Export OFT to WORD via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add OFT to WORD 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 WORD.

C# API to Convert OFT to WORD

  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 DOCX format using Save method and set Docx as SaveFormat

Get Started with .NET File Format APIs

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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.Docx
document.Save("output.docx", SaveFormat.Docx); 

Parse OFT File via .NET

Before converting OFT to WORD, 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 WORD Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from OFT to WORD, 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.Docx
document.Save("output.docx", SaveFormat.Docx);  

Other Conversion Options

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

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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DOCX What is DOCX File Format?

DOCX is a well-known format for Microsoft Word documents. Introduced from 2007 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, the structure of this new Document format was changed from plain binary to a combination of XML and binary files. Docx files can be opened with Word 2007 and lateral versions but not with the earlier versions of MS Word which support DOC file extensions.

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