hi guys ,
hope you are all fine.

i want to created MS word doc file to pdf file converter in MS Visual Studio 2005..
can any one help me what will be the procedure to develop such a thing?

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Asif Javaid Chughtai.

To get a good reply, start with a good question. What steps have you already taken? Are you familiar with the PDF spec? Are you willing to use a 3rd party library? If so, COM or .NET? What's your budget?

you could try pimoPDF lets you print your word documents into a PDF format :D

The HTML to PDF Converter library for .NET 2.0 or the RTF to PDF converter for .NET from Winnovative Software is a good option. The integration with your ASP.NET application should be instant. There are samples for windows forms, ASP.NET and console both in C# and VB.NET that should help.

You can download it from http://www.dotnet-reporting.com (or from http://www.winnovative-software.com is the same).

The converter has also some interesting new features like the possiblity to encrypt/password protect your document, pdf merge capabilities, etc. All the conversion can be performed with a few lines of code:

PdfConverter pdfConverter = new PdfConverter();
// set the converter options
pdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.PdfPageSize = PdfPageSize.A4;
pdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.PdfCompressionLevel = PdfCompressionLevel.Normal;
pdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.PdfPageOrientation = PDFPageOrientation.Portrait;
pdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.ShowHeader = false;
pdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.ShowFooter = false;

// Performs the conversion and get the pdf document bytes that you can further
// save to a file or send as a browser response
byte[] pdfBytes = pdfConverter.GetPdfFromUrlBytes(urlToConvert);

// send the PDF document as a response to the browser for download
System.Web.HttpResponse response = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Response;
response.AddHeader("Content-Type", "binary/octet-stream");
"attachment; filename=ConversionResult.pdf; size=" + pdfBytes.Length.ToString());

commented: great find/post +6


You may try "UseOffice .Net" library to convert Word, PowerPoint, Excel to PDF in C# and VB.Net. It requires a installed MSoffice, but the quality of the expense of converting a very hight. :-/
Use this code:

SautinSoft.UseOffice u = new SautinSoft.UseOffice();
	//Prepare UseOffice .Net, loads MS Word in memory
	int ret = u.InitWord();			

	//Return values:
	//0 - Loading successfully
	//1 - Can't load MS Word® library in memory 

	if (ret==1)
	//Convert DOC to PDF
	u.ConvertFile(@"c:\Word.doc", "c:\Adobe.pdf", SautinSoft.UseOffice.eDirection.DOC_to_PDF);

Good luck!

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