'Text To Excel Wizard' Change History

Comprehensive Text to Excel/CSV File Conversion

Major Upgrades

  • Profile Method of conversion added. Excel not required for TXT to XLS/XLSX conversions! See Version 4.00 3/2/2017

  • User interface extremely optimized. 20 times faster! See Version 3.80 2/8/2017

  • XLS and XLSX are now supported: See Version 3.10 1/17/2017

  • Windows 10 Compatibility. See Version 3

  • Windows 8.1 Compatibility. See Version 2

  • Windows 7 Compatibility: See Version 2.00

Detailed Change History

6.20 (10/30/2020)

  • Sample batch files had incorrectly referenced the incorrect URL for further examples.
  • These sample batch files have been updated for clarity also.
  • Sample batch files are available in this folder after installation:

  • %appdata%\SoftInterface, Inc\TXL Wizard\

6.00 (5/7/2020)

  • Converting to XLSX files: The output files would be empty.

5.40 (3/8/2019)

  • User interface: Language selection dialog had a bug. Closing using the top right 'control box' we cause app to revert to English.

5.01 (4/24/2017)

  • Demo files will now be available for all users on the same computer. Each user will get a unique copy of the original demo files.

4.50 (3/29/2017)

  • Profile Method: For some systems editing/managing a profile would result in an error (missing component). Msflxgrd.ocx was not installed. Now resolved

4.30 (3/17/2017)

  • Profile Method: If doing more than one profile, an issue occurred when going first converting a larger than a smaller number of columns. Extra column data were introduced.

4.20 (3/14/2017)

  •  Installation was missing a DLL.

4.00 (3/2/2017)

  • Profile method added to make it 3 conversion methods total. Excel not required to convert from TXT to XLS/XLSX! Very fast method! Supports UNICODE/ASCII file types.
  • New Getting Started form now available from the HELP menu item. Use this to launch demonstrations and get general info.
  • Documentation completely updated.

3.90 (2/17/2017)

  • Conversion to CSV. Delimitation character can now be specified. Comma, tab, Bar etc.
  • Options tab last used is remembered on next opening.
  • Log is now more informative
  • Error handling greatly enhanced. No more message boxes during command line execution if /V is not used.
  • Command Line: Added /! switch to open conversion job file only.
  • Start\Programs\TXL Wizard\ menu item now has 3 demo conversion jobs available to load proper files automatically.
  • When selecting a Conversion Job from file menu it was not re-ordering them properly.
  • Recipe Method: If input text file had a line of data that began with an equal sign the app would error out.

3.80 (2/8/2017)

  • User interface amazingly optimized. 20 times faster!
  • If Output folder doesn't exist application will first attempt to create it before faulting out.
  • 'Conversion Job Files' are now supported. From the file menu you can now save and restore the applications settings. The last 5 'Conversion Job's are listed in the File menu for quick and easy access. 'Conversion Job' files will have a *.TXL file extension
  • 'Conversion Job' files (*.TXL) can be used as a batch file. Simply double click on it from Windows Explorer or whatever third part tool you can use to launch a process. Windows Scheduler comes to mind.....
  • Log now includes a time stamp at the top of the file.
  • Command Line: Log file is now supported with the /L{LogFileNameAndPath} switch
  • Command Line: Conversion Job files can now be specified in the command line using the /J switch.


3.50-3.70 (2/6/2017)

  • User interface improved.
  • Output File Selection dialog now supports XLSX file filter and defaults to the extension previously chosen.
  • Edit Input/Output buttons now only enabled if the file exists.
  • Clear sheet contents now leaves any formatting intact, and only clears values/textual content.
  • Recipe Editor Window should remember size between openings.
  • Tables with no ReadEndLine are now supported.

3.40 (1/25/2017)

  • Added error log at bottom of user interface for better reporting.
  • Added support for ? wildcard. Better handling of wildcards all around.
  • Added example batch files. One for recipe one for marked up method. See the %appdata%\Softinterface, Inc\TXL Wizard\ folder
  • Added ability for app to create folder for output if it did not exist previously
  • Command Line: Message boxes were coming up without /V switch.

3.30 (1/23/2017)

  • Users can specify the following in the program and command line and user interface:





3.20 (1/19/2017)

  • User interface further enhanced.
  • F5 and F9 implemented for Begin and Pause Conversion respectively
  • F2 implemented for Options hot key.
  • Path of the INI file and all other application data has changed from the installation folder (e.g. c:\Program Files\Softinterface, Inc.\TXL\config.ini) to
      %appdata%\SoftInterface, Inc\TXL Wizard\TXL.INI

3.10 (1/17/2017)

  • User interface re-designed for clarity and ease of use.
  • Manual updated.
  • Now supports XLSX as well as XLS and CSV.
  • Changed the names of the sample demo files to be more meaningful

3.00 (1/12/2017)

  • Windows 10 supported
  • Documentation updated. TXL Wizard On-line documentation now responsive to the device and user friendly.
  • Documentation updated: Local help file now remembers size and position of last run.

2.00 (10/21/2013)

  • Installation upgraded to handle Windows 8 and Windows 7.

1.08 to 1.10 (10/6/2011)

  • Updated help file system.

1.07 to 1.08 (9/1/2008)

  • Faster load times.

1.06 to 1.07 (8/5/2005)

  • Recipe builder enhanced for saving and restoring recipe information.

1.05 to 1.06 (6/28/2005)

  • Registration Issue resolved

  • New Icon implemented.

1.04 to 1.05 (4/21/2005)

  • New installation created, multi-lingual.

1.036 to 1.04 (4/19/2005)

  • Increased trial maximum number of processed text lines from 15 to 100.

  • Fixed issue associated with 'incorrect product code' error coming up during trial.

1.035 to 1.036 (2/7/2005)

  • Fixed an issue which only occurred in marked up files that had a single characters as the last field.

1.034 to 1.035 (5/12/2004)

  • Recipe Builder form can now be resized.


1.034 to 1.034 (5/11/2004)

  • Help file greatly enhanced.


1.033 to 1.034 (5/07/2004)

  • Additional issues with files containing tabs have been resolved.


1.032 to 1.033 (5/06/2004)

  • Handling of text files with tabs now handled better, particularly with recipe files.

  • Icon for the application enhanced


1.031 to 1.032 (5/05/2004)

  • Clearing of output XLS file now happing properly

  • Marked up files with tabs now working properly.


1.030 to 1.031 (5/04/2004)

  • Changed user interface to make it much easier to work with

  • Added new command line switch /C to clear worksheet contents before processing


1.028 to 1.030 (4/30/2004)

  • Minimizing the application would cause it to crash, fixed

  • Help button in the Table builder form is now correctly linked with help file

  • Options button added, now you can specify tab stop size, and whether or not to show Excel while processing

  • Two command line parameters added, /T# for tab stop size, and /E to show Excel while processing.


1.026 to 1.028 (4/29/2004)

  • Conversion was occurring properly, however, the file was not being saved. Fixed.


1.024 to 1.026 (4/29/2004)

  • User interface made even simpler


1.023 to 1.024 (4/27/2004)

  • Multi-file and multi-folder conversions now possible by specifying the input and output folders using the wildcard character (e.g. "c:\myinputfiles\*.txt").

  • Status bar placed near bottom of user interface to show, which file is being processed, how much time has gone by, which table, row, and column is currently being processed.

  • User friendly Convert and Pause buttons added

  • Help file implemented

  • Menu system enhanced



1.022 to 1.023 (4/22/2004)

  •  Fixed issues with some images that do not have resolutions set within them (uses default resolution, Windows 9x shows this, Windows 2K/XP "assume" resolutions if there are none set)


1.021 to 1.022 (4/15/2004)

  •    Enhanced installation

  •    Included demo files for example purposes in installation

  •    Improved documentation greatly.