[Mono-osx] using Aspose.Words.Express.exe using Mono on my Mac

jmalcolm malcolm.justin at gmail.com
Wed May 25 23:44:51 EDT 2011

cyberracer wrote:
> Hello, I am not a programmer, so I need a little help.
> How do I run Mono on my MacBook so I can use Aspose's
> Aspose.Words.Express.exe to turn Word docs into epubs?
> Help, please!
> Cyberracer

Well, to use Mono at all you need to install it on your Mac. Just install
the DMG below:


Next, you can try to run that executable in a terminal Window. You can find
terminal through spotlight or in the Utilities folder in your Applications
folder. Type 'mono Aspose.Words.Express.exe' in the directory where
Aspose.Words.Express.exe can be found.

You may find that Aspose.Words.Express.exe does not work on the Mac (I have
never tried it). This is not necessarily Mono's fault. If the author's of
that software have called any non-.NET libraries or made any cross-platform
errors (like case sensitivity or incorrect path separators) then it may not
work on Mono. Also, if the GUI for that application (if it has a GUI) is WPF
(Windows Presentation Foundation) then it will not work. WPF assemblies are
not available on the Mac.

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