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What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP


What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

Volume 3 brings a number of document improvements to our UWP controls by offering customized printing options for the DataGrid, PDF documents that can be externally signed with a hash, and annotations that can be imported from, or exported to, JSON format.


Printing enhancement

Allows users to customize more options of the print dialog. For example, customers can now show the “Custom Range” option to print specific pages, disable print preview of a DataGrid, and more.

Word Library

Paper source settings

Access and modify the paper source settings in a Word document with the FirstPageTray and OtherPagesTray APIs.

Shapes in RTF format

Preserve shapes in RTF-to-DOCX conversion and vice versa.

Shapes in RTF-to-DOCX conversion.

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Word-to-PDF conversion has been enhanced in Word Library:

  • Justify the text in a paragraph, like in Microsoft Word 2013.
  • Automatically detect font names from themes for East Asian text.
  • Draw double strikethrough and underline styles, like in Microsoft Word.

PDF Library


Render Pdf417Barcode in PDF pages and images.


Sign PDF documents externally using hash

Sign PDF documents externally using PDF document hash.

External digital signature.

Detect blank PDF page

Find empty PDF pages in existing PDF documents.

Detect PDF conformance

Detect the PDF conformance of existing PDF documents.

Annotation import and export

Import and export annotations in JSON format.

PowerPoint Library

PPTX-to-PDF enhancements

PPTX-to-PDF conversion in PowerPoint Library has been enhanced:

  • Automatically detect font names from themes for complex script and East Asian text.
  • Use an API to define a fallback font for any Unicode character range. This fallback font is used to render characters that do not have glyphs in the original font.


Word template format

Open and save a document in Word template format (DOT and DOTX).

Word template format

Excel Library

Excel to PDF enhancements

Excel-to-PDF conversion has been enhanced:

  • Convert Excel charts with images and shapes to a PDF or image.
  • Convert data bars and color scales of conditional formats to PDF.
  • Convert Excel form controls to PDF AcroForm fields or flattened images.

Excel to PDF enhancements.

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