Why to Convert
There can be various reasons for a Python developer to convert a DOTM to MSG. For example, a user might want to open a DOTM file in Microsoft Outlook, which only supports MSG files. Aspose.Total for Python via .NET can help developers automate the conversion of DOTM to MSG with just a few lines of code.
How Aspose.Total helps for dotm to msg conversion
Aspose.Total for Python via .NET is a full package of various APIs dealing different formats including Email, Images, and Microsoft Word formats. The Aspose.Words for Python via .NET and Aspose.Email for Python via .NET APIs that are part of Aspose.Total for Python via .NET make it easy to convert DOTM to MSG using Python.
The conversion of DOTM to MSG is a two-step process. First, load the Word file and render it into HTML via Aspose.Words for Python via .NET . Secondly, load the converted HTML using Aspose.Email for Python via .NET and save it into MSG format.
How to Convert DOTM to MSG in Python
- Open the source DOTM file using Document class
- Call the
savemethod while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your DOTM file is converted to HTML at the specified path
- Now Load the saved HTML file using MailMessage.load
- Call the save method with relevant file path. So finally the DOTM is converted
- For DOTM to MSG conversion, Python 3.5 or later is required
- Reference APIs within the project directly from PyPI ( Aspose.Words and Aspose.Email )
- Or use the following pip command
pip install aspose.wordsand
pip install Aspose.Email-for-Python-via-NET
- Moreover, Microsoft Windows or Linux based OS (see more for Words and Email ) and for Linux check additional requirements for gcc and libpython and follow step by step instructions INSTALL
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What is DOTM File Format?
The DOTM file format is closely associated with Microsoft Word and is used for storing documents that contain macros. Similar to the standard DOCX format, DOTM files are based on the Open XML format, but with the added capability of incorporating VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macros. These macros are small programs that automate tasks within Word documents, allowing for enhanced functionality and customization.
DOTM files serve as templates in Microsoft Word, providing a pre-defined structure, formatting, and macros that can be utilized in creating new documents. When a DOTM template is used, the macros within the template can be executed to perform specific actions, such as automating repetitive tasks or adding dynamic content.
To work with a DOTM file, you need a word processing program that supports the Open XML format and macro execution, such as Microsoft Word or other compatible software. Opening a DOTM file will create a new document based on the template, including its pre-defined macros. Users can then utilize or modify the macros as needed for their specific requirements.
It’s important to exercise caution when working with DOTM files, as macros can potentially contain malicious code. To ensure document security, it is recommended to only open DOTM files from trusted sources and employ proper antivirus measures.
The DOTM file format provides an effective means of creating and utilizing document templates with embedded macros, enhancing productivity and customization in Microsoft Word. By leveraging the power of macros, users can automate tasks, streamline workflows, and tailor their documents to meet specific needs.L format and can be opened by Word and other word processing applications.
What is MSG File Format?
MSG is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store individual email messages. MSG stands for “Outlook Message Format”. It contains all the components of an email, including the sender, recipient, subject, message body, attachments, and other metadata.
MSG files are proprietary to Microsoft Outlook and are commonly used for archiving or transferring email messages. They can be created when users save individual emails from their mailbox or when messages are exported or backed up from Outlook.
The MSG format preserves the original formatting and properties of the email, allowing it to be viewed and accessed in the same way as it was in the Outlook client. This includes retaining rich text formatting, hyperlinks, embedded images, and attachments.
MSG files can be opened and viewed directly in Microsoft Outlook. They can also be opened by other email clients that support the MSG format or by specialized software designed for MSG file handling. Additionally, MSG files can be converted to other formats, such as EML (Email Message Format), for compatibility with different email clients.
One notable feature of MSG files is the ability to store email attachments within the file itself. This ensures that all related content is kept together and can be easily accessed. It also simplifies the process of sharing or archiving emails with their attachments intact.