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Getting Started with Telerik Document Processing

Telerik Document Processing includes a set of cross-platform libraries that let you import and export content between different formats and work with archive files. The needed assemblies come with the installation files of several Telerik suites. They are available also in the internal builds of the same Telerik suites.

More information about the suites that include Telerik Document Processing and how to install them is available in the Installing on Your Computer article.

The following table lists all Telerik Document Processing assemblies and their roles:

Assembly Description
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Core.dll The main assembly from the Telerik document processing libraries. You always need it when you intend to use the library.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.dll Part of the words (text) processing library. It is needed for processing HTML, DOCX, RTF and TXT documents.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.FormatProviders.Doc.dll Allows importing of DOC and DOT document.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.FormatProviders.Pdf.dll Allows exporting of flow documents (DOCX, DOC, DOT, RTF, and HTML) to PDF.
Telerik.Documents.SpreadsheetStreaming.dll The main assembly for generating huge spreadsheet files using minimum resources.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Spreadsheet.dll The main assembly for the spreadsheet processing. It is needed for processing XLSX, CSV, TXT documents.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Spreadsheet.FormatProviders.OpenXml.dll This assembly is needed for processing XLSX documents.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Spreadsheet.FormatProviders.Xls.dll This assembly is needed for processing XLS documents.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.Spreadsheet.FormatProviders.Pdf.dll This assembly is needed for processing PDF documents.
Telerik.Windows.Documents.CMapUtils.dll Provides a default implementation for getting the data of a predefined CMap table by a given name. The assembly is optional and you will need to include a reference to it only if you need to process documents with CMap tables.
Telerik.Windows.Zip.dll Needed for working with zipped formats (DOCX, XLSX) and PDF. It is the main assembly of the (Telerik Zip Library).
Telerik.Windows.Zip.Extensions.dll Extends Telerik.Windows.Zip assembly with additional helper methods (Zip Extensions).

The libraries support .NET 4 and later. .NET Standard-compatible binaries are available as well. The assemblies for .NET Standard don't include 'Windows' in their names.

Getting Started Resources by Library

More information about each of the Telerik Document Processing libraries is available in the articles listed below.

Words (text) processing

Spreadsheet processing

Fast spreadsheet generation

PDF processing

Working with ZIP files

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