Aspose Maven for JetBrains – New Plugin Released!

Aspose Maven Dependencies Integration with IntelliJ IDEA

Aspose takes a further step in making Aspose for Java APIs in easy to use in Maven-based projects by releasing its new plugin for the IntelliJ IDEA platform, Aspose Maven for JetBrains 1.0 that creates Aspose Maven-based projects by following the steps that come with the plugin in Aspose Maven Project Wizard.

Previously, Aspose released Aspose Maven Project Archetype 1.0 for the creation of Aspose Maven-based projects in any IDE including IntelliJ IDEA (which supports Maven) or using Maven command line project archetype generation.

But this Aspose Maven for JetBrains plugin provides a more sophisticated solution through fine grained and guiding UI for selecting Aspose for Java APIs and creating Maven project artifact value inputs. The plugin retrieves the latest available Maven artifacts for Aspose’s Java APIs from the Aspose server and adds them into the newly created Maven project pom.xml along with the necessary configuration for the Aspose Cloud Maven Repository.

How to Install Aspose Maven Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA

This step by step tutorial demonstrates the steps to install the plugin and use the Aspose Maven Project Wizard to create Maven-based Aspose projects.

The Aspose Maven Project Wizard plugin is listed on IntelliJ IDEA’s official website, so you don’t need to download it manually and install it from disk, but this extra option still exists in IntelliJ IDEA.

Aspose Maven Plugin can be easily installed from the IntelliJ IDEA CE Plugins repository enlisting the Aspose Maven Project Wizard plugin. To open it:

  1. Select Settings from the File menu.
  2. Click Plugins, then browse the repositories in IntelliJ IDEA.

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This plugin will introduce a new project type –  Aspose Maven for JetBrains   New Plugin Released!Aspose Maven Project – into IntelliJ IDEA, which will enable you to create Aspose Java APIs maven based projects.

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The desired Aspose APIs can be selected to include the maven dependencies in your maven based project when creating a new maven project.

1. Select New Project.
2. Select Aspose Maven Project
3. Click Next.

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4. Select Aspose API(s) from the list and click Next.

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5. Provide a GroupId, ArtifactId and Version for your maven project and click Next.

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6. Provide a Project Name and Location just like when creating any Java application

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7. Click Finish.
This will retrieve the selected Aspose APIs latest maven dependencies references from Aspose Cloud  
Maven Repository.

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Congratulations! You have successfully created an Aspose Maven-based project with the selected Aspose APIs’ latest Maven dependencies and the Aspose Cloud Maven Repository configuration already present in pom.xml.

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The created Aspose Maven project is ready to be extended as per your project’s requirements.

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Source Code Available

Aspose Maven Project Wizard for JetBrains is open source and its source code is available on the major social coding websites listed below. Developers can extend the functionality if they want or learn from it to make their own plugins.

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HTML5 Spreadsheet Editor by Aspose for Java 1.3

We are excited to announce the release of HTML5 Spreadsheet Editor 1.3 which has useful new features, improvements and fixes. Every new release is more powerful and stable  compared to the previous.

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Resizable Columns

The 1.3 release of the Editor allows users to resize columns:

  1. Hover over the separator between column headers. The mouse pointer should change its shape to horizontal resizer.
  2. Click and drag to resize the column.
  3. Release the mouse button to finish resizing.

If a user resizes columns, the information is also be saved in the final output file.

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Colors

In 1.2 we introduced rendering of cell formatting. But the colors were not properly rendered. In 1.3 we have fixed those issues and improved the rendering of both background and foreground colors of cell.

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Rows and Columns

Adding and deleting rows was introduced with the first release. 1.3 features add/remove columns too. Click any cell to select it, than right-click to open the menu. The menu provides options to add or remove both rows and columns. You can add a row either above or below the selected cell. You can also add a column either on left or right of selected cell.

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Rename Sheets

Users can now rename sheets. The top right list allows users to switch between sheets. In 1.3 the user can just click inside that box and change the name of current sheet. Press ENTER when done or click outside the box. The new name is saved.

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User Interface Improvements

In 1.3, the user interface has been improved. Extra spaces around UI elements has been removed. UI does not get disturbed when browser window is resized. The overall layout is more compact, and looks more appealing when embedded into websites.  Now the inline-editor does not hide behind adjacent cell.

Download the Source Code

Complete source code of HTML5 Spreadsheet Editor is available on your favorite site.

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Open PDFs from Dropbox, Insert images, Search & Replace Text using HTML5 PDF Editor by Aspose for .NET v2.1.0

aspose Pdf for net 100 Open PDFs from Dropbox, Insert images, Search & Replace Text using HTML5 PDF Editor by Aspose for .NET v2.1.0New version of our HTML5 PDF Editor has been released with some very useful and attractive features. New features allow the users to open a file from Dropbox, insert images to PDF file from your local system or Dropbox, export PDF file to different file formats, search text in PDF file, replace text in PDF file and remove any of the inserted contents. The backend of the editor is powered by Aspose.Pdf for .NET which is very feature rich API when it comes to creating and editing PDF files and the results are precise.

Newly Supported Features

Some attractive features are supported in this release of HTML5 PDF Editor which are as follows:

  • Open PDF file from Dropbox.
  • Insert images in PDF file.
  • Export PDF file to different file formats.
  • Delete the inserted contents in PDF file.
  • Search text in PDF file.
  • Replace Text in PDF file.

Following is the screenshot of the latest Html5 PDF Editor:

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Download the HTML5 PDF Editor and  edit your PDF files. We will soon include more features in our upcoming releases.

Check out the detailed article here >>

Source Code Available

The application source code is available for developers to download and use at their end. Developers can use the sample application and further enhance it with more features as per their requirements.

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Aspose for .NET Document Generator for Dynamics CRM 2011

The Aspose for .NET Document Generator is an open source software development kit to be used with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. We have added a new add on for Dynamics CRM 2011, which is capable of generating document using a template. Easily create a template in Microsoft Word and upload it into CRM, then generate as many documents as you want using the template by retrieving details from the contact entity.

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Features in this Release

This release supports the following features.

  • Create templates in Microsoft Word and upload them into CRM.
  • Create a document in CRM using templates.
  • Allow users to add optionset fields to templates.
  • Allow users to add lookup fields to templates.
  • Button that triggers the dialog automatically.

Supported Dynamics Platforms

This add on will work with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

Downloading Aspose .NET Document Generator

The addon is provided in the form of a solution. You can download the latest solution from:

Installation and Usage

Please find the installation and usage notes here:

Customer Feedback

Your feedback is very important to us. Please feel free to provide feedback and raise feature requirements. We are keen to implement customer driven features since we are a 100% customer driven company.

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Recognize Pdf417 Barcode in Images using Aspose for Cloud 1.1.7.3

asposeCloudAPIs Recognize Pdf417 Barcode in Images using Aspose for Cloud 1.1.7.3We are pleased to announce the release of Aspose for Cloud 1.1.7.3. The Aspose for Cloud GUI has been improved and several new fields and filters have been added to allow you to check your usage and search your API call history. Please visit https://cloud.aspose.com for a better user experience.

With this new release the create, read, manipulate and export features are greatly improved. You can read Pdf417 code from barcode images including BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, WMF and metafile etc. The evaluation limitation ‘insert evaluation watermark in the output documents’ has also been imposed in this release and you will see the evaluation watermark if you generate documents using a trial account.

Several UI and API issues have also been fixed in this release.

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Export Drupal Contents to Documents using Aspose.Words for Cloud

drupal logo big Export Drupal Contents to Documents using Aspose.Words for CloudDrupal is a free, open-source web development platform for online content and user communities. Drupal powers some of the busiest sites on the web, and can be adapted to virtually any visual design. Drupal runs over a million sites, including WhiteHouse.gov, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, and Examiner.com. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

aspose Words for CloudAPIs 100 Export Drupal Contents to Documents using Aspose.Words for CloudAspose Doc Exporter Module for Drupal allows administrators to export article contents to Microsoft Word (DOX/DOCX) document. This module demonstrates the powerful export feature Aspose.Words provides. It adds a simple update option: Aspose Export to DOC. When the bulk action is called, it exports all articles to a Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX) document.

Installing the Aspose DOC Exporter Module

You can download the Aspose DOC Exporter Module from one of the following locations:

Once downloaded, please follow these steps to install the module to your WordPress website:

  1. Extract the files. When you first get the module, it will appear in a compressed file format, either tar.gz or .zip. On Windows, use a program like 7-zip to extract it.
  2. Upload the folder. Using SFTP (file transfer protocol) or Git (version control), upload your files to “sites/all/modules” folder in your Drupal installation.
  3. Enable the module. Navigate to Administer, then Site building and finally Modules. Check the Enabled option next to the Aspose Doc Exporter module and click the Save Configuration button at the bottom.
  4. Include Aspose Keys. Click on the configure button next to the Aspose Doc Exporter module and then add APP SID & APP KEY. For further details on how to get app keys, click here.

Using Aspose DOC Exporter Module

After you have installed Aspose DOC Exporter Plugin it is really simple to start using it on your website. Please follow these simple steps to get started.

  1. Make sure you are logged-in to a Drupal site as Admin level account.
  2. Make sure you have set up Aspose App Key & Id on the module configuration page. For further details on how to get app keys, click here.
  3. Navigate to the Content Page.
  4. Select  the articles or pages you want to export and then select Aspose Export to DOC from Update Options.
  5. Click Update.
    This will export all selected articles or pages to a DOC document file and gives you link for downloading the DOC file.
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Save Charts to SVG format, Retrieve Workbook State & Uniquely Identify Shapes in a Spreadsheet with Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0

aspose Cells for Java 100 Save Charts to SVG format, Retrieve Workbook State & Uniquely Identify Shapes in a Spreadsheet with Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0 We have our regular monthly Aspose.Cells for Java release, version 8.3.0, ready for public use. While you download the latest version, here is a look at the biggest features in this month’s release. For a full list of bug fixes and improvements please refer to the release notes for Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0. If you are planning to upgrade the API from any previous version, we would suggest you to check the Public API Changes section.

Save Charts in SVG Format

Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0 provides support for exporting charts in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics which supports interactivity and animation. Please refer to the following piece of code to see how it’s done and feel free to read the detailed article on saving charts to SVG.

//Create workbook object from source Excel file
Workbook workbook = new Workbook("source.xlsx");

//Access the first worksheet
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

//Access the first chart inside the worksheet
Chart chart = worksheet.getCharts().get(0);

//Create an object of ImageOrPrintOptions class
ImageOrPrintOptions options = new ImageOrPrintOptions();

//Specify the SaveFormat for the object of ImageOrPrintOptions class
options.setSaveFormat(SaveFormat.SVG);

//Convert chart to image by passing the object of ImageOrPrintOptions class
chart.toImage("ChartImage.svg", options);

Track Workbook State

Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0 has added several properties that could enable developers to track and manipulate a workbook file’s state. The aforesaid properties and their brief descriptions are as follow.

  • WorkbookSettings.CrashSave: Indicates whether the application last saved the workbook file after a crash.
  • WorkbookSettings.DataExtractLoad: Indicated whether the application last opened the workbook file for data recovery.
  • WorkbookSettings.RepairLoad: Provides information if the application last opened the workbook file in safe or repair mode.
  • WorkbookSettings.AutoRecover: Indicates if auto-recovery has been performed on the Workbook file.

Uniquely Identify Shapes

Version 8.3.0 of Aspose.Cells for Java has added a getter/setter for the property Shape.Id to help developers identify each shape object in a spreadsheet. This property also helps them to uniquely identify the Chart objects in a spreadsheet as demonstrated below.

//Create an object of Workbook class and load an exiting spreadsheet
Workbook book = new Workbook("sample.xlsx");

//Retrieve the collection of charts from the first worksheet
ChartCollection charts = book.getWorksheets().get(0).getCharts();

//Iterate over all the charts in the collection
for(int index = 0; index <= charts.getCount(); index++)
{
    //Get a specific chart object
    Chart chart = charts.get(index);

    //Convert the chart object to shape
    Shape shape = (Shape)chart.getChartObject();

    //Display the unique ID
    System.out.println(shape.getId());
}

Other Enhancements & Improvements

The latest release of Aspose.Cells for Java 8.3.0 has fixed numerous problems, and the most notable of these  enhancements are:

  • Enhanced PDF rendering engine to address a few visual problems. Moreover, this release has made sure that Aspose.Cells for Java generated PDF/A-1b files pass the preflight compliance test.
  • Tweaked the chart rendering mechanism.
  • Improved the Formula Engine to address a few issues related to the NOW & RATE functions.
  • Addressed a few issues related to the color pallets.

Please visit the documentation for details, and if you still have any questions, we always welcome inquiries on Aspose.Cells Support Forum.

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Save Charts to SVG format, Get Equation Text of Chart Trendline and Retrieve Workbook State with Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0

aspose Cells for net 100 Save Charts to SVG format, Get Equation Text of Chart Trendline and Retrieve Workbook State with Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0 has been released. This release contains a few useful features and a number of other enhancements. It contains over 60 improvements, including the new features as listed below. If you are planning to upgrade the API from a previous release, we suggest you to check documents in the Public API Changes section.

Save Charts in SVG Format

Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0 provides support for exporting charts in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics which supports interactivity and animation. Please refer to the following piece of code to see how it works and feel free to read the detailed article on saving charts to SVG.

//Create workbook object from source Excel file
Workbook workbook = new Workbook("source.xlsx");

//Access the first worksheet
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

//Access the first chart inside the worksheet
Chart chart = worksheet.Charts[0];

//Save the chart into image in SVG format
ImageOrPrintOptions options = new ImageOrPrintOptions();
options.SaveFormat = SaveFormat.SVG;
chart.ToImage("ChartImage.svg", options);

Get Equation Text of Chart Trendline

Aspose.Cells allows you to retrieve the equation text of a chart trendline. Aspose.Cells provides the Trendline.DataLabels.Text property which returns the equation text of a chart’s trendline. To make use of this property, first call the Chart.Calculate() method. Please see the detailed article on retrieving the equation text of a chart trendline.

Track Workbook State

Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0 has added several properties that could enable the developers to track & manipulate the Workbook file’s state. The aforesaid properties and their brief descriptions are as follow.

  • WorkbookSettings.CrashSave: Indicates whether the application last saved the workbook file after a crash.
  • WorkbookSettings.DataExtractLoad: Indicated whether the application last opened the workbook file for data recovery.
  • WorkbookSettings.RepairLoad: Provides information if the application last opened the workbook file in safe or repair mode.
  • WorkbookSettings.AutoRecover: Indicates if auto-recovery has been performed on the Workbook file.

Other Enhancements and Fixes

In the new version, we have fixed a few exceptions that occurred while loading and opening Microsoft Excel file formats (XLS/XLSX, CSV, ODS etc.) and converting them to PDF format.

In this release, several important issues have been addressed. For example, issues around reading/ writing Microsoft Excel file formats (XLS, XLSX, XLSB, SpreadsheetML, ODS etc.), rendering to HTML format, printing spreadsheets, combining workbooks, manipulating shapes and rendering to XPS/PDF, manipulating conditional formatting, rendering images from Excel worksheets, manipulating charts with formatting, rendering images files from charts, creating and manipulating comments and exporting Excel workbooks to PDF format have been resolved. We have also fixed some issues regarding Aspose.Cells formula calculation engine to enhance it further.

We have also fixed a few issues in the web based Grid control by Aspose.Cells for .NET regarding TableItemStyle. We have fixed an out of memory issue while loading/saving an Excel file. We have added support for changing the position of a horizontal scrollbar with respect to the tab bar via code in the GridWeb control.

To see a complete list of enhancements and fixes, and to download Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.3.0, please visit the download page.

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Announcing Aspose for Java vs Xlsx4j 1.1 – Now with Added Features

aspose cells for java Announcing Aspose for Java vs Xlsx4j 1.1   Now with Added Featuresdocx4j Announcing Aspose for Java vs Xlsx4j 1.1   Now with Added FeaturesWe’ve created a new release oft he Aspose for Java comparison to Xlsx4j. The new release, Missing Features of Xlsx4j in Aspose 1.1, shows a number of Aspose.Cells features missing in Xlsx4j.

The source code of these examples is freely hosted on popular social coding sites like CodePlexGitHubBitbucket and SourceForge.

This release contains a few new examples of features that are only available in Aspose APIs and not in Docx4j and related tools.

What’s New

Existing Samples

There is much more yet to come and many more examples with documentation are available at Aspose Docs. Keep visiting us.

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Support for Overlapping Chart Series and VBA Macros in Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0

aspose Slides for Java 100 Support for Overlapping Chart Series and VBA Macros in Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0 We’re pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0. This is a major product release where we have included support for some long awaited new features. We have also rectified a number of rendering issues that have been reported for exported PDF, HTML and slide thumbnails in earlier versions.

New Features

We have introduced support for overlapping chart series in this release. With this feature, it is now possible to overlap chart series over one another. For more details about this feature, please visit the documentation article Adding Chart Series Overlap for Charts.

The long awaited support for managing VBA macros in presentations has been included in this release. Now you can add or access existing VBA macros in a presentation using Aspose.Slides. To get familiar with this feature, please visit the documentation article Adding VBA Macros in Presentation.

We have also improved the shape thumbnail generation support by including a new enumerator that generates the shape thumbnail as per its appearance. Please visit the documentation article Generating a Shape Thumbnail in Bound of Shape’s Appearance for further information about this feature.

Working with text has also been improved in this release. Now, if two consecutive text portions belonging to any text frame paragraph have same formatting, they will be merged into a single portion to avoid confusion about the number of portions in a paragraph.

Resolved Issues

We have also made a leap towards presentation rendering by rectifying many rendering issues that appeared in exported PDF, HTML and slide thumbnails. Mainly, this release has fixed issues to do with rendering chart entities, tables, text and bullets inside text frames. Details about the rendering issues can be found in the release notes for Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0 available in the download section. Please visit the download page to see the release notes for Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0.

We have also rectified issues that appeared when accessing, saving and rendering presentations to PDF, HTML or slide thumbnails, which resulted in different exceptions like NullReference, ArgumentException, IndexOutOfRange in previous releases.

We have made several enhancements to the new API. Please visit the documentation article Public API and Backwards Incompatible Changes in Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0 for further reference.

To see a complete list of fixes and to download Aspose.Slides for Java 14.8.0, please visit the download page.

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