Aspose.Total for C++ consists of powerful file automation APIs that allows to automate DOCX to POTM conversion while using two of it’s APIs. Load your DOCX using Aspose.Words for C++ and convert it to HTML, then load the HTML via PowerPoint manipulation C++ API Aspose.Slides for C++ to create a new presentation, and save it as POTM.
DOCX to POTM Conversion on C++
- Open DOCX file using Document class reference
- Convert DOCX to HTML by using Save member function
- Initialize a new Presentation object
- Add an AutoShape in your slide, and add AddTextFrame in it
- Load the HTML content and write it in your Presentation file
- Save the document to POTM format using Save method and set Potm as SaveFormat
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// load DOCX file with an instance of Document Document document = new Document("template.docx"); System::SharedPtr<Document> doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"sourceFile.docx"); // save the document in HTML file format doc->Save(u"HtmlOutput.HTML"); // load the desired the presentation SharedPtr<Presentation> pres = MakeObject<Presentation>(); // access first slide SharedPtr<ISlide> sld = pres->get_Slides()->idx_get(0); // add an AutoShape of Rectangle type SharedPtr<IAutoShape> ashp = sld->get_Shapes()->AddAutoShape(ShapeType::Rectangle, 10, 10, 700, 500); // reset default fill color ashp->get_FillFormat()->set_FillType(FillType::NoFill); // add TextFrame to the Rectangle ashp->AddTextFrame(u" "); // access the text frame SharedPtr<ITextFrame> txtFrame = ashp->get_TextFrame(); // get Paragraphs collection SharedPtr<Aspose::Slides::IParagraphCollection>ParaCollection = txtFrame->get_Paragraphs(); // clear all paragraphs in added text frame ParaCollection->Clear(); // load the HTML file using stream reader SharedPtr<System::IO::StreamReader> tr = MakeObject<System::IO::StreamReader>(HtmlOutput.HTML); // add text from HTML stream reader in text frame ParaCollection->AddFromHtml(tr->ReadToEnd()); // save presentation as Potm pres->Save(output.potm, Aspose::Slides::Export::SaveFormat::Potm);
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Load Password Protected DOCX Document via C++
Apart from document conversion, Aspose.Words for C++ API allows tons of document manipulation features for C++ developers. In case your Microsoft Word DOCX file format is password protected, you can still open it using the API. In order to load the encrypted document, you can use a special constructor overload, which accepts a LoadOptions object. This object contains the Password property, which specifies the password string.
// when loading password protected document, the password is passed to the document's constructor using a LoadOptions object. auto options = MakeObject<LoadOptions>(u"docPassword"); // load the document from the local file system by filename: SharedPtr<Document> doc = MakeObject<Document>(u"Encrypted.docx", options);
Add Comments in POTM Document via C++
While saving DOCX as POTM, you can also use Aspose.Slides for C++ to add further features in your POTM document. For instance, you can add comments in your presentation. The presentation slide comment are associated with a particular author. The Presentation class holds the collection of authors in ICommentAuthorCollection that are responsible for adding slide comments. For each author, there is a collection of comments in ICommentCollection.
// instantiate Presentation class SharedPtr<Presentation>pres = MakeObject<Presentation>(); // access first slide SharedPtr<ILayoutSlide>layout = pres->get_LayoutSlides()->idx_get(0); // add empty slide pres->get_Slides()->AddEmptySlide(layout); // adding Author SharedPtr<ICommentAuthor> author = pres->get_CommentAuthors()->AddAuthor(u"John Doe", u"MF"); // set position of comments System::Drawing::PointF point = System::Drawing::PointF(0.2f, 0.2f); // add slide comment for an author on slide 1 author->get_Comments()->AddComment(u"Hello John, this is a slide comment", pres->get_Slides()->idx_get(1), point, DateTime::get_Now()); // access ISlide 1 SharedPtr<ISlide> slide = pres->get_Slides()->idx_get(0); // save presentation as Potm pres->Save(output.potm, Aspose::Slides::Export::SaveFormat::Potm);
Explore DOCX Conversion Options with C++
What is DOCX File Format
DOCX is a file format for Word documents, developed by Microsoft. It is a XML-based format that allows for more complex document structures than the older DOC format, and supports features such as document encryption, digital signatures, and watermarks. DOCX files are also smaller in size than their DOC counterparts, making them more efficient to store and transmit.Read More
What is POTM File Format
Microsoft PowerPoint Template File POTM format is a file format used to store PowerPoint templates. A POTM file contains a PowerPoint template, which includes slide layouts, colors, fonts, and other design elements. POTM files are used to create new PowerPoint presentations from scratch, or to modify existing PowerPoint presentations. When you create a new PowerPoint presentation, you can choose to use a blank template, or you can select a template from the available options. If you select a template, the POTM file for that template will be downloaded from the Microsoft website and saved on your computer. When you open the PowerPoint application, the template will be loaded and you can begin creating your presentation.If you want to modify an existing PowerPoint presentation, you can open the POTM file for that presentation in PowerPoint and make changes to the template. For example, you can change the slide layout, colors, fonts, or other design elements. Once you have made your changes, you can save the POTM file and use it to create a new PowerPoint presentation.Read More