Convert Word document to PDF on macOS

4 Jul 20233 minutes to read

Syncfusion DocIO is a .NET Core Word library used to create, read, edit, and convert Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Word or interop dependencies. Using this library, you can convert a Word document to PDF in .NET Core application on macOS.

Steps to convert Word document to PDF in .NET Core application on macOS

Step 1: Create a new .NET Core console application project.

Create .NET Core console application in Visual Studio

Step 2: Select the project version.

Select Project version

Step 3: Install the Syncfusion.DocIORenderer.Net.Core NuGet package as a reference to your project from the Nuget Package on Mac please refer this Link.


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Step 4: Include the following Namespaces in the Program.cs file.

using Syncfusion.DocIO;
using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
using Syncfusion.DocIORenderer;
using Syncfusion.Pdf;

Step 5: Add the following code snippet in Program.cs file.

using (FileStream docStream = new FileStream(Path.GetFullPath(@"../../../Data/Template.docx"), FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))
    //Loads file stream into Word document
    using (WordDocument wordDocument = new WordDocument(docStream, FormatType.Docx))
        //Instantiation of DocIORenderer for Word to PDF conversion
        using (DocIORenderer render = new DocIORenderer())
            //Converts Word document into PDF document
            using (PdfDocument pdfDocument = render.ConvertToPDF(wordDocument))
                //Saves the PDF document to MemoryStream.
                MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
                stream.Position = 0;

                //Save the PDF document in local machine
                Stream file = File.Create("Sample.pdf");

You can download a complete working sample from GitHub.

By executing the program, you will get the PDF document as follows. The output will be saved in bin folder.

Word to PDF in macOS

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An online sample link to convert Word document to PDF in ASP.NET Core.