What is Docx2Rtf?
Docx2Rtf is a freeware file converter for MS Word 2007 Docx and OpenOffice Sxw and Odt files. You do not need OpenOffice or Office 2007 to be installed for the program to work. Word 2007 Docx files (*.docx; *.dotx) and OpenOffice files (*.sxw,*.odt) will be converted to richtext (rtf) format with partial formatting and images. Docx2Rtf isn't perfect in what it can retrieve from these files, but it does a decent job of retrieving your basic information. While you are converting these documents, Docx2Rtf will show you a page by page layout of what was retrieved and let you send it to your printer. Docx2Rtf can also convert those Word 2007 and OpenOffice documents to PDF format! Docx2Rtf also allows you to view most common graphic file formats. Version 3.4 even allows you to extract text (if available) from pdf files!
MS Works (*.wps) files are now supported in v2.9. Docx2Rtf and our own QwikChange may very well be the only software programs besides Microsoft products that can open and convert MS Works (*.wps) documents! In fact, Docx2Rtf and QwikChange were able to load more MS Works files that MS Word 2007!
Multi-language interface now available! See languages below. Recent changes now include support for underlined and italic text in Office 2007 and OpenOffice files. The latest version also displays a printer selection dialog before printing.
You can now re-arrange/delete pages! Version 3.6 allows you to re-arrange pages using the buttons at the bottom of the main screen or by using drag and drop in the thumbnail window. Also introduced in v3.6 was the ability for the NW Docx Converter to check our site and see if a newer version is available for download.
You can now run Docx2Rtf from the command line. There should be a space between the command line switches (-a or -f) and the file or folder you wish to convert.
ie: Docx2Rtf -a "C:\My Document to convert\" test.docx
Docx2Rtf -a "C:\My Document to convert\" test.odt
The above command line would cause Docx2Rtf to 'automatically' convert the designated file "C:\My Document to convert.docx" to "C:\My Document to convert.rtf"
If the file you want converted has a space in the path, you would need to enclose the file name in double quotes as indicated above.
You can convert an entire folder of documents at once (-f switch) with the following command:
Docx2Rtf -f "C:\My Folder to convert"
The above command line would convert all docx files to rtf in the designated folder. If the folder you want converted has a space in the path, you would need to enclose the path name in double quotes as indicated above.
If you would like to convert other file types to rtf, you will need to add the file extension to the command line like this:
Docx2Rtf -f "C:\My Folder to convert" odt
The above command line would convert all odt files found in the designated folder to rtf.
If you would like to convert a folder of files to pdf, you will need to add both file extensions to the command line like this:
Docx2Rtf -f "C:\My Folder to convert" odt pdf
Docx2Rtf -f "C:\My Folder to convert" docx pdf
The above command lines would convert all odt or docx files found in the designated folder to pdf.
After they stacked the table by bringing in voting members that are in their back pocket, it looks like we will now have two different xml formats that will be an ISO standard - the worldwide standard Oasis and Microsoft's OpenXML. Unfortunately, this means that customers that have purchased the 'Office 2007' product may be stuck with an orphaned format. Why? Because Office 2007's default save format is not the same as the "official" ECMA OOXML that was submitted to ISO. That OOXML format that is used in 'Office 2007' right now is dead and will most likely be replaced with the new format, unless Microsoft decides it wont bother implementing what comes out of the ISO process. At this point, no one even knows what the final OpenXML will actually look like in the next few days or weeks!
It looks like Microsoft has managed to push its OOXML format through to becoming an ISO Standard. Read more here. Now the big question is: Will they change the format of Office 2007 documents to comply with their own standard?