We are glad to announce that the group shape preservation in DOCX to PDF conversion is implemented and it is included in our Essential Studio 2019 Volume 2 Beta release v18.104.22.168.
On further analyzing the given documents, we have found that the elements which cause preservation issues are custom shapes. Currently, Essential DocIO does not provide support for custom shapes preservation in Word to PDF conversion. We have already logged this as a feature request in our database. We don’t have any immediate plans to implement this feature. At the planning stage for every release cycle, we review all open features.
We will let you know when this feature is implemented. The status of this feature can be tracked through the below link:https://www.syncfusion.com/feedback/3082/support-for-custom-shapes-on-converting-docx-format-documents-to-pdf
Please download our latest Essential Studio 2019 Volume 2 Beta release v22.214.171.124 from the below link.https://www.syncfusion.com/forums/145548/essential-studio-2019-volume-2-beta-release-v17-2-0-28-is-available-for-download
We are closing this incident now. You can communicate with us regarding the open features at any time using the “Contact” option.