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Using Word.Net to stream docs out of a database

Hi Guys

Have documents stored as images in MSSQL2008 on Win2008 server.

I would like to pass a byte array containing a single MSWord.docx file to my Aspose Word component, have the aspose component save the document as a new pdf file allowing me to then stream the pdf to a client's PC.

I tried this but could not make it work without having to save the MSWord.docx file to hard disc on the server first, I would like to avoid this.

Is this possible using the Aspose.Word .net component to do this without the save to hard disc ?

Many thanks


Hi Kevin,

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

Thank you for your interest in Aspose.Words. Sure, it is possible. I think the following article could help you to achieve what you need:


Please let me know if you need more assistance, I will be glad to help you.

Best regards,

Hi Alexey

I am ok up to the final stage, I am having trouble understanding how to use the aspose word object to perform a SaveAs and convert the original MSWord.docx file to a new pdf document, and save the new pdf file to a stream without persisting to hard disc.

The idea is to put the aspose component on a server and rather than deploy to each windows client PC.

Many thanks for your help.


Dim doc As New Document(newStream)

' Store the document to the specified directory.

fileName = fileName.Insert(fileName.LastIndexOf("."), " from DB")

doc.Save(path & fileName)


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

Thanks for your inquiry. You can use the following simple code to save document as PDF to stream:

// Open source docuemnt from file or stream

Document doc = new Document(@"C:\Temp\in.doc");

// Create MemoryStrema where we will save output PDF.

MemoryStream pdfStream = new MemoryStream();

// Save output document as PDF to stream.

doc.Save(pdfStream, SaveFormat.Pdf);

Best regards,