Aspose.Total for C++ file format automation libraries allows C++ developer to convert MD to ODT in two simple steps. Firstly, you can use Aspose.PDF for C++ API to convert MD file format to DOC. Secondly, by using advanced Word Document Processing API Aspose.Words for C++ , you can export DOC to ODT.
C++ API to Render MD to ODT
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// load MD file with an instance of Document class reference auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(u"sourceFile.md"); // save MD as a DOC doc->Save(u"DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat::Doc); // load DOC with an instance of Document System::SharedPtr<Document> wordDoc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"DocOutput.doc"); // save document as Odt wordDoc->Save(u"output.Odt");
Change Password of MD Document via C++
In the process of rendering MD to ODT, you can open a password protected MD and also change its password. In order to change the password of a MD file, you must know the owner password of that document. You can load password protected PDF document with Aspose.PDF for C++ by specifying its owner password and use ChangePasswords method to change the password.
// load an existing MD Document auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(L"input.md", L"owner"); // change password of MD Document doc->ChangePasswords(L"owner", L"newuser", L"newuser"); // save the document doc->Save(L"output.Doc");
Restrict ODT File Editing via C++
You can also restrict ODT file editing using using Aspose.Words for C++ API. Sometimes you may need to limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. API enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. The following code example demonstrates how to restrict editing in a document so only editing in form fields is possible.
// load Doc with an instance of Document auto doc = System::MakeObject<Document>("input.doc"); // document protection only works when document protection is turned and only editing in form fields is allowed. doc->Protect(ProtectionType::AllowOnlyFormFields, u"password"); // save the protected document. doc->Save(u"Protected.Odt");
Explore MD Conversion Options with C++
What is MD File Format?
MD, or Markdown, is a lightweight markup language commonly used for formatting plain text documents. It was created by John Gruber in 2004 with the goal of allowing writers to focus on content without the distractions of complex formatting. Markdown uses simple and intuitive syntax that can be easily converted into HTML or other document formats.
In Markdown, you can apply formatting to text by using a combination of special characters and plain text. For example, you can use asterisks or underscores to create italic or bold text, hashtags to create headings, and hyphens or asterisks to create lists. Markdown also supports adding links, images, code snippets, and tables.
One of the advantages of Markdown is its readability in its raw form, as it closely resembles plain text. It can be written in any text editor and easily converted into HTML or other formats using various tools and converters. Markdown files have the .md or .markdown file extension.
Markdown is widely used for writing documentation, creating blog posts, and even in version control systems like Git. Its simplicity and versatility have made it a popular choice among writers, developers, and content creators for creating structured and well-formatted documents with minimal effort.
What is ODT File Format?
ODT is a file format used for storing documents in the Open Document Format (ODF). ODT stands for Open Document Text. It is the default file format for word processing documents created by applications such as LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and Apache OpenOffice.
ODT files are based on XML, which is a markup language used for organizing and structuring data. They are designed to be an open and interoperable format, allowing users to create, edit, and share documents across different software applications and platforms.
The ODT format supports a wide range of features and formatting options commonly found in word processing documents. It includes support for text styling, paragraphs, tables, images, hyperlinks, headers and footers, footnotes, and more. ODT files can also contain embedded objects and multimedia elements.
One of the key advantages of the ODT format is its compatibility with different software applications. Users can create an ODT document in one word processing application and open it in another without losing formatting or content. This promotes collaboration and ensures that documents can be accessed and edited by users who may be using different software.
ODT files can be easily converted to other popular document formats, such as Microsoft Word’s DOCX format or PDF, for wider compatibility and sharing purposes. Additionally, the ODT format is designed to be future-proof, allowing for long-term preservation and accessibility of documents.