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Posted by irishadar  · 12-03-2017 - 09:48

Hi I am using vertion 6 of phpdocx under php7.1.

I am trying to convert docx to pdf using word 2013 application.

This is the code I'm using:


require_once '../classes/';
$docx = new CreateDocx();

print "source file is: ".'C:\phpdocx\310863.docx <br>';
print "destenation  file is: ".'C:\phpdocx\Testiris33.pdf';
$docx->transformDocxUsingMSWord('C:\phpdocx\310863.docx', 'C:\phpdocx\Testiris33.pdf');


I'm getting this Error code:

Fatal error: Uncaught com_exception: Failed to create COM object `word.application': Server execution failed in C:\phpdocx\classes\ Stack trace: #0 C:\phpdocx\classes\ com->com('word.applicatio...') #1 C:\phpdocx\classes\ MSWordInterface->transformFormat('C:\\phpdocx\\3108...', 'C:\\phpdocx\\Test...') #2 C:\phpdocx\code\sample_iris.php(8): CreateDocx->transformDocxUsingMSWord('C:\\phpdocx\\3108...', 'C:\\phpdocx\\Test...') #3 {main} thrown in C:\phpdocx\classes\ on line 51

I'm getting the same Error when using cor php code :

$word = new COM("word.application") or die ("Could not initialise MS Word object.");
print "Loaded Word, version {$word->Version}\n";


I've made all change in DCOM and allow even "EVREYONE" user to have full control,unfortunately  it is not working .

I've tested both on windows 7 and 2008 server.

does anyone encounter this problem ? any answers?

Can I open a ticket about this ?

A prompt answer will be appreciated


iris hadar







Posted by admin  · 12-03-2017 - 12:42

Edited by admin · 12-03-2017 - 12:59


That error code is a generic error due to some missing permission or access. We recommend you to try the included example (please note we use '\\' and '\\\\' to set the path of the folders):

and the most simple sample available for PHP COM on:

using PHP CLI mode to find where the error comes from. And then run it using a web browser.

Also please check this information about solving that generic error: