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Convert-WordDocument.ps1

PowerShell script to convert Word documents

Description

This script converts Word compatible documents to a selected format utilizing the Word SaveAs function. Each file is converted by a single dedicated Word COM instance.

The script converts either all documents ina singlefolder of a matching an include filter or a single file.

Currently supported target document types:

  • Default --> Word 2016
  • PDF
  • XPS
  • HTML

Parameters

SourcePath

Source path to a folder containing the documents to convert or full path to a single document

IncludeFilter

File extension filter when converting all files in a single folder. Default: *.doc

TargetFormat

Word Save AS target format. Currently supported: Default, PDF, XPS, HTML

DeleteExistingFiles

Switch to delete an exiting target file

Examples

.\Convert-WordDocument.ps1 -SourcePath E:\Temp -IncludeFilter *.doc 

Convert all .doc files in E:\temp to Default

.\Convert-WordDocument.ps1 -SourcePath E:\Temp -IncludeFilter *.doc -TargetFormat XPS

Convert all .doc files in E:\temp to XPS

.\Convert-WordDocument.ps1 -SourcePath E:\Temp\MyDocument.doc

Convert a single document to Word default format

Note

THIS CODE IS MADE AVAILABLE AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ENTIRE
RISK OF THE USE OR THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THIS CODE REMAINS WITH THE USER.

Credits

Written by: Thomas Stensitzki

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