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'Convert Doc'

(Document Conversion Utility, PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTM)

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'Convert Doc' is a simple to use, yet sophisticated document conversion utility.   If you need to convert/manipulate thousands of files with a variety of file types located within many folders in a short period of time, this is the tool.

'Convert Doc' can be especially useful if you require complicated file conversion jobs done on a regular basis. By saving and recalling a conversion job file, 'Convert Doc' quickly remembers all the file conversion tasks and their details. Also, 'Convert Doc' may be run from the command line allowing for use in batch files or can be launched from within other programs.

PDF, Text, RTF and HTML are amongst the favorite formats our customers convert their files to.  With 'Convert Doc' you can use our conversion algorithms, or those built within MS Word itself giving you an extreme amount of flexibility.

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' Convert Doc ' Features

  • Supports fast conversion of PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, TXT and more... MS Word NOT required.  Acrobat NOT required.
  • Choose between using our own fast conversion or MS Words conversion algorithm.
  • Excellent PDF Conversion support. Convert PDF to DOC (MS Word), PDF to RTF, PDF to TXT, PDF to HTML, DOC to PDF, RTF to PDF, HTML to PDF etc.  PDF and PDF/A-1b supported. PDFs can be digitally signed (X.509).
  • Schedule unattended conversion jobs at regular intervals (time or calendar based).
  • Move or delete the input files after processing
  • Save and restore complex conversion configurations
  • Special processing of files including Concatenation (appending), removing extra lines, launching 3rd party programs, search and replace strings.
  • Supports recursive subfolders
  • Can be adapted for all languages
  • Batch can be stopped midway and resumed at a later time. 
  • Automate from the command line or with the COM/ActiveX interface

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Command Line Explained   Examples of Command Line Execution

Note: MS Excel users click here for additional tools including 'Convert XLS'.  Need to convert PowerPoint files? Click here.  Also, if you need to convert a document to Excel combine 'Convert Doc' with 'Text To Excel Wizard'.

 

NOTE: 'Convert Doc' can be used simply with the graphical user interface (GUI).  If you've never heard of 'Command Line' before, we would recommend not reading this section and instead download and try the software

Command Line Explained

CD can be run without a user interface with command line arguments much like in the good old DOS days.  Alternatively you can initiate command line execution by going to the operating systems 'command prompt' or within Windows at the START-RUN menu and typing it in there.  Lastly, the command line interface can be used from Batch files (files with *.BAT extension). 

 There are two approaches to doing the command line:

A)  Specify a 'Conversion Job' that was built using the graphical user interface (GUI)

B)   Specify a 'Conversion Task' in detail

 

 Specifying a 'Conversion Job' is very easy, as you only need to tell 'Convert Doc' where to find the associated *.SII 'Conversion Job' file.  All the details associated with this task are executed in one fell swoop.

 Specifying a 'Conversion Task' is much more tedious, but does not require the prior creation of a 'Conversion Job' file.  The documentation contains a comprehensive list of examples, so it should really just be a matter of finding an example and modifying it to your particular needs.

 Each approach is discussed in more detail below.

Important: To use the command line successfully you must do one of the following:

A)    (Preferred method) Specify the full path to the executable. For example:

"c:\program files\Softinterface, Inc\Convert Doc\ConvertDoc.EXE" /J"D:\My Conversion Job Files\AcctBatch.SII"

Alternatively if using a batch file you might try something like this:

set ConvertDoc ="c:\program files\Softinterface, Inc\Convert Doc\ConvertDoc.EXE"

%ConvertDoc% /J"D:\My Conversion Job Files\AcctBatch.SII"

B)    Set the path in your environment variables to the location of ConvertDoc.EXE

Otherwise, you'll see the following error:

"'ConvertDoc' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

Specifying a 'Conversion Job'

The syntax for specifying a 'Conversion Job'  is:

 ConvertDoc /J{ConversionJobFile}  [/V] [/L{LogFile}] [/B{LogToJobFile}]

Items above enclosed in square brackets '[ ]'¯ are optional, all other 'switches' are required.  Therefore /J should always be specified on the command line.

 Example:

To run the 'Conversion Job' specified by the "C:\MyJobs\ApplesOranges.SII" type the following in at the 'Command Prompt':

 ConvertDoc /J"C:\MyJobs\ApplesOranges.SII"

You can include or exclude spaces between switches and parameters.  For example,  "/C6" is the same as "/C  6".  For long file names you may be required to use double quotes.  For example /S"C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyDoc.DOC".

Specifying a 'Conversion Task'

Specifying a 'Conversion Task' is a bit more tedious, but does not require the prior creation of a 'Conversion Job' file. However, because the documentation contains a comprehensive list of examples, it should be a simple matter of finding the example that matches your needs, and modifying the paths to the input and output files. 

The syntax for the command line is:

 ConvertDoc /S{Original File(s)} /F#  /T{Target File(s)} /C#  [/M#] [/G]  [/V] [/R] [/L{LogFile}] [/B{LogToJobFile}] [/E] [/A#]

Items above enclosed in square brackets '[ ]'¯ are optional, all other 'switches' are required.  Therefore /S, /T, /C# should always be specified on the command line.  There is one exception  however, and that is when /G is specified, the /T switch is not necessary.

You can include or exclude spaces between switches and parameters.  For example,  "/C6" is the same as "/C  6".  For long file names you may be required to use double quotes.  For example /S"C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyDoc.DOC".

Command Line Switch Specification

 Full descriptions for each switch is shown below:

Switch

Meaning

/J{File}

Specify a 'Conversion Job' file (*.SII) to do.  You must have previously created a 'Conversion Job' file to call use this switch.

/S{File}

Original File(s) to be converted. 

 

A single file including it's complete path can be specified for a single file conversion (i.e. "D:\MyExcelFiles\MyWordFile.DOC". 

 

If specifying a single file, make sure that the /T switch also specifies a single output file (i.e. "D:\MyExcelFiles\TargetOutput.PDF".

 

Alternatively, you can specify whole directories by using the wildcard syntax (i.e. "D:\MyWordFiles\*.DOC").  If specifying a whole directory, make sure the /T also specifies a whole directory with a new target file extension. (i.e. "D:\MyExcelFiles\*.PDF").

 

See also /R for subfolders.

/F #

File type of the Original file(s).  The original file(s) path are specified with the /S switch. This switch specifies the file type of these file(s).

 

This switch is only required when using the 'Convert Doc' (/M2) conversion method.  It will be ignored otherwise. When using MS Word (/M1) it you can use any file type that MS Word recognizes.  When using PDF Conversion, always use a PDF file as the original file type.

 

Please see File Type Constants  table for valid values.

/T{File}

Target File(s) to be created after conversion.  These files are created from the Original file(s) and the conversion method selected. 

 

If specifying a single file, make sure that the /S switch also specifies a single input file (i.e. "D:\MyExcelFiles\TargetOutput.DOC".

 

Alternatively, you can specify whole directories by using the wildcard syntax (i.e. "D:\MyWordFiles\*.PDF").  If specifying a whole directory, make sure the /S also specifies a whole directory with an original file extension. (i.e. "D:\MyExcelFiles\*.DOC")

 

This switch is ignored if the /G Switch is used.

/C #

File type of the Target file(s).  The target file(s) path are specified with the /T or /G switch. This switch specifies the file type of these file(s).

 

Please see File Type Constants  table for valid values.

/G

Save files to their original folders.  Use this instead of /T to place the converted files in the same folder as the original file.

/V

Verbose mode.  Specify this switch to display a message box indicating how the conversion went.  See also /L

/R

Seek out and do all files found in the sub-folders specified in the /S switch.  Recursive subdirectories.  You may add this switch if you are processing whole directories of files.  See /S, /T and /G for more details on selecting whole directories to be converted.

/M #

Specifies the Conversion Method  to be used.  The following values are valid:

 

1 = MS Word

2 = 'Convert Doc'  (Default value)

3 = PDF File Conversion

 

This switch is not required if you are using the 'Convert Doc' method.

 

See Conversion Methodsfor additional details for selecting this value.

/L{File}

Log file path and name (i.e. d:\mylogs\WCE.LOG) If this switch is specified a log file with the given path and name will be created and the results of the conversion will be written to it.  See also /V

/B{File}

Save the Log file as a 'Conversion Job'.  This is useful if the files that had problems can be done at a later time, or with a different method.  /B is different from /L, since the file generated with /B will not include extraneous comments not allowed in a 'Conversion Job' file.

/E

Very Fast PDF to TXT or PDF to HTM conversion. Use this for super fast conversions. It will work on most PDFs but may be problematic for PDFs created with lesser known PDF editors.

/A#

Advanced PDF to RTF options (General Section).  The number used in this parameter is used to specify several things.  You may use this switch as many times as you wish.  Not specifying a particular option will cause it to default to what was last set by the user in the application (i.e. while not running in the command line).

    DOCUMENT LAYOUT

         1 = Single Column Layout

         2 = Multi-Column Layout

         3 = Pleading

 

    CONVERSION METHOD

         5 = Preserve Layout Using Spaces and Tabs

         6 = Detect Headers TRUE

         7 = Detect Headers FALSE

         8 = Text Flow

         9 = Use TEXT  BOXES for EXACT placement

        10 =  Merge Text TRUE

        11 =  Merge Text FALSE

        12  = Adjust Spacing TRUE

        13  = Adjust Spacing FALSE

 

    TEXT OPTIONS

       20 = Include Text TRUE

       21 = Include Text FALSE

       22 = Merge Paragraph TRUE

       23 = Merge Paragraph FALSE

       24 = Shrink Fonts TRUE

       25 = Shrink Fonts FALSE

       26 = Adjust Font Names TRUE

       27 = Adjust Font Names FALSE

       28 = Extract Hyperlinks TRUE

       29 = Extract Hyperlinks FALSE

 

For example the line below converts a PDF file to RTF using the single column layout with Text Boxes for exact position, and Merges Text.

 

'/SE:\Delme\simple.pdf /Te:\delme\Tryme.RTF  /M3 /C3 /A1 /A9  /A10

 

/I{File} Use a specified (and not the default) initialization file for 'Convert Doc'. This allows you to be able to specify all settings that are in the user interface from the command line, which is especially useful for those few items not available through specific command line switches. The default initialization file can be used as a template and is located at C:\Windows\CD_SearchHistory.INI

All Command Line Switches

File Type Constants Specification

This section is a reference for those specifying the /C# and /F# source and target file types from the command line.  The file type constants used are dependent on the Conversion Method being used (Please see section on Conversion Methods for more info).

'Convert Doc' Conversion Method

If using the 'Convert Doc' conversion method the table below is valid for specifying the /C# and /F# command line arguments.

File Type Constant

File Type

1

Text

4

HTML

5

RTF Rich Text Format

6

Unicode Text

9

DOC,  MS Word Doc

*12

PDF format

13 Word Document (*.DOCX) XML format
*14 PDF/A-1b format

File Type Constants (For use with the /M2 /F# and /C# command line switches

* = Cannot use PDF as an original file type. See below for 'PDF File Conversion' Method

MS Word Conversion Method

If using the MS Word conversion method the table below is valid for the Target file type constant (/C# switch).  Other file type constants may appear when selecting the "OTHER FILE TYPES" from the target file type selection within the programs user interface. Any file type MS Word can save to is possible. If you don't see it in the table below let us know and we'll add it.

File Type Constant

File Type

Minimum Version

0

Word Document (*.DOC)

 

12

Word Document (*.DOCX) XML format

Office 2007

4

DOS Text (*.TXT)

 

5

DOS Text - Line Breaks (*.TXT)

 

7

Encoded Text (*.TXT)

 

8

HTML (*.HTM, *.HTML)

 

6

Rich Text Format (RTF)

 

2

Text

 

3

Text Line Breaks

 

7

Unicode Text

 

9

Single File Web Page (*.MHT, *.MHTML)

Office 2003

10

Web Page Filtered (*.HTM, *.HTML)

Office 2003

11

XML Document

Office 2003

13

Word Macro-enabled Document (*.DOCM)

Office 2007

16

Word default document 'SAVE AS' file format. For Microsoft Office Word 2007 this is DOCX, but can be modified by a user.

Office 2007

17

PDF (requires Microsoft Add-in 'Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS'¯)

Office 2007

18

XPS (requires Microsoft Add-in 'Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS'¯)

Office 2007

19

Word XML Document (*.XML)

Office 2007

20

Word XML Macro Enabled (*.XML)

Office 2007

File Type Constants for use with the /M1 and /C# command line switches

'PDF File Conversion' Method

If using the PDF File Conversion' method the table below is valid for specifying the /C# command line arguments.  /F# is not required and is assumed to be a PDF file.

File Type Constant

File Type

1

Text

2

HTML

3

RTF/DOC

File Type Constants for use with the /M3 and /C# command line switches


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