Batch Converter’s Main Window
Above you can see the batch converter’s main window. At the top,
as usual for Windows applications, it has a main menu bar and a
toolbar. In the center, you can see the list of
conversion items, the key element of the window. The
information pane, below the list, contains two tabs: Conversion Log and Item
Info. At the bottom of the window, you can see the status
The list of conversion items is located
in the center of the window. Each item represents either a single
document file to be processed, or a folder. To add a new file or
folder, use the “Add files” or “Add folder” command, respectively;
or use the appropriate shortcuts; or use the third or fourth
toolbar buttons; or just drag-and-drop files from Windows Explorer.
Icons at the left of the paths are associated with certain document
types or folders, to help you visually distinguish them. But the
very first element of each row is a checkbox that denotes whether
the item will be processed by the “Convert ALL” command. This is to
let you easily exclude specific items that you do not want to
Input folder, the first column in the
list, shows the folder to be processed. For a folder item, it is a
folder to start searching for files. For a single-document item, it
is the folder part of the filename to be processed. The input
folder or file is an inherent property of each conversion item and
cannot be modified. To process another file or folder, delete the
current item, and then add a new one via the “Add files” or “Add
Input file, the second column in the
list, shows either the name portion of the filename to be converted
(for single-document items), or a file mask for the files to be
processed (for folder items). The input filename is an inherent
property of each conversion item and cannot be modified. However,
you can modify the filemask via the Batch Tab of the Conversion Options
Output file (folder), the third column
in the list, shows the full name of the output file (for
single-document items), or the root output folder (for folder
items). You can modify it via the General Tab of the Conversion Options
S, the fourth column, applies to
folder items only and indicates whether the subfolders will be
processed (S stands for Subfolders). For folder
items, the value of this column can be either Y (yes) or
N (no). For single-document items, the value is always
blank, as this parameter is not applicable to them. You can specify
whether DocToHtml must process subfolders via the Batch Tab of the Conversion Options
fifth column, indicates whether the conversion options for a given
item differ from the default ones. If they do, an asterisk will be
displayed. To change the options for a group of items, use the
“Edit selected...” main menu command, or just press the space
used, the sixth (rightmost) column, shows the conversion
status of a given item.
Possible values in the “Time
|Querying||Item is enqueued for conversion.
|Disabled||Item is disabled and will not be converted (the checkbox at the
beginning of the row is unchecked).
|Converting||Item is being converted.
|Error||An error occurred during the conversion process. Errors of this
kind can be expected to some extent. For example, it may be a disk
access error due to the removal of a Flash drive, inability to
write the output file due to a lack of privileges, etc. The error’s
details are displayed on the Item Info tab
of the information pane. First fix the cause of the error, and then
run the conversion again.
|Item was successfully converted. The time displayed in the
HH:MM:SS format is the duration of conversion.|
Sometimes this column may contain a different value, such as
“Exception” or “Fatal exception.” It generally indicates an issue
more serious than just an “Error.” For instance, it may be an
internal program error. If DocToHtml prompts you to send a bug
report, please do it, so that we can reproduce the issue and fix it
for the benefit of all our customers. Any data received from you
will be used solely to investigate software issues, and will not be
transferred to anyone else.
Note that you can sort items by column by clicking on a column
heading. When the list is sorted, a small arrow will appear on the
left edge of the sorted column’s heading.
The Conversion Log tab of the Info Pane
The Conversion Log tab of the information pane displays the
current conversion state and events. An icon at the left of each
item indicates the item’s content and importance.
Possible icons for items in the Conversion
|General information about the current action.
|Action was successful.
|Action was successful, but with one or more warnings.
|Action was unsuccessful. Error. |
|Action was unsuccessful. Exception. Read
|Fatal exception occurred. Read
|Process was aborted by the user.|
Sometimes a Conversion Log item has additional information
associated with it, which can be displayed by double-clicking the
respective Conversion Log row. On the Item
Info tab of the Info Pane, you will see detailed information on
To save the conversion log for further analysis, open the popup
menu and select “Save log to file...”.
Info tab of the Info Pane
The Item Info tree displays detailed
information about each output HTML document: the number of
paragraphs, each file’s location and size, and detailed description
of errors, if any. Here you can see the same icons as in the
Conversion Log, and also output file-specific icons. To view
information on any conversion item in this tree structure, just
select the item of interest in the main conversion items list. You
can open any output file (HTML or image) by double-clicking it, or
by selecting “Open” in the popup menu.
The Source Code tab of the Info Pane
The Source Code editing control lets you
edit resulting HTML files. To customize the editor settings,
including the highlighting scheme, go to Tools > Editor Options.
Browser tab of the Info Pane
The HTML Browser control lets you view
the resulting HTML document without launching an external browser.
The viewer uses Internet Explorer’s standard ActiveX component. It
can display HTML code that was modified in the built-in editor,
without saving it to the hard drive. In this case, you will see the
“in-memory” remark on the status bar.