we are looking for a automated way to convert the docX Files we produce into the older doc format.
Is it possible to save the open xml documents into the older format? I read about the office compatibilty pack, and the wordconv.exe.
But when i tried to use it with docx as input file and doc as output file, it didnt work?
Has anyone a idea or a possible solution to convert docx to doc in a automated way (prefered in a .net environment)?
Any help would be appreciated!
With best regards
You need to use Microsoft.Office.Interop.Office and Office assembly to convert the Docx file into Doc pro-grammatically. It's part of Visual studio 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Visual Studio Tools for Office\PIA\Office14'.
If you are looking for the tool to save your time then consider Aspose.Words. It is a high quality product that is fast, reasonably priced and accurate.
Thanks for the reply.
I think using the office interop dlls requires ms word installed on the system, right?
I have to add, that i require a solution for a webservice environment. So a batch file or sth. similar would be great, which doesnt require word installed.