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General Tab of the MS Word Add-In

(opened via the “Save as clean (X)HTML...” toolbar button in MS Word)

General Tab of DocToHtml MS Word Add-in Options Dialog

Open the resulted (X)HTML document in the following browsers—use this group of checkboxes if you don’t like the idea of opening Windows Explorer or another file manager and manually seeking for the output document through the directory tree. To make DocToHtml open the output (X)HTML page in any supported browsers, just check the respective checkboxes. Please note that for the options to be available, the program must know where the respective executable files are located. Normally, DocToHtml can automatically retrieve those locations from the system registry; if necessary, you can correct the locations via the Browsers Tab. You can also automatically open the converted document in a browser or program not shown here, or to perform some additional processing. To do that, write a Windows .bat file, and then enter its name in the “Execute command after end of conversion” text input field on the Advanced Tab.

Save result to—this text input field lets you specify the location of the output file. To open the file saving dialog, click the three-dots button on the right. Please note that if you edit the options for an item that represents a folder, not a single file, when using the stand-alone batch converter, clicking the button will open the folder selection dialog. When editing multiple items in the batch converter’s main window, you cannot specify an output file or folder for them. To change the default option, you must edit each item separately. The default is the same file name as that of the input document, with the html extension.

Overwrite without prompting—this checkbox, if checked, suppresses the dialogs that ask you to confirm the replacement of the output files. By default, the program will ask you what to do if it finds a file with the same name as the resulting file. That’s because we do our best not to overwrite your data accidentally. But if you are sure that all existing files are outdated and/or not needed, go ahead and check this checkbox to get rid of the overwriting confirmation dialogs.

Output format—this combobox lets you specify the output format, either HTML or XHTML. The resulting document will look the same regardless of the format used. In XHTML mode, the program will end each single tag (that is, the one without a corresponding closing tag) with /> instead of just >, all tag names and attributes will be in lowercase as required by the standard, all closing tags will be inserted without any exceptions, all attribute values will be enclosed in double quotes, and the “id” attribute will always be used instead of the “name” attribute. If you specify the XHTML format, the HTML-compatible option below the combobox will become active; at the same time, the “Use closing tags only when it is necessary”, “Surround attributes with quotes only when it is necessary”, and “Tag names in uppercase instead of lowercase” checkboxes on the HTML Code Tab will become inactive as they are inapplicable to XHTML mode. Besides, some options on the XML & Charset & PG Tab are available only if you specify XHTML as the output format.

HTML-compatible—this checkbox enables some special actions to make the generated XHTML code backward-compatible with browsers that can understand only HTML markup. These actions include inserting a space before /> in single tags, duplicating the “id” attribute with the “name” attribute having the same value, and specifying the document encoding not only in the XML data type declaration at the beginning, but also in the HTML META tag in the TITLE section. We recommend always using this compatibility mode. The checkbox is duplicated on the XML & Charset Tab.

Split doc by—this option lets you convert one document into multiple HTML pages, breaking before any paragraph with a heading style level that is the same as or higher than specified. The program is smart enough not to break inside tables or within multi-level headings. The resulting parts will be named as doc.html, doc_1.html, doc_2.html, and so on, unless you use the custom renaming mode (see below).

Rename—this checkbox and the three-dots button to the right of it enable the output (X)HTML part filenames renaming mode. Please read Output Filenames for details.

Save images is a group of controls that duplicate some settings of the Images Tab (please read that topic for their description).

Output Encoding is an option that lets you specify the output encoding. For more information, please see the XML & Charset Tab description.

Conversion options template is a drop-down listbox that lets you select an earlier defined template with conversion options. If you select such a template, it will be used to update all settings for the current conversion. This feature can save you a lot of time if you often use the same conversion settings.

There are two types of conversion options templates: Built-In and User-Defined. You cannot edit or delete Built-In templates, but you can create, edit, or delete User-Defined ones. Please note that the MS Word add-in and the stand-alone batch converter use the same list of templates. Templates are stored along with other DocToHtml preferences and are user-specific. Templates are not stored within DocToHtml project files (*.dsj).

Delete this template—this button deletes the selected user-defined template from the list of custom templates.

Save current settings as...—this button lets you save the current conversion settings as a user-defined template.

General Tab of the Batch Converter

(settings for the DocToHtml.exe stand-alone batch converter)

General Tab of DocToHtml Batch Converter Options Dialog for Selected Items

The settings are the same as for the MS Word add-in (see the text below the first screenshot).

The batch conversion settings window is slightly different from that for the MS Word add-in. As you can see, it has the Convert button in place of the OK button, and an additional tab named Batch. The button was renamed because of the change in the dialog's nature. When you are using the MS Word add-in, clicking the Convert button immediately starts the conversion. But when you are using the stand-alone batch converter, clicking the OK button just temporarily saves the new settings. Sometimes there will be a double checkmark on the OK button: Button with Double OK mark. It means that the default conversion options will be applied to any newly added items. If any item has non-default conversion options, an asterisk will be displayed in the fifth column of the conversion items list editor. Read more...

In other help topics, if there is no difference in the behavior of a given tab between the Word add-in and the stand-alone batch converter, only one screenshot will be presented.

In version 2.50, a new button was introduced: Hide Tabs. If you don’t need to fine-tune multiple options, just click that button to hide all Conversion Options tabs but the main one. To unhide the tabs, click the Show Tabs button.

General Tab of DocToHtml Batch Converter Options Dialog for All Items