Document Converter offers to batch convert various document file formats into Microsoft Office formats, OpenOffice formats and RTF. Easy to use and robust Document Converter is very helpful to convert old or unsupported document formats on Mac OS into newer well known supported document formats.
Do you receive old or unsupported documents as email attachments on you mac? Are you switched from Windows to Mac and found plenty of files not opening on your Mac? Do you have lots of old format files and wants to migrate all to newer formats? The easiest way to circumvent these problems is to convert all such files to either Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, xls, xlsx), OpenOffice documents (.odt, .odp, .ods) or RTF files using Document Converter.
• Converts following word processor document formats into Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx), OpenOffice document (.odt) and RTF.
- Microsoft Word Document (.doc, .docx)
- Microsoft Works Word (.wps)
- OpenOffice Write Document (.odt, .ott, .fodt, .sxw, .stw, .sxg)
- Plain text files (.txt, .text, .log, .xml, to name a few)
- Source code files (.m, .mm, .c, .cpp, .h, .java, to name a few)
- Script code text files (.sh, csh, .py, .php, to name a few)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- WordPerfect 1-11 (.wpd, .wp)
- Lotus Word document
- ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document (.cwk)
- AbiWord document
- Hangul 97 word processor document
- HanMac Word-K/J
- LightWayText for Mac 4.5
- WriteNow document and more
• Converts following presentation formats into Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (.ppt, .pptx) and OpenOffice Impress presentation (.odp)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.ppt, .pptx)
- OpenOffice Impress Presentation (.odp, .otp, . fodp, .sdd, .sti, .sxi) and more
• Converts following spreadsheet formats into Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls, .xlsx) and OpenOffice Calc worksheet (.odt).
- Microsoft Excel Workbook (.xls, .xlsx)
- OpenOffice Calc Spreadsheet (.ods, .ots, .sxc, .stc, .uos)
- Lotus 1-2-3 Worksheet file (.wk1, .wk2, .123)
- Microsoft Works Spreadsheet (.wks)
- Quattro Pro 6
- OpenOffice Formula file (.odf)
- ClarisWorks/AppleWorks spreadsheet and database document (.cwk)
- Comma Separated Values text file (.csv) and more
• Retains complete layout, images and graphics into converted target format.
• Very flexible options to add files into conversion list. Simply Drag & Drop into list or Right click Open With in Finder or Drop on "Document Converter" application to add files for export beside direct Add File/Folder buttons.
• An advance option to maintain source directory hierarchy at destination with converted files in respective folders. While conversion Document Converter automatically creates intermediate directories of source file path in target folder with converted formats.
• Source as destination folder to output documents beside original document in same folder on your computer.
• Options to keep original file creation and modification date in converted files.
Note: The “Document Converter" is a standalone application running natively to convert documents into targeted format securely right on your computer, you don’t need internet connection or to install any third party application or plugin to convert a document.
- Added support to convert ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Database documents into spreadsheet formats.
- Improved conversion for ClarisWorks/AppleWorks(.cwk) formats.
- New options to keep original file creation and modification date in converted files.
- [Fixed] Random cause of fail conversion when “Source as destination folder” destination path option selected.
- Other improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Exactly the tool I needed, AND IT WORKS!!!
Great tool. Works great. User interface is a little old-school and could use some beatification but that does not affect the fact the program does exactly what it says it can do. I would like to see the option of having tags copied to converted files.
Thank you so much for witting this program. I searched very hard to find a simple tool to do batch conversion from xls to xlsx ( a frequent task I need to complete to input fies into an analysis program). It amazed me how difficult it was to find a program to do this and how few are availble. I would suggest you push to advertise your program with search terms as finding it was not easy. I also noticed you have written other programs to convert to PDF formats. It ouwld be nice to see a combined tool with a fresh interface. I would be happy to upgrade!
Excellent application, better than Data Viz
So I have tons of old files going back to 1987. I have tried over the years (once in 2004, once in 2009) to use DataViz MacLink Plus to migrate the files. The results were spotty and I lost the original creation date of the files when it upgraded.
I used Document converter to convert a bunch of old Office files. It handled Word and Excel incredibly well.
It had trouble now and then with Powerpoint losing formatting on idiosycratic graphics.
Naturally it couldn't open the old Microsoft Chart files and didn't handle some early MacWrite files - however - using Basilisk II I was able to access some of these odds and ends.
My suggestion is to point it to a directory and run it - then double check the results before deleting the old files.
Note you need to add the proper extensions to some files for it to recognize them.
Thus armed with Renamer (a handy utility that easily adds file extensions) and this application I saved hours of opening files and resaving them.
I really can't understand the review that complains about the lack of documentation. You don't need it. The interface is well designed.
The results were superior to MacLinkPlus and the price is a fraction of what I paid for that back in the day. Worth it.
Finally, AppleWorks files restored!
I had some old AppleWorks files (probably version 5 if not earlier) and before buying the software, I contacted the developer to ask if he’d try converting one of the files before I invested in the software. He replied by return, I sent the file, and moments later, it was converted! Have now used it on the rest. Worth every cent just to recover a series of family trees that span two hemispheres and around 10 generations of family history. The developer is very responsive, and I appreciated his help. The conversions do need a little editing (text boxes need re-sizing, or fonts down-sizing) but that’s a minor inconvenience and I don’t think there’s anything can be done about that (fonts have changed over the years). I heartily recommend.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.