WinCvt

Overview

WinCvt is a suite designed to assist in interaction with Windows converters. Windows converters (also referred to as office converters) are the .cvt files which allow one application to open or save files from a completely foreign format. WinCvt consists of a shared DLL for writing applications which use converters, documentation, a converter wizard, command line conversion, converter installer, file type detector and converter interrogator.

Screenshot of converter wizard

Downloads

Precompiled Binary installer
wincvt-0.4.0-win32-installer.exe
Precompiled Binary installer (debug version)
wincvt-0.4.0-win32-installer-debug.exe
Source code
wincvt-0.4.0.zip

System Requirements

To run WinCvt, you need Windows 95 or NT 4 or newer.

To compile from source, you need Visual C++, version 4 or newer. Notably, gcc is not currently supported; you can help accelerate gcc support by lending a hand and sending a patch.

Build instructions

  1. Open a command prompt to your version of Visual C++ and set up your environment.
  2. Unpack and enter the WinCvt source tree.
  3. Most of the time, just run "build" or "build help". If that doesn't work right for you...
  4. Define which version of Visual C++ you are using in the MSC_VER environment variable:
    For this version of Visual C++Use this compiler version
    Visual C++ 4.xMSC_VER=1000
    Visual C++ 5MSC_VER=1100
    Visual C++ 6MSC_VER=1200
    Visual C++ .NETMSC_VER=1300
    Visual C++ .NET 2003MSC_VER=1310
    Visual C++ 2005MSC_VER=1400
    Visual C++ 2008MSC_VER=1500
  5. Type:
    NMAKE /f Makefile.w32 help
    for options. In most cases, default settings are sufficient. If you are using the standard edition or Visual C++ toolkit, you may wish to define the MSC_ED value as well.

Resources

Software Development Kit for 16-Bit and 32-Bit Text Converters
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/GC1039.EXE
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&DisplayLang=en
Office File Converter Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf196df0-70e5-4595-8a98-370278f40c57&DisplayLang=en
Works 6.0 Converter for Works and Word Users
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b9e11e83-f51b-4977-b572-8c042df802c1&DisplayLang=en
Works 2000 Converter for Word 97/2000 Users
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32e7205a-3880-4416-9260-57a96c8a9a76&DisplayLang=en
Works Converter for Import/Export of Works Word Processor (.wps) Documents (Works 4.x)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b16eb3c-6df6-4545-89ff-05c627fba36b&DisplayLang=en
Word 97/2000 Converter for Word 6 and 95 Users (Windows 32-bit Operating Systems)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=20e0d0d4-0935-44e8-b960-1f0984aaef4e&DisplayLang=en
Word 6.0/7.0 32-bit Converter
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=18295ce9-d367-4286-b44e-d76c87d4cd1e&DisplayLang=en
Works 2000
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/Wp2krtf.exe
Word 97/2000 Import converter
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/Wrd97cnv.exe
Word converter for works for windows
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/WORDCONV.EXE
Supplemental Converters Microsoft Word 97
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/WDSUPCNV.EXE
Ami Pro 3.0 Converter for Microsoft Word for Windows
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/GC1064.EXE
Updated 32-bit Microsoft Word 6.0/7.0 Converter
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/MSWRD32.EXE
WordPerfect Converter for Microsoft Word for Windows NT
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/GC1183.EXE
Supplemental WordPerfect 5.x and 6.x Converters Kit
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/WPCNV.EXE

Links

malsmith's home
http://malsmith.kyabram.biz/

Contact us

Please send all feedback, bug reports and suggestions to wincvt-devel@lists.sourceforge.net.