.NET APIs to manipulate Word documents
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Aspose.Words for .NET
Aspose.Words for .NET is an advanced Word document processing API that enables you to perform a wide range of document processing tasks directly within your .NET applications.
Aspose.Words for .NET supports DOC, OOXML, RTF, HTML, OpenDocument, PDF, XPS, EPUB and other formats. With Aspose.Words you can view, generate, modify, convert, render and print documents without using Microsoft Word.
At A Glance
An overview of the main conversion, rendering and reporting capabilities of Aspose.Words for .NET.
- Business Objects
- LINQ Reporting Engine
- .NET Graphics
- PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF
- XPS, OpenXPS
- PDF, PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b
- PostScript (PS)
- XamlFixed, XamlFlow or XamlFlowPack
Aspose.Words for .NET supports the .NET framework (including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET etc.), ASP, ColdFusion, Perl, Power Builder, PHP, Python and Mono.
- Mono 1.2 & higher
- PHP, VBScript, Delphi, C++
- Windows Azure
- Web Services
Open, Save and Convert From Word to Other File Formats
Aspose.Words for .NET supports the popular word (DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, FlatOpc, FlatOpcMacroEnabled, FlatOpcTemplate, FlatOpcTemplateMacroEnabled, XML, ODT, OTT, OOXML, WordML, RTF, HTML, XHTML, MHTML & TXT) file formats that your business depend on. It also allows exporting or converting word documents to PDF, XPS, XamlFixed, XamlFlow, XamlFlowPack, EPUB, HTML, HtmlFixed, OpenXPS, PostScript, TXT and popular image/multimedia file formats including TIFF, JPG, PNG, BMP, SVG, EMF, SVG and SWF.
- Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, RTF, DOT, DOTX, DOTM, DOCM FlatOPC, FlatOpcMacroEnabled, FlatOpcTemplate, FlatOpcTemplateMacroEnabled
- OpenOffice: ODT, OTT
- WordprocessingML: XML
- Web: HTML, MHTML
- Text: TXT
- Fixed Layout: PDF, PDF/A, XPS, OpenXPS, PostScript (PS)
- Images: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, SVG, EMF, GIF
- Web: HtmlFixed
- Others: PCL, SWF, EPUB, XamlFixed, XamlFlow, XamlFlowPack
Advanced .NET Word Document Processing API Features
Perform mail merge
Generate reports using mail merge
Insert formatted text, paragraphs, images, tables and other content into a Word document
Populate a table in a Word document using data retrieved from a database
Create mailing labels
Combining documents, moving sections between documents, and mail merging images stored in files outside of the database
Mail merge data from multiple tables, format date and numeric fields
Insert a watermark into a document
Update field results IF, formula and other popular field types
Join and split documents
Specify document protection, open protected and encrypted documents
Find and replace text, enumerate over document content
Preserve or extract OLE objects and ActiveX controls from the document
Preserve or remove VBA macros from the document. Preserve VBA macros digital signature
Detect digital signatures in documents
Insert HTML text
Rendering, Printing And Viewing Word Documents
With Aspose.Words for .NET you can print or convert whole documents or even individual pages from Word documents to TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG, SVG or EMF images. You can also render (draw) any document page onto a .NET Graphic object, you can set its size and zoom level to create thumbnails or for displaying images in a browser.
Aspose.Words for .NET is specially designed to render documents into pages and print with highest of fidelity to the Microsoft Word format meaning that the output is of the highest quality, you would be forgiven for thinking that the conversion had actually been performed by Word itself!
Developers will find it easy to print or preview documents within their own applications, this is due to Aspose.Words for .NET's integration with the .NET printing infrastructure and the ability to completely customize the printing process.
Programming With Document Object Model
Aspose.Words for .NET allows developers to create, build and modify documents including document formatting by using our intuitive document object model that consists of over 100 classes.
Developers can programmatically create, modify, extract and replace all document elements including sections, headers, footers, paragraphs, lists, tables, text, fields, hyperlinks, bookmarks and images.
Developers can specify detailed formatting for any document element. All drawing objects including shapes, textboxes, images, OLE objects and controls are supported through this model and you can perform many tasks such as inserting watermarks in pages or extracting images from a pre existing document.
Aspose.Words for .NET calculates even the most complex and deeply nested expressions containing IF blocks, formulas and other fields both during mail merge operations or by performing an explicit field update.
Aspose.Words for .NET also provides useful utility features such as joining or splitting documents, copying fragments between documents, protecting and unprotecting documents, modifying document properties and inserting HTML fragments into documents.
Reporting And Mail Merge
You can easily use Aspose.Words for .NET as a fully featured reporting solution. Design your reports in Microsoft Word and then allow Aspose.Words for .NET to populate documents with data from a number of data sources.
Aspose.Words for .NET allows developers to use standard Microsoft Word mail merge fields in reports. Additionally, you can use Aspose.Words for .NET extended syntax for mail merge fields to perform more complex operations during mail merge operations such as inserting images or repeatable regions.
The data to drive your reports or mail merges can come from an ADO.NET data table, business objects or from a completely custom data source.
All .NET Framework Versions Supported
You can use Aspose.Words for .NET to build any type of 32-bit or 64-bit .NET applications including ASP.NET, Web Services and WinForms for any .NET Framework version from 2.0 to 4.7 in your favorite .NET languages like C# and VB.NET etc.
It is possible to use Aspose.Words for .NET via COM Interop from ASP, Perl, PHP and Python. You can even use Aspose.Words for .NET to build applications with Mono.
Microsoft Office Automation - Not Needed
Aspose.Words for .NET is built using managed code that does not need Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word to be installed on the machine to work with Word document formats. It is a perfect Microsoft Office automation alternative in terms of supported features, security, stability, scalability, speed and price.
Aspose.Words offers individual Word processing APIs for other popular development environments as listed below: