'Convert PowerPoint'

PPT Converter Tool


Swift Software

'Convert PowerPoint' has been optimized for rapid conversions. Further it also allows for the saving/restoring of 'conversion jobs'. A 'conversion job' is one or more conversions. From simple to complex it can quickly recall past efforts. 

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C:\>Working sample.bat files
   are installed for quick
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Powerful Command Line

Command line capability is basic to ALL of our software tools. Demo bat files are installed ready for testing and customization. We will help integrate our tool, just ask!

Easy Usage
 File Conversion Features

Move or remove files while converting PPT files is optional. Easy conversion of whole folders...of course it can. 

'Convert PowerPoint' PPT Conversion Tool

'Convert PowerPoint' Features

If you have a big or repetitive PowerPoint conversion job, 'Convert PowerPoint' has a lot features and some specialized processes to facilitate. Such as:


Conversion Tool Extras
  • Convert PPT by Command line (invisible at runtime) and GUI execution.
  • Move or delete files after processing
  • Scheduler included
  • Easy to use
  • Save and restore complex conversion configurations
  • Supports recursive subfolders
  • All parameters, including source and target files, conversion options etc. are persistent across runs of the program
  • Batch can be stopped midway and resumed at a later time
  • Can be adapted for all languages

  • In addition to being a PPT converter, many other special processes have been included. They are:

  • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Append (Concatenate) files. Original file(s) contents is placed at the end of the Target file.
  • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Remove Empty Lines
  • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Search and Replace a String
  • Launch (Run) a program

PPT Conversion

PowerPoint File Conversion Features
  • Convert PPT or Convert PPTX files to:
    • convert
    • DOC
    • RTF
    • TXT
    • HTM
    • JPG
    • GIF
    • BMP
    • TIF
    • PNG
    • EMF
    • WMF
  • Specify:
    • Which slides to convert
    • Include notes
    • Add slide and shape info
    • PPT to PDF settings (formatting, passwords etc.)
    • Move or remove input files after successful conversion

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About 'Convert PowerPoint'

'Convert PowerPoint' is an easy to use, yet sophisticated PowerPoint conversion utility. Quickly convert PPT files into your desired format on demand. If you need to convert or manipulate a lot of PowerPoint files located within many folders in a short period of time look no further.

Convert PowerPoint can be extremely useful if you require complicated file conversion jobs done on a periodic basis. By saving and recalling a conversion job file, Convert PowerPoint remembers all the file conversion tasks and associated details. Convert PowerPoint can also be run from the command line, allowing you to do batch file conversions. You can also launch Convert PowerPoint from within other programs, making it extremely convenient and useful to use on a daily basis.

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Convert Files By Command Line

What is the command line? The command line is one of the most widely known, accepted and implemented methods for allowing one software app to initiate another app. That's why we've made it our goal to make all of our software command line able.

Automate document conversions with the 'Convert PowerPoint' command line using:

  • Simple bat files
  • Windows built in scheduler
  • 'Convert PowerPoint's built in scheduler
  • Third party apps that have command line interfaces

NOTE: If you are converting Excel files we have tools for that also. For example 'Convert XLS'

See also:

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Although we'll discuss the use of the command line here, it's only to give you a sample. For the full, accurate, and up to date information see the 'Convert PowerPoint' command line documentation. There you will also find a full list of examples and how to troubleshoot.

NOTE: After installation, you can find several simple batch (*.bat) files for quick and easy usage by going to Start\All Programs\Convert PowerPoint\Example Batch Files. These will work without modification provided the installation was in the default folder. Email us at  if you have any questions or need additional examples. We will get you up and running fast!

There are two approaches to using the command line:

  • Specify one or more conversion tasks in a 'Conversion Job'
  • Specify a single conversion task in detail

Specifying a Conversion Job

A 'Conversion Job' is easily built using the 'Convert PowerPoint' graphical user interface. All the details of the job are saved in a single conversion job file (e.g. 'c:\myjobs\Do-Multiple-PPT-Conversion.SII). Specifying a conversion job file with the command line is done by using the /J switch. You can have hundreds or thousands of tasks specified in the conversion job file, all of which will get 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.


To run the 'Conversion Job' specified by "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\MyPresentation.PPT".

Specifying a 'Conversion Task'

Specifying a single conversion task requires a bit more effort, but does not require the prior creation of a 'Conversion Job' file. The documentation contains a comprehensive list of examples that are well organized. Therefore specifying a conversion task from the command line is matter of finding your specific case and modifying it for your needs. Again, please see the documentation for a complete list of examples. Below you'll find the most often used examples:

Command Line Examples: Converting from PPT to PDF, DOC, HTML, RTF

Note: Use the Verbose (/V) switch initially to see what the status of your conversion is and to help you perfect your command line. In verbose mode, ConvertPPT displays messages to indicate what went wrong or right with your command line.

Convert PPT to PDF Format by command line

Convert slides 2 through 5 of a PowerPoint file, C:\PowerPoint\Semi.ppt, to a single PDF format file named C:\PPTOutput\SemiPDF.pdf. Verbose mode invoked for on-screen confirmation. Use the following syntax:

ConvertPPT /S "C:\PowerPoint\Semi.ppt" /T "C:\PPTOutput\SemiPDF.pdf" /Y2 /Z5 /C300 /V

Note that Advanced PDF options cannot be set from the command line (e.g. Page and Document Settings, Paragraph Formatting, Font, etc.). They must be set in the user interface prior to using the command line.

Convert PPT to Word Doc Format by command line

Convert all slides of a PowerPoint file, C:\PowerPoint\Input.ppt, to a single DOC format file named C:\PPTOutput\SemiDOC.doc. Use the following syntax:

ConvertPPT /S "C:\PowerPoint\Input.ppt" /T "C:\PPTOutput\SemiDOC.doc" /C101 /V

Convert PPT to HTML Format by command line

Convert all PowerPoint files in the specified folder to HTML format, saving them in the same folder as the originals:

ConvertPPT /S "C:\PowerPoint\*.ppt" /G /C12 /E /V

Convert PPT to RTF Format by command line

To convert all slides of a PowerPoint file, C:\PowerPoint\Sample.ppt, to a single rich text format file named C:\PPTOutput\SemiRichText.rtf use the following syntax:

ConvertPPT /S "C:\PowerPoint\Sample.ppt" /T "C:\PPTOutput\SemiRichText.rtf" /C106 /V

Note that there are two RTF formats available, #6 and #106. Specifying RTF format with the number 6 will do a textual conversion only. Any text that may be embedded in a graphic within PowerPoint will be ignored and will not be converted. Specifying RTF format 106 will do a conversion that includes graphics, creating an image that will display in MS Word.


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Latest Changes to 'Convert PowerPoint'

11.30 (12/18/2016)

  • Documentation updated. 'Convert PowerPoint' On-line documentation now responsive to the device and user friendly.
  • Documentation updated: Local help file now remembers size and position of last run.

11.20 (12/5/2016)

  • Converting to RTF: In special case, section break was missing.

See complete change history of 'Convert PowerPoint'.