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Convert Text To DOCX Files With 'Convert Doc'

(Document Conversion Utility, Convert text to DOCX, DOC, PDF, RTF, HTML, XML etc.)

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'Convert Doc', a tool to Convert TXT To DOCX files

Need to convert Text To DOCX files?  If so look no further, we've got the tool you need.  'Convert Doc' is a simple, yet sophisticated document conversion tool.  Convert to and from Text, DOCX, DOC, HTML, PDF,  RTF etc. NOTE: This program does not require any other software to be installed for it to work and it is exceptionally fast.

Below we discuss how to use the programs user interface and command line interface to convert TXT To DOCX 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: Text and DOCX 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.  This product supports both ASCII/ANSI and UNICODE text files.

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Convert Text To DOCX files with the User Interface

To convert Text To DOCX using the programs user interface you can follow the directions below. 

Convert Text To DOCX

To convert one or more files follow these steps:

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

2. Select the 'Convert Doc' conversion method (the 'MS Word' method will also work) and select your input file. If you are converting a whole folder of TXT files, select the folder and specify all the files within it. For example to convert all the files in the folder "c:\My Files\" set the input file to "c:\My Files\*.TXT".  Note the use of the asterisk "*" character which is required when specify a whole folder.  Next select the Input File Format (e.g. DOC, TXT, RTF, HTML etc) which in this case is Text (ASCII or UNICODE).

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

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

Convert DOCX to Text File

 See an  online video. 'Convert DOC' video, showing how to convert Text To DOC

To convert one or more files follow these steps:

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

2. Select the 'Convert Doc' conversion method (Or the 'MS Word' conversion method) and select your input file. If you are converting a whole folder of DOCX files, select the folder and specify all the DOCX files within it. For example to convert all the files in the folder "c:\My Files\" set the Input file to "c:\My Files\*.DOCX".  Note the use of the asterisk "*" character which is required when specify a whole folder.  Next select the Input File Format (e.g. DOC, TXT, RTF, HTML etc) which in this case is DOCX.

3. Specify the output file path and name. If you are doing a whole folder specify the output file with the asterisk "*" in the name. For example "c:\My Output Files\*.TXT" is properly specified. Specify the file type to convert to by choosing the "Convert To File Format" which in this case is TXT (can also be DOC, HTM, TXT, RTF, 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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Click here for full documentation, keep reading for how to use the command line to do what we just described in the user interface.

 
 

'Convert Doc' Command Line

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 instead. 

'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' To Convert Text To DOC

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. 

NOTE: This is just a sample from the documentation.   If you have trouble running these examples please see Using the Command Helpful Hints For Creating a Command Line within the documentationAlso, by looking at the documentation, you'll see the full list of options/switches available.

 

The examples below show conversions from TXT to Word DOCX using the 'Convert Doc' conversion method which does not require MS Word and is very fast. Alternatively, you can use the 'MS Word' conversion method. To use the 'MS Word' conversion method in the examples below:

1.    Replace the /M2 switch with /M1 (this switch specifies which conversion method to use)

2.    Delete the /F1 switch (this switch specifies the input file type, which will be detected automatically by Word)

3.    Replace /C13, which specifies the output file type, with /C0

 

Converting a Single File

To convert a single file, say D:\MyFolder\Doc1.TXT to C:\Results Folder\Doc1.DOCX use the following syntax: 

ConvertDoc /S "D:\MyFolder\Doc1.TXT" /T "C:\Results Folder\Doc1.DOCX" /F1 /C13 /M2 /V 

The /S and /T switches above specify Source (input) and Target (output) path respectively and are both required when converting a single file. It is always a good idea to use double quotes around the path especially if there are space characters within the path.

The /M2 switch tells 'Convert Doc' to use the 'Convert Doc' method (it is one of 3 different possible conversion methods).

/F1 is the input file type, which in this case is a text file. Looking up the file types within the File Type Constants Specification for the 'Convert Doc' method will show that the numeric value of 1 corresponds to a Text file.

NOTE: For Unicode text files use /F6 instead of /F1

/C13 is the output file type, which in this case is a Word DOC file. Looking up the file types within the File Type Constants Specification for the 'Convert Doc' method will show that the numeric value of 13 corresponds to a DOCX file.

Finally, the /V (for Verbose) switch is used to give instant feedback by having the program report the status of the conversion with a message box. You can remove this once you have perfected your command line specification. You can also (or instead of /V) create a Log file that will contain the results of the conversion by using the /L switch.

Note: It is highly encouraged that you use the Verbose (/V) switch initially to see what the status of your conversion is and to help you perfect your command line. When in verbose mode the program will tell you what went wrong or right with your command line using message boxes.

Converting a Whole Folder

To convert all the TXT files in the D:\ToDo\ folder to DOCX files in the same directory, the following syntax would be used. 

ConvertDoc /S"D:\ToDo\*.TXT" /T "D:\ToDo\*.DOCX" /F1 /C13 /M2 /V 

The /G switch can be used to tell 'Convert Doc' to simply place each output file in the same folder as each input file. Therefore the command line above is equivalent to the command line below: 

ConvertDoc /S "D:\ToDo\*.TXT" /G /F1 /C13 /M2 /V 

Converting a Whole Folder and all Sub-Folders

To extend the previous example (immediately above) to convert all subfolders within D:\ToDo\ simply add the /R switch. 

ConvertDoc /S "D:\ToDo\*.TXT" /G /F1 /C13 /M2 /V /R 

You may simply want to convert a whole folder and its subfolders and place the output into a separate folder/drive. In which case use this syntax:

ConvertDoc /S"D:\ToDo\*.TXT" /T "C:\Done\*.DOCX" /F1 /C13 /M2 /V /R