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PDF created from HTML is editable


I have created a PDF using Aspose.Pdf.Generator with HTML data embedded (see attached). But the elements within the pdf are editable. Scrollbars also appear within the textbox.

Please let me know how to make the PDF non-editable. The data should look as text and not as an inline textbox.


Hi Viswanathan,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

I think you can get your desired result by creating a Pdf file using Aspose.Pdf.Generator, save it to a memorystream and open it with Aspose.Pdf.Facades and flatten the form fields. Please see the following sample code in this regard:

// Instantiate an object PDF class

Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf pdf = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf();

// add the section to PDF document sections collection

Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Section section = pdf.Sections.Add();

// Read the contents of HTML file into StreamReader object

StreamReader r = File.OpenText(@"D:\Source_Files\myHtml.html");

//Create text paragraphs containing HTML text

Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text text2 = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text(section, r.ReadToEnd());

// enable the property to display HTML contents within their own formatting

text2.IsHtmlTagSupported = true;

//Add the text paragraphs containing HTML text to the section


// Specify the URL which serves as images database

pdf.HtmlInfo.ImgUrl = "@"D:\Source_Files\";

MemoryStream tempMemoryStream = new MemoryStream();


//open document

Aspose.Pdf.Facades.Form pdfForm = new Aspose.Pdf.Facades.Form(tempMemoryStream,@"D:\ Source_Files\myHtml.pdf");

//flatten fields


//save output


Please do let us know if the above solution fits your needs. If not, please provide us some more details with template HTML file and sample code to understand the issue / requirement.

Thank You & Best Regards,

Lovely! that solves my issue.