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How do I save an Excel spreadsheet to PDF using VB.net

Posted on 2014-03-11
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This is the code I use to save a Word document to a PDF.  I need similar code for an Excel spreadsheet.  Any help will be appreciated!!

Thanks!

Dim savePath As String = "c:\ticket.pdf"
Dim saveAsFormat As Word.WdSaveFormat = Word.WdSaveFormat.wdFormatPDF
                oDoc.SaveAs(savePath, saveAsFormat, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

If My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(savePath) = True Then
  System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(savePath)
Else
  MsgBox("")
End If

oWord.ActiveDocument.Close(Word.WdSaveOptions.wdDoNotSaveChanges)
oWord.Quit()
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Question by:Karen Wilson
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by:MacroShadow
ID: 39920280
Use ExportAsFixed:

oExcel.ActiveSheet.ExportAsFixedFormat( Excel.XlFixedFormatType.xlTypePDF, _
        "C:\Temp", _
        Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, True, 1, 10, False)

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by:Karen Wilson
ID: 39920342
I get an error message, "Document not saved.  The document may be open, or an error may have been encountered when saving."  

I am trying different configurations to figure it out.
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by:MacroShadow
ID: 39920441
Please show the code you are using.
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Author Comment

by:Karen Wilson
ID: 39920497
objApp.ActiveSheet.ExportAsFixedFormat(Excel.XlFixedFormatType.xlTypePDF, "C:\Temp", Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, True, 1, 10, False)
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by:Karen Wilson
ID: 39920843
I got it to save to a PDF.  Now I can't get it to close automatically.  Here is the code:

Dim dow As String = Today.Date.ToString("s")

Dim useDate As String = dow.Remove(10)
useDate = useDate.Replace("-", "_")


Dim savePathPDF As String = "\\wstf-fs01\envr-files\5YearPlans\" & useDate & ".pdf"
Dim saveAsFormat As Excel.XlFixedFormatType = Excel.XlFixedFormatType.xlTypePDF

objBook.ExportAsFixedFormat(saveAsFormat, savePathPDF, Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, True, 1, , False, )


objBook.ActiveSheet.Close(Excel.XlSaveAction.xlDoNotSaveChanges) - this not working
objApp.Quit()
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Karen Wilson earned 0 total points
ID: 39921131
The fix:

Dim dow As String = Today.Date.ToString("s")

Dim useDate As String = dow.Remove(10)
useDate = useDate.Replace("-", "_")


Dim savePathPDF As String = "\\wstf-fs01\envr-files\5YearPlans\" & useDate & "_5YearPlan.pdf"

Dim saveAsFormat As Excel.XlFixedFormatType = Excel.XlFixedFormatType.xlTypePDF

objBook.ExportAsFixedFormat(saveAsFormat, savePathPDF, Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, True, 1, , True, ) - the last true opens the PDF for the user to review


Me.objApp.ActiveWorkbook.Close(SaveChanges:=False)
objApp.Quit()
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Author Closing Comment

by:Karen Wilson
ID: 39932365
I have spent hours doing trial and error.  This is mine!
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