Manage Presentations, Update PDF Form Fields and Set Cell Formula Using Aspose for Cloud

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Aspose Cloud API enables developers to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from scratch, merge presentations, split presentations, export all or specific slides to HTML, set export options, add new slides, copy existing slides, update form fields in your PDF files and much more.


Lane Cove, NSW, Australia., January 23, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -

The latest version of Aspose for Cloud 1.1.6.2 has been released. With this new release, create, read, manipulate and export MS Office documents in cloud features have been greatly improved. User can create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from scratch, merge presentations, split presentations, export all or specific slides to HTML, set export options, add new slides, copy existing slides, change position of slides and work with different sections of their slides including comments, font settings, background, height, width and aspect ratio.
 
User can also update form fields in their PDF files as well as set AutoFit rows option for Microsoft Excel workbooks or worksheets and set formula for a cell in the worksheet. Many other enhancements have been made to all Aspose for Cloud APIs and user can also save their output documents to storage or get in response body. Following is the categorized list of enhancements.

  • Create PowerPoint presentations – This feature lets user create presentations from scratch. User just need to use presentation resource and send a PUT request to create empty presentation on Aspose for Cloud or third party storage. Newly created presentation can then be downloaded using the download file example.
  • Merge multiple presentations – This feature allow user to take all or selected slides from multiple Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and then merge them into a new presentation in their required order. User can use mergePresentations resource and send a POST request (sending presentation paths in request body) to merge all slides and send a PUT request (sending presentation paths and indexes of selected slides in the request body) to merge selected slides in their specified order. This feature can also be used in combination with the create PowerPoint presentations feature to create new presentations from existing presentations.
  • Split PowerPoint presentations – This feature allow user to split all or specific slides of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to individual images or HTML. All user need to do is use splitDocument resource and send a POST request. Response will contain a list links to split files which can be used to download split files using download file example. splitDocument resource supports format, from, to, height, width and destFolder optional parameters. Split files can be saved to Aspose or third party storage.
  • Set export options – This feature allows user to set PDF or HTML options while converting a presentation to PDF or HTML respectively. User can set JpegQuality parameter to change the image quality and control the size of output PDF and set pdfPassword to password protect output PDF. User can also set SaveAsZip parameter to get output HTML as a ZIP. See the Export Options section of the presentation resource for a detailed list of export options.
  • Add new slides – This feature lets user add a new empty slide to a PowerPoint presentation. User can use slides resource and send a POST request for this purpose.
  • Copy existing slides – This feature lets user create a copy of existing slides to their specified location. The slides resource with POST request can be used for this purpose.
  • Change position of slides – This feature lets user change the position of an existing slide using slides resource with POST request.
  • Get comments of a Slide – This feature lets user read comments added to a slide. GET method of comments resource can be used for this purpose.
  • Work with background – This feature allows user to read background information or remove background of a slide. User can use background resource and send GET or DELETE requests respectively to get or delete background.
  • Auto fit rows – This feature allows user to automatically adjust height and width of cells in Excel workbooks or worksheets. This feature was added to resolve in rendering multiline cells. Without this feature, output documents show only first line of the multiline cells but if user set isAutoFit parameter of workbook resource to true, user will see correct output while converting Excel documents with multiline cells.
  • Set formula for a cell – This feature lets user set formula for a cell. User can use any formula supported by Microsoft Excel. Formula parameter has been supported for cell resource to pass a formula for a cell.
  • Update form fields – This feature allows user to update form fields in a PDF. user can change location, size, type and values of a form field. PUT method of field resource can be used for this purpose.

 
In addition to the above features, several bugs have been fixed and several enhancements have been made to Aspose for Cloud APIs.
 
 
Overview: Aspose for Cloud
 
Aspose for Cloud is a cloud-based document generation, conversion and automation platform for developers that offer a unique suite of APIs to work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, and email formats and protocols. It supports all features for file processing, document scanning, barcodes creation and recognition, and allows extracting text or images too. user can also work with SaaSpose APIs using REST SDKs that can be called from .NET, Java, PHP and Ruby etc.


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