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How to Convert xls to pdf and Docs to pdf in Window APplication in C#
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[no name] 24-Sep-13 9:40am    
You go find a library that you can use to "convert" one document type to another, or you read the specs for the documents and write a bunch of code to do this conversion.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Sep-13 11:22am    
Right. And two answers already point out what's involved... :-)
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Sep-13 11:21am    
Can be useful, 5ed. Please see more link and detail in my answer.
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ridoy 24-Sep-13 11:22am    
Thank you,SA.
To generate PDF, I would recommend using iText, or its .NET port, iTextSharp:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IText[^],
http://itextpdf.com/[^],
http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/[^].

In included the reference to Java iText site as well, because most documentation is there. If you understand C#, it would not be difficult to understand Java-bases API documentation.

For parsing Office documents, I would recommend using Open XML 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. Also, the documents are supported by 3rd-party software. Please see my past answers:
Convert Office-Documents to PDF without interop[^],
Need a rather unique WPF text editor control[^],
Hi how can i display word file in windows application using c#.net[^],
Read a word file without using Interop.word dll...Do not want to install word in IIS..[^].

This is another option: http://npoi.codeplex.com/[^].

See also: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q257757#kb2[^].

See also this CodeProject article: Creating basic Excel workbook with Open XML[^].

You can also use Office Interop, but this is less recommended, especially in server settings. By the way, see these Microsoft article on the topic:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q257757#kb2[^],
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257757/en-us[^].

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ridoy 24-Sep-13 11:22am    
I would say much much details than what he wants,5ed!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Sep-13 11:23am    
Not sure. I point out essential things, notably, preferring Open XML SDK over Office Interop.
Thank you very much.
—SA

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