Render MD to DOT via .NET

.NET API to Export MD to DOT on Windows, macOS, and Linux without using Microsoft Word


Aspose.Total for .NET is a powerful API to add document manipulation and conversion features inside your .NET application. By using advanced PDF Processing API Aspose.PDF for .NET , you can convert MD file format to DOC. After that, by using powerful Document Processing API Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render DOC to DOT.

C# API to Convert MD to DOT

  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 DOT format using Save method and set Dot as SaveFormat

Get Started with .NET File Format APIs

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

Document document = new Document("");
// save MD as a DOC 
document.Save("DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat.Doc); 
// load Doc with an instance of Document
var outputDocument = new Aspose.Words.Document("DocOutput.doc");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Dot
outputDocument.Save("", SaveFormat.Dot);   

Decrypt MD File using Owner Password via .NET

Before converting MD to DOT, if you want to decrypt your document you can do it by using the API. In order to decrypt the PDF file, you first need to create a Document object and open the MD using the owner’s password. After that, you need to call Decrypt method of the Document object. Finally, save the updated file using Save method of the Document object.

Document document = new Document("", "password");
// decrypt MD
// save the decrypted document as doc 

Create ReadOnly DOT- File via .NET

In order to protect your DOT from editing and to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document, you can also set the protection of the document using the API. You can limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be done using Aspose.Words for .NET API. It enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. You can set your document to read-only by using the following lines of code.

Document document = new Document("input.doc");
// apply document protection and set protection password
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "password");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Dot
document.Save("", SaveFormat.Dot);    

Other Conversion Options

MD TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
MD TO PCL (Printer Command Language Document)
MD TO DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
MD TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
MD TO ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
MD TO RTF (Rich Text Format)
MD TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
MD TO OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
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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DOT What is DOT File Format?

Files with .DOT extension are template files created by Microsoft Word to have pre-formatted settings for generation of further DOC or DOCX files. A template file is created in order to have specific user settings that should be applied to subsequent files created from these. These settings include page margins, borders, headers, footers, and other page settings. Such templates are used in official documents such as company letterheads and standardized forms. The DOT file format is specific to Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier, but is supported by higher versions as well. Microsoft Word by default opens every new document based on file. If modified, all the new files created will result in same settings as from the template file. In Microsoft Word 2007, the DOT file format has been replaced with Office OpenXML based DOTX file format.

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