This document conversion and formatting program allow batch conversion of documents using the converters included in Microsoft Word 7.0 or higher or an external program of your choice. On the converted documents you can set parameters as page, paragraph, font setup, so you can standardize all your documents in a single step. It is also possible to use the program for standardization on documents already in Word format, skipping the conversion part. Both the input and output format are selectable
The use of WordConvs with an external converter program can be useful when the conversion program has not batch capability or don't allow to scan subdirectories or/and to process hidden files, as WordConv has these capabilities.
It is useful also when the converter has not an included mechanism to test the completeness of the conversion. Some converters in case of errors in input file truncate the conversion without any kind of indication. In case of processing of a large number of file this can be dangerous as you believe that the results are good whereas you can have as result truncated documents (only partially converted). To test, also if not in a secure way, this case, a program has been inserted which count the words, lines, and characters of the input document. As MsWord has internally the possibility to count them in the output document, it is possible to compare these counters. The input file counters are only an row approximation as only managing the formatting of the input document it is possible to have a good count. A program included in the setup counts words, lines and characters with a variable level of accuracy of the result, depending on the format of the document. For this reason the possibility to set the threshold of percent difference that give rise to a warning message, has been inserted, as well as the possibility to choose which of the 3 available counters to use. If you have a more accurate counting program you have the possibility to use it.