Problem using ExportAsFixedFormat in Office 2010 and above RRS feed

  • Question

  • In my solution i am converting Microsoft word document files to pdf format using ExportAsFixedFormat. But this function is not working for me in office 2010 and above. It is only supported in office 2007 only. 


    Monday, September 17, 2012 1:02 PM


  • Hi Saikalyan

    In the original release of Office 2007 Microsoft was not allowed to completely incorporate the PDF file format in the converters delivered with Office. It had to provide the capability through an Add-in the user had to install. So saving in the PDF file format couldn't be incorporated into SaveAs.

    In a later SP, PDF could be incorporated in the 2007 Save As and this carried on to Office 2010. In Office 2010 therefore you have to use SaveAs and specify the correct file format.

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Monday, September 17, 2012 2:09 PM