Document Converter

Developer: RootRise Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 112.7 MB - Download


Document Converter offers to batch convert various document file formats into Microsoft Office formats, OpenOffice formats and RTF. Easy to use and robust Document Converter is very helpful to convert old or unsupported document formats on Mac OS into newer well known supported document formats.

Do you receive old or unsupported documents as email attachments on you mac? Are you switched from Windows to Mac and found plenty of files not opening on your Mac? Do you have lots of old format files and wants to migrate all to newer formats? The easiest way to circumvent these problems is to convert all such files to either Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, xls, xlsx), OpenOffice documents (.odt, .odp, .ods) or RTF files using Document Converter.


• Converts following word processor document formats into Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx), OpenOffice document (.odt) and RTF.
- Microsoft Word Document (.doc, .docx)
- Microsoft Works Word (.wps)
- OpenOffice Write Document (.odt, .ott, .fodt, .sxw, .stw, .sxg)
- Plain text files (.txt, .text, .log, .xml, to name a few)
- Source code files (.m, .mm, .c, .cpp, .h, .java, to name a few)
- Script code text files (.sh, csh, .py, .php, to name a few)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- WordPerfect 1-11 (.wpd, .wp)
- Lotus Word document
- ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document (.cwk)
- AbiWord document
- Hangul 97 word processor document
- HanMac Word-K/J
- LightWayText for Mac 4.5
- WriteNow document and more

• Converts following presentation formats into Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (.ppt, .pptx) and OpenOffice Impress presentation (.odp)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.ppt, .pptx)
- OpenOffice Impress Presentation (.odp, .otp, . fodp, .sdd, .sti, .sxi) and more

• Converts following spreadsheet formats into Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls, .xlsx) and OpenOffice Calc worksheet (.odt).
- Microsoft Excel Workbook (.xls, .xlsx)
- OpenOffice Calc Spreadsheet (.ods, .ots, .sxc, .stc, .uos)
- Lotus 1-2-3 Worksheet file (.wk1, .wk2, .123)
- Microsoft Works Spreadsheet (.wks)
- Quattro Pro 6
- OpenOffice Formula file (.odf)
- ClarisWorks/AppleWorks spreadsheet and database document (.cwk)
- Comma Separated Values text file (.csv) and more

• Retains complete layout, images and graphics into converted target format.

• Very flexible options to add files into conversion list. Simply Drag & Drop into list or Right click Open With in Finder or Drop on "Document Converter" application to add files for export beside direct Add File/Folder buttons.

• An advance option to maintain source directory hierarchy at destination with converted files in respective folders. While conversion Document Converter automatically creates intermediate directories of source file path in target folder with converted formats.

• Source as destination folder to output documents beside original document in same folder on your computer.

• Options to keep original file creation and modification date in converted files.

Note: The “Document Converter" is a standalone application running natively to convert documents into targeted format securely right on your computer, you don’t need internet connection or to install any third party application or plugin to convert a document.


Release Notes:

- Added support to convert ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Database documents into spreadsheet formats.
- Improved conversion for ClarisWorks/AppleWorks(.cwk) formats.
- New options to keep original file creation and modification date in converted files.
- [Fixed] Random cause of fail conversion when “Source as destination folder” destination path option selected.
- Other improvements.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by Gerry (UK)

Finally, AppleWorks files restored! - I had some old AppleWorks files (probably version 5 if not earlier) and before buying the software, I contacted the developer to ask if he’d try converting one of the files before I invested in the software. He replied by return, I sent the file, and moments later, it was converted! Have now used it on the rest. Worth every cent just to recover a series of family trees that span two hemispheres and around 10 generations of family history. The developer is very responsive, and I appreciated his help. The conversions do need a little editing (text boxes need re-sizing, or fonts down-sizing) but that’s a minor inconvenience and I don’t think there’s anything can be done about that (fonts have changed over the years). I heartily recommend.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 1.1
Review by Marc on a Mac

Does not convert Apple Works or Claris files - When converting old (1995) Apple Works or Claris Works files into word documents, those documents did not open properly in Word. The error message reads: “The Open XML file [name of document] cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details, Unspecified error, Location: 2” Sigh.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by Beaupeap

Document Converter - My computer is a IMAC, and operating systems upgrades had cost me the ability to open my hundreds of cwk files. After searching the ‘Net, I found the Document Converter at the Apple Apps Store, only $9.99! After downloading it, unfortunately, it would not convert cwk files to rtf. But fear not . . . After notifying the manufacturer, RootRiseTech.Com, of my problem, they walked me through the step-by-step solution to the problem, which was a problem on my computer, and not their software. And they responded to my help request the very same day! This app is very simple to use, and is amazingly fast in converting files. Well worth the price! There was a second problem a week or so later, seemed to be the same error message. I contacted the manufactuer, and they found the problem to once again was mainly associated with my computer, related to where the converted file would be placed. Couple of days later, they came out with a updated version that fixed the conflict with my computer. These people have a great product, and immediate response to your problems from their tech department. I highly recommend this Document Converter!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.2
Review by Marin Tom

Like a hot knife through butter! - As a long time Mac user, but no “techie”, I had to deal with old .cwk file formats in a Yosemite age. Hundreds of .cwk files were dead as doornails to me until I bought Document Converter a few days ago. Intuitive and easy to use; letters and spreadsheets are quickly translated, either as single files or batches, into current and once again readable and useable spreadsheets. I regained my “Archives” as a reliable resource and am delighted to have bought Document Converter, a very useful and well polished application. TGL v.1.2 September 28. 2015

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.2
Review by Philotheos1

Excellent application, better than Data Viz - So I have tons of old files going back to 1987. I have tried over the years (once in 2004, once in 2009) to use DataViz MacLink Plus to migrate the files. The results were spotty and I lost the original creation date of the files when it upgraded. I used Document converter to convert a bunch of old Office files. It handled Word and Excel incredibly well. It had trouble now and then with Powerpoint losing formatting on idiosycratic graphics. Naturally it couldn't open the old Microsoft Chart files and didn't handle some early MacWrite files - however - using Basilisk II I was able to access some of these odds and ends. My suggestion is to point it to a directory and run it - then double check the results before deleting the old files. Note you need to add the proper extensions to some files for it to recognize them. Thus armed with Renamer (a handy utility that easily adds file extensions) and this application I saved hours of opening files and resaving them. I really can't understand the review that complains about the lack of documentation. You don't need it. The interface is well designed. The results were superior to MacLinkPlus and the price is a fraction of what I paid for that back in the day. Worth it.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.2
Review by RAGarden

of limited utility - not a lot of help for this Macintosh user not intuitive enough, nor well enough documented for a lot of complex information; i.e., a steep learning curve

Found helpful by 2 out of 5 people
Version 1.2
Review by Grabauski

Not only for legacy files - While I purchased this app about a year ago to convert old Word 1, WriteNow, and Claris Works files and it has done fantastically with all of those, I have also found that it does a far better job of converting NeoOffice/Open Office .odt and .ott files than saving them as .docx in NeoOffice and opening them in Word does. It is superior to what the performance of my no-longer-suported DataViz MacLink Plus was and is so reasonably priced that I truly never thought that would be the case when I first bought it…but it was so reasonably priced that I bought it anyway and am amazed every time I open it by just how good it is for how little I spent!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people