20.8 Release Notes

The page contains release notes for Aspose.Words Cloud 20.8 – API Reference.

Important Changes and New Features


  • Added “optimize document” feature
  • Added ‘ApplyBaseDocumentHeadersAndFootersToAppendingDocuments’ option to ‘DocumentEntryList’ for AppendDocument API
  • WithoutNodePath methods were removed from SDKs


  • Improved header/footer detection by removing false candidates
  • Corrected multiple issues with footnotes recognition (numbers, alignment, continuation, etc)
  • Reduced memory allocations for PDFs with big images (10 times less now)
  • Fixed page height calculation that was causing empty output document
  • Supported more formats in numbered list detection
  • Removed false one element lists from table cells
  • Fixed a couple of PDF processing errors
  • Created a new option that allows skipping all images from a PDF
  • Changed obfuscation settings for fix iOS compatibility

All changes

ID Summary Category
WORDSCLOUD-1206 UpdateField API unable to find TOC field and update Bug
WORDSCLOUD-1230 Convert ODT to TXT with SaveAs API throws Index was outside the bounds of the array error Bug
WORDSCLOUD-1242 Stop adding headers and footers from destination document to source document Bug
WORDSCLOUD-1258 DOC to TXT conversion throws internalError Error while loading file Bug
WORDSCLOUD-1267 Fonts being changed converting from Word to PDF Bug
WORDSCLOUD-1235 How to optimize Word document for Word 2016 Feature
PDF2WORD-532  Excessive section breaks as a result of incorrect footer detection  Bug
PDF2WORD-541  Footnotes without a number are not recognized  Bug
PDF2WORD-542  Two numbered footnotes were not recognized  Bug 
PDF2WORD-551  Wrong footnotes alignment in one document  Bug
PDF2WORD-553  Heavy memory usage on Searchable PDFs from the customer  Bug
PDF2WORD-554 Negative page height causes all elements to be skipped during the recognition Bug
PDF2WORD-562  List detection doesn’t work properly on a customer’s file  Bug
PDF2WORD-563  Destination reference error stops PDF processing  Bug
PDF2WORD-564  FileLoadException happens because of PdfTokenParser can’t read big numbers  Bug
PDF2WORD-347  PdfParser refactoring Task
PDF2WORD-514 Simplify usage of PdfStreamProvider class Task
PDF2WORD-515  Refactoring of class PdfContentProcessor  Task
PDF2WORD-558 Use new flag to skip all image processing methods when requested Task
PDF2WORD-561 Change obfuscation settings to fix iOS compatibility Task

SDK Changes


  • Added new api method

which is allows to optimize the document contents as well as default Aspose.Words behavior to a particular versions of MS Word

  • Added ‘ApplyBaseDocumentHeadersAndFootersToAppendingDocuments’ option to ‘DocumentEntryList’ for AppendDocument API