Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive API that provides powerful document manipulation and conversion features for .NET applications. It includes the Aspose.PDF for .NET API, which enables developers to convert PostScript (PS) files to the DOC format. Once the conversion is complete, the Aspose.Words for .NET API can be used to render the DOC file to Rich Text Format (RTF).
The Aspose.PDF for .NET API is a powerful tool for creating, editing, and manipulating PDF documents. It provides a wide range of features, such as the ability to convert PDF files to other formats, extract text from PDFs, add annotations, and more. It also supports the conversion of PS files to DOC, allowing developers to easily convert documents from one format to another.
The Aspose.Words for .NET API is a powerful document processing API that enables developers to create, edit, and convert documents from one format to another. It supports a wide range of document formats, including DOC, RTF, HTML, and more. It also provides features such as document merging, mail merge, and document comparison. With the Aspose.Words for .NET API, developers can easily render DOC files to RTF.
Aspose.Total for .NET is a powerful API that provides developers with the tools they need to create, edit, and convert documents. With the Aspose.PDF for .NET API, developers can easily convert PS files to DOC, and with the Aspose.Words for .NET API, they can render DOC to RTF. Aspose.Total for .NET is an invaluable tool for any .NET developer looking to add document manipulation and conversion features to their applications.
C# API to Convert PS to RTF
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Document document = new Document("template.ps"); // save PS 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 PS File using Owner Password via .NET
Before converting PS 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 PS 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.ps", "password"); // decrypt PS 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);
Explore PS Conversion Options with .NET
What is PS File Format?
The PS (PostScript) file format is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. It is commonly used for printing and is supported by a wide range of printers and imaging devices. PS files contain instructions that describe how elements such as text, images, and graphics should be rendered on a printed page.
PS files are created by applications that generate PostScript output, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or other graphics software. They are primarily used in professional printing workflows, where high-quality and consistent output is required.
The PS file format is based on a stack-based programming language, where commands and operands are placed on a stack and executed in a sequential manner. This allows for precise control over page layout, typography, color, and other printing parameters.
PS files are typically text-based and can be opened and edited with a text editor. They consist of a series of ASCII characters that represent the PostScript code. The code describes the arrangement and appearance of objects on a page, including text positioning, image placement, and graphical transformations.
While PS files are primarily used for printing, they can also be converted to other formats for digital distribution or further processing. For example, PS files can be converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) files, which are widely supported and can be easily viewed and printed on various devices.
What is RTF File Format?
The RTF (Rich Text Format) file format is a versatile and widely supported file format for storing text documents with formatting. It was developed by Microsoft in the late 1980s as a cross-platform format that could be easily exchanged between different word processing applications.
RTF files are typically saved with the .rtf file extension and can be opened and edited by various text editors and word processing software, including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice. The format allows for the inclusion of various formatting elements, such as font styles, sizes, colors, paragraphs, tables, and images.
One of the key advantages of RTF is its platform independence, which means that an RTF file created on one operating system can be opened and rendered correctly on another without losing formatting. This makes it a preferred choice for document exchange and collaboration.
RTF files use a plain-text formatting syntax, which means that the files are human-readable and can be modified with a text editor if needed. However, RTF files can be quite large in size compared to other formats like plain text or Markdown, as they store formatting information explicitly.
While RTF is primarily used for text documents, it can also support the embedding of other types of files, such as images and objects, within the document. This allows for the creation of more complex and visually appealing documents.