Why to Convert PS to DOTX?
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a widely used file format for documents. It is a popular choice for sharing documents due to its compatibility with most operating systems and devices. However, PDF files are not editable and require specialized software to make changes. The Office Open XML (DOTX) format is an open standard for documents created by Microsoft Office applications. It is an editable format, making it easier to make changes to documents without the need for specialized software. Converting PDF files to DOTX format can be beneficial for those who need to make changes to documents without the need for specialized software.
How Aspose.Total Helps for PS to DOTX Conversion?
Aspose.Total for C++ is a file format automation library that allows C++ developers to easily convert PDF files to DOTX format in two simple steps. Firstly, developers can use Aspose.PDF for C++ API to convert PDF files to DOC format. Secondly, developers can use the advanced Word Document Processing API, Aspose.Words for C++, to export the DOC file to DOTX format. Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive suite of APIs that provides developers with the tools they need to automate file format conversions. It is easy to use and provides a fast and reliable way to convert PDF files to DOTX format.
C++ API to Render PS to DOTX
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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 Dotx wordDoc->Save(u"output.Dotx");
Change Password of PS Document via C++
In the process of rendering PS to DOTX, 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 DOTX File Editing via C++
You can also restrict DOTX 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.Dotx");
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 DOTX File Format?
The DOTX file format is a file extension used by Microsoft Word to store document templates. It is a variant of the DOCX format and is based on the Open XML file standard. DOTX files serve as reusable templates that contain predefined formatting, styles, and content for creating new documents.
When a DOTX template is opened in Microsoft Word or a compatible word processing program, it creates a new document based on the template. The template’s formatting, styles, and other design elements are applied to the new document, providing consistency and saving time in formatting and layout. Users can then customize the content while maintaining the predefined structure of the template.
DOTX files are particularly useful when creating documents with consistent branding, such as letterheads, invoices, or reports. They allow organizations to establish a unified look and feel across their documents and ensure adherence to corporate standards.
To create a DOTX file, you can start by designing a document template in Microsoft Word or any other program that supports the Open XML format. Once the template is finalized, you can save it as a DOTX file. This allows you to reuse the template for future documents, ensuring consistency and streamlining the document creation process.
When working with DOTX files, it’s important to note that they do not contain any macros or scripting functionality like their DOTM counterparts. DOTX files are focused solely on document formatting and structure, making them suitable for situations where macros or custom programming are not required.