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Last post Nov 20, 2012 09:59 AM by rtpHarry
Mar 05, 2010 02:26 PM|LINK
I wanted to know, if there is any way to convert a Powerpoint presentation [on the server] to images. Like, I have written a same code for the Desktop using PIA's. But was wondering if it is possible to do the same thing on the server?
Mar 05, 2010 06:06 PM|LINK
I dont know if a convert to image feature is in this library but here is an opensource office library which can handle ppt files:
Most office libraries are commercial so if you have some money behind the project then shop around in google because there are many very professional controls out there.
Mar 08, 2010 07:55 AM|LINK
thanks for the link.
I also found out that the PIA's work well even if the machine has PowerPoint Viewer available, which is free of cost.
Mar 08, 2010 08:28 AM|LINK
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Nov 07, 2012 11:54 AM|LINK
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Nov 20, 2012 09:59 AM|LINK
Welcome to the community! I don't want to dishearten you but using office interop on a server is specifically not recommended by Microsoft.
Their documentation explaining why you shouldn't is here:
(Its basically that it cannot be guaranteed that it wont leak memory and as the server is long running it could end up loosing a lot of memory before its rebooted)
Also you have to consider that to use the interop libraries you have to have a valid office licence so you would need to buy a separate copy of office to legally use this code on your server. At that point you may as well look into buying a commercial office
component rather than using the leaky interop library.