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XFA to Standard Acro Form Conversion & Enhanced PDF Rendering to Image, PDF/A & DOCX using Java

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What’s new in this release?

Aspose team is pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Pdf for Java 17.3.0 . It has specifically focused on PDF file conversion to various supported output formats. The PDF file to PDF/A format conversion and validation capabilities are among the salient features of Aspose.Pdf for Java and many customers are already taking benefit of these functionalities. In this release, the development team has specifically focused over these areas and have resolved many issues related to these features. With this new release, the API is more stable and capable of handling more complex documents and can gracefully handle documents with similar structure. The type of errors fixed for this feature include missing contents in resultant PDF/A file, garbled contents in resultant PDF/A, missing images in resultant file, missing compliance information in resultant file, errors due to color space etc. Aspose.Pdf for Java is an amazing API as it offers the feature to convert PDF files to various MS Office formats. Using this API, developers can transform PDF file to DOC, DOCX, XLS and PPTX format. Recently some customers reported problems related to the conversion of PDF files to DOCX format and in this release, many of these issues have been resolved and the API has become more stable in this area. Some general fixes in this area include resolution of exceptions, additional contents in resultant file and representation of contents in language other than English. However as mentioned earlier, the rendering mechanism has been greatly improved. Dynamic forms are based on an XML specification known as XFA, the “XML Forms Architecture”. The information about the form (as far as PDF is concerned) is very vague – it specifies that fields exist, with properties, and JavaScript events, but does not specify any rendering. The objects of XFA form are drawn at the time loading the document based on specifications. These documents also provides the capabilities to dynamically fill data inside them and save them separately. However when it comes to manipulation, it gets quite difficult and sometimes customers request to convert XFA forms to standard Acro Forms, as the standard form itself contains form fields and they are not generated on run-time. There is also great improvement in XFA forms to Standard Acro form conversion and API now provides more stability in this area. Apart from above mentioned improvements, the PDF to Image conversion, Text extraction, Text replacement, PDF file signing, Tex file to PDF conversion, PDF form filling, PDF file merge and import of Annotations are also improvement areas. Some important improved features included in this release are given below

- PDF to JPG: text missing in output image
- Form filled information changes after merge
- PDF to PDF/A-1B: document is not compliant
- PDF to PDFA1b: compliance failure due to CMYK error
- PDF to DOCX - Exception during conversion
- PCL to PDF: incorrect output is generated
- PDF to PNG conversion results into a blurred image
- Unable to convert XFA form to Standard AcroForm
- Unable to convert XFA form to Standard AcroForm
- Unable to validate PDF/A_1b compliance of document
- Latex to PDF: rendering is incorrect
- Incorrect color information is being retrieved for TextFragment
- PDF to PDF/A - Contents get garbled and file is not PDF/A compliant
- PDF to PDF/A - Contents get truncated in resultant file
- PDF to PDF/A - Page contents are messed up
- PDF to PNG: some images are missing on resultant image
- PDF to PDF/A - Resultant file is not compliant
- PDF to DOCX: Russian text is being added in resultant DOCX
- Regression: 16.10.0 generates invalid PDFA document
- When PDF is saved as DOCX, some additional new lines are added.
- TIFF to PDF: corrupt PDF is being generated
- TextFragmentCollection breaks Iterable interface
- PPdfFileSignature does not retain image given width
- XFA form is not being converted to Standard Acro Form.
- PDF Merge Gives NullPointerException
- Exception thrown when using Pdf Digital signature
- Annotation import throws exception An element with the same key already exists in the dictionary

Newly added documentation pages and articles

Some new tips and articles have now been added into Aspose.Pdf for Java documentation that may guide you briefly how to use Aspose.Pdf for performing different tasks like the followings.

- Convert PDF to DOC or DOCX format
- Convert PDF to PDF-A format

Overview: Aspose.Pdf for Java

Aspose.Pdf is a Java PDF component to create PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat. It supports Floating box, PDF form field, PDF attachments, security, Foot note & end note, Multiple columns document, Table of Contents, List of Tables, Nested tables, Rich text format, images, hyperlinks, JavaScript, annotation, bookmarks, headers, footers and many more. Now you can create PDF by API, XML and XSL-FO files. It also enables you to converting HTML, XSL-FO and Excel files into PDF.

More about Aspose.Pdf for Java

- Homepage  of Aspose.Pdf for Java
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- Read online documentation of Aspose.Pdf for Java

Contact Information
Aspose Pty Ltd
Suite 163, 79 Longueville Road
Lane Cove, NSW, 2066
Aspose – Your File Format APIs
Phone: 888.277.6734
Fax: 866.810.9465
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