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Batch Tab

(applies to the stand-alone batch converter only)

Batch Tab of DocToHtml Batch Converter Options Dialog

Confirmation settings - what if output files already exists?—the controls in this group let you determine whether the program should display confirmation dialogs before replacing output files. If you set this to “Ask user what to do,” you will see the following dialog

whenever the program needs your confirmation to overwrite an existing file during the conversion process.

Use relative paths for files and folders—this option lets you create a portable project file that can be transferred to another computer along with the input documents. Normally, DocToHtml uses the project file to store full paths to all input and output files and folders, allowing you to copy the project file (*.dsj) to another folder, and then continue working with it. But if you want to move the project file AND all input files to another location (folder, logical drive, or another computer), turn this option on. Please note that DocToHtml will still display full paths to all files in the list of conversion items; but if you save such a project, the paths will be relative to the folder where the project file is saved. Besides, you cannot create a relative path that points to another logical drive; so if any input or output file must be located on another drive, its path will be saved as an absolute one. This Sample project on our website is a good example of when this feature may be useful. Please feel free to test this project when located in any folder (make sure that the sample input MS Word documents are located in the same folder). We prefer not to force our potential customers to create a folder with the same path as we used when generating the demo test cases.

Do not check for unsupported format—if turned on, this option disables verification of whether the input file format is supported by a given MS Word version. If you install converters that add support for some new file formats, DocToHtml may continue to assume that those formats are not supported. If this is the case, turn this option on.

The “Open password” and “Unprotect password” text input fields let you enter the passwords for opening and unprotecting MS Word documents, so that DocToHtml can process them. If the documents to be converted are not password-protected, leave these fields blank. If you specify the incorrect password, an exception will be generated when loading a document. Please note that DocToHtml never changes the original document. The password is required only because MS Word does not report many properties of the protected document, which are needed for the conversion. For security reasons, all characters in passwords are displayed as asterisks.

Directory processing options pertain to processing of folder items (that is, when an input item specifies a folder, not a single file). These options are hidden when you edit the conversion options for a group of items that does not include any directory items. They are only visible when you either edit the default conversion options, or your selection includes at least one directory item.

Include subfolders—this option lets you make DocToHtml go recursively through all subdirectories of a given input directory.

Preserve folder structure is an option that lets you force DocToHtml to put each output HTML document into the same subdirectory of the output folder as the respective original document’s location. By default, the program places output HTML files into the root of the output directory. Choose whatever better fits your needs.

File mask is a text input field where you can specify which files in the input folder must be processed. You can enter multiple file masks separated by semicolons. For example, to process all MS Word (.doc) and RTF (*.rtf) documents, enter “*.doc;*.rtf” (without quotes) in the input field. For details, read this topic on the filemask syntax.

Exclude files is a text input field where you can specify which files in the input folder will be skipped, even if they match the mask specified in “File mask” field. You can enter multiple file masks separated by semicolons. For example, to skip temporary files left over by MS Word, enter “~*.doc” (without quotes) in the input field.

Output files extension is a text input field where you can enter an extension to be used for each output file. The name part of the filename will be derived from the original document’s filename. Note that you cannot change the name part of the filename when processing. The default extension is html, and probably you will be mostly using it.