Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive suite of APIs that enables developers to add powerful document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. It includes a range of APIs for working with different file formats, such as PDF, XPS, DOC, and DOTX.
The PDF Processing API, Aspose.PDF for .NET, allows developers to convert XPS files to DOC format. This API provides a range of features for working with PDF documents, such as creating, editing, and converting PDFs. It also supports a range of other features, such as text extraction, document signing, and form filling.
The Document Processing API, Aspose.Words for .NET, enables developers to render DOC files to DOTX format. This API provides a range of features for working with documents, such as creating, editing, and converting documents. It also supports a range of other features, such as document comparison, mail merge, and document protection.
Aspose.Total for .NET is a powerful suite of APIs that enables developers to add powerful document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. It includes a range of APIs for working with different file formats, such as PDF, XPS, DOC, and DOTX. The PDF Processing API, Aspose.PDF for .NET, allows developers to convert XPS files to DOC format. The Document Processing API, Aspose.Words for .NET, enables developers to render DOC files to DOTX format. With these APIs, developers can easily add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications.
C# API to Convert XPS to DOTX
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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.Dotx outputDocument.Save("output.dotx", SaveFormat.Dotx);
Decrypt XPS File using Owner Password via .NET
Before converting XPS to DOTX, 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 DOTX- File via .NET
In order to protect your DOTX 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.Dotx document.Save("output.dotx", SaveFormat.Dotx);
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 DOTX File Format?
The DOTX file format is a file extension used by Microsoft Word to store document templates. It is a variant of the DOCX format and is based on the Open XML file standard. DOTX files serve as reusable templates that contain predefined formatting, styles, and content for creating new documents.
When a DOTX template is opened in Microsoft Word or a compatible word processing program, it creates a new document based on the template. The template’s formatting, styles, and other design elements are applied to the new document, providing consistency and saving time in formatting and layout. Users can then customize the content while maintaining the predefined structure of the template.
DOTX files are particularly useful when creating documents with consistent branding, such as letterheads, invoices, or reports. They allow organizations to establish a unified look and feel across their documents and ensure adherence to corporate standards.
To create a DOTX file, you can start by designing a document template in Microsoft Word or any other program that supports the Open XML format. Once the template is finalized, you can save it as a DOTX file. This allows you to reuse the template for future documents, ensuring consistency and streamlining the document creation process.
When working with DOTX files, it’s important to note that they do not contain any macros or scripting functionality like their DOTM counterparts. DOTX files are focused solely on document formatting and structure, making them suitable for situations where macros or custom programming are not required.