Transform MD to ODT via Java

On Premise Java API to Render MD to ODT without using any third party application

 

You can convert MD to ODT by using two simple steps. First you need to render MD file to DOC using Aspose.PDF for Java . After that, by using powerful Document Processing API Aspose.Words for Java , you can convert DOC to ODT. Both APIs come under Aspose.Total for Java package.

Java API to Convert MD to ODT

  1. Open MD file using Document class
  2. Convert MD to DOC by using save method
  3. Load DOC file by using Document class of Aspose.Words
  4. Save the document to ODT format using save method and set ODT as SaveFormat

Get Started with Java File Manipulation APIs

You can easily use Aspose.Total for Java directly from a Maven based project and include Aspose.PDF for Java and Aspose.Words for Java in your pom.xml.

Alternatively, you can get a ZIP file from downloads .

// load MD file with an instance of Document class
Document document = new Document("template.md");
// save MD as a DOC 
document.save("DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat.DOC); 
// load DOC with an instance of Document
Document outputDocument = new com.aspose.words.Document("DocOutput.doc");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.ODT
outputDocument.save("output.odt", SaveFormat.ODT);   

Open Password Protected MD Document via Java

While converting MD to ODT, even if your document is password protected, you can still open it using PDF Manipulation API Aspose.PDF for Java . In order to open the encrypted file, you need to create a Document object and open the MD using the owner’s password.

Document document = new Document("input.md", "password");
// save MD as a DOC 
document.save("DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat.DOC);

Save ODT Document to a Database via Java

While saving your input document to ODT file format, you can also save your document to database instead of a file system. You may need to implement storing and retrieving Document objects to and from a database. This would be necessary if you were implementing any type of content management system. In order to save your ODT to database it is often necessary to serialize the document to obtain a byte array. This can be done using Aspose.Words for Java API. After getting your byte array, you can store it in the database using SQL statement.

public static void StoreToDatabase(Document doc, Connection mConnection) throws Exception {
    // create an output stream which uses byte array to save data
    ByteArrayOutputStream aout = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    // save the document to byte array
    doc.save(aout, SaveFormat.ODT);
    // get the byte array from output steam
    // the byte array now contains the document
    byte[] buffer = aout.toByteArray();
    // get the filename from the document.
    String fileName = doc.getOriginalFileName();
    String filePath = fileName.replace("\\", "\\\\");
    // create the SQL command.
    String commandString = "INSERT INTO Documents (FileName, FileContent) VALUES('" + filePath + "', '" + buffer + "')";
    Statement statement = mConnection.createStatement();
    statement.executeUpdate(commandString);
}  

Other Conversion Options

MD TO RTF (Rich Text Format)
MD TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
MD TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
MD TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
MD TO DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
MD TO OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
MD TO PCL (Printer Command Language Document)
MD TO PS (PostScript File)
MD TO DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File )

MD What is MD File Format?

Text files created with Markdown language dialects is saved with .md or .MARKDOWN file extension. MD files are saved in plain text format that uses Markdown language which also includes inline text symbols, defining how a text can be formatted such as indentations, table formatting, fonts, and headers.  MD files can be converted to HTML with a program called Markdown. Markdown language is released by John Gruber.

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ODT What is ODT File Format?

ODT files are type of documents created with word processing applications that are based on OpenDocument Text File format. These are created with word processor applications such as free OpenOffice Writer and can hold content such as text, images, objects and styles. The ODT file is to Writer word processor what the DOCX is to Microsoft Word. Several applications including Google Docs and Google’s web-based word processor included with Google Drive can open the ODT files for editing. Microsoft Word can also open ODT files and save it in to other formats such as DOC and DOCX.

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