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Compare PPT/PPTX Presentation Slides & Identifying Merged Cells in a Table using .NET

Aspose team is happy to share the announcement of Aspose.Slides for .NET 17.2.0. This release has some new features in this release along with resolution issues incurring in API. At times, one need to compare two slides if they are identical or not. Now, users can compare the two slides based on all shapes, styles, texts, animation and other settings. If slides are equal, true will be returned. For more details, please visit documentation article, Compare two slides. Aspose team has also included the support for identifying merged cells inside table as well. Please visit documentation article, Identify Merged Table Cells. It has rectified the issues related to charts and Ole frame data failing to get opened in edit mode inside PowerPoint for generated presentation. The issues related to URL formatting and tooltip text inside hyperlinks has also been addressed in this release. It has also addressed issues related to improper text rendering including bolding effects, improper color and improper gradient effects. It has resolved the issues related to presentation access and saving which earlier resulted in exceptions including ArgumentException, NullReferenceException and PptxReadException in previous releases. This release has improved the presentation rendering support and has resolved certain issues related to missing or improper text rendering, missing images, missing charts and its entities in generated PDF, HTML and slide thumbnails outputs. This list of new, improved and bug fixes in this release are given below

Check whether presentations master slides are identical
Identifying the merged cells in Table
Refactor charts implementation
Insufficient header length error
Unable to edit data in chart after just opening and saving presentation (without modification)
Exception on converting pptx to pdf
Presentation file not converted properly to pdf
Exception on loading presentation
Footer is changed after saving ppt
Cloning a chart object creates a corrupted chart
Ole frame un-editable when saving presentation
Problem while converting ppt to pdf
System.ArgumentException on saving PPTX to PDF
When PPT is loaded and saved, the date format is changed
After load and save of PPT file, the footer disappears.
Exception on saving ppt
Footer text color and font changed after saving
Exception on saving ppt
Pptx not properly converted to pdf
Hyperlink and tool tip text change for hyperlink on saving presentation
Bold effect not applied
Pptx not properly converted to pdf
ReadWorkbookStream method returns empty workbook
Exception on loading presentation
Hyperlink Value changed for portion text
Animation effect gets corrupt on changing paragraph text
Ppt changed after saving
External Hyperlink is not getting set for text
Vector images background changed
Ppt changed after saving
Hyperlink (URLs) with Unicode text becomes with duplicates characters
Font looks bold on rendering
Instead of some images "no image" placeholder rendered for x86 build
Incorrect link detection
Shaped removed after saving ppt
Argument exception on loading the presentation
Text color changed after saving presentation.
Protected view message thrown on opening saved presentation
Conversion to PPT fails with exception PPT presentation can't contains more than 8 placeholders in one slide.
Empty pages generated when converting ODP to PDF
Hyperlink to absolute file path doesn't work for PowerPoint 2007
Category axis labels are missing or improperly rendered in generated PDF
Error on opening the generated PDF file from PPT file
StringIndexOutOfBoundsException on reading Hyperlink text
Improper gradient rendering in generated PDF
Font Rotation does not set the value for rotated font

Other most recent bug fixes are also included in this release

Newly added documentation pages and articles

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

- Identify merge Table Cell:,+Updating+and+Manipulating+Tables#Adding,UpdatingandManipulatingTables-IdentifymergeTableCell

- Compare two slides:

Overview: Aspose.Slides for .NET

Aspose.Slides is a .NET component to read, write and modify a PowerPoint document without using MS PowerPoint. PowerPoint versions from 97-2007 and all three PowerPoint formats: PPT, POT, PPS are also supported. Now you can create, access, copy, clone, edit and delete slides in your presentations. Other features include PPT/PPTX printing, PPT to XPS format, saving PowerPoint slides into PDF, adding & modifying audio & video frames, using shapes like rectangles or ellipses and saving presentations in SVG format, streams or images.

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  • Name: Sher Azam

    Company: Aspose

    Telphone: 888-277-6734 , -

    Address: Aspose Pty Ltd, Suite 163,
    79 Longueville Road
    Lane Cove, NSW, 2066