Aspose.Total for C++ consists of powerful file automation APIs that allows to automate WORD to POTM conversion while using two of it’s APIs. Load your WORD 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.
WORD to POTM Conversion on C++
- Open WORD file using Document class reference
- Convert WORD 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
Get Started with C++ File Format APIs
Install from command line as
nuget install Aspose.Total.Cpp or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with
Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .
// load WORD 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);
Load Password Protected WORD 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 WORD 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 WORD 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);
Other Conversion Options
DOCX What is DOCX File Format?
DOCX is a well-known format for Microsoft Word documents. Introduced from 2007 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, the structure of this new Document format was changed from plain binary to a combination of XML and binary files. Docx files can be opened with Word 2007 and lateral versions but not with the earlier versions of MS Word which support DOC file extensions.Read More
POTM What is POTM File Format?
Files with POTM extension are Microsoft PowerPoint template files with support for Macros. POTM files are created with PowerPoint 2007 or above and contains default settings that can be used to create further presentation files. These settings can include styles, backgrounds, colour palette, fonts and defaults along with macros that consist of custom functions for doing particular task. They may also be opened by a previous version of PowerPoint with Open XML document support installed. POTM files can be opened in Microsoft PowerPoint for editing like any other PowerPoint file.Read More