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how to convert word doc to pdf in silverlight?

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Sandeep Mewara 15-May-12 4:44am
   
Did you try anything?

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Krishna KV 22-May-13 5:04am
   
Ok.

One way that I have done this using Silverlight is to use the Office Automation on the server and have it create the pdf using the standard interface from Word. This of course means that the conversion part runs on the server and not in Silverlight directly since you can never be sure if a particular version of Office is installed on the users machine or even if they are running Windows or Mac.

Another possibilty is to use something like itextsharp to generate the pdf files. But you would have to read in the Word file separately. I don't like that method as well but I thought I would put it out there as well.
   
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Krishna KV 22-May-13 5:01am
   
Thank you
Using Office Automation or Interop on server side is not very good. Please see:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q257757#kb2[^].

I would rather recommend using Open Office SDK:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30425[^].

This way, you can support new XML-based Office formats (such as .DOCX, .XLSX), ECMA-376 standard:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_XML_formats[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML[^].

This way, you can work without Office installed.

As to the conversion to PDF, please see my past answer: Question Convert word to PDF without offce or openoffice[^].

—SA
   

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