.NET component
Reads Word Documents DOC DOCX RTF

Word Reader .NET

• File Formats: Word Document DOC, DOCX, RTF.
• High performance (~50 paragraphs per second).
• Does not require Microsoft Word.
• Royalty-Free. No extra cost for Server license.
• 6 Months: Free Support + Free Updates.
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Developer License - $95
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May 11, 2016
Version 2.4 Update
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February 01, 2016
Version 2.4 Update
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May 13, 2013
Version 2.4 Update
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April 05, 2013
Version 2.4 New Release!
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March 21, 2013
Version 2.3 Update
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March 09, 2013
Version 2.3 New Release!
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February 20, 2013
Version 2.2 New Release!
Word Reader .NET component

Word Reader .NET

Word Reader .NET is an advanced component that helps developers to read Word documents ( DOC , DOCX , RTF) in .NET applications in a simple and efficient way. It supports C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET.

Key Features & API Functions

Using Word Reader .NET, developers can easily open and read the Word document. The component is based on our intuitive Document Object Model that consists of over 100 classes. The set of functions allows developer to read DOC, DOCX, RTF deeply into the word document up to the text character and its styles, fonts, colors, borders etc.

Word Reader .NET Features Samples Code & Files
Word Documents: DOC, DOCX, RTF C# | VB.NET
Doc File.doc
Getting DOM Tree of the document
Getting Paragraph, Text, Lists, Hyperlinks C# | VB.NET
Document Nodes.doc
Operate with Table, Rows, Cells, Embedded Tables
Sections and Properties C# | VB.NET
Word PageSettings.doc
Header and Footer
Page Settings
Paragraph Formatting C# | VB.NET
Word Paragraph.doc
Alignment, Margins, Line Spacing, Shadings, Tab Stops etc.
Text Formating C# | VB.NET
Word Text Formatting.doc
Text Font Name, Color, Size
Background color, Hyperlink, Footnote, Borders etc.
Style Sheet, predefined and user Styles
List Properties C# | VB.NET
Word List.doc
List Id, Level, StartAt
List Bullet/Number Styles
Columns C# | VB.NET
Word Columns.doc
Column Count, Widths and Spaces
Table Content and Properties C# | VB.NET
Word Table.doc
Collection of Rows and Cells
Width, Height, Borders, Shading, Span Rows/Columns etc.

Why Word Reader .NET better than automation:

Word Reader .NET MS Word Automation
Word Reader .NET doesn't require installed Microsoft Word. Requires a license for Microsoft Word on every client machine.
Word Reader is a standalone .NET component taking 0.5 MB. MS Word is loaded in the background, loading a large number of components and taking a time.
Word Reader .NET is designed for processing large number of DOC, DOCX and TXT files. Microsoft Word was designed as UI application and because of that API is very slow.
Files generated with Word Reader .NET are compatible with Word 97, Word 2000, Word XP, Word 2003, Word 2007, Word 2010 and OpenOffice. Requires that all client machines have the same version of Microsoft Word installed.
Word Reader is a pure .NET component. Microsoft Word API is a COM library with bad integration with .NET Framework.

Clean Document Object Tree

Standalone .NET Component

Word Reader .NET component requires only .NET Framework. It is many times faster than MS Word Automation objects.
  • The code of Word Reader .NET component is fully managed.
  • Compatible with C# / VB.NET applications and website projects.
  • Works on Servers with medium-trust level.
  • Does not require installed Microsoft Word (Comparison table).

Supported Word File Formats

License Advantages

Single Developer License - $ 95
  • Plain & Fair Licensing
  • Royalty-Free
  • No extra cost for Server license
  • 6 months Free Technical Support
  • 6 months Free Updates
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