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Convert a text file with numbered items to PDF in Java

Product version: GroupDocs Conversion Java version 17.12
OS: Ubuntu 14.04.5

when converting a .txt to .pdf, if you happen to number items at the beginning of a line, and those numbers happen to be sequential, the converter converts it into a list by adding periods after the number.

for example, if your .txt file has:

1 of these things but
2 of these other things and
3 of the last things

it will be rendered as a pdf like so:

  1. of thse things but
  2. of these other things and
  3. of the last things

(see attached zip that has a .txt and a screenshot of the groupdocs rendered .pdf) (23.4 KB)


Thank you for your inquiry.
We successfully reproduced this issue. Hence, it has been logged in our internal issue tracking system with ID:CONVERSIONJAVA-528. As we have any further update on it, we shall notify you.


Your reported issue CONVERSIONJAVA-528 is now resolved in latest release of the API. Please download 18.12 and share your feedback.

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i think there might have been a regression here. i deployed groupdocs-conversion 19.4 on 5/31, and i now see that this problem is back. you can use the original file in the original report above to verify that it’s broken.

i also tested it with groupdocs-conversion 19.6.3.


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We’re sorry for the inconvenience you faced. We started investigation on this with ticket /CONVERSIONJAVA-770. As there is any update, you’ll be notified.

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