Welcome to the August 2008 issue of the Aspose Newsletter! In this month’s newsletter, we will provide some introductory information about our spotlight product: Aspose.Words. We will also look at the new and exciting features offered in the recent releases of Aspose.Form, Aspose.Slides for JasperReports, Aspose.Cells, Aspose.Workflow, Aspose.Pdf, Aspose.Editor, Aspose.BarCode and Aspose.Metafiles. We will also provide information about migrating your VSTO code to Aspose using Aspose.Cells. You will learn about the latest news from Aspose along with the monthly Tech-Tip, which demonstrates how to modify an existing style of cells in your worksheets, and an introduction to our featured technical article which provides a feature comparison between Aspose.Cells for Java, JExcelAPI and POI-HSSF.
Aspose.Words enables .NET and Java applications to read, modify and write Word® documents without utilizing Microsoft Word®. Aspose.Words supports a wide array of features including document creation, content and formatting manipulation, powerful mail merge abilities, comprehensive support of DOC, OOXML, RTF, WordprocessingML, HTML, OpenDocument and PDF formats. Aspose.Words is truly the most affordable, fastest and feature rich Word component on the market.
Improved UI for repeating elements in Aspose.Form for .NET
Aspose.Form for .NET version 188.8.131.52 has been released. In this release, we have improved the UI for repeating elements, for example, repeating section, repeating table, and repeating row. A contextual menu has also been added to these elements to provide insert/remove functions. Moreover, we have also rewritten the rendering engine to support Master Page in ASP.NET and User Controls.
New product Aspose.Slides for JasperReports released
We have released Aspose.Slides for JasperReports version 184.108.40.206. Aspose.Slides for JasperReports is an external exporter for JasperReports and the only known solution on the market that makes possible exporting reports from JasperReports to Microsoft PowerPoint PPT and PPS formats.
Convert Excel Worksheet to image and HTML with Aspose.Cells for .NET
The latest version 220.127.116.11 of Aspose.Cells for .NET now allows you to convert worksheets into images. The new release also supports the conversion of Excel files into HTML. In addition to this, we have also added support for sorting data left to right. Many other enhancements and bug fixes have also been included in this release.
Oracle Data Provider for .NET supported by Aspose.Workflow for .NET
Aspose.Workflow for .NET version 18.104.22.168 has been released. This release includes support for Oracle Data Provider for .NET. The Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) features optimized ADO.NET data access to the Oracle database. ODP.NET allows developers to take advantage of advanced Oracle database functionality.
Much awaited release of Aspose.Pdf for .NET has come
After a gap of almost 6 months, the latest version 22.214.171.124 of Aspose.Pdf for .NET has been released. Special attention has been given to the quality of the component and many new features have been added. This release includes the support for bookmark at specific points, custom action for bookmark and link, EMF and WMF in XSL-FO2PDF and security setting in XSL-FO2PDF. Also include in this release are numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Aspose.Editor for .NET 126.96.36.199 released
A major update to Aspose.Editor for .NET, version 188.8.131.52 has been released. This release includes a lot of new features. Included with this release is the support for Tables, Underlines, Shading, Borders, Paragraph rules, Section type, Column balancing, Integrated document recovery and Plugins. Also include in this release are numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Generate Australia Post Barcode with Aspose.BarCode for .NET
The latest release of Aspose.BarCode for .NET, version 184.108.40.206, now supports the generation of Australia Post Barcode. The recognition of Australia Post Barcode will be supported in a later release. The total number of barcodes supported by Aspose.BarCode for .NET has now become 29.
Recognize OneCode and MacroPDF417 barcode with Aspose.BarCode for Java
Aspose.BarCode for Java version 220.127.116.11 has been released. In this release the support for OneCode and MacroPDF417 barcode recognition has been added. The recognition engine has also been optimized.
Improved Text String support in Aspose.Metafiles for Java
The latest version 18.104.22.168 of Aspose.Metafiles for Java includes improved support for Text strings. Two new methods, getTextStrings and getTextOutOperations have been added along with the class TextOutOperation. MinPixelCount and MaxPixelCount properties have also been added.
Migration from VSTO to Aspose – Aspose.Cells
In this months newsletter we include information for migrating to Aspose.Cells your VSTO code to protect and unprotect workbooks.
Technical Article – Aspose.Cells for Java Vs Open Source Competitors
This article provides a feature comparison of Aspose.Cells for Java with its open source competitors. The document compares Aspose.Cells for Java with JExcelAPI and POI’s HSSF for some common set of features.
Technical Tip – Modify an Existing Style of cells in your worksheets
To apply the same formatting options for cells in your worksheets you can utilize an existing style that has been saved with your workbook to format information with the same attributes instead of creating a new formatting style object. This technical tip shows you how to do just that using Aspose.Cells.