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Converting Word Document to PDF

Does SyncFusion support converting word documents to PDF in a Xamarin Forms environment? I know there is API available for ASP.NET framework but not sure if there is support available for Xamarin.PCL, UWP, iOS, Android.

Thanks in advance.


9 Replies

VR Vijay Ramachandran Syncfusion Team April 10, 2017 08:45 AM UTC

Hi Sree,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

Currently DocIO does not have support for Word to PDF/Image conversion in Xamarin platform and we have already logged this as feature request in our database. We don’t have any immediate plans to implement this feature. We will consider to implement this feature in any of our upcoming releases. We usually have an interval of at least three months between releases. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors such as product design, code compatibility and complexity. We request you to visit our website periodically for feature related updates.

As a workaround, we can make use of REST service to convert the Word document as PDF and use that service as reference in Xamarin application. We have prepared a sample to perform the same using REST service in Xamarin. Following steps are done in this process.

   1. Run the service sample (TodoRESTService solution inside the TodoRESTService folder of sample).
   2. Run the Xamarin sample (TodoREST inside the sample) and click the convert button.
   3. Word to PDF conversion will be performed in the service application.
   4. And retrieved PDF from service application will be saved locally using Xamarin application.

Please find the sample from below link, and let us know if this helps you.
Sample link

Please refer below links to know more about service in Xamarin.

Let us know if you have any concern.

Vijay R

RP Robbie Philips June 13, 2017 11:25 AM UTC

Hi There,

Just wanted to check if any further decisions had been made on whether to implement this feature? 

I am working on an app which needs to work offline so using a web api to convert to pdf unfortunately is not an option for me.

Would be a very useful feature if it could be implemented.

Many thanks,

SY Sethumanikkam Yogendran Syncfusion Team June 14, 2017 10:40 AM UTC

Hi Robbie,

Thank you for contacting Syncfusion support.

We have not provided the support for Word to PDF conversion in Xamarin platform, due to the known limitation of GDI+ functionalities. We have plans to resolve these limitations in future and we are working towards finding the alternate solution for these limitations. At this moment, we cannot provide any concrete timeline for this feature. We will let you know once this feature has been implemented.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.


RP Robbie Philips June 14, 2017 10:46 AM UTC

Thanks Sethumanikkam, I'll look out for it!

SY Sethumanikkam Yogendran Syncfusion Team June 15, 2017 05:51 AM UTC

Hi Robbie,

Thank you for your update.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance. We are happy to assist you as always.


VS Valerio Santinelli December 1, 2017 02:50 PM UTC

I'm jumping in the thread to check if there's any news about this topic. It would really help to be able to convert from Word and Excel to PDF on mobile as well.

DB Dilli Babu Nandha Gopal Syncfusion Team December 4, 2017 01:24 PM UTC

Hi Robbie, 
Thank you for contacting Syncfusion support. 
We are analyzing the feasibility to overcome the limitations in Word to PDF in Xamarin.Forms platform with high priority. Once we resolve these limitations, we will proceed to implement this feature and included them in next upcoming (one or two) releases.  
Dilli babu. 

PI Pistoolirapu February 28, 2018 03:16 PM UTC


Any news regarding this feature request? We have need for this feature as well.

Please advice. Thank you.


MJ Mohanaselvam Jothi Syncfusion Team March 1, 2018 06:50 AM UTC

Hi Juha,

Thank you for your update.

We are glad to announce that Word to PDF conversion in Xamarin platform is supported now. Our Essential Studio 2018 Volume 1 Release v16.1.0.24 is rolled out and is available for download under the following link.

For more information, please refer the below KB:
KB link:https://www.syncfusion.com/kb/8496/how-to-convert-a-word-document-to-pdf-in-xamarin-platforms

We thank you for your support and appreciate your patience in waiting for this release. Please get in touch with us if you would require any further assistance.

Mohanaselvam J

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