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Lorant (Softland)
Feb 25, 2019

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Sample VBNet app that converts a MS Word document to PDF using OLE Automation.

Word OLE VBNet sample is a simple Microsoft Windows console application that converts a Microsoft Word document (an example path for the document would be C:\Test.docx) to a PDF using Word OLE automation and the novaPDF SDK application.

Note: To be able to use the samples you must install novaPDF SDK as samples work only with it. Download it here: nova PDF SDK.

Source Code

Imports System
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Printing
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports novapiLib80

Module Module1
    '    <summary>
    '    The    main entry point for the application.
    '    </summary>
    Const PRINTER_NAME As String = "novaPDF SDK 8"
    Const PROFILE_NAME As String = "Word OLE VBNet"
    Const PROFILE_IS_PUBLIC As Integer = 0
    Const NOVAPDF_INFO_SUBJECT As Integer = 68

    Sub Main()

        ' create the NovaPdfOptions80 object
        Dim pNova As NovaPdfOptions80
        pNova = New NovaPdfOptions80
        Dim activeProfile As String = ""
        Dim newProfileID As String = String.Empty

        ' initialize the NovaPdfOptions80 object
        ' if you have an application license for novaPDF SDK, 
        pNova.Initialize(PRINTER_NAME, "")
        ' save old active profile id
        ' create new profile
        pNova.AddProfile(PROFILE_NAME, PROFILE_IS_PUBLIC, newProfileID)
        'load the new profile
        'and set some  options
        pNova.SetOptionString(NOVAPDF_INFO_SUBJECT, "C# Word OLE document")
        'set the copy  profile as active profile ...
        'set nova default printer
        ' print word document
        Dim objWord As Object
        Dim objDoc As Object
        objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
        objDoc = objWord.Documents.Open("C:\temp\test.docx", False, True)

        ' restore active profile
        If activeProfile.Length > 0 AndAlso activeProfile.CompareTo(PROFILE_NAME) <> 0 Then
        End If

        ' restore default printer
    End Sub
End Module