What is Aspose words and why is it so popular?

What is Aspose.Words and why is so popular?

Aspose.Words is a class library that developers can use as an alternative to Microsoft Automation. The principal reasons why this is a much way of dynamically interacting with Word Document are:


  • Security
  • Stability
  • Scalability
  • Processing Speed

Aspose.Words is available for the following platforms:

  • Aspose.Words for .NET
  • Aspose.Words for Java
  • Aspose.Words for Android via Java
  • Aspose.Words for Android via Xamarin
  • Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin
  • Aspose.Words for Mac via Xamarin
  • Aspose.Words for SharePoint
  • Aspose.Words for SSRS (Reporting Services)

Automation with Aspose.Words allows you to perform numerous dynamic document processing tasks with many document extensions including DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, OpenDocument, PDF, XPS, EPUB and you can produce, adjust, convert, render and print documents without using Microsoft Word.

The benefits of using Aspose.Words in project are:

  • Rich set of features

Conversions: High quality two way conversions of DOC, OOXML, RTF, WordprocessingML, HTML, MHTML, TXT and OpenDocument formats

Document Object Model(DOM): Dynamic access via a API to all document elements and formatting allows you to create, modify, extract, copy, split, join, and replace document content programmatically.

Rendering: Convert entire documents or single page extracts to PDF, XPS or SWF for server-side generation. Pages can also be converted to TIFF, PNG, BMP or EMF images, print or render pages to .NET Graphics. With supreme fidelity with the need of Microsoft Word®.

Reporting: Generate documents or reports from scratch or by filling templates with data from data sources or business objects. 

  • No Microsoft Word Automation
  • Platform independence

Aspose.Words can be used to build any type of a 32-bit or 64-bit application including ASP.NET, WCF, WinForm. For .NET Aspose.Words can be used via COM Interop from ASP, Perl, PHP and Python. You can also use Aspose.Words for .NET to build applications with Mono.

Aspose.Words for Java is available for Java 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 and will run in any place where Java is installed. It is possible to use Aspose.Words for Java from Perl, PHP and Python.

Performance and Scalability

Aspose.Words can be used to develop both server or client based solutions. You do not have to worry about any other services or modules. You can literally generate thousands of documents in minutes with Aspose.Words and that involves opening a document, modifying content and formatting or populating it with data and saving it. Even most of the complex documents are opened and saved on a P4 2.4Ghz 1Gb RAM machine in fractions of a second.

Aspose.Words is truly multithreaded