N/APosted on - 06/24/2014
How can I create a Mac OS X (10.9.3) Automator script or workflow that will allow me to open MS Word (2004) files (.doc) and save them as MS Word (2011) files? I have perhaps several thousand files in many different folders. Is there a way to drag a folder onto some window and tell it to open them all or one at a time and save them as .docx files? I've been working for hours and still have thousands to go. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Frank
Automator script to save MS Word files to newer version
I found a workflow that can help you mass convert .doc files to .docx format but unfortunately because of the recent updates to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac the workflow was broken and no longer works. But since you only want to mass convert .doc files to .docx format, there is a website that allows file conversion of these formats.
Visit Convert Your Documents To DOCX. It is a free online conversion site where you can convert a .doc file or select multiple .doc files and convert them to .docx format. I’ve already tried it with a .doc document I have and it successfully converts it to .docx. To make sure the site didn’t insert something to the file, I checked the file with Norton Internet Security 2014 and the file is clean.
This is one great way of mass converting all your .doc files to .docx without even installing something on your computer. You can do the conversion by just using your web browser. You can also upload all your files to Dropbox and select the files from there.