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 XPS file format to DOC. After that, by using powerful Document Processing API Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render DOC to DOCM.
C# API to Convert XPS to DOCM
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Document document = new Document("template.xps"); // save XPS 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.Docm outputDocument.Save("output.docm", SaveFormat.Docm);
Decrypt XPS File using Owner Password via .NET
Before converting XPS to DOCM, 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 XPS 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.xps", "password"); // decrypt XPS document.Decrypt(); // save the decrypted document as doc document.Save("Decrypt_out.doc");
Create ReadOnly DOCM- File via .NET
In order to protect your DOCM 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.Docm document.Save("output.docm", SaveFormat.Docm);
Explore XPS Conversion Options with .NET
What is XPS File Format?
XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.
The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.
XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.
To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.
What is DOCM File Format?
The DOCM file format is an extension used by Microsoft Word to indicate a document that contains macros. Microsoft Word is a widely used word processing program that allows users to create and edit various types of documents. Macros in Word are small programs or scripts that automate repetitive tasks, enhance functionality, or add custom features to documents.
The inclusion of macros in DOCM files enables users to automate tasks within their Word documents, such as performing complex calculations, generating dynamic content, or applying specific formatting. Macros are typically written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a programming language integrated into Microsoft Office applications.
By using macros, users can streamline their workflow, save time, and increase productivity. They can create personalized templates, automate document formatting, or develop custom solutions tailored to their specific needs. Macros in DOCM files can be accessed and executed by users, providing an interactive and dynamic experience within the document.
It’s important to note that DOCM files can potentially contain malicious macros, as macros can be used to execute harmful actions or spread malware. As a security measure, Microsoft Word applies various security settings to restrict the execution of macros in DOCM files. Users are typically prompted to enable or disable macros when opening a DOCM file from an unknown or untrusted source.
The DOCM format is fully compatible with Microsoft Word and can be opened, edited, and saved using the application. However, compatibility with other word processing software or older versions of Microsoft Word may vary. To ensure compatibility across different platforms, it is advisable to save DOCM files in alternative formats, such as DOCX, which do not support macros.