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Enable document converters for a Web application

Office 2007

Updated: July 24, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-07-24

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

ImportantImportant:

At the minimum, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group to complete this procedure.

Enable document converters for a Web application

Use this procedure to enable document converters for a Web application. These document converters will be used by all site collections within the Web application.

To enable document converters for a Web application

  1. On the top link bar of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, under External Service Connections, click Document conversions.

  3. In the Web Application section, verify that the Web application you want is selected. If it is not, in the Web Application section, on the Web Application menu, click Change Web Application. Next, on the Select Web Application page, click the Web application for which you want to configure general settings.

  4. In the Enable Document Conversions section, choose Yes to enable document conversions for the site. By default, No is selected.

  5. In the Load Balancer Server section, select a server from the drop-down list. By default, None is selected.

  6. In the Conversion Schedule section, specify a schedule for how frequently the Document Conversion timer job should run.

  7. In the Converter Settings section, click one of the following:

    • Customize "From InfoPath Form to Web Page" (xml into html)

    • Customize "From Word Document to Web Page" (docx into html)

    • Customize "From Word Document with Macros to Web Page" (docm into html)

    • Customize "From XML to Web Page" (xml into html)

  8. On the Document Converter Settings page, in the Converter Settings section, do any of the following:

    • To disable the document converter, clear the Make this document converter available for all document libraries on the server check box. By default, this box is checked.

    • To change the amount of time until a document conversion times-out, type a number in the Time-out length (seconds) box. By default, this field is set to 300.

    • To change the number of retries, type a number in the Maximum retries box. By default, this number is set to 3.

    • To specify the maximum size of a file that the converter will handle, type a number in the Maximum file size (in KB) box. By default, this field is empty.

  9. Click OK.

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