This week's book giveaway is in the Reactive Progamming forum. We're giving away four copies of Reactive Streams in Java: Concurrency with RxJava, Reactor, and Akka Streams and have Adam Davis on-line! See this thread for details.
Aspose publishes December 2008 Newsletter for .NET & Java programmers by highlighting the newly supported features by Aspose.Spell, Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services, Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services, Aspose.BarCode, Aspose.Words, Aspose.Pdf, Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services, Aspose.Pdf.Kit, Aspose.Cells, Aspose.Network and Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services. We will also provide information about migrating your code for MS Office Automation to Aspose using Aspose.Words. You will learn about the latest news from Aspose along with the monthly Tech-Tip, which demonstrates how to load plain text files into Aspose.Words and an introduction to our featured technical article which shows you how to create PDF/A-1 with Aspose.Pdf. In addition to this, we will introduce the latest tutorial video from Aspose, which shows you how to generate barcodes in WPF windows applications using Aspose.BarCode for WPF framework.
Aspose.Spell is a .NET, multilingual, spell checking component that enables .Net applications to check spelling in over 20 languages including: Afrikaans(ZA), Catalan(ES), Danish(DK), Dutch(NL), English(AU), English(NZ), English(US), English(UK), Faroese(FO), French(FR), Galician(ES), Germany(DE), Greek(GR), Irish(IE), Italian(IT), Latin(LA), Norwegian(NO), Polish(PL), Portuguese(PT), Russian(RU), Spanish(ES) and Swedish(SE). Aspose.Spell also supports custom dictionaries and works with both Web Form and Win Form applications. Take the time to download the free evaluation version today to see how Aspose.Spell can work for you.
Inline HTML and Bookmarks supported by Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services
The latest version 220.127.116.11 of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services now supports bookmarks and inline HTML with Textbox. In this release the positioning algorithm has been optimized, which reduces the nested level of table and improves the performance of rendering. The rendering engine has also been modified to improve rendering speed. Numerous other bug fixes and improvements are also included in this version. For more information you can view the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Integrate Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services with Report Viewer in Local Mode
Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services version 18.104.22.168 has been released. The new release allows developers to integrate Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services with Report Viewer control in local mode. We have also enhanced standard RDL support. Now Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services can render RDL reports just as the built-in Excel renderer does and also supports additional RDL elements like nested tables. In addition to improved support for 64bit OS, this release also includes numerous other bug fixes. For detailed information you are requested to view the official release page and accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Aspose.BarCode for WPF Released
The latest release of Aspose.BarCode for .NET version 22.214.171.124 introduces a new barcode control, Aspose.BarCode for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). Aspose.BarCode for WPF is a .NET component which generates high quality vector-based barcode images for WPF applications. Aspose.BarCode for WPF supports most of the popular barcode standards (Linear (1D), Postal & 2D barcode) and is fully compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, providing rich design-time support. In addition to this, there are numerous other bug fixes and improvements included in this release. For more information, please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.BarCode for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Load Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML (DOCX) documents with Aspose.Words for Java
Aspose.Words for Java version 126.96.36.199 has been released. One of the earlier releases introduced the ability to save documents in the Microsoft Word 2007 DOCX format. This release makes it possible to load DOCX files. Now you can open, generate, save and convert DOCX documents. This makes Aspose.Words for Java the first document processing Java library on the market that provides such capabilities. For more information, you are requested to view the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Words for Java can be downloaded from here.
PDF/A fully supported by Aspose.Pdf for .NET
The latest version 188.8.131.52 of Aspose.Pdf for .NET offers complete support for PDF/A which includes both PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b. This release also includes support for Widows/Orphans control. Users can easily allow/disallow Widows/Orphans by turning on/off Widows/Orphans control. In addition to this, the macro #$UNICODE() is also supported which can be used in both Heading and Text. We have included support for Direct-to-stream mode as well. Also in this release, it is possible to adjust fonts automatically. Now the proper font is automatically selected according to the contents of the Segment paragraph. There are numerous other bug fixes and improvements incorporated into this release. For more details, please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Pdf for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Improvements in Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services
Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services version 184.108.40.206 has been released. In this release the latest stable version of Aspose.Slides for .NET has been merged. There are numerous bug fixes which include the proper rendering of Bold, Italic and Underlined fonts, more accurate rendering of table and matrix cells and borders, as well as the size of a slide is now equal to the page size in a report. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Slides for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Improved Headers and Footers with Aspose.Pdf for Java
The latest version 220.127.116.11 of Aspose.Pdf for Java has been released. In this release, a lot of important features about Section, Text, Table and Image have been improved to enable developers to use them more conveniently and effectively. HeaderFooter class has been rewritten to give developers more flexibility and control, while at the same time promoting conformance to the .NET Framework. The new release also supports various page, table, header and footer borders, allows getting the width and height of images, and supports most replaceable symbols in Text. Also included in this release are numerous bug fixes and enhancements. For more information please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Pdf for Java can be downloaded from here.
Replacing and Deleting Images from PDF Document with Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET
Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET version 18.104.22.168 has been released. This release supports the new features of replacing and deleting images from a PDF document. You also have the option of editing comments (annotations), removing digital signature, supporting multi-line text in both AcroForm and XfaForm. In addition to this, some new features have been added to enhance editing capabilities. The performance of PdfFileEditor and PdfConverter has been optimized and the Exception Handling mechanism has been improved for better usability. Many other improvements and bug fixes have also been incorporated into this release. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Enhanced support for Excel 2007 in Aspose.Cells for Java
The latest version 22.214.171.124 of Aspose.Cells for Java now offers enhanced support for Excel 2007 file format. You can now easily read and write Excel2007 XLSM, XLTX, XLTM files, manipulate charts in Excel97-2003 template files and process drawing objects such as Shapes, Charts, etc. in Excel2007 format. In addition to this, you can now set outline border for a range, read OleObject from template file, insert AVI file as OleObject and copy Macros when copying Workbook. Images in xls2pdf and new Excel formula functions (MROUND, FDIST, and NEGBINOMDIST) have also been supported in this release. You will also find many other enhancements and bug fixes incorporated into this release. For more information please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Cells for Java can be downloaded from here.
Aspose.iCalendar for .NET merged with Aspose.Network for .NET
Aspose.Network for .NET version 126.96.36.199 has been released. The product Aspose.iCalendar has been merged into Aspose.Network from this release. All of the classes of Aspose.iCalendar are placed under the same namespace without changes. The existing Aspose.iCalendar customers do not need to change legacy code for this change; they only need to add reference to the new Aspose.Network.dll. For more details about the merge please consult our policy page. This release also allows you to set the MessageFlags for Outlook Message files, decode S/MIME Outlook Message files and offers enhanced FtpClient performance by using asynchronous socket programming technology. The FileDrop Control has also been merged into Aspose.Network.dll. In addition to this, numerous other enhancements and bug fixes have been incorporated into this release. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Network for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Application Identifiers (AI) for EAN128 supported by Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services
The latest version 188.8.131.52 of Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services now supports International Standard of Application Identifiers (AI) for EAN128. This release also allows rendering barcode images to report header. The support for SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services has been enhanced and the configuration tool to support SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services configuration has been upgraded. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Migration from Microsoft Office Automation to Aspose � Aspose.Words
In this month's newsletter we include information for migrating to Aspose.Words your Microsoft Office Automation code to change page setup (e.g. paper size, orientation, margins etc) in an existing document. You can find the detailed article with complete code here.
Technical Article � How to create PDF/A-1 with Aspose.Pdf
The PDF/A formats specified in the ISO 19005 standard strive to provide a consistent and robust subset of PDF, which can safely be archived for a long period of time, or it can be used for reliable data exchange in enterprise and government environments. This article demonstrates how you can create PDF/A-1 with Aspose.Pdf.
Tutorial Video � Generating barcodes in WPF Applications
This video tutorial demonstrates how to generate barcodes in WPF windows applications using Aspose.BarCode for WPF framework. After viewing this tutorial, you will be able to add a reference to Aspose.BarCode dll for WPF, add the BarCode control to the toolbox, use the control properties to set the CodeText and Symbology Type to generate the BarCode and change the properties using code.
Technical Tip � Load Plain Text (TXT) Files into Aspose.Words