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Convert Word documents to PDF 1.7 Standards using C# .NET or Java

Hi Team,

Is there any new update on this ?

Thanks & regards,


Unfortunately, Aspose.Words currently does not support to convert Word documents to PDF 1.7. This issue (WORDSNET-11083) is not resolved yet and there are no estimates available at the moment. I am afraid, the implementation of the fix of this issue has been postponed till a later date (no ETA is available). We will inform you via this thread as soon as this issue will be resolved in future. We apologize for your inconvenience.

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");