Why to Convert WordML to PST?
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. PST is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store emails, contacts, calendar entries, and other data. Converting WordML to PST allows users to access their Word documents in Outlook, making it easier to manage and share documents.
How Aspose.Total Helps for WordML to PST 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 PST 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 PST format. This makes it easy for Python developers to add a WordML to PST conversion feature within their applications.
How to Convert WORDML to PST 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 PST 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 PST File Format?
The Outlook Personal Storage Table (PST) file format is a proprietary file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store email messages, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and other data. PST files are created and used by Microsoft Outlook for both the desktop client and the web-based version, Outlook on the web (previously known as Outlook Web App or OWA).
PST files are typically saved with a .pst file extension and are stored locally on the user’s computer or on a network server. They serve as a centralized repository for all Outlook data and allow users to access their emails, contacts, and other information even when offline.
The structure of a PST file consists of several layers, including a root structure, which contains the overall organization of the file, and various data structures that hold specific types of Outlook items. These structures enable efficient storage and retrieval of email messages, attachments, folders, and other Outlook data.
PST files have a maximum size limit imposed by the version of Outlook being used. In earlier versions of Outlook (Outlook 2002 and earlier), the PST file size limit was 2 GB. However, in later versions (Outlook 2003 and onwards), the PST file format was improved, and the size limit was increased to 20 GB (Outlook 2003 and 2007) and then to 50 GB (Outlook 2010 and later). Additionally, Outlook 2013 introduced the Unicode format for PST files, allowing for even larger file sizes and better support for non-English languages.
Managing and maintaining PST files is crucial to ensure optimal performance and data integrity. Regular backups and periodic file maintenance, such as compacting and repairing PST files, can help prevent corruption and data loss.