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 ImprovementsThe 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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