Convert ODT to MSG using Python

ODT to MSG conversion in your Python Applications without installing Microsoft Word® or Outlook.


Why to Convert ODT to MSG?

ODT (OpenDocument Text) is an open standard for word processing documents, which is used by many applications such as Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and MSG (Outlook Message File) is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook and Exchange to store email messages, contact, appointment, and other items. Converting ODT to MSG allows users to access the content of the ODT file in Outlook.

How Aspose.Total helps for ODT 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. It includes Aspose.Words for Python via .NET and Aspose.Email for Python via .NET APIs that makes the conversion of ODT to MSG easy using Python. It’s 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 MSG format. This process can be automated using Aspose.Total for Python via .NET API. It provides a simple and efficient way to convert ODT to MSG without any manual intervention. The API also supports other features such as formatting, text extraction, and image manipulation.

How to Convert ODT to MSG in Python

  • Open the source ODT file using Document class
  • Call the save method while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your ODT 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 ODT is converted

Conversion Requirements

  • For ODT 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.words and 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

Save ODT To MSG in Python


Explore ODT Conversion Options with Python

Convert ODT to CSV (Comma Seperated Values)
Convert ODT to DIF (Data Interchange Format)
Convert ODT to EMAIL (Email Files)
Convert ODT to EML (E-Mail Message)
Convert ODT to EMLX (Apple Mail Message)
Convert ODT to EXCEL (Spreadsheet File Formats)
Convert ODT to FODS (OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet)
Convert ODT to ICS (Calendar File)
Convert ODT to MBOX (Email Mailbox File)
Convert ODT to ODP (OpenDocument Presentation Format)
Convert ODT to ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet)
Convert ODT to OFT (Outlook File Template)
Convert ODT to OST (Outlook Offline Storage Table)
Convert ODT to POT (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Files)
Convert ODT to POTM (Microsoft PowerPoint Template File)
Convert ODT to POTX (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Presentation)
Convert ODT to POWERPOINT (Presentation Files)
Convert ODT to PPS (PowerPoint Slide Show)
Convert ODT to PPSM (Macro-enabled Slide Show)
Convert ODT to PPSX (PowerPoint Slide Show)
Convert ODT to PPT (PowerPoint Presentation)
Convert ODT to PPTM (Macro-enabled Presentation File)
Convert ODT to PPTX (Open XML presentation Format)
Convert ODT to PST (Outlook Personal Storage Table)
Convert ODT to SXC (StarOffice Calc Spreadsheet)
Convert ODT to TSV (Tab-separated Values)
Convert ODT to VCF (vCard File)
Convert ODT to XLAM (Excel Macro-Enabled Add-In)
Convert ODT to XLS (Microsoft Excel Binary Format)
Convert ODT to XLSB (Excel Binary Workbook)
Convert ODT to XLSM (Macro-enabled Spreadsheet)
Convert ODT to XLSX (Open XML Workbook)
Convert ODT to XLT (Excel 97 - 2003 Template)
Convert ODT to XLTM (Excel Macro-Enabled Template)
Convert ODT to XLTX (Excel Template)

What is ODT File Format?

ODT is a file format used for storing documents in the Open Document Format (ODF). ODT stands for Open Document Text. It is the default file format for word processing documents created by applications such as LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and Apache OpenOffice.

ODT files are based on XML, which is a markup language used for organizing and structuring data. They are designed to be an open and interoperable format, allowing users to create, edit, and share documents across different software applications and platforms.

The ODT format supports a wide range of features and formatting options commonly found in word processing documents. It includes support for text styling, paragraphs, tables, images, hyperlinks, headers and footers, footnotes, and more. ODT files can also contain embedded objects and multimedia elements.

One of the key advantages of the ODT format is its compatibility with different software applications. Users can create an ODT document in one word processing application and open it in another without losing formatting or content. This promotes collaboration and ensures that documents can be accessed and edited by users who may be using different software.

ODT files can be easily converted to other popular document formats, such as Microsoft Word’s DOCX format or PDF, for wider compatibility and sharing purposes. Additionally, the ODT format is designed to be future-proof, allowing for long-term preservation and accessibility of documents.

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.