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How to convert PDF document to Word with .NET REST API.

The PDF files offer a stable and universally accessible format for document sharing. But, they often lack the flexibility and editability required for collaborative workflows. This is where the imperative need for PDF to Word DOC conversion becomes imperative. A transformative process bridging the gap between static PDFs and dynamic Word documents. This article explores the pressing need for this conversion feature, unraveling the challenges posed by static document formats and highlighting the transformative benefits it brings.

PDF to DOC Conversion API

The conversion of PDF files to Word DOC format becomes effortlessly efficient with Aspose.PDF Cloud SDK for .NET. This robust API streamlines the conversion process while offering a plethora of advanced capabilities for comprehensive document manipulation. Therefore, by leveraging the power of Aspose.PDF Cloud SDK in .NET, you can seamlessly integrate PDF to DOC conversion into your applications, ensuring accuracy in preserving document structure, formatting, and content during the transition.

The first step is to search Aspose.Pdf-Cloud in NuGet packages manager and click the Add Package button. This will add the SDK reference in your project. Secondly, obtain your client credentials from cloud dashboard. If you do not have an existing account, simply create a free account by following the instructions specified in the quick start article.

Convert PDF Document to Word in C# .NET

The following section provides details on how this Cloud SDK can be used to develop a seamless PDF to DOC conversion solution, unlocking a wide range of advanced features to enhance the document management workflows using c# .NET.

PdfApi pdfApi = new PdfApi(clientSecret, clientID);

Create an object of PdfApi class where we pass client credentials as arguments.

var response = pdfApi.GetPdfInStorageToDoc("Binder1.pdf", addReturnToLineEnd: false, format: "DOC", mode: "TextBox", recognizeBullets: true);

Call the API to convert the input PDF file to Word document where format is specified as DOC and conversion mode is TextBox.

saveToDisk(response, "Resultant.doc");

Custom method to store resultant stream object to local drive.

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PDF to editable word document conversion preview.

The sample PDF file used in the above example and the resultant PowerPoint presentation generated above, can be downloaded from Binder1.pdf and converted.docx

  • In order to view the resultant Word document, please try using our free online GroupDocs.Viewer.

PDF to DOCX using cURL Commands

Transforming PDFs into Word documents (DOCX) with Aspose.PDF Cloud and cURL commands offers a seamless and versatile solution for document conversion. By leveraging cURL commands to interact with the Aspose.PDF Cloud API, you can initiate PDF to DOCX conversion effortlessly. This approach not only simplifies the conversion process but also ensures accuracy and preserves the structure, formatting, and content of the original PDF.

Now, the first step in this approach is to generate a JWT access token using the following command:

curl -v "https://api.aspose.cloud/connect/token" \
 -X POST \
 -d "grant_type=client_credentials&client_id=163c02a1-fcaa-4f79-be54-33012487e783&client_secret=c71cfe618cc6c0944f8f96bdef9813ac" \
 -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
 -H "Accept: application/json"

Now that we have a JWT token, please execute the following command to convert PDF to editable Word document online.

curl -v "https://api.aspose.cloud/v3.0/pdf/{inputPDF}/convert/doc?addReturnToLineEnd=false&format=DocX&mode=Textbox&recognizeBullets=true" \
-X GET \
-H "accept: multipart/form-data" \
-H "authorization: Bearer {accessToken}" \
-o "converted.docx"

Replace inputPDF with the name of input PDF (available in cloud storage) and accessToken with JWT access token generated above.


In conclusion, both approaches to converting PDF to Word document (DOCX) format offer distinct advantages, yet Aspose.PDF Cloud stands out as the optimal solution for seamless and efficient document conversion. While the traditional cURL commands provide a straightforward method for interacting with the API, the comprehensive capabilities of Aspose.PDF Cloud elevate the conversion process to new heights. Additionally, the cloud-based architecture ensures scalability and accessibility, eliminating the need for complex local installations.

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