Export OFT to PDF via .NET

.NET API to Render OFT to PDF on Windows, macOS, and Linux without using Word or Outlook

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add OFT to PDF conversion features inside your applications, Aspose.Total for .NET file format manipulation APIs are the way forward. By using Aspose.Email for .NET , you can convert OFT file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render HTML to PDF.

C# API to Convert OFT to PDF

  1. Open OFT file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert OFT to HTML by using Save method
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to PDF format using Save method and set Pdf 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 .

MailMessage message = MailMessage.Load("sourceFile.oft");
// save OFT as a HTML 
message.Save("HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions.DefaultHtml);
// load HTML with an instance of Document
Document document = new Document("HtmlOutput.html");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pdf
document.Save("output.pdf", SaveFormat.Pdf); 

Parse OFT File via .NET

Before converting OFT to PDF, if you want to make sure that you are converting the correct email, you can load OFT document, parse it and have a look at your desired property. By using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for .NET API, you can get sender and recipients information. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using SenderName property.

var outlookMessageFile = MapiMessage.FromFile("message.oft");
// check for SenderName 
if(outlookMessageFile.SenderName == "John"){
    //proceed with conversion process
}

Restrict PDF Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from OFT to PDF, you might need to protect your output document. Sometimes you may need to limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be useful to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document. Aspose.Words for .NET API, 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("HtmlOutput.html");
// apply document protection and set protection password
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "password");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pdf
document.Save("output.pdf", SaveFormat.Pdf);  

Other Conversion Options

OFT TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
OFT TO DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
OFT TO EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
OFT TO RTF (Rich Text Format)
OFT TO GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
OFT TO MD (Markdown Language)
OFT TO ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
OFT TO DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
OFT TO BMP (Bitmap Image File)
OFT TO DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
OFT TO DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File )
OFT TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
OFT TO TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
OFT TO JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
OFT TO PS (PostScript File)
OFT TO EPUB (Open eBook File)
OFT TO SVG (Scalar Vector Graphics)
OFT TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
OFT TO PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
OFT TO OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
OFT TO DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
OFT TO PCL (Printer Command Language Document)

OFT What is OFT File Format?

Files with .oft extension are template files that are created using Microsoft Outlook. The pre-formatted layout set for message templates is then used for sending out emails with common information to save time. Such files can be generated by creating a new email, adding necessary information and then using the Save As Office Template (.oft) dropdown from Microsoft Outlook. Users can open the OFT files by double clicking on it and it will open in associated application on that particular system.

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PDF What is PDF File Format?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins. Most of the commercially available software suites also offer conversion of their documents to PDF file format without the requirement of any additional software component.

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