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 DOT.
C# API to Convert XPS to DOT
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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.Dot outputDocument.Save("output.dot", SaveFormat.Dot);
Decrypt XPS File using Owner Password via .NET
Before converting XPS to DOT, 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 DOT- File via .NET
In order to protect your DOT 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.Dot document.Save("output.dot", SaveFormat.Dot);
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 DOT File Format?
The DOT file format is commonly utilized by Microsoft Word and other word processing software for storing documents. While similar to DOC files, DOT files are saved in a distinct format that is incompatible with DOC files. DOT files are saved in a text-based format that can be accessed and modified in any text editor.
To convert a DOT file to a DOC file, there are various methods available. One common approach is to use a word processing program capable of reading DOT files. This involves opening the DOT file in the program and then saving it as a DOC file. Another option is to employ a file conversion tool or online service dedicated to converting DOT files to DOC format.
It’s important to recognize that DOT files are frequently employed as templates in Microsoft Word. These templates serve as a foundation for creating new documents with pre-defined structures, formatting, and content. In some instances, DOT files may also incorporate macros or other customizations. When converting a DOT file to a DOC file, it’s crucial to ensure that any customizations are retained in the converted document.
By understanding the distinction between DOT and DOC files and employing appropriate conversion methods, users can effectively manage and utilize their documents, whether they originate from templates or require file format transformations.