Free Spire.Doc for .NET is a Community Edition of the Spire.Doc for .NET, which is a totally free word component for commercial and personal use. As a free C#/VB.NET component, it also offers a lot of powerful functions. Developers can use it to generate, read, write, save, print and convert documents on any .NET applications. The featured function, conversion allows converting Word documents (Word 97-2003, Word 2007, Word 2010, word 2013) to commonly used file format, such as RTF, TXT, PDF and Image etc.
Free version is limited to 100 paragraphs and 5 tables. This limitation is enforced during reading or writing files. When converting word documents to PDF files, you can only get the first 3 page of PDF file. Upgrade to Commercial Edition of Spire.DocMainFunctions
Main FunctionsOnly Free Spire.Doc, No Microsoft Office AutomationFree Spire.Doc for .NET is a totally independent .NET Word class library which doesn't require Microsoft Office installed on system. Microsoft Office Automation is proved to be unstable, slow and not scalable to produce MS Word documents. Free Spire.Doc for .NET is many times faster than Microsoft Word Automation and with much better stability and scalability. By using Free Spire.Doc for .NET, users can save Word Doc/Docx to stream, save as web response and convert Word Doc/Docx to XML, RTF, EMF, TXT, EPUB and vice versa. Free Spire.Doc for .NET also supports to convert Word Doc/Docx to PDF. A common use of Free Spire.Doc for .NET is to create Word document dynamically from scratch. Almost all Word document elements are supported. Mainly includes page, sections, headers, footers, footnotes, paragraphs, lists, tables, text, fields, hyperlinks, bookmarks, comments, images, styles, background settings, printing features, document settings and protection. Furthermore, drawing objects including shapes, textboxes, images, OLE objects and controls are supported as well. Free Spire.Doc for .NET enables developers to process pre-existing Word documents. It supports search and replace function, alignment, page break, fill field, document concatenate, document copy, print, complex and deeply nested mail merge, etc. By using Free Spire.Doc, developers can build any type of a 32-bit or 64-bit .NET application including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services and WinForms for .NET Framework version from 2.0 to 4.0.