Office.FileType enum

Specifies the format in which to return the document.


FileType.Text is only supported in Word, FileType.Pdf is only supported in Word for Windows, Word for Mac, Word Online, and PowerPoint.

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this enumeration is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this enumeration.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Supported hosts, by platform

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser) Office for iPad
Excel Y Y Y
PowerPoint Y Y Y
Word Y Y Y



Returns the entire document (.pptx, .docx, or .xlsx) in Office Open XML (OOXML) format as a byte array.


Returns the entire document in PDF format as a byte array.


Returns only the text of the document as a string. (Word only)