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Extracting PDF from Word document

When I try and pull a PDF out of a Word doc to an external file it extracts fine, but when I try and open the PDF I get an error message (There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired.) When I double-click on the embedded PDF from the Word doc itself it works fine. Any ideas?


One extra note: the embedded objects are displayed as icons in the word doc, but for the pdf file the icon is blank (just white). Could this be a contributing factor?

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Upon further investigation this issue is not solely with embedded PDFs. Some Word docs I extract embedded objects from works perfectly, some do not. Attached is a word doc with an embedded XLS files. The XLS file, when extracted, will not open. However, when I (recursively) use Aspose.Cells to extract the embedded objects from this file, they extract perfectly. Here is my code:

Dim doc As Aspose.Words.Document = New Aspose.Words.Document(fullpath)
Dim nodes As Aspose.Words.NodeCollection = doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Shape, True)
Dim shape As Aspose.Words.Drawing.Shape

Dim i As Integer = 1
For Each shape In nodes
If Not shape.OleFormat Is Nothing Then
Dim progID As String = shape.OleFormat.ProgId
Dim extension As String = ""

Select Case progID
Case "AcroExch.Document.7"
extension = ".pdf"
Case "Excel.Sheet.8"
extension = ".xls"
Case "PowerPoint.Show.8"
extension = ".ppt"
Case "Word.Document.8"
extension = ".doc"
Case "Package"
extension = ""
Case Else
extension = ""
End Select
If progID <> "Word.Picture.8" Then
filename = dir & pname & "" & "Embedded File " & counter.ToString.PadLeft(4, "0") & extension
MkDir(dir & pname & "")
End Try
partname = "Embedded File " & counter.ToString.PadLeft(4, "0")
Dim s As System.IO.Stream
s = New System.IO.FileStream(filename, System.IO.FileMode.Create)

counter += 1
End If

End If
i += 1

Thanks in advance!

Thank you for your reporting this problem to us. I managed to reproduce this problem on my side. I created new issue #4838 in our defect database. We will notify you as soon as it is fixed.
Best regards.

Great, will I get an e-mail when this is fixed? Thanks.

I will post notification in this thread. And also notification will be sent to your e-mail.
Best regards.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as 4838) have been fixed in this update.