Working with Document Conversions

29 Nov 20211 minute to read

The .NET Word Library or DocIO provides a support to convert documents from one format to another format. Each file format document can be categorized as flow layout document or fixed layout document.

Flow layout document:

  • A flow document is designed to “reflow content” depending on application.
  • Doesn’t contain any information about the position of its content.
  • Dynamically render the content by application at run time.
  • Example: DOC, DOCX, HTML, EPUB, RTF and TEXT file formats.

Fixed layout document:

  • This format of fixed document is something like “what you see is what you get”.
  • Maintains the fixed position for each content.
  • Statically preserve the content in specified position.
  • Example: Image and PDF.

Essential DocIO can convert various flow document as fixed document by using our layout engine. Following conversions are supported by Essential DocIO.