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Pdf created from Aspose.Words is 20x larger than the one generated from MS Word


When converting a word document using Aspose with ‘ExportDocumentStructure’ to true, I noticed the output file is 20 times larger than the pdf created using MS Word under the same setting.

Document doc = new Document(@“test.docx”);
var saveOption = new PdfSaveOptions();
saveOption.ExportDocumentStructure = true;
saveOption.Compliance = Aspose.Words.Saving.PdfCompliance.PdfA1b;
doc.Save(@“AsposeOutput.pdf”, saveOption);

The output pdf files from Aspose vs. Word is 7100KB vs. 379KB.

I’ve attached the .docx file and the two pdf output files for your reference. Could you please have a look into this?

setting.png (46.3 KB) (1.3 MB)


Thanks for your inquiry. We have tested the scenario and noticed the reported issue. We have logged a ticket WORDSNET-15553 in our issue tracking system for further investigation and rectification. We will notify you as soon as it is resolved.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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