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Convert DOC to Text

Step-by-step instruction: interface

To convert DOC to Text file format do the following:

  1. Launch Total DOC Converter.
  2. Choose a proper folder in the left-hand box.
  3. Choose a DOC file or several files in the central panel using check boxes.
  4. In a right-hand table you can preview the file you have selected.
  5. Define Text as a target format.

    Main Menu

  6. After you select the target format you will see a new window. Set up the path for the converted file(s) location - the folder to place the output file(s) to. There are two ways to set up the path:

    • Type in the destination.
    • Press the Diskette button and select the file from your file tree.

    If you would like to change the destination path back to the original one press the Full stop button. Total DOC Converter puts the final Text document to the same folder where the source DOC file is located by default .

    Select Destination

  7. Customize paper preferences. You can also use Every page to separate file option. It puts an every output file to a separate folder.

    Paper Preferences

  8. Click Start conversion. The application will show you all the parameters you have already customized. You can choose Delete originals and Open destination folder after converting if needed. Press Start!.

    Start conversion

    Note: If you do not set up the conversion parameters they will be defined automatically by the program.

  9. In that case if you have checked the Open destination folder after converting parameter after pressing Start! the tool will open the folder where the file is located. The destination folder will be open. Find the output TEXT files in it.

Converst DOC to Text via Command line

There is a pissibility to convert DOC to Text using Command line.

To do this enter the following code: DOCConverter.exe <source> <destination> -c txt,


  • <source> is the destination path where the source DOC file is kept,
  • <destination> is the destination path where converted file should be located,

Note: If you have a path with spaces use quotation marks.

For example: DOCConverter.exe C:\Documents\DOC.doc C:\Converted\Text.txt - c txt

Total DOC Converter will convert the file DOC.doc into Text document Text.txt and save the converted file in the folder C:\Converted\

There are also some rules for converting via Command line:

  1. To convert all the files from a proper folder use * sign.

    For example: DOCConverter.exe C:\Documents\*.doc C:\Converted\ -c txt

    Total DOC Converter will convert all DOC files from the folder C:\Documents\ to Text format and keep the converted files in the folder C:\Converted\

  2. To convert a group of files put needful files to list.txt

    For example: DOCConverter.exe -list List.txt C:\Converted\ -c txt

    Total DOC Converter will convert all the files from the file list List.txt to Text and save them in the folder C:\Converted\

  3. There are some additional options. Press Help on a tool bar and choose Command line parameters to observe them.

    Command Line

    The list of additional options for command line will appear.

    Detailed information on Command Line Parameters.

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