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NOV Rich Text Editor for .NET Features

NOV Rich Text Editor for .NET - Features Overview

NOV Rich Text Editor for .NET is a feature-rich text document visualization and editing solution. Following is an overview of its most important features:

Character Formatting

Characters can be formatted using different settings for font, font size, character style - bold, italic, underlined, strike-through style and different colors for background, foreground etc.
  • Font style support (Bold, Italic, Underline and Strikethrough)
  • Font name (ability to switch the font family)
  • Font size
  • Superscript / Subscript
  • Foreground Fill (color, gradient, hatch etc. fill style can be applied on all text elements)
  • Highlight Fill and Background Fill
  • Controllable visibility of special characters (page breaks, line breaks etc.)
  • Widgets – other controls can be inserted inside paragraphs
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Paragraph Formatting

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Paragraph formatting includes indentation, alignment, line height control, RTL support, tabs etc.
  • Line indentation – first line indent, hanging indent
  • Alignment (Left, Right, Center, Justify)
  • Line Height control
  • Right To Left language support (Arabic and Hebrew)
  • Tabs – custom tab positions and tab alignment (Left, Center, Right and Decimal), tab leader styles.
  • Widow/Orphan control
  • Paragraph Styles – predefined styles with support for editing and creating new ones.

Bullets and Numbering

NOV Rich Text Editor supports numbered, bulleted and mixed multilevel lists.
  • Arabic, Roman, Alphabetic, Symbol, Cardinal, Ordinal etc. bullet numbering
  • Multi level bullets list – bullet lists can be nested in each other to produce bullets such as (2.1, 2.1.1 etc.)
  • Bullet Tabs – tabs can follow the bullet list item to produce equally indented text in the paragraph
  • Counters – bullet lists can use a custom or automatically assigned bullet counter
  • Templates – bullet lists can specify a bullet list template that governs how bullets are created and formatted
  • Bullets can be embedded in the paragraphs or displayed next to the bullet list item content (like in HTML)
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NOV Rich Text Editor provides advanced support for tables - you can nest tables, split and merge table cells, insert and remove rows, apply borders etc.
  • Columns - Tables columns with Fixed, Automatic and Percentage width and custom specified appearance.
  • Rows – Table rows with preferred, min, max height and custom specified appearance.
  • Row / Col Merge Cells – each table cell can be configured to span a range of cells in the table.
  • Nested Tables – tables can be nested in each other.
  • Table Borders – support for collapsed and expanded table border. Ability to specify horizontal and vertical cell spacing.
  • Table styles – predefined styles with support for editing and creating new ones.


  • Headers and Footers – ability to specify headers and footer for first, even or odd page.
  • Page Size / Orientation - page size and orientation can be specified per section.
  • Columns – multiple columns per section with controllable column spacing.
  • Column Separator – separator line between columns on the page.
  • Section Breaks – Continuous, Even Page, Odd Page, New Page section break separators.
  • Section Appearance customization.
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Group Blocks

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Group blocks can reside in any block container and contain any other type of block. They provide a convenient way to group blocks together and are very similar to "div" elements in HTML.

Common Block Features
The control follows the HTML formatting model so all block elements (Paragraph, Div, Table etc.) have a number of common features:
  • Margins / Padding and Border thickness;
  • Border;
  • Background Fill;
  • Preferred Width and Height - Min / Max Width and Height;
  • Paging Control– Break Before block, Break After block, Avoid Page breaks inside;
  • Floating blocks – all blocks (except table row and cell) support floating (Left / Right) and float clear mode.

Table of Contents

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The table of contents block lets you easily create and maintain an up to date table of contents for a rich text document.


Support for all commonly used numeric, string and date time such as page number, page count, current date time etc.
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Hyperlinks & Bookmarks

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NOV Rich Text Editor for .NET provides support for hyperlinks and bookmarks. Hyperlinks allow you to associate a URL to text, which when clicked in a browser navigates the browser to a different URL. Hyperlinks can also be used as bookmarks.

Mail Merge

Extensive support for mail merge fields, greeting lines, field mappings, merge document generation and the most popular mail merge data sources - Access databases, Excel spreadsheets and CSV text files.
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Spell Checking

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Support for "as you type" spell checking as well as spell check suggestions. Ability to extend or modify the build in spell checker.
  • Fast and reliable Spell Checking.
  • Spell-as-you-type: when using the Spell Checker, it constantly checks spelling as you type, word by word, and as you copy and paste. Right-clicking on a spelling mistake presents a context menu with suggestions.
  • Spell Check Dictionaries: NOV Rich Text is compatible with almost all Open Office spell check dictionaries.

Foreign language support

Support for BIDI (right to left) text and mixed text (Latin and Arabic). Export to PDF for text containing complex scripts such as Arabic, Hebrew, Indic and others.
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Image Formats

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NOV Rich Text Editor provides support for the following image formats:
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • Animated GIF
  • EMF
  • WMF
EMF and WMF image formats retain scalability when printed or exported to vector formats (PDF).

Text Formats

Support for loading document from DOCX, RTF, HTML, EPUB (Electronic Publication), TXT, NTB (Nevron Text Binary) and NTX (Nevron Text Xml) formats.

Support for saving documents in DOCX, RTF, HTML, PDF, EPUB (Electronic Publication), TXT, NTB (Nevron Text Binary) and NTX (Nevron Text Xml) formats.
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Nevron Text is a completely resolution independent text processor and supports true WYSIWYG printing without any difference in formatting or appearance.
  • Printing of the current page, range of pages or the entire document.
  • Printing with collation.
  • Printing of multiple copies of the document or range.

Editing Features

  • WYSIWYG - The control is completely device resolution independent – what you get on the screen will look the same way on any device (printer, pdf etc.).
  • In place property editing - All formatting editors modify the text document in place, which allows you to quickly preview your settings.
  • Views - Normal, Print and Web view
  • Header / Footer - in place editing for header / footer
  • Characters formatting - font size, font style, font name, superscript, subscript etc.
  • Unlimited Undo / Redo
  • Find / Replace - Ability to specify different match options like upper/lower case, text normalization and search direction.
  • Goto - Ability to jump to different document parts (page number, line number etc.).
  • Clipboard - the control supports Cut / Copy / Paste / Paste Special commands.
  • Insert Breaks - line break, page break, section break, column break.
  • Insert Image from File, Insert Field, Insert Hyperlink
  • Image Interactivity
  • Format the current selection as bullet list
  • Increase / Decrease block indentation
  • Horizontal and Vertical Ruler Bars
  • Zooming - zoom in / out and free zoom slider.
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Unique Features

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Performance – Nevron Text is the World’s fastest text processor and is able to process huge amounts of text. It can easily handle 1000+ page documents. The control is approximately five times faster than MS Word in both RTF import and layout processing speed.

Presentation – the control features text processing features found in desktop publishing applications like the ability to apply images, gradients and stroke to all text elements (blocks, text, tables etc.).

Open URL feature – the control can open URL with HTML directly, just like a browser.

Paging Control – the control supports page formatting instructions at every level of the document tree including tables and floating blocks. This means you can insert page breaks inside table cells or floating blocks, which is not achieved by any other text processing program.

Widgets – you can embed every other widget found in NOV inside the text content which allows you to build HTML like interfaces. The Widgets can be persisted in text binary and xml formats (NTB and NTX), printed and exported to PDF.