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Batch Converter’s Main Window

DocToHtml Batch Converter 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 bar.

List of conversion items

List of Conversion Items in DocToHtml batch converter

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 convert.

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 folder” command.

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 dialog.

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 dialog.

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 dialog.

*, the 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 key.

Time used, the sixth (rightmost) column, shows the conversion status of a given item.

Possible values in the “Time used” column
QueryingItem is enqueued for conversion.
DisabledItem is disabled and will not be converted (the checkbox at the beginning of the row is unchecked).
ConvertingItem is being converted.
ErrorAn 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

Conversion Log Panel in DocToHtml Batch Converter

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 Log
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.
Fatal exception occurred.
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 the item.

To save the conversion log for further analysis, open the popup menu and select “Save log to file...”.

The Item Info tab of the Info Pane

Item Info Tab in DocToHtml Batch Converter

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

Source Code Tab in DocToHtml Batch Converter

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.

The HTML Browser tab of the Info Pane

HTML Browser Tab in DocToHtml Batch Converter

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.