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What's new in GcWord v2 Service Pack 1

Documents for Word (GcWord) offers a rich and comprehensive object model that is simple to use and is based on Microsoft Office API, Word JavaScript API and OpenXML SDK. With the new v2 Service Pack 1, we add more Microsoft Word OM features to the feature set, additional language support, and more.

Support for exporting RTL text, vertical text, and East Asian languages to PDF

GcWord API adds support for RightToLeft, vertical text, and East Asian Languages to render documents in multiple languages in DOCX files and export them to PDF. While creating Word documents, you can control:

  • First and last character settings
  • Line breaking rules
  • Kerning
  • Character spacing

Support for exporting RTL text, vertical text and East Asian languages to PDF

Try demos: Multiple languages, Tate Chu Yoko, Vertical Text | Documentation

Set view options on Word files

This feature supports how a document is displayed when it's opened in an application. It controls the view type and zoom type of the document when it opens, along with other properties.


Set compatibility options

Adding CompatibilityOptions to the Word files ensures that the Word documents created in older versions retain their properties when opened in newer versions. The addition of CompatibilityOptions class gives users control over 70+ compatibility features of Word files.


Control hyphenation in text

With the GcWord HyphenationOptions class, you can control hyphenation with various options to either automatically hyphenate the document that you create, or set an option to use the hyphenation tool to manually hyphenate your document.

Control hyphenation in text


Improve speed when creating new document

We are continuously monitoring the performance of GcWord with every release and have been working on improving the experience of generating word documents. Now you can generate multiple instances of GcWordDocument in just few seconds as creating a GcWordDocument is 4 times faster than before. Check out the demo sample below.

Try demo

Support for theme colors

You can now set theme colors and modify existing themes per your company's brand. You can set color schemes that define the colors for background and text in your documents.

Support for theme colors


Format text as superscript or subscript and export to PDF

You can apply superscript and subscript settings to text in chemical compounds, formulas, mathematical expressions, etc., and GcWord now supports exporting superscript/subscript text to PDF.

Format text as Superscript or Subscript and export to PDF

Try Demo | Documentation

Hope you like these new additions! For any feedback, please leave a comment below. Thanks!

For a list of bug fixes, visit the Release Notes.

Shilpa Sharma - Product Manager

Shilpa Sharma

Product Manager
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