Not necessarily a stupid post. If another person has the same issue, this will be useful for them. If you don't mind, we prefer to keep questions like this around, they may always be useful to someone.
The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I'm not sure that it will ever be able to figure itself out, everything else, maybe. From the atom to the universe, everything, except itself.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com