Why to Convert WordML to OST?
WordML is a markup language used to represent Microsoft Word documents. It is an XML-based format that is used to store documents in a structured manner. OST is an Outlook data file format used to store emails, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and other Outlook items. It is used to store data locally on the user’s computer. Converting WordML to OST can be useful for a Python developer who wants to add a feature to their application that allows users to convert WordML documents to OST files.
How Aspose.Total Helps for WordML 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 it easy to convert WordML to OST 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 makes it easy for Python developers to add a feature to their application that allows users to convert WordML documents to OST files.
How to Convert WORDML to OST in Python
- Open the source WORDML file using Document class
- Call the
savemethod while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your WORDML 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 WORDML is converted
- For WORDML 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 WORDML File Format?
Microsoft Word 2003 introduced a proprietary document format known as WordprocessingML. This format, based on XML, utilizes a custom XML schema to store various elements of a Word document, encompassing text, formatting, images, and other content. WordprocessingML aims to provide a comprehensive representation of all document information while maintaining both human-readable and machine-readable qualities.
Being human-readable means that WordprocessingML documents can be easily accessed and edited using a standard text editor. This accessibility allows users to directly manipulate the underlying XML structure if needed. Additionally, WordprocessingML is designed to facilitate automated processing and conversion by computer systems, enabling seamless transformation into other formats or integration with different software applications.
WordprocessingML is an open standard, meaning that its specifications are publicly available for reference and implementation by developers. This openness has fostered the development of numerous software programs, including open-source solutions like OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice, which can read and write WordprocessingML documents. The availability of such tools expands the accessibility and interoperability of WordprocessingML files beyond the Microsoft Word ecosystem.
Microsoft Word, being one of the most widely used word processing programs worldwide, has contributed to the popularity of WordprocessingML as an XML-based word processing format. Its broad acceptance has established WordprocessingML as a prevalent standard for sharing and exchanging richly formatted documents.
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.