Convert a group of Word documents to another format

When you need to convert several Microsoft Word documents into other formats, such as .html or .rtf files, you can you use the Batch Conversion Wizard to convert all the documents at once. Learn how to utilize this handy wizard.

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As you probably know, you can use File | Save As to convert documents from Word to another format, such as .html or .rtf files. But if you have several documents to convert, you can convert them all at once with the Batch Conversion Wizard.

For example, suppose you have six Word documents that you want customers to be able to access over the Web. To convert all six files to an HTML format, follow these steps:

  1. Save all six documents to a single folder.
  2. Open Word and go to File | New.
  3. In Word XP's New Document task pane, click General Templates under New From Template, and select the Other Documents tab. (In Word 2000, go to File | New, and select the Other Document tab from the New dialog box.)
  4. Double-click Batch Conversion Wizard.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose Convert From Word To Another Format, leave HTML Document as the default, and click Next.
  7. Specify the Source folder that contains the files you want to convert and the Destination folder where you want Word to place the converted files, and click Next.
  8. Select the files you want to convert, and click Next.
  9. Click Finish to begin the batch conversion.

You can also use the Batch Conversion Wizard to convert files you receive from other sources to Word documents.

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