Introducing GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud 19.5!

Guys! New version of Groupdocs.Comparison Cloud 19.5 is here. Your feedback and interest in our Document Comparison Cloud API keeps us motivated to implement new features. It is all new API; in this version we have implemented the API as a Microservice. It improves the performance and stability of the API. New API has less methods and options. We have also introduced new methods for cloud storage operations in GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud API. I will give you an overview of some of the new features in the following sections. For complete details of new features and enhancement, please check the release notes of this version.

New API Version

We have introduced V2 API Version in 19.5 version and following base URL will be used. Please note V1 will remain available.

https://api.groupdocs.cloud/v2.0/comparison/

Authentication

For improved security, we have introduced JWT(JSON Web Token) authentication in this release. OAuth2 and URL signing authentication methods are not supported any more by V2 API Version. Let us show you how to get JWT Access Token.

Storage APIs

Now onward, you do not need to use GroupDocs.Storage Cloud REST API for storage operations. GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud API has introduced following API methods for the purpose.

File API – Introduced methods for upload, download, copy, move, delete files : input documents and rendering results, in the cloud storage

Upload file to Storage

Download file from Storage

Folder API – Introduced methods for create, copy, move, delete folders in the cloud storage

Storage API – Introduced methods for getting storage information and file information

Comparison API

In this digital era, Document comparison is a basic requirement of individuals and organizations for their legal and financial tasks. And GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud REST API is a proven API for developers to add this feature in their applications without worrying about platform dependence. It can be used on any platform without any third party software. It provides simple methods to compare most popular business file formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Images, Email, Html, Note). Following API methods

Comparisons – Compares source and target documents and returns a link to saved result

POST ​/comparison​/comparisons

Changes – Retrieves a list of changes between source and target documents

POST ​/comparison​/changes

Update – Accepts or rejects changes to the resultant document and returns a link to saved result

PUT ​/comparison​/updates

Here we will show you how easily you can compare two versions of the same document for changes with default Comparison options and get result document path. You just need to upload source and target document to storage and call comparisons API method. This is how you can achieve this tasks using cURL, however you can refer to the complete list of available SDKs to use GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud API directly in your favorite platform.

Got a question or Bug? Please feel free to drop us a comment below or post a question in support forum. It helps us to continually improve and refine our API.

Still haven’t tried GroupDocs.Comparison Cloud? The free trial is right here waiting for you to give it a try and explore the power of the Comparison REST API. All you need is to sign up with the groupdocs.cloud.

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GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud 19.5

Great news for developers! All new GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud 19.5 is introduced. We are committed to evolving GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud REST API to make it more simplified and easy to use. With this in mind, we’ve made necessary changes in this version. The new API is more optimized with less methods and options. Its internal architecture is revamped for fast and reliable processing to build Document & Image Annotation tools with support for Text & Figure based annotation operations. Also now the API includes methods for working with cloud storage. So you can perform storage operations using GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud REST API directly instead of using separate API.

Please check the detailed release notes of this version to get an idea about all the new features/enhancements made in this release.

Breaking Changes

New API Version

Introduced API version V2 in 19.5 version, V1 will remain available.

Authentication

JWT(JSON Web Token) authentication is introduced in this release, now OAuth2 and URL signing authentication methods are obsolete now.

Annotation API

Simplified API methods to apply Text and Figure based annotations to documents & images of all popular formats.

Storage APIs

File API – Introduced methods for upload, download, copy, move, delete files : input documents and rendering results, in the cloud storage

Folder API – Introduced methods for create, copy, move, delete folders in the cloud storage

Storage API – Introduced methods for getting storage information and file information

Add Annotations to Document

Here we will show you how GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud V2 API version works and it is different than V1. We will add annotation in a Word document using GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK for .NET by following these steps:

  • Upload source document to Storage
  • Add Annotaition to source document

We need to upload source document to Cloud storage as in this example we will process document from Cloud storage. In the release we introduced File API for file storage operations. We will use UploadFile method of Annotation V2 API version instead of GroupDocs.Storage Cloud API method to upload file to storage.

In 19.5 version, PUT method for import of annotation has been changed to POST method, as shown in following sample code.

V1.1 Example

V2.0 Example

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All New GroupDocs.Signature Cloud V2!

Guys, old days’ tedious job of signing a document is gone, when you used to print, sign, scan and post the documents. Now in this digital era online document signing options made life easier. And GroupDocs.Signature Cloud REST API is tested and reliable e-Signature REST API to add the power of electronic signatures in your applications without installing any third-party software. It helps you to electronically secure your documents by applying Text, Stamp, QR-Code, Barcode, Image and Digital Signatures. New version of GroupDocs.Signature Cloud 19.5 is released.

Please check the detailed release notes of this version to get an idea about all the new features/enhancements made in this release.

What’s New

API Version – Introduced API version V2

Authentication – JWT(JSON Web Token) authentication

Signature API – Simplified API methods to create, verify and search for signatures, same as getting additional information of documents

File API – Introduced methods for upload, download, copy, move, delete files : input documents and rendering results, in the cloud storage

Folder API – Introduced methods for create, copy, move, delete folders in the cloud storage

Storage API – Introduced methods for getting storage information and file information

How it Works

The major change in this release is the introduction of V2 API version, it is all new API version. It is more simplified API with less methods and options. Also, it has more optimized and refined internal architecture. In this version, the API includes methods for working with cloud storage. So you can perform storage operations using GroupDocs.Signature Cloud REST API instead of using separate API.

Here we will show you how GroupDocs.Signature Cloud V2 API version works and it is different than V1. We will add Barcode signature in a Word document using V1 and V2 by following these steps:

  • Retrieve Access Token
  • Upload source document to Storage
  • Add BarCode Signature to source document

You can notice from following cURL examples that we have used JWT authentication in V2 example. Please note OAuth 2.0 and URL signing request authentication methods of V1 API version are not supported in V2 anymore. Now, V2 API version supports JWT(JSON Web Token) authentication.

In new release method we used File method of the V2 API for uploading file to storage instead of GroupDocs.Storage Cloud method. And the last difference from following examples, but not least, in V2 a single API create is used for all supported signature types by passing signature details as parameter. However, in V1 we used to call different APIs for each signature type.

V1.1 Example

V2.0 Example

Provide Feedback

Feel free to drop us a comment below sharing your thoughts about the new version of GroupDocs.Signature Cloud 19.5. Or visit our Support Forum and let us know if you have any suggestions or if you need any particular features/improvement which you expect our API to have.

And if you have not already had a chance to try our REST API, simply start a free trial today. All you need is to sign up with the groupdocs.cloud. Once you have signed up, you are ready to try the powerful file processing features offered by groupdocs.cloud.

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Introducing GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud V2

GroupDocs Cloud is pleased to announce V2 version of GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud REST API. It is all new API version, with a simplified and intuitive approach as compared to V1. New API has less methods and options for document conversion tasks with improved architecture. In this version, the API includes methods for working with cloud storage, which is the important part. Learn more.

What’s New

API methods of GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud V2 are segregated into four sections. The Conversion API section includes methods for document conversion. The File API section has methods to upload, download, copy, move and delete files. Methods for create, copy, move, delete folders in the cloud storage are added in Folder API section. And Storage API includes methods getting storage information and file information.

In the next few paragraphs we will go over the features and functionality of GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud V2.

How it Works

In this digital era, document conversion service is becoming an essential need of organizations. Different document formats of a document are required in the business process for different purposes. So as a developer, you may be searching for an efficient and reliable solution to develop a document conversion tool. GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud REST API support conversion of 65+ document formats. It allows seamless integration of document conversion feature in your application.

We will show you how easily and quickly you can convert a document to another document format and add watermark at the same time. We are using cURL for the REST API requests in this example. Please check the complete list of available SDKs to use GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud API directly in your favorite platform.

Here we go… We will convert a DOCX file to PDF an add watermark text as following

Get authentication code

GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud REST API supports JWT(JSON Web Token) authentication.

Upload source file to storage

We are uploading source DOCX file to default storage of groupdocs.cloud. However you can use 3rd party storage with groupdocs.cloud Cloud APIs as well.

Covert and add Watermark

Use ConversionSettings and ConvertOptions input parameters as per your required file format.

Download PDF file

File API is used to download files form storage.

Share Your Feedback

Feel free to drop us a comment sharing your thoughts about the new version of GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud REST API. Or let us know if you have any suggestions or if you need any particular features which you expect our REST API to have.

And if you have not already had a chance to try our REST API, simply start a free trial today. All you need is to sign up with the GroupDocs Cloud service. Once you have signed up, you are ready to try the powerful file processing features offered by GroupDocs Cloud.

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GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud V2 Version

GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud REST API V2 is finally here! You may wonder how it is different than V1. The V2 version API is more simplified API than V1, API with less methods and options. Also, it has more optimized and refined internal architecture. This version made easy to work with cloud storage. Now you do not need to use a separate storage API for the purpose. The API includes methods for performing different storage related operations..learn more.

What’s New

  • Viewer API – Simplified main API methods for getting information about documents and rendering them
  • File API – Methods for upload, download, copy, move, delete files: input documents and rendering results, in the cloud storage
  • Folder API – Methods for create, copy, move, delete folders in the cloud storage
  • Storage API – Methods for getting storage information and file information

GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud V2 in Action

Are you developing a single solution that targets different devices? So you would be interested in Responsive Web Design. We have a good news for you, GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud V2 offers a feature to create a responsive HTML view, that looks good on all devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones). Let us demonstrate how to create a response HTML view of a DOCX. We are using cURL for the REST API requests in this example. There are other SDKs available to use GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud API directly in your favorite platform.

Following steps are involved in this example:

  • Get authentication code
  • Upload source file to storage
  • Create responsive HTML view
  • Download responsive HTML view

Get authentication code

Upload source file to storage

We are uploading source file to default storage of groupdocs.cloud. However, you can use 3rd party storage with groupdocs.cloud Cloud APIs as well.

Create responsive HTML view

We need to use the IsResponsive option of HtmlOptions for creating a responsive HTML view. The default value of this option is false.

Download response HTML result

File API is used to download files from storage. We will download response HTML view created in the previous step as a stream.

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Classify Your Text using GroupDocs.Classification Cloud API

Classification of text is also known as text categorization. Text classifiers can be used to establish, structure, and categorize almost anything in the text. For example, new articles can be prearranged by topics, support tickets can be organized by urgency, discussions can be organized by language and brand mentions can be organized by emotion etc.
GroupDocs.Classification Cloud API enables you to classify your raw text as well as documents ‎into the predefined categories. The Classification Cloud supports multiple taxonomy types, such as IAB-2 ‎taxonomy and Document taxonomy. Classification information can be viewed regarding classes as well ‎as their respective probabilities.

Noticeable Features

  • Perform raw text classification as per IAB-2 taxonomy
  • Classify documents based on Document taxonomy
  • View classes with their respective probabilities as classification information
  • Easy integration with REST API
  • Secure APIs that require authentication

Supported formats

GroupDocs.Classification Cloud REST API supports the classification of:

  • Raw text
  • Documents
    • Portable Document Format: PDF
    • Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
    • OpenDocument Formats: ODT, OTT
    • Rich Text Format: RTF
    • Plain Text File: TXT

Raw Text Classification

This API retrieves raw text classification result for IAB-2 taxonomy or Documents taxonomy. It returns an object that contains information about the best class and its probability and about probabilities of the other classes.

Request


curl -v "http://api.groupdocs.com/v1/classification/classify&bestClassesCount=3" 
-H "content-type: application/json"
-X POST -d '{ "Description" : "Medicine is an important part of our life" }'

Response


{
  "bestClassName": "Healthy_Living",
  "bestClassProbability": 53.77,
  "bestResults": [
    {
      "className": "Healthy_Living",
      "classProbability": 53.77
    },
    {
      "className": "Medical_Health",
      "classProbability": 38.27
    },
    {
      "className": "Pets",
      "classProbability": 1.98
    }
  ],
  "code": 200,
  "status": "OK"
}

Documents Classification

GroupDocs.Classification API retrieves document classification result for IAB-2 taxonomy or Documents taxonomy. It returns an object that contains information about the best class and its probability and about probability of other classes. Please click here for further details regarding supported document formats in GroupDocs.Classification Cloud.

Request


curl -v "http://api.groupdocs.com/v1/classification/classify"
-H "content-type: application/json"
-X POST -d '{ "Document": {"Folder": "words/docx","Name": "four-pages.docx" } }'

Response


{
  "bestClassName": "Books_and_Literature",
  "bestClassProbability": 48.92,
  "bestResults": [],
  "code": 200,
  "status": "OK"
}
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Upcoming Release of GroupDocs.Assembly Cloud

We are pleased to share that the first release of GroupDocs.Assembly Cloud REST API is about to launch. It is a document automation and reports generation REST API designed to create custom documents from the templates. This REST API intelligently assembles the given data with the defined template document and generates an output document based on the data source, in the template’s format as well as in the specified output format.

GroupDocs.Assembly Cloud REST API will give you a rich set of document automation and report generation features on any platform with minimal learning curve. The REST API itself does not require any additional software. However, you will require Microsoft Office in order to create templates just like you create docs.

Salient features

  • Supports Reports of Numerous Types, e.g., Charts, Lists, Tables, Images and more
  • Perform Ordinal, Cardinal, Alphabetic Numeric Formatting in Template Syntax
  • Capable to Manipulate Data using Formulae & Sequential Data Operations
  • Format Strings in Template Syntax to be Upper, Lower, Capital, FirstCap
  • Define Variables in Template Documents
  • Dynamically Insert Contents of Outer Documents to your Reports
  • Dynamically Generate Barcode Image in Reports & Set Background Color for HTML Documents
  • Dynamically Assign Attributes to Email Message Body & Insert Hyperlinks in Reports
  • Dynamically Build Email Message Attachments
  • Support for Analogue of Microsoft Word NEXT Field
  • Update Fields while Assembling Word Processing Documents
  • Calculate Formula while Assembling Spreadsheet Documents
  • Format Numeric, Text, Image, Chart, Date-Time Elements of Template
  • Perform Conditional Text Formatting of Template Elements
  • Use LINQ-Based Syntax for Template
  • Change File Format of the Assembled Document using File Extension or Explicit Specs
  • Automatically Remove Empty Paragraphs

Supported formats

GroupDocs.Assembly Cloud REST API supports following file formats:

  • Word: DOC, DOCX, DOT, DOTX, DOTM, DOCM, RTF, WordprocessingML (XML)
  • Excel: XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XLT, XLTM, XLTX, SpreadsheetML (XML)
  • PowerPoint: PPT, PPTX, PPTM, PPS, PPSX, PPSM, POTX, POTM
  • Outlook: EML, EMLX, MSG
  • OpenOffice Document Formats: ODT, OTT, ODS, ODP
  • Email: MHT, MHTML
  • Web: HTML
  • Other: TXT

Data Sources:

  • XML
  • JSON

Our first version

We are currently in the process of preparing Examples and Documentation for this new product. We have planned to release the first version of GroupDocs.Assembly Cloud REST API soon with features shared above. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write on groupdocs.cloud Forum.

 

Please stay tuned to this blog for further updates.

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Documents Manipulation Cloud REST APIs & SDKs – groupdocs.cloud Newsletter February 2019

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e-Sign Documents Within Ruby-based Cloud Applications
Apply different types of signatures in supported file formats

 
Securely Sign Official Documents with Stamp Signatures
 

Groupdocs.Signature Cloud SDK for Ruby is launched now. It is a REST oriented API for easy integration into existing Ruby ‎based digital signature programs. It supports applying various types of signatures such as: image, text, ‎barcode, QR code, digital and stamp signatures. This cloud SDK for Ruby is highly ‎customizable and allows working with signatures in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, OpenDocument and image file formats.

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GroupDocs.Classification Cloud is Launching Soon!

GroupDocs is the market leader of document manipulation APIs. It provides a wide range of APIs, covering all popular file formats. We are excited to introduce another unique product: GroupDocs.Classification Cloud REST API. It will perform classification to known categories. It will support text and document classification into Interactive Advertising Bureau taxonomy (IAB-2) or Documents taxonomy. The Documents classification is often used in various business processes to automate the flow of documents through the organization. GroupDocs.Classification Cloud REST API is a platform independent REST API, that will allow developers to add document/text classification feature in their applications using a simple set of requests.

Supported formats

GroupDocs.Classification Cloud REST API supports the classification of:

  • Raw text
  • Documents
    • Portable Document Format: PDF
    • Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
    • OpenDocument Formats: ODT, OTT
    • Rich Text Format: RTF
    • Plain Text File: TXT

Supported Taxonomy

Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. We will support two taxonomies in the first version:

IAB-2 taxonomy

  • Automotive
  • Books_and_Literature
  • Business_and_Finance
  • Careers
  • Education
  • Events_and_Attractions
  • Family_and_Relationships
  • Fine_Art
  • Food_&_Drink
  • Healthy_Living
  • Hobbies_&_Interests
  • Home_&_Garden
  • Medical_Health
  • Movies
  • Music_and_Audio
  • News_and_Politics
  • Personal_Finance
  • Pets
  • Pop_Culture
  • Real_Estate
  • Religion_&_Spirituality
  • Science
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Style_&_Fashion
  • Technology_&_Computing
  • Television
  • Travel
  • Video_Gaming

Documents taxonomy

  • ADVE – advertisements, brochures.
  • Email
  • Form
  • Letter
  • Memo – memorandums.
  • News – articles, including news articles.
  • Invoice
  • Report
  • Resume
  • Scientific – scientific papers.
  • Other – the other classes of documents or cases where the classifier is not sure.

Our First Version

We are currently in the process of preparing Examples and Documentation for this new product. We have planned to release the first version of GroupDocs.Classification Cloud REST API soon with features shared above. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write in groupdocs.cloud Forum.

 

Please stay tuned to this blog for further updates.

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Support of Outlook Data Files and Set List to Exclude Fonts in GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud 18.11

We are happy to announce GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud 18.11 release. This release includes some new features, enhancements and other bug fixes that further improve the overall stability and usability of the API. We have introduced the support of PST, OST, CGM format in this version. Some other important features are excluding font list while rendering the document as HTML and rendering MS Project document by the start and end date of the project. Please check the detailed release notes of this version to get an idea about all the new features/enhancements and fixes made in this release.

The following sections describe some details regarding these features.

Rendering the Outlook Data Files

In this version, we have included the support of MS Outlook data files rendering. Now you can render PST and OST formats. You can also use OutlookOptions object for rendering MS Outlook data files. Please check documentation for more details.

curl --request POST \
  --url https://api.groupdocs.cloud/v1/viewer/data.pst/html/pages \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer [Access Token]' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{"outlookOptions": {"maxItemsInFolder": "10"}}'

Exclude Fonts List from HTML Transformation of Documents

Adding fonts into HTML ensures that the text of the original document will appear similar in HTML, but at the same it increase the output file size. Now you can exclude specific fonts that are commonly available on most of the devices. GroupDocs.Viewer API provides a new setting – HtmlOptions.ExcludeFontsList for this feature. Currently, it works only for Presentation documents. We are planning to extend support for this feature for all document types where it is applicable in the upcoming releases. The example below shows how to prevent adding fonts in the output HTML.

curl --request POST \
  --url https://api.groupdocs.cloud/v1/viewer/sample.pptx/html/pages \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer [Access Token]' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{"embedResources": true, "excludeFontsList": ["Arial"]}'

Other Improvements

The most notable features in this release are:

  • Added next file formats support:
    • CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile)
    • PST (MS Outlook data file)
    • OST (MS Outlook data file)
    • PCL (Printer Command Language)
    • TSV (Tab Separated values)
  • Temporally removed support for CAD file formats (DXF, DWG, DWF, DGN)
  • Added Time interval option for rendering MS Project documents
  • Added possibility to get project start and end dates from MS Porject document
  • Added support of rendering Microsoft Project documents as HTML with embedded resources
  • Added new option which allows setting list of fonts to exclude when rendering into HTML

GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud Resources

Following are the links to some useful resources you may need to accomplish your tasks.

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