Render MD to RTF via .NET

.NET API to Export MD to RTF 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 RTF.

C# API to Convert MD to RTF

  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 RTF format using Save method and set Rtf 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("template.md");
// 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.Rtf
outputDocument.Save("output.rtf", SaveFormat.Rtf);   

Decrypt MD File using Owner Password via .NET

Before converting MD to RTF, 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("Decrypt.md", "password");
// decrypt MD
document.Decrypt();
// save the decrypted document as doc 
document.Save("Decrypt_out.doc");

Create ReadOnly RTF- File via .NET

In order to protect your RTF 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.Rtf
document.Save("output.rtf", SaveFormat.Rtf);    

Other Conversion Options

MD TO DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
MD TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
MD TO DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
MD TO ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
MD TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
MD TO MHTML (Web Page Archive 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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RTF What is RTF File Format?

Introduced and documented by Microsoft, the Rich Text Format (RTF) represents a method of encoding formatted text and graphics for use within applications. The format facilitates cross-platform document exchange with other Microsoft Products, thus serving the purpose of interoperability. This capability makes it a standard of data transfer between word processing software and, hence, contents can be transferred from one operating system to another without losing document formatting. The file format specifications are available by Microsoft for public download and can be referred to from developer’s perspective.

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