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Convert or Save Word DOC Document As PDF Version 1.7 (Acrobat 8.x) using C# .NET or Java

Hi team,

Is there a way to convert or save the PDF in Doc2PDF in PDF version 1.7 ?

Thanks & Regards

Any updates?

Hi there,

Thanks for your inquiry. Please note currently Aspose.Words does not support to generate PDF with 1.7 Version. We have already logged a ticket WORDSNET-11083 in our issue tracking system for the requirement.

However, as a workaround you can use Aspose.Pdf with collaboration of Aspose.Words. After converting DOC to PDF with Aspose.Words, you can set desired PDF version using Aspose.Pdf . Please check following code snippet to change PDF version of a PDF document using Aspose.Pdf for Java. Hopefully it will help you to accomplish the task.

com.aspose.pdf.Document pdfDocument = new com.aspose.pdf.Document("input.pdf");

//Convert to PDF/A compliant document

pdfDocument.convert("Conversion_log.xml", com.aspose.pdf.PdfFormat.v_1_7, com.aspose.pdf.ConvertErrorAction.Delete);

//Save updated document


Best Regards,

A post was split to a new topic: Convert Word documents to PDF 1.7

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-11083) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 19.12 update and this Aspose.Words for Java 19.12 update.


It is to update you that starting from the 19.12 versions, Aspose.Words for .NET and Aspose.Words for Java APIs support converting various Word document formats (such as DOC, DOCX, RTF, XML etc) to PDF 1.7 standards compliance level.

Aspose.Words also provides the PdfCompliace enumeration to support the conversion of Word document to various PDF format standards (such as PDF 1.7, PDF 1.5, etc.).

You can use the following C# Code to explicitly specify PDF standards compliance level by using PdfSaveOptions class:

Document doc = new Document("E:\\Temp\\input.docx");

PdfSaveOptions opts = new PdfSaveOptions();
opts.Compliance = PdfCompliance.Pdf17;

doc.Save("E:\\Temp\\20.5.pdf", opts);

And since the default value of PdfSaveOptions.Compliance option is Pdf17, even the following simple C# code will convert DOCX to PDF 1.7 version:

Document doc = new Document("E:\\Temp\\input.docx");
doc.Save("E:\\Temp\\pdf 1.7 version.pdf");