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Convert FODS to XLS via Python

Export Excel spreadsheets to XLS format using Python APIs.

Convert FODS to XLS Using Python

With Aspose.Cells for Python library, you can easily convert FODS to XLS programmatically with a few lines of code. Aspose.Cells for Python is capable of building cross-platform applications with the ability to generate, modify, convert, render and print all Excel files. Python Excel API not only convert between spreadsheet formats, it can also render Excel files as images, PDF, HTML, ODS, CSV, SVG, JSON, WORD, PPT and more, thus making it a perfect choice to exchange documents in industry-standard formats.

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for Python is platform-independent API and can be used on any platform (Windows, Linux and MacOS), just make sure that system have Java 1.8 or higher, Python 3.5 or higher.

  • Install Java and add it to PATH environment variable, for example: PATH=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_131;.
  • Install Aspose.Cells for Python from pypi, use command as: $ pip install aspose-cells.

How to Convert FODS to XLS via Python

Python developers can easily load & convert FODS files to XLS in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load FODS file with an instance of Workbook
  2. Convert FODS to XLS by calling Workbook.Save method
Free App and Sample Code to Convert FODS to XLS
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  import  jpype     
  import  asposecells     
  jpype.startJVM() 
  from asposecells.api import Workbook
  workbook = Workbook("Input.xlsx")
  workbook.Save("Output.pdf")
  jpype.shutdownJVM()
	
                
            

FODS What is FODS File Format

A file with .fods extension is a type of OpenDocument Spreadsheet document format that stores data in rows and columns. The format is specified as part of ODF 1.2 specifications published and maintained by OASIS. FODS files cannot be opened with Excel, another Spreadsheet software application by Microsoft. FODS files can be saved as ODS using LibreOffice and can be converted to other formats such as XLS and XLSX.

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XLS What is XLS File Format

Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.

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Other Supported Conversions

You can also convert FODS into many other file formats including few listed below.

FODS TO BMP (Bitmap Image)
FODS TO EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
FODS TO GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
FODS TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
FODS TO MD (Markdown Language)
FODS TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
FODS TO ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
FODS TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
FODS TO PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
FODS TO SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
FODS TO TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
FODS TO TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
FODS TO TXT (Text Document)
FODS TO XLS (Excel Binary Format)
FODS TO XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
FODS TO XLSM (Spreadsheet File)
FODS TO XLSX (OOXML Excel File)
FODS TO XLT (Microsoft Excel Template)
FODS TO XLTM (Excel Macro-enabled Template)
FODS TO XLTX (Office OpenXML Excel Template)
FODS TO XML (Extensible Markup Language)
FODS TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
FODS TO JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)