totally, 110 issues have been processed in the latest release of Aspose.Words for .NET.
Updates for Xamarin Platform Starting with Aspose.Words 20.3, the support of Xamarin is changed. In earlier versions, we provided separate DLLs for Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Mac and Xamarin.iOS. Now Xamarin developers can use Aspose.Words for .NET Standard in all the above-mentioned platforms.
Aspose.Words for .NET 20.2 is released
Despite the public holidays, this month was finished with good productivity, 57 improvements and fixes (with 4 Enterprise and 3 Priority Support issues among them) were included to this regular monthly release. Totally 105 issues were processed.
Loading PDF documents is now supported by Aspose.Words for .NET Standard. This is the first file format codec included as plugin in Aspose.Words. To make loading PDF documents work in your .NET Core application, you should add a reference to Aspose.
Aspose.Words for .NET 20.1 is released
Aspose.Words .NET/Rendering Team implemented direct embedding of OpenType fonts as planned feature for PDF 1.7 standard. The preparation of the first release of 3D Effects Rendering through OpenGL is ongoing. Also, various tasks related to SmartArt Cold Rendering support were investigated and achieved.
Convert Word DOCX/DOC to PDF in C# .NET - A Complete Guide
Word to PDF conversion is a common practice these days and it is preferred before sharing the documents. MS Word provides a builtin feature to save Word documents as PDF, however, there might be a case when you want to convert Word document to PDF programmatically such as in your web applications or you may require batch Word to PDF conversions without installing MS Office. So in this article, you will learn how to convert Word DOCX or DOC to PDF using C# in .
Converting Word Documents to PDF with Aspose.Words
Aspose.Words for .NET 6.0 introduces a new direct to PDF document conversion (see Converting Word to PDF - A complete guide). This means there are now two ways to convert documents to PDF and this deserves some explanation.
As you can see the “old” method was to use Aspose.Words and Aspose.Pdf working together. This was the solution we choose as “fastest to the market” and it was the only one possible at the time.