Why to Convert
Python developers often need to convert OTT (Outlook Template) files to MSG (Outlook Message) format. This is because MSG files are more widely used in the industry and are more compatible with different email clients. OTT files are not as widely used and are not as compatible with different email clients. Therefore, it is important for Python developers to be able to convert OTT files to MSG format.
How Aspose.Total Helps for OTT 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 which makes the conversion of OTT to MSG files 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 MSG format. This makes the conversion process much easier and more efficient for Python developers.
How to Convert OTT to MSG in Python
- Open the source OTT file using Document class
- Call the
savemethod while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your OTT 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 OTT is converted
- For OTT 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 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.
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.