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Free online FODS to PCL conversion App via python

Use free online app or Python SDK to convert between FODS & PCL as well as several popular formats from Microsoft® Excel.

How to Convert FODS to PCL on Python: Step-by-Step Code Example

#Converting FODS to HTML
wordsApi = asposewordscloud.apis.wordss_api.WordsApi(GetClientId(),GetClientSecret(),"v3.0")
result = cellsApi.cells_workbook_put_convert_workbook(file+".FODS",format="HTML")

#Converting HTML to PCL
opts = {
    "folder" : self.temp_folder
}
response = self.pdf_api.put_pdf_in_storage_to_HTML(file.PCL, resultFile,**opts)

Convert FODS to PCL Online Using Python Cloud SDK

  1. Initialize WordsApi and CellsApi with Client Id, Client Secret, Base URL & API version
  2. Set ConvertDocumentRequest with parameters local file name and format as HTML
  3. Call WordsApi convertDocument to convert FODS document to HTML
  4. Initialize SaveOption from CellsAPI with parameters SaveFormat as PCL
  5. Call cellsSaveAsPostDocumentSaveAs method to convert FODS file to PCL

Get Started with Aspose.Total REST APIs

  1. Create an account at Dashboard to get free API quota & authorization details
  2. Get Aspose.Words and Aspose.Cells Cloud SDKs for Python source code from Aspose.Words GitHub and Aspose.Cells GitHub repos to compile/use the SDK yourself or head to the Releases for alternative download options.
  3. Also have a look at Swagger-based API Reference for Aspose.Words and Aspose.Cells to know more about the REST API.

How to Convert Excel FODS to other formats online

You can use Aspose.Cells to transform FODS files into HTML format. Then, you can input the HTML files to any of the APIs in Aspose.Total, such as Aspose.Words, Aspose.PDF, Aspose.Email, Aspose.Slides, Aspose.Diagram, Aspose.Tasks, Aspose.3D, Aspose.HTML. This will allow you to output the files in hundred of different formats.

To see the full list of supported formats, please check the Aspose.Total Cloud page.

How to convert MS Excel FODS to Image formats

Aspose.Cells Cloud SDK produces few quick and easy ways to convert MS Excel files to various image formats similar to what we have done above for PCL: by direct REST API calls or using SDKs. There are multiple image formats accessible for converting Excel sheets with Aspose.Cells Cloud APIs - JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and TIFF.

  1. Create SaveOption object and set desire format using SaveFormat property.
  2. Create ConvertDocumentRequest object to convert FODS document
  3. Call SaveAsPostDocument method of CellsApi class instance for conversion from FODS

Simple Steps to Convert FODS to PDF Online

For FODS to PDF please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the FODS to PDF webpage.
  2. Upload your FODS file from your device.
  3. Click on the “Convert” button.
  4. Wait for the conversion to finish.
  5. Once the conversion is complete, download the PDF file to your device.

How to Convert Webpage to PCL format

To convert a webpage to the PCL format, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the “Webpage to PCL” website.
  2. Enter the URL of the webpage you wish to convert into the designated input box.
  3. Click the “Convert” button to initiate the conversion process.
  4. Wait for the conversion to complete.
  5. Download the PCL file to your device once the conversion is finished.

By following these steps, you can easily convert and download webpages in the desired PCL format for offline access and further use.

FAQ

  • What is FODS Format?
    A file with .fods extension is a type of OpenDocument Spreadsheet document format that stores data in rows and columns. The format is specified as part of ODF 1.2 specifications published and maintained by OASIS. FODS files cannot be opened with Excel, another Spreadsheet software application by Microsoft. FODS files can be saved as ODS using LibreOffice and can be converted to other formats such as XLS and XLSX.
  • What is PCL Format?
    PCL stands for Printer Command Language which is a Page Description Language introduced by Hewlett Packard (HP). HP created PCL to provide an efficient way for controlling printer features across many different printing devices. The format was originally developed for HP’s dot matrix and Inkjet printers, but has been part of various thermal, matrix and page printers with the passage of time. The format underwent several different revisions, resulting in different versions where each version was enhanced to meet the demands of time with respect to the printer control features. Today, PCL is the most widely spread printer language in the laster printer market.
  • How can I get started with Aspose.Total REST APIs?
    Quickstart not only guides through the initialization of Aspose.Total Cloud API, it also helps in installing the required libraries.
  • Where can I see the release notes for Aspose.Total Cloud API?
    Complete release notes can be reviewed at Aspose.Total Cloud Documentation.
  • Is it safe to convert FODS to PCL in the Cloud?
    Of course! Aspose Cloud uses Amazon EC2 cloud servers that guarantee the security and resilience of the service. Please read more about Aspose's Security Practices.
  • What file formats are supported by Aspose.Total Cloud API?
    Aspose.Total Cloud can convert file formats from any product family to any other product family to PDF, DOCX, XPS, image(TIFF, JPEG, PNG BMP), MD and more. Checkout the complete list of supported file formats.
  • I can not find the SDK for my favorite language. What should I do?
    Aspose.Total Cloud is also available as a Docker Container. Try using it with cURL in case your required SDK is not available yet.