v1.0.19, 2010-05-19
  1. General Purpose
  2. Installation
  3. Usage
  4. Notes
  5. Revision History
  6. Contact Information

General Purpose

The MakePDFA.NET is a .NET component which is able to convert Office 2003/2007 documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) to PDF or PDF/A-1b. The main purpose of the component is that provides an unified interface to convert several document types to PDF or PDF/A. Additional formats which are supported are:

The MakePDF.NET component is based on several plugins. The following plugins are available:

MAY Computer has developed several products which are based on or partially based on this conversion technology:

For more information about these products please visit



Installation process:

  1. Run the Setup executable

The setup will install all the needed binaries and a sample Visual C# 2008 project. The sample project requires Visual Studio 2008 (Express editions are also supported).


The sample application contains the following class "Office2PdfConverter". The class has an initialization method where all supported engines are added to the engine manager. The default associations are also configured. The sample application also saves and restores the configuration settings (EngineManagerSettings.xml). To convert a document to PDF or PDF/A call the "Convert" method of the Office2PdfConverter class. For more details please consult the source code of the sample project.


In order to convert Office documents to PDF or PDF/A the eDocPrintPro (or eDocPrintPro PDF/A AddOn) and MS Office 2003/2007 should be installed. The FREngine pluging requires the FREngine.

Revision History

Version Date Changes
1.0.19 2010-05-19
  • PDF/A conversion enhancements
1.0.18 2010-03-03
  • .xls conversion problem
1.0.16 2009-10-01
  • IE printing problems
1.0.14 2009-09-21
  • FIX: IE printing problems.
1.0.13 2009-09-11
  • BUGFIX: the API was not worked in an application which does not have message queue (ie. console application).
1.0.12 2009-09-03
  • enhancements & improvements of engines based on eDocPrintPro
  • PDF/A improvements
1.0.10 2009-08-05
  • FIX: Excel conversion problem
1.0.8 2009-07-29
  • minor bugfix: switch off additional ascii output.
1.0.7 2009-07-09
  • BUG fixes;
1.0.6 2009-07-08 First release.

Contact Information

Technical support and latest information on our products available at

E-Mail support for this application:

MAY Computer GmbH
Microsoft Certified Partner
Galvanigasse 2
A-1210 Vienna / Austria
Tel.: +43/1/278 20 80, Fax: +43/1/278 20 80 - 22