Why to Convert
The need to convert MD to OST arises when a Python developer is trying to add a feature within an application. MD is a file format used by Microsoft Word and OST is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook. The conversion of MD to OST is necessary to ensure that the feature works properly.
How Aspose.Total Helps for MD 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 makes the conversion of MD to OST easy using Python. It is a two step process, firstly 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 OST format. This process is automated and makes the conversion of MD to OST easy and efficient.
How to Convert MD to OST in Python
- Open the source MD file using Document class
- Call the
savemethod while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your MD 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 MD is converted
- For MD 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
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What is MD File Format?
MD, or Markdown, is a lightweight markup language commonly used for formatting plain text documents. It was created by John Gruber in 2004 with the goal of allowing writers to focus on content without the distractions of complex formatting. Markdown uses simple and intuitive syntax that can be easily converted into HTML or other document formats.
In Markdown, you can apply formatting to text by using a combination of special characters and plain text. For example, you can use asterisks or underscores to create italic or bold text, hashtags to create headings, and hyphens or asterisks to create lists. Markdown also supports adding links, images, code snippets, and tables.
One of the advantages of Markdown is its readability in its raw form, as it closely resembles plain text. It can be written in any text editor and easily converted into HTML or other formats using various tools and converters. Markdown files have the .md or .markdown file extension.
Markdown is widely used for writing documentation, creating blog posts, and even in version control systems like Git. Its simplicity and versatility have made it a popular choice among writers, developers, and content creators for creating structured and well-formatted documents with minimal effort.
What is OST File Format?
OST (Offline Storage Table) is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store offline copies of user mailbox data. When working with Microsoft Exchange Server, Outlook allows users to work in cached mode, where a local copy of the mailbox data is stored on the user’s computer. This local copy is saved in the OST file format.
OST files enable users to access their mailbox data even when they are not connected to the Exchange server. Any changes made to the mailbox data while working offline, such as composing or deleting emails, are synchronized with the Exchange server once the user reconnects.
OST files store various types of data, including emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, and other mailbox items. They maintain the folder structure and item hierarchy of the user’s mailbox, allowing for a seamless offline experience.
One of the key benefits of OST files is their ability to facilitate offline access and data synchronization. Users can continue to work with their mailbox data, even without an active internet connection, and all changes are synchronized automatically when connectivity is restored.
It’s important to note that OST files are tied to the specific Outlook profile and Exchange account they were created for. They cannot be opened or accessed independently and require the original Outlook profile to function properly.