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Automatic date formatting in docx to pdf

Hi, we use Aspose to generate pdf using Docx in .Net , We are experiencing an automatic date conversion for dates and even for some other properties which have data that looks like dates. Example House number 12-12-2000 also converts to 12-12-2000 12:00, How to prevent this automatic formatting

It’s this code line that we use to bind date
reportingEngine.BuildReport(“template”, “dateJson”);


Can you please specify the API name that you are using at your side? We will share our feedback with you accordingly.

Aspose.Words & Aspose.Pdf
if I understood the question correctly


As per our understandings, you are using Aspose.Words to generate DOCX and then convert it into PDF. Can you please specify at which stage you are facing the issue of date formatting? Is it happening while generating DOCX? OR how you are using Aspose.PDF in this process? Please share a bit more details along with some sample files so that we can test the scenario in our environment and address it accordingly.

Hi Asad, what we do is we create the docx file and then generate the data JSON file to feed into the method reportingEngine like below
BuildReport(“template”, “dateJson”);
here the template is the stream of docx file and dataJson is the data that needed to bind .
The issue is any string which looks like a date (even though it can be a vehicle number or house id) still being converted to a date-time format while generating the pdf, I need to prevent this happening.
(its not happening while creating the docx file but binding the values to the docx template)


Your query looks more related to Aspose.Words. We are moving it to respective forum category where you will be assisted accordingly.

Thank you @asad.ali


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