Interconvert between Document Formats with Doxillion Document Converter

Everyday we use documents of different formats like PDF, Microsoft Office Document, HTML RTF, TXT etc to distribute information. Not all document formats are suitable for all purpose and so it is always better to have a tool to automate the process of converting one type of document to other type. Doxillion Document Converter from NCH Software does exactly the same job.
Features & Specifications
  • The software comes as a tiny installer [698 Kb] digitally signed by NCH Software. Installation went very fast but user needs to be careful to avoid the installation of the NCH Software Internet Browser Toolbar. Desktop and Start Menu entry have been made automatically.  It also adds a lots of shortcuts of NCH Software products in start menu folder automatically.
  • The software can run on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 both 32 & 64 bit and Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
  • Simple and intuitive interface. Designed to be very easy to use for day-to-day operation.
Main GUI
  • There are a number of file formats that are supported in Doxillion. These formats are as follows:

Convert From:

  1. Microsoft Word 2007 (*.docx)
  2. Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 (*.doc)
  3. Word Perfect (*.wp, *.wpd)
  4. Text-based Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  5. Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
  6. HyperText Markup Language (*.htm,*.html)
  7. Plain Text (*.txt)
  8. OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
  9. Microsoft XPS Document Writer Files (*.xps)
  10. Assembly Language (*.asm,*.inc,*.h,*.s)
  11. C Family Language (*.c,*.cpp,*.cs,*.cxx,*.h,*.hxx)
  12. Java Language (*.j,*.js,*.jav,*.java)
  13. Pascal Language (*.pas)
  14. Perl, Python, and Ruby Languages (*.pl,*.py,*.rb)
  15. PHP Language (*.php)
  16. Basic Language (*.bas,*.vb,*.vbs)
  17. Extensible Markup Language (*.xml)
  18. Log (*.log)

Convert To:

  1. Microsoft Word 2007 (*.docx)
  2. Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 (*.doc)
  3. Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
  4. HyperText Markup Language (*.html)
  5. Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  6. Plain Text (*.txt)
  7. OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
  8. Extensible Markup Language (*.xml)

In addition, when converting from .PDF, additional output formats are available: (requires free Pixillion Image Converter to be installed on the PC)

  1. Bitmap Image File (*.bmp)
  2. Joint Photographic Experts Group (*.jpg)
  3. Tagged Image File Format (*.tiff)
  4. Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  5. Graphics Interchange Format (*.giff)
  • It offers drag and drop support fro files and folders. You will also be able to browse for files and folders containing documents.
  • Doxillion Document Converter offers you to adjust the margins of the original document.
Adjusting Margins in Output Document
  • Default output folder is the ‘Documents’ folder but that can be changed to any custom location.
  • The software have a well documented html help file.
  • The software offers you to set your preferences for document conversion purpose. You will be set the action to be performed in case.
  1. Errors have been found with the conversion of a particular document.
  2. Source document format is the same as the output format.
  3. Same filename existing in the output folder.
  • Doxillion Document Converter cannotify and play sound when conversion is finished.
It consumes moderately high system resources while converting documents. But it can also be set to background mode in case you are doing multitasking.
At Idle Time
During Document conversion
My Verdict
Although this software is pretty useful in features it delivers for free, I didn’t like its output quality.
  1. It cannot keep the formatting of the source document.
  2. If the source document has images in it, it will not be there in the output document.
  3. It works best for single column document. With multiple column document,Doxillion Document Converter is next to useless.
Anyway in my knowledge this is the only free software that can perform interconversion between such a wide number of document formats. So, despite its limitations, it’s worth giving a try.
Download

There is a plus version of the software but there is no information about its difference with the free version. The free version can be downloaded from the following links.
Windows Version
http://www.nchsoftware.com/documentconvert/doxillionsetup.exe
Macintosh Version
http://www.nchsoftware.com/documentconvert/doxillionmaci.zip

Enjoy !!

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