Why to Convert XPS to RTF
XPS (XML Paper Specification) is a document format developed by Microsoft that is used to store documents in a fixed layout. It is similar to PDF, but it is not as widely used as PDF. RTF (Rich Text Format) is a document format developed by Microsoft that is used to store documents in a format that is compatible with most word processing programs. It is a more widely used format than XPS, and it is often used for exchanging documents between different programs. Therefore, it is often necessary to convert XPS documents to RTF in order to make them more widely accessible.
How Aspose.Total Helps for XPS to RTF Conversion
Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive suite of file format automation libraries that allows C++ developers to easily convert XPS to RTF in two simple steps. Firstly, the Aspose.PDF for C++ API can be used to convert XPS file format to DOC. Secondly, the advanced Word Document Processing API, Aspose.Words for C++, can be used to export DOC to RTF. Aspose.Total for C++ is a powerful and reliable solution for XPS to RTF conversion, and it is easy to use and highly customizable. It also offers a wide range of features and options that make it an ideal choice for developers who need to convert XPS documents to RTF.
C++ API to Render XPS to RTF
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// load XPS file with an instance of Document class reference auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(u"sourceFile.xps"); // save XPS 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 Rtf wordDoc->Save(u"output.Rtf");
Change Password of XPS Document via C++
In the process of rendering XPS to RTF, you can open a password protected XPS and also change its password. In order to change the password of a XPS 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 XPS Document auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(L"input.xps", L"owner"); // change password of XPS Document doc->ChangePasswords(L"owner", L"newuser", L"newuser"); // save the document doc->Save(L"output.Doc");
Restrict RTF File Editing via C++
You can also restrict RTF 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.Rtf");
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What is XPS File Format?
XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.
The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.
XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.
To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.
What is RTF File Format?
The RTF (Rich Text Format) file format is a versatile and widely supported file format for storing text documents with formatting. It was developed by Microsoft in the late 1980s as a cross-platform format that could be easily exchanged between different word processing applications.
RTF files are typically saved with the .rtf file extension and can be opened and edited by various text editors and word processing software, including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice. The format allows for the inclusion of various formatting elements, such as font styles, sizes, colors, paragraphs, tables, and images.
One of the key advantages of RTF is its platform independence, which means that an RTF file created on one operating system can be opened and rendered correctly on another without losing formatting. This makes it a preferred choice for document exchange and collaboration.
RTF files use a plain-text formatting syntax, which means that the files are human-readable and can be modified with a text editor if needed. However, RTF files can be quite large in size compared to other formats like plain text or Markdown, as they store formatting information explicitly.
While RTF is primarily used for text documents, it can also support the embedding of other types of files, such as images and objects, within the document. This allows for the creation of more complex and visually appealing documents.