Convert Microsoft Office documents and other file formats to PDF and then validate for PDF-A compliance

About PDF

PDF (Portable Document Format) is an open standard for document exchange created by Adobe Systems. This file format is supported by a wide variety of platforms. The PDF format is now commonly used in a large number of fields to store and exchange information. As PDF format has become an open standard and it is widely supported, it is preferred for data exchange. That’s why various file formats need to be converted to PDF so that the data can be viewed on different operating systems installed on various types of hardware.

Convert Microsoft Office documents to PDF

Aspose.Total for .NET

Aspose.Total for .NET product suite allows you to convert Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint files to PDF using Aspose.Words for .NET, Aspose.Cells for .NET, and Aspose.Slides for .NET respectively.

Converting Microsoft Office documents to PDF file is quite easy using Aspose.Total for .NET. The API is very simple to learn and implement. These products are in the form of normal .NET assemblies, which can be easily used in any type of .NET application. The most important thing is that, unlike different solutions in the market, these products do not require Microsoft Office to be installed on the machine where the application is running. Also, the output quality is very good. You can set up a complete solution for converting Microsoft Office documents to PDF in a matter of minutes with the help of these components. The following samples are the proof of this 🙂

Trick to convert barcodes to PDF

Well, you can create barcode images using Aspose.BarCode for .NET using a simple API. However, these images can’t be directly converted to PDF. Nevertheless, our ‘File Format Experts‘ have still come up with a solution for such scenarios. If you want to convert barcode images to PDF, you can use Aspose.Pdf as shown in the following sample:

Convert Outlook and Visio files to PDF

We also work with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Visio files; that’s why conversion of Outlook and Visio documents to PDF is also supported using Aspose.Diagram for .NET. Please check out the following topics:

Convert TIFF and other image files to PDF

You can also convert different image files to PDF including TIFF images using Aspose.Pdf for .NET.  You may convert GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, EMF, EXIF, WMF and some other image types to PDF using this component. Sometimes, TIFF image to PDF conversion is slow; however, we have also provided a workaround for that. Please go through the following samples:

Validate PDF for PDF/A compliance

Now that you have got PDF files converted from various types of documents, it’s time to move a step ahead. Yes, PDF/A Compliance. We provide support for not only validating whether a PDF file is compliant with PDF/A standard, but also converting the PDF to PDF/A compliant file. Both of these tasks can be performed using Aspose.PDF for .NET. This component supports both PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliance. Please find out the details and examples in the following help topics:

Oh! You love Java? We do too!

I know, this post was focused on converting documents to PDF using our .NET product suite. We support similar conversions using our Java products as well; however, in my next post, which will be published soon, I’ll point you to the samples related to Java products as well. In this post, I only wanted to focus on .NET side of the picture. But, please stay tuned for the next post!