In a SharePoint library I have about 200 Word (.doc) documents. With Aspose.words for SharePoint can I convert all these to .docx as a one-time operation? Replace the original files but keep the version history? Thanks,
Thanks for your inquiry. Sure, please read the following article that outlines how to convert all files in a folder:
I hope, this helps.
That looks very promising. But doesn’t answer my question entirely…
Let say I have 500 .doc files spread over several folders, having different content types and metadata. I don’t want to move the files to a different folder and I don’t want to the converted files to reside next to the original. But instead in-place convert them to *.docx, replace the original but retaining versions and metadata.
Is this possible? What would happen if I restore an earlier version (when the file was still *.doc)? Are all the earlier versions converted as well?
Thanks for your inquiry. DOC and DOCX are two different file formats. DOC is a proprietary binary format while DOCX is a XML-based format. When you convert a DOC file to DOCX format using Aspose.Words, it doesn’t replace the original DOC with the DOCX; however, it creates a new DOCX file in the destination folder. Secondly, I am afraid, Aspose.Words for SharePoint currently does not support copying metadata from the source document to the converted document. I linked your request to the appropriate issue (WORDSSP-3) in our defect database. You will be notified when it is resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience.