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Convert To/From PDF Files

(Document Conversion Utility, Convert PDF to Doc, DocX, RTF, TXT, HTM)

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'Convert Doc', a tool to Convert PDF files

'Convert Doc' is a simple to use, yet sophisticated PDF document conversion tool.  Convert to and from PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, HTM etc. This program does not require any other software to be installed for it to work. Both PDF and PDF/A-1b are supported. Created PDFs can be digitally signed (X.509).

Below we discuss how to use the programs user interface and command line interface to convert PDF files. Both methods allow you to automate your conversion needs easily.  The user interface has a built in scheduler, and 'Convert Doc's command line (or COM/ActiveX interface) can be used with batch files or your programming language.

NOTE: PDF conversion is only one of several things this tool can do.  To learn more about 'Convert Doc's complete functionality visit the 'Convert Doc' home page

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Convert PDF files with the User Interface

 See an  online video. PDF conversion shown with 'Convert Doc'

Convert FROM a PDF file To DOC, RTF, HTML, Text

To convert one or more PDF files follow these steps:

1. Run 'Convert Doc' then select the 'Convert Files' action

2. Select the 'Convert From PDF to ???' conversion method and select your original (input) file. If you are converting a whole folder of PDF files, select the folder and specify all the PDF files within it. For example to convert all the files in the folder "c:\My PDF Files\" set the Original file to "c:\My PDF Files\*.PDF".  Note the use of the asterisk "*" character.

3. Specify the target (output) file path and name. If you are doing a whole folder of PDFs to HTML specify the target file with the asterisk "*" in the name. For example "c:\My Output HTM Files\*.HTM" is properly specified. Specify the file type to convert to by choosing the "Convert To File Format" (DOC, HTM, TXT, RTF).

4. Click the CONVERT button on the tool bar to start converting.

Convert TO a PDF file from DOC, RTF, HTML, Text

To convert one or more files to PDF follow these steps:

1. Run 'Convert Doc' then select the 'Convert Files' action

2. Select the 'Convert Doc' conversion method and select your original (input) file. If you are converting a whole folder of files, select the folder and specify all the files within it. For example to convert all the DOC files in the folder "c:\My Files\" set the Original file to "c:\My Files\*.DOC".  Note the use of the asterisk "*" character.

3. Specify the target (output) file path and name. If you are doing a whole folder of DOC files to PDF specify the target file with the asterisk "*" in the name. For example "c:\My Output HTM Files\*.PDF" is properly specified. Specify the file type to convert to by choosing the "Convert To File Format", in this case PDF.

4. Click the CONVERT button on the tool bar to start converting.

Repeating the Use of a 'Conversion Job'

When you click the ADD button, a 'Conversion Item' is added to the 'task list' at the bottom of the user interface.  You can add as many 'conversion tasks' as you want, and save the 'Conversion Job' file for use at a later time.  See the File menu for saving and restoring 'Conversion Jobs'.

'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. Press the F8 key while running 'Convert Doc' to schedule the running of a 'conversion job'.  

Note: The same 'conversion job' file discussed above can be specified in the command line by using the /J switch. For example:

ConvertDoc.exe /J"C:\my conversion Jobs\All_PDF.SII"

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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

'Convert Doc' 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'

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.  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" /V

The /V switch is used to have 'Convert Doc' report the status of the conversion.  It is highly recommended you use the /V switch when you are first developing your command line.

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.  Below we've made a list of examples specific to the conversion of PDF files.  You can use the examples below to get going very quickly. If you run into trouble please see the sections "Helpful Hints For Creating a Command Line" and "Using the Command Line" in the documentation. Also, by looking at the documentation, you'll see the full list of options/switches available when using the command line.

Examples: Convert PDF Files To DOC, TXT HTML, RTF

 

Examples: Convert Files to PDF