Why to Convert
The PostScript (PS) file format is a page description language used to describe the appearance of a printed page. It is used by many printers and desktop publishing programs. However, the DOTM file format is a Microsoft Word template file used to store document settings and macros. Therefore, it is necessary to convert PS to DOTM in order to use the document settings and macros in the DOTM file format.
How Aspose.Total Helps for PS to DOTM Conversion
Aspose.Total for C++ is a suite of file format automation libraries that allows C++ developers to easily convert PS to DOTM in two simple steps. Firstly, you can use Aspose.PDF for C++ API to convert PS file format to DOC. Secondly, by using advanced Word Document Processing API Aspose.Words for C++, you can export DOC to DOTM.
Aspose.PDF for C++ is a powerful PDF manipulation API that enables developers to create, edit, convert, and print PDF documents from within their C++ applications. It supports a wide range of features such as document conversion, text extraction, image extraction, page manipulation, and much more.
Aspose.Words for C++ is a powerful Word document processing API that enables developers to create, edit, convert, and print Word documents from within their C++ applications. It supports a wide range of features such as document conversion, text extraction, image extraction, page manipulation, and much more.
Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive suite of file format automation libraries that enables developers to easily convert PS to DOTM. It provides a simple and efficient way to convert PS to DOTM in two simple steps. It is a powerful and reliable solution for C++ developers who need to convert PS to DOTM.
C++ API to Render PS to DOTM
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// load PS file with an instance of Document class reference auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(u"sourceFile.ps"); // save PS 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 Dotm wordDoc->Save(u"output.Dotm");
Change Password of PS Document via C++
In the process of rendering PS to DOTM, you can open a password protected PS and also change its password. In order to change the password of a PS 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 PS Document auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(L"input.ps", L"owner"); // change password of PS Document doc->ChangePasswords(L"owner", L"newuser", L"newuser"); // save the document doc->Save(L"output.Doc");
Restrict DOTM File Editing via C++
You can also restrict DOTM 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.Dotm");
Explore PS Conversion Options with C++
What is PS File Format?
The PS (PostScript) file format is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. It is commonly used for printing and is supported by a wide range of printers and imaging devices. PS files contain instructions that describe how elements such as text, images, and graphics should be rendered on a printed page.
PS files are created by applications that generate PostScript output, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or other graphics software. They are primarily used in professional printing workflows, where high-quality and consistent output is required.
The PS file format is based on a stack-based programming language, where commands and operands are placed on a stack and executed in a sequential manner. This allows for precise control over page layout, typography, color, and other printing parameters.
PS files are typically text-based and can be opened and edited with a text editor. They consist of a series of ASCII characters that represent the PostScript code. The code describes the arrangement and appearance of objects on a page, including text positioning, image placement, and graphical transformations.
While PS files are primarily used for printing, they can also be converted to other formats for digital distribution or further processing. For example, PS files can be converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) files, which are widely supported and can be easily viewed and printed on various devices.
What is DOTM File Format?
The DOTM file format is closely associated with Microsoft Word and is used for storing documents that contain macros. Similar to the standard DOCX format, DOTM files are based on the Open XML format, but with the added capability of incorporating VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macros. These macros are small programs that automate tasks within Word documents, allowing for enhanced functionality and customization.
DOTM files serve as templates in Microsoft Word, providing a pre-defined structure, formatting, and macros that can be utilized in creating new documents. When a DOTM template is used, the macros within the template can be executed to perform specific actions, such as automating repetitive tasks or adding dynamic content.
To work with a DOTM file, you need a word processing program that supports the Open XML format and macro execution, such as Microsoft Word or other compatible software. Opening a DOTM file will create a new document based on the template, including its pre-defined macros. Users can then utilize or modify the macros as needed for their specific requirements.
It’s important to exercise caution when working with DOTM files, as macros can potentially contain malicious code. To ensure document security, it is recommended to only open DOTM files from trusted sources and employ proper antivirus measures.
The DOTM file format provides an effective means of creating and utilizing document templates with embedded macros, enhancing productivity and customization in Microsoft Word. By leveraging the power of macros, users can automate tasks, streamline workflows, and tailor their documents to meet specific needs.L format and can be opened by Word and other word processing applications.