Create XLTM File Via Python

Generate Excel XLTM Files via your Python Applications without installing Microsoft Office®.


For a developer, who is trying to create XLTM files via Python application? Aspose.Total for Python via Java API can help to automate the create process. It’s a full package of various APIs dealing different formats including Microsoft Office files and Images. Aspose.Cells for Python via Java API that is part of Aspose.Total for Python via Java package makes this generation process easy. Below is the process of creation. Moreover, developers can easily enhance the application for modification of XLTM file. To update XLTM file using Python process is same except that it requires existing file as parameter while creating the Workbook object.

How to Create XLTM File in Python

Creation Requirements

  • For XLTM generation, reference APIs within the project directly from PyPI ( Aspose.Cells )
  • Or use the following pip command pip install aspose.cells
  • Moreover, Download the API package from the downloads section

Create XLTM File in Python


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Generate XLSX File (Open XML Workbook)
Generate XLT File (Excel 97 - 2003 Template)
Generate XLTM File (Excel Macro-Enabled Template)
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What is XLTM File Format?

The XLTM file format, also known as an Excel Macro-Enabled Template file, is a file format used in Microsoft Office Excel to store spreadsheet templates that contain macros. Introduced in Excel 2007, this file format is based on the Microsoft Excel Open XML Format Spreadsheet.

XLTM files serve as a convenient way to save macros written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) within a spreadsheet. Macros are sets of instructions that automate tasks in Excel. Similar to the XLSM file format, XLTM files can store macros; however, they have an additional feature: the ability to be used as templates for other Excel files.

When an XLTM template is used to create a new workbook, the macros from the template are copied into the new file. This allows users to execute the macros within the newly created workbook. This feature is particularly useful for creating reusable templates. For example, a template could be designed with macros that generate a monthly report. By using the XLTM template each month, a new workbook is created with the macros automatically generating the report based on the data in the workbook.

XLTM files are also valuable for sharing macros with others. A user can create a template with macros, such as a report generation template, and then send it via email to another user. The recipient can open the template in Excel and utilize the macros to generate the desired report.