Converting one business file format to another can be more challenging than it needs to be. Using Aspose APIs, developers can add Microsoft Office-like functionality to their applications and easily convert one file format to another.

“Aspose products are mature and offer a robust feature set while maintaining the highest quality,” said Justin Anderson, associate marketing director at Aspose. “There is no need for Microsoft Office to be installed since Aspose components are totally independent. They’re a pure .NET alternative to the Microsoft Office Object Model.”

More than 15,000 companies and 300,000 developers use Aspose APIs to add popular business document types to their applications. Aspose.Total, the most comprehensive package, includes every component Aspose offers. There are also platform-specific suites available for .NET, Java, Cloud, Android and SharePoint. Aspose also offers rendering extensions for Jasper Reports and SQL Services Reporting Services (SSRS). Using Aspose.Total, developers are adding Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and OneNote capabilities, as well as bar code generation and reading, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and PDF, write, and read manipulation options to their applications. Customers also have the option of choosing product family packs such as Aspose.Cells, which includes Aspose.Cells for .NET, Java, Android, SharePoint, SSRS, and JasperReports.

Aspose is among the SD Times 100 for its continued contributions in the APIs, Libraries and Frameworks category.

Aspose.Total for .NET
Aspose has been one of the most trusted providers of .NET components since 2002. Over the years, it has expanded its .NET offerings while bringing much of the same functionality to other platforms.

Aspose.Total for .NET is a compilation of every .NET component Aspose offers. It includes Aspose.Cells, Aspose.Words, Aspose.Pdf, Aspose.Slides, Aspose.BarCode, Aspose.Tasks, Aspose.Email, Aspose.Diagram, Aspose.OCR, and Aspose.Imaging. The popular suite is compiled on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up-to-date versions of each Aspose .NET component. The same is true for all Aspose.Total suites.

Two of the most mature and most popular components are Aspose.Cells and Aspose.Words. Using Aspose.Cells for .NET, developers can create, modify, convert, render, and print Excel spreadsheets without requiring Microsoft Excel on the server. Aspose.Words is an advanced class library for .NET that enables developers to perform a wide range of document processing tasks directly within their .NET applications. It allows developers to generate, modify, convert, render and print documents without using Microsoft Word.

The latest version of Aspose.Cells for .NET includes a number of new features and enhancements that are worth noting.  For example, new APIs were added to help the user who wishes to strategize the calculation precision handling on their own, according to the application’s requirements. The capability adds more flexibility and extensibility to the formula calculation engine. Row heights and ranges can now be calculated simultaneously and there is a new option that calculates the page setup scaling factor, like Microsoft Excel. Developers can also extract cell values with or without formatting applied.

The latest version of Aspose.Words includes a Public Chart API, a Public API for Custom Mark in footnotes, and a LINQ Reporting Engine that supports charts. HTML/MHTML with framesets is now preserved during open and save operations. Password verification is possible in write-protected documents. Aspose.Words also includes support for culture invariant languages in DOCX/WML and provides improved footnote handling, including support for paragraph rules and better positioning. Because the behavior of Word has changed, row collapsing has been updated. The clipping of shapes in nested table cells in documents generated by Word 2013 has also been improved. In addition, image filenames can be changed using ImageSavingCallback and printer metrics are now supported on the Windows platform.

“Developers may have a need to create an application that produces contracts in a PDF format,” said Anderson. “Using Aspose.Words, you can populate data into contract templates in Microsoft Word format and convert those Word documents into PDFs.”

Aspose for Cloud
Aspose for Cloud is a cloud-based document-generation, conversion and automation platform that interoperates seamlessly with other cloud services. Its REST APIs give developers total control over documents and file formats on all platforms. And, because it’s a cloud solution, there’s nothing to install.

Using Aspose for Cloud, Web and mobile app developers can easily work with Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, Adobe PDFs, OpenDocument formats, barcodes, OCR and e-mail formats and protocols in their apps. Its REST API can be called from any platform including .NET, Java, Ruby, Salesforce, Amazon and many more. Developers use Aspose for Cloud to support many common document processing and management tasks in their apps such as document assembly, mail merge, reporting, file conversion, text and image extraction, metadata removal, barcode generation and recognition, e-mail tracking and creation, and targeting content to different devices.

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