Why to Convert DOTX to OST?
For a Python developer, the need to convert DOTX to OST arises when they are trying to add a feature within their application that requires the conversion of DOTX files to OST format. DOTX is a Microsoft Word template file format that is used to create documents with a consistent look and feel. OST, on the other hand, is an offline storage table file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store emails, contacts, tasks, and other Outlook items. Converting DOTX to OST allows the user to access the contents of the DOTX file in Outlook.
How Aspose.Total helps for DOTX to OST Conversion?
Aspose.Total for Python via .NET is a full package of various APIs dealing different formats including Email, Images and Microsoft Word formats. It includes Aspose.Words for Python via .NET and Aspose.Email for Python via .NET APIs that make the conversion of DOTX to OST easy using Python. The conversion process is a two-step process. Firstly, the Word file is loaded and rendered into HTML via Aspose.Words for Python via .NET. Secondly, the converted HTML is loaded using Aspose.Email for Python via .NET and saved into OST format. This process is automated and can be done quickly and easily with Aspose.Total for Python via .NET.
How to Convert DOTX to OST in Python
- Open the source DOTX file using Document class
- Call the
savemethod while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your DOTX 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 DOTX is converted
- For DOTX to OST 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