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Convert PDF to PS

I know that PDFs can be converted to PS (PostScript) using Aspose.Words, or using an external Printer-Driver to do the conversion.

But why is there no direct way to convert PDF to PS using Aspose.PDF?

When using Aspose.Words to convert a PDF to PS, does Aspose.Words change the formatting of the PDF, if the PDF uses formattings which do not have a 1:1 representation in Microsoft Word?


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We are also moving next part of the query to Aspose.Words category where you will be assisted accordingly.


Please note that Word and PDF file formats are quite different. There may be some difference in output when you convert Word to PS and PDF to PS using Aspose.Words.

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This was a question without a special document in mind.
I just wanted to know why Aspose.Pdf does not support the conversion into PS format (while the other way [convert PS to PDF] is supported.

And as you wrote, Word and PDF are quite different, using Aspose.Words to convert a PDF to PS is not generelly recommended, because there may be a different layout in the resultant PS-File.


We are investigating the reasons why direct conversion from PDF to PS is not supported in the Aspose.PDF and will share with you soon.


It is to share with you that Aspose.PDF for .NET cannot share direct conversion of PDF to PS due to usage of .NET Framework API from System.Drawing.dll

this answer sounds unconvincing to me, because Aspose.Words is able to convert a PDF to PS File, while Aspose.PDF isn’t.


We have logged an investigation ticket as PDFNET-49745 to determine the reasons behind this limitation of the API. We will let you know once the ticket is resolved. Please give us some time.