Convert Excel File to PDF Format and Limit the Number of Pages in Generated Pdf File Using Java API

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Aspose.Cells for Java enables Java Developers to retrieve external data source details and can limit the number of pages generated in excel to pdf conversion. Moreover, this release allows printing a range of pages to the output PDF file, improved chart to image & sheet to image modules along with plenty of important bug fixes.

Lane Cove, NSW, Australia., December 23, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) -

The long awaited version of Aspose.Cells for Java 7.7.0 has been released. In this release, they have added a feature that lets user retrieve external data source details. Sometimes, user may want to retrieve details from external data sources, for example if user want to read the SQL connection data. This may include any or all type of data that is required to establish a connection with an SQL Server, such as the server URL, user name, underlying table name, SQL query, query type, the location of the table, etc.
In the new version, user can limit the number of pages generated in Excel to PDF conversion. User can print a range of pages to the output PDF file using this new feature. Aspose.Cells allows user to set a limit on how many pages are generated when converting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to PDF file format. They have also added a number of enhancements in the new release. They have improved the chart to image and sheet to image modules. This release is also a maintenance release that contains fixes for issues reported in earlier versions.
In this release, they have fixed the issues with manipulating charts and shapes. Several other important issues have also been addressed. For example, issues to do with rendering Microsoft Excel file formats, rendering images from Excel worksheets, rendering shapes and controls and exporting Excel to PDF format have been resolved. A few improvements have also been made to Aspose.Cells for Java’s formula calculation engine. This release includes plenty of improved features and bug fixes as listed below:

  • Retrieving SQL Connection Data
  • Aspose.Cells saving as TIFF - missing resolution tag
  • Chart Image Mapping for all Chart Types
  • Conversion to TIFF: setting PhotometricInterpretation tag
  • Limiting the number of pages generated when converting to PDF
  • Value read after calculation is corrected
  • Incorrect output of Style.getCultureCustom() is fixed
  • Value read after calculation corrected
  • IF Calculation Error is resolved
  • Column formattings were now re-saved correctly
  • Column formattings were now re-saved correctly
  • Shape object in Excel form now getting word-wrapped
  • AreaChart transparency is fixed and working
  • Active-X objects are changed to images
  • Cells.MaxDataRow gave corrected value
  • While converting XLSX to PDF, one Japanese character gets missing is fixed
  • Greater than calculation calcullation
  • setPrintGridlines now working in Sheet-to-Image feature
  • Charts by page margin now rendered when converting to image/PDF format
  • DisplayRightToLeft problem for SheetRender is fixed
  • Wrong calculated value of Yield function is fixed
  • Cells RTL problem fixed - Sheet to Image

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.Cells for Java documentation that may guide user briefly how to use Aspose.Cells for performing different tasks like the followings.

Overview: Aspose.Cells for Java
Aspose.Cells is a Java component for spreadsheet reporting without using Microsoft Excel. Other features include creating spreadsheets, opening encrypted excel files, macros, VBA, unicode, formula settings, pivot tables, importing data from JDBC ResultSet and support of CSV, SpreadsheetML, PDF, ODS and all file formats from Excel 97 to Excel 2007. It is compatible with Windows, Linux & Unix and supports all advanced features of data management, formatting, worksheet, charting and graphics.

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