Convert FODS to OTT via Python or Online App

FODS to OTT conversion in your Python applications without installing Microsoft Excel® or Word


Why to Convert FODS to OTT?

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open XML-based document file format for office applications. It is used for documents such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. The ODF is an open standard maintained by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). The OpenDocument Text (OTT) is an open document format for text documents, such as those created by Microsoft Word. It is based on the OpenDocument Format (ODF) and is used to store and exchange text documents.

The need to convert FODS to OTT arises when a user wants to open a FODS file in a program that does not support the FODS format. In such cases, the user needs to convert the FODS file to OTT in order to open and view the file.

How Aspose.Total helps for FODS to OTT Conversion?

Aspose.Total for Python via .NET API is a full package of various APIs dealing different formats including FODS and OTT files. It helps Python developers to automate the conversion process from FODS to OTT. The conversion process is mainly in two steps. Firstly use Aspose.Cells for Python via .NET API to convert FODS file to HTML. After that by using Word Python API Aspose.Words for Python via .NET, save the created HTML into desired Microsoft Word format.

The Aspose.Cells for Python via .NET API provides a wide range of features to manipulate spreadsheets. It supports a variety of file formats such as XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, CSV, HTML, ODS, FODS, and OTT. It also provides features to convert spreadsheets from one format to another.

The Aspose.Words for Python via .NET API provides a wide range of features to manipulate documents. It supports a variety of file formats such as DOC, DOCX, ODT, HTML, OTT, and PDF. It also provides features to convert documents from one format to another.

By using Aspose.Total for Python via .NET API, developers can easily automate the conversion process from FODS to OTT. It provides a simple and efficient way to convert FODS to OTT without any manual intervention. The API also provides features to customize the conversion process according to the user’s requirements.

How to Convert FODS to OTT in Python

  • Step 1 Open the source FODS file using Workbook class
  • Save FODS file to HTML by using save(file, SaveFormat.HTML) method by providing the file name and desired directory path
  • Step 2 Load HTML file with an instance of Document class
  • Call the save method while specifying output OTT file path. So your FODS file is converted to OTT at the specified path

Conversion Requirements

  • For FODS to OTT conversion, Python 3.5 or later is required
  • Reference APIs within the project directly from PyPI ( Aspose.Cells and Aspose.Words )
  • Or use the following pip commands pip install aspose-cells-python and pip install aspose.words
  • Moreover, Microsoft Windows or Linux based OS (see more for Cells and Words ) and for Linux check additional requirements for gcc and libpython and follow step by step instructions

Save FODS To HTML in Python - Step 1


Save HTML To OTT in Python - Step 2


Free Online Converter for FODS to OTT


  • How can I convert FODS to OTT Online?
    Online App for FODS conversion is integrated above. To begin with, you can convert FODS files to OTT by either dragging and dropping the file or clicking inside the white area to import the document. Once the file is uploaded, click on the 'Convert' button. After the FODS to OTT conversion is completed, you can easily download your converted file with just one click. This will provide you with the output OTT files.
  • How long does it take to convert FODS?
    The online FODS to OTT converter works fast, but the speed mainly depends on the size of the FODS file you are converting. Smaller FODS files can be rendered to OTT format in just a few seconds. Additionally, if you have integrated the conversion code within your .NET application, the speed of the conversion process will depend on how well you have optimized your application.
  • Is it safe to convert FODS to OTT using free Aspose.Total converter?
    Of course! The download link of OTT files will be available instantly after conversion. After 24 hours of uploading your files, we delete them, and the download links become inactive. Rest assured that no one has access to your files, and file conversion, including FODS, is completely safe. A free app is mainly integrated for testing purposes, allowing you to check the result before integrating the code.
  • What browser should I use to convert FODS?
    You can utilize any modern web browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari, for this online conversion. However, if you're developing a desktop application, the Aspose.Total FODS Conversion API will work seamlessly.

Explore FODS Conversion Options with Python

Convert FODS to DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
Convert FODS to DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
Convert FODS to DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
Convert FODS to DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
Convert FODS to DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
Convert FODS to DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
Convert FODS to MOBI (Open Ebook Format)
Convert FODS to ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
Convert FODS to RTF (Rich Text Format)
Convert FODS to WORD (WordProcessing File Formats)
Convert FODS to WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)

What is FODS File Format?

The OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet (FODS) file format serves as a means of storing spreadsheet documents. It adheres to the OpenDocument standard and utilizes XML as its underlying file structure. FODS files are commonly generated by spreadsheet programs like Apache OpenOffice Calc and LibreOffice Calc.

FODS files consist of several XML elements, with a element serving as the container for the spreadsheet data. The data itself is stored in a sequence of

elements, where each table represents a worksheet within the spreadsheet. Within each table, data is organized using and elements. These elements can contain various child elements specifying the cell contents, such as , , and . The element stores text data, the element stores numeric data, and the element stores a cell’s formula.

Furthermore, FODS files extend the OpenDocument standard by incorporating additional features. These include support for merged cells, allowing the merging of adjacent cells into a single larger cell, as well as frozen rows and columns, enabling the locking of specific rows or columns for easy navigation while scrolling through the spreadsheet.

FODS files offer compatibility and interoperability across spreadsheet applications that support the OpenDocument standard. They provide a flexible and structured format for storing spreadsheet data, ensuring data integrity and facilitating seamless sharing and collaboration.

What is OTT File Format?

OTT (OpenDocument Template) is a file format used for creating templates in the OpenDocument format. OpenDocument is an open standard for office documents, including text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. OTT files specifically serve as templates for creating new documents with predefined styles, formatting, and content.

OTT files are based on the XML-based OpenDocument format, which ensures interoperability and compatibility across different office suites and applications that support the OpenDocument standard, such as LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, and Calligra Suite.

When you open an OTT file, it serves as a starting point for creating a new document. It contains placeholders, predefined styles, and other elements that help structure the content and maintain consistency throughout the document. Users can modify the template as needed, such as replacing placeholders with actual content, adjusting styles, and adding or removing sections.

The advantage of using OTT files is that they provide a convenient and efficient way to create documents with consistent formatting and layout. By starting with a template, users can save time and effort in setting up the document structure and formatting from scratch.

OTT files can be easily shared and distributed, allowing others to use the same template to create documents with a unified look and feel. They also support customization options, allowing users to personalize the template according to their specific needs.