I posted this in the Aspose.Words forum earlier and found that this is an issue in Aspose.PDF. There is an extra page added when using the following code in Aspose.PDF version 4.1.0. It turns out that the conversion works correctly using Aspose.PDF version 4.0.0. I am also using Aspose.Words version 6.6.0.
I am using the following code.
Dim oWord As Aspose.Words.Document = New Aspose.Words.Document(sTemplatePath)
Dim oPDF As New Aspose.Pdf.Pdf
Also I am attaching the test Word document and the PDF that is created by the conversion using both 4.0.0 and 4.1.0.
Here is my original thread on the Aspose.Words forum.
Thanks for your time.