'Convert PowerPoint' Revision History
(MS PowerPoint Conversion and Manipulation
Converting to: RTF, DOC, or DOCX: Incorrect character formatting
of a number in a numbered list.
- Converting to PDF: Some INPUT files caused memory
- Conversion to RTF: Some minor bug fixes.
- Some TIFs with bi-levels were being incorrectly
Conversion Items may now be moved within the 'Conversion Task
List'. Select the CONVERSION menu item or the RIGHT MOUSE CLICK to open a pop-up menu item.
Move UP, DOWN, FIRST, and LAST are now available. CTRL-U and
CTRL-D also move a conversion item up and down respectively.
Users may now be asked to save the 'Conversion Job' file if they
are exiting, loading an existing 'Conversion Job' file, or
requesting to create a new 'Conversion Job'. If there is no
'conversion job' file at the time, there must be at least 2
conversion items in the 'Conversion job' to be asked to save.
Users will not be asked to save if they've loaded a 'Conversion
Job' and haven't modified it.
Command Line: A time stamp will be put in
the log file (if /L is specified).
Documentation/help file upgraded to CHM (from HLP)
If PowerPoint was not installed, no error was coming up. This
was a recently introduced issue.
Double clicking on task list now brings up Advanced Options
dialog if appropriate.
User Interface greatly enhanced.
Conversion of RTF: Numerous enhancements
Conversion of HTML: Numerous enhancments: Relative table heights
improperly being set. When using table element line spacing
incorrect. Portions of html were getting truncated. Text within
form elements not imported. Lists indentation changed.
Conversion of HTML: Windows 7 Specific issue.
Conversion to HTML: Anchored images are not exported in some
Converting to DOCX: Extra digit on page number.
- Conversion of DOC and RTF improved
- Conversion of files with images: DOC and RTF sometimes distorted
- Conversion of files with images: Windows 2000 had an issue
- Conversion of files with images: EMF's inserted with a file
reference were not displayed
- Conversion of files with images: 8 bit PNGs that have
transparency would not convert
- Conversion of HTML: Positioning of images improved
- Conversion of HTML: Incorrect default vertical text alignment in
- Conversion of RTF: Exporting lists were incorrect in some cases
Windows 7 compatibility enhancements made. Default report
folders now updated.
Working well now with Office 2010
Command line improved for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and greater.
The manifest file was renamed so that running ConvertPPT.EXE
won't bring up the UAC (User Account Control) approval dialog by
default. Command line users must understand that if they
have UAC enabled, and they are doing a command line with output
to a protected folder, the results will be placed in the %localappdata%\VirtualStore
folder. If you think UAC is having an effect on the command line
you can quickly change the name of the program in your command
line from ConvertPPT.EXE to ConvertPPT.Admin.EXE. Doing this
will enable a prompt to elevate security before the command line
is fully executed.
Langauges: French language file added.
Conversion: Added PPTX as a file type filter when choosing an
input file. Office 2007 compatibility.
Conversion: Conversion to TXT or UNICODE text was repeating
Conversion: Conversion to UNICODE text is now functioning
properly for Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. text.
Conversion: Office 2007 ppt files, Notes were sometimes causing
all slides not to be processed.
Special Process, Search And Replace. When replacing with
nothing, the user interface would not update properly. It would
work fine however.
User Interface: Upon completion of a
Conversion Job, the status bar now flashes 100% complete.
If minimized, the taskbar flashes to indicate completion.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, if program is
minimized the time remaining shows up in the task bar.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, PAUSE button now
enabled to halt scheduler.
5.523 - Minor fixes to user interface when using the scheduler.
Saving as Text was not always working for Office 2007.
Command Line: /O switch was broken.
1.378 to 1.39 (4/23/2009)
Usability: Users no longer have to press the ADD button for the
program to convert. Upon pressing the ADD button, the program
assumes you will be creating a conversion job
that has more than one conversion item.
Usability: When pressing the PAUSE button, the status bar now
reflects this fact, and the Green check or Red X is properly
displayed if the last running conversion job finished.
Usability: Users no longer have to press REWIND if the last run
went to 100% completion.
Usability: When pressing the PAUSE button, the mouse now
restores back to the arrow as it should.
Error Logging: If users pressed PAUSE during a conversion job,
and then clicked CONVERT, any errors logged from this point had
an incorrect 'Conversion Job Number'.
Command Line: Should run much faster now that many ini
parameters are not being unnecessarily loaded.
1.36 to 1.37
1.35 to 1.36
1.34 to 1.35
1.33 to 1.34
to 1.33 (10/28/2004)
1.31 to 1.32
Increase level in numbered lists is retained when an HTML file
size is same as original after a document has been converted
are now converted correctly to HTML
Converting special documents to PDF no longer causes an internal
Accurate HTML output with bullets and numbered lists
Restarted lists are accurately converted from DOC files
1.30 to 1.31
1.26 to 1.30
1.26 to 1.28
1.25 to 1.26
Completely rewrote the conversion engine and upgraded user
target file types available, including DOC, Text, EMF (enhanced
1.24 to 1.25
1.1 to 1.2