2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2011 10:39 AM by smacdonald2008

    Conversion of Word Document into PDF


      I was trying out the code sample provided in the sdk help on converting the word document into pdf. I could not get the code to work and was prompted with the following exception:


              at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactory$1.handleThrowable(ServiceClientFactory.j ava:67)
              at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClient.invoke(ServiceClient.java:220)
              at com.adobe.livecycle.generatepdf.client.GeneratePdfServiceClient.createPDF(GeneratePdfServ iceClient.java:172)
              at testadobeapp.Main.main(Main.java:49)
      Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/ejb/EJBException
              at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactory.evaluateMessageDispatcher(ServiceClientF actory.java:558)
              at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClient.invoke(ServiceClient.java:215)
              ... 2 more



      My code is as follows:


      package testadobeapp;

      import java.util.*;
      import com.adobe.idp.Document;
      import com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactory;
      import com.adobe.livecycle.generatepdf.client.*;
      import java.io.File;
      import java.io.FileInputStream;

      * @author Administrator
      public class Main {

           * @param args the command line arguments
          public static void main(String[] args) {
                  Properties ConnectionProps = new Properties();
                  ConnectionProps.setProperty("DSC_DEFAULT_EJB_ENDPOINT", "t3://");
                  ConnectionProps.setProperty("DSC_TRANSPORT_PROTOCOL", "EJB");
                  ConnectionProps.setProperty("DSC_SERVER_TYPE", "Weblogic");
                  ConnectionProps.setProperty("DSC_CREDENTIAL_USERNAME", "username");
                  ConnectionProps.setProperty("DSC_CREDENTIAL_PASSWORD", "password");

                  ServiceClientFactory factory = ServiceClientFactory.createInstance(ConnectionProps);

              try {
                  String inputFilename = "c:\\test.docx";
                  FileInputStream fileInputStream = new FileInputStream(inputFilename);
                  Document inDoc = new Document(fileInputStream);
                  String adobePDFSettings = "Standard";
                  String securitySettings = "No Security";
                  String fileTypeSettings = "Standard";

                  CreatePDFResult result = new CreatePDFResult();
                  result = new GeneratePdfServiceClient(factory).createPDF(inDoc, inputFilename, fileTypeSettings, adobePDFSettings, securitySettings, null, null);

                  Document createdDocument = result.getCreatedDocument();
                  createdDocument.copyToFile((new File("C:\\test.pdf")));

              } catch (Exception e) {



      Am I missing something here? Thanks in advance.

        • 2. Re: Conversion of Word Document into PDF
          smacdonald2008 Adobe Employee

          Based on your exception:


          used by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/ejb/EJBException
                  at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactory.evaluateMessageDispa tcher(ServiceClientFactory.java:558)
                  at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClient.invoke(ServiceClient.java:2 1



          Looks like the ServiceClient cannot locate your instnace of LC ES. This exception is not related to a PDFG operation -- if it was - you would have an exception something like:


          ALC-PDG-80023-000: com.adobe.livecycle.generatepdf.client.ConversionException:


          Error message from the primary converter:
          ALC-PDG-080-023-Acrobat_PATH environment variable either not set or is invalid. Please set this variable to point to Acrobat.exe in Acrobat version 9 with update 1. Acrobat_PATH should be set to <Acrobat_Home>\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe. Here <Acrobat_Home> is the parent folder where the Acrobat is installed.


          Error message from the fallback converter:
          ALC-PDG-011-030-Submitted OpenOffice Document could not be converted to PDF. Either OpenOffice is not installed on this system or environment variable OpenOffice_PATH is not set



          I would try another service like the Encryption service and see if you can encrypt a PDF with a password. This will rule out a problem with your client being able to invoke your instance of the server.