Word Transformation

Office Server Document Converter V7.2 converts Microsoft Word 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 docx files, doc files created with Microsoft Word 97 to 2003, and xml (WordML format) files created with Microsoft Word 2003 into PDF or SVG. This version also supports conversions to JPEG or PNG or TIFF or Multi-page TIFF.

Transformation Specification

MS Word Document

Office Server Document Converter V7.2 supports:

  • Documents with ".doc" and ".dot" extensions created with:
    Microsoft Word 97 for Windows
    Microsoft Word 98 for Windows
    Microsoft Word 2000
    Microsoft Word 2002
    Microsoft Word 2003
    Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition
    Microsoft Word 2001 for Macintosh
    Microsoft Word X
    Microsoft Word 2004 for Macintosh
    Microsoft Office Word 2007
    Microsoft Office Word 2010
    Microsoft Office Word 2013
    Microsoft Office Word 2016
    Microsoft Office Word 2019
  • Documents with ".xml" extension (WordML format) created with:
    Microsoft Word 2003
  • Document with ".docx" and ".docm" and ".dotx" and "dotm" extensions created with:
    Microsoft Office Word 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019

MS-RTF is not supported even if the extension is ".doc". Microsoft WordML created in MS 2007 is not currently supported even if the file has been converted to a WordML 2003.

Corresponding state for Word conversion

Office Server Document Converter V7.2 analyses the content created by Microsoft Word, and generates pages for print by simulating Word. Paper size, orientation and margins adopt the "Page Setup" of Word.
Paper size, margins, number of characters in a row, and number of rows in a page are addressed.
The following Microsoft Word formats are simulated.

  • Font in the body area
    (1) Font Size
    (2) Font Color
    (3) Character Spacing (Scale)
    (4) Underline style, Underline color
    (5) Strikethrough
    (6) Spacing
    (7) Bold/Italic
    (8) Font
    (9) Position
    (10) Superscript/Subscript
    (11) Small Caps/ All Caps
    (12) Hidden text
    (13) Justify full
    (14) Border around text
  • Paragraph
    (1) Indentation (Left, Right)
    (2) Indentation (First line)
    (3) Spacing (Before, After)
    (4) Alignment (Left, Centered, Right, Justified)
    (5) Bullets and Numbering
    (6) Line spacing
    (7) Border around paragraph
    (8) Asian typography
  • Table
    (1) Merge of cells
    (2) Nest
    (3) Border (Width, Style, Color), Shading of cell
    (4) Row height
    (5) Alignment in cell
    (6) Heading rows repeat
    (7) Format text box/ Layout
    (8) Wrap text in cell
    (9) Fit text in cell
    (10) Vertical alignment
    (11) Text in vertical mode
  • Columns
  • Header/Footer
  • Footnote/ Endnote
  • Vertical Writing
  • AutoShape, Graphic
    (1) Graphic
    (2) AutoShape
    (3) Text box
    (4) Z-order of Shapes
    (5) Trimming
    (6) Fill color
    (7) Vertical writing in text box
    (8) Table in text box
    (9) WordArt
    (10) Create drawing canvas
  • Others
    (1) Fields including a field result (Outputs only a result)
    (2) EQ Field - Ruby
    (3) EQ Field - Combine Characters
    (4) EQ Field - Justify Full in Word 97/98
    (5 EQ Field - Enclose Characters, Horizontal in Vertical)
  • Mirror Margins, 2 page per sheet, Book fold, Gutter position (Gutter position Top/Left is not a variable)
  • Page Border
  • Outline Level (Converts to bookmark hierarchy when converting to PDF as an option)

Restrictions and Limitations

Common restrictions for doc (MS-Word 97-2003), docx (MS-Word 2007-2019)

  • Line height might not be set correctly.
  • Hyphenation will not be outputted.
  • In MS Office, if the font specified for a character doesn't have a corresponding glyph, it might be substituted by another suitable font.These substitutions are not done with this product.
  • Documents containing WMF/EMF that were created in earlier versions of MS Office 95, and saved again in later versions of MS Office 97, might not convert.
  • Embedded and linked objects of OLE cannot be displayed, unless the display information is embedded in the document.
  • A long character string of tens of thousands of characters without the linefeed (CRLF) might fail to convert.
  • Object/text shadows and 3-D effects are not supported.
  • Line Gradation in a figure is not supported.
  • When an image is pasted and various effects are given, effects will be disregarded and the image will be outputted in the original color scheme.
  • "Tight" and "Through" in Text Wrapping around an object are outputted as the same as "Square".
  • Some line styles in character borders, column borders, tables, cells and page borders are not supported.
  • Page border colors are not supported.
  • The AutoFit function of a table is not fully supported.
  • "Track Changes" is not supported. The final edition will be converted.
  • Balloons for Comments and Track Changes are not supported. They are converted without showing the balloon text.
  • The position of a shape in a vertical writing document will not convert correctly.
  • WordML files created with MS Office 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 saved in the compatibility mode as 2003 files are not supported.
  • ActiveX controls cannot be displayed. (It might if the information for display is embedded in the document.)
  • "Picture Styles" are not supported. Images will be outputted without the specified picture style.
  • "Shadow", "Reflection", "Glow", "Soft Edges", "3-D Format", and "3-D Rotation" in the "Picture Effects" section are not supported. Images will be outputted without the specified picture effects.
  • Only a single filled color is effective with "Text Effects" in the "Font" section; transparency will be ignored.
  • Footnote reference characters might not convert correctly.
  • The line or page break position might differ from the original.
  • Text box links are not supported.
  • The shape in the column or the shape placed above the anchor might not convert correctly.
  • Some of the transformed text in WordArt might not be reproduced.
  • Image Control (Grayscale, Black and white and Washout) are not supported.

Restrictions for doc (MS-Word 97-2003)

  • Vertical alignment (center, bottom) of text in a text box is not supported.
  • "Widow/Orphan control", "Keep lines together" and "Keep with next" of the paragraph setting are not supported.
  • Boundary lines of a column gap are not supported.
  • Combined characters are outputted with standard letter size in one line.
  • Character shading and borders in a text box are not supported.
  • Cell spacing in a table is not supported.
  • FirstSaved documents cannot be converted.
  • Tate-chu-yoko (Horizontal-in-Vertical Settings) might not convert correctly.
  • Outside borders of an image are not supported.

Restrictions for docx (MS-Word 2007-2019)

  • Double-leaved printing, facing page, book and binding margin in page settings are not supported.
  • Ruby, combined letters (ligatures), tate-chu-yoko (Horizontal-in-Vertical Settings), etc. inserted by the EQ field might not convert correctly.
  • [Format Text Effects] and [Format Shape]
    • When you select [Gradient fill] - [Type - Path] in the Format Shape dialog in Office2007/2010/2013/2016/2019(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), the converted result shows the same as when you select [Gradient fill] - [Type - Rectangular].
    • When you specify [Gradient fill] - [Transparency] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016/2019(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), it will be ignored and the converted result shows only as 0%.
    • When you specify [Gradient fill] - [Rotate with shape] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016/2019(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), it will be ignored and the converted result shows the same as when it is unchecked.
    • When you specify [Picture or texture fill] - [Tiling Option] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016/2019(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), all settings of the option will be ignored and converted as [Scale X : 100%] and [Scale Y : 100%]
    • When you specify [Picture or texture fill] and a picture is specified, the shape of the picture will be replaced with a rectangle.
    • The specification of [Slide background fill] will be ignored.
    • [3-D Format] and [3-D Rotation] are not supported. They are converted as if they were not specified.
    • When you specify [Text Box] - [Autofit], the size of the text may not be reproduced correctly.
    • [Picture or texture fill] and [Gradient fill] specified for filling color of text are disregarded.
    • All the specifications for Text Outline are disregarded.
  • The size and attributes of math equations may not convert correctly.
  • The arrangement of shapes and characters, attributes in [SmartArt] may not convert correctly.
  • Shapes and attributes (such as Cap type) added in Office 2007-2019 may not convert accurately.
  • When a figure is specified to be rotated or cropped, the Flip (reversal of right to left or the top to bottom) feature is disregarded.
  • When an image is specified as the background of a figure, even if rotation is specified, the background image will not rotate.
  • Transparency in a figure is disregarded.
  • Stylized text created by Office 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 WordArt might not be outputted correctly.
  • When an image is pasted on a figure, even if rotation is specified to the figure, the image will not rotate.
  • When [Picture fill] and an image are simultaneously specified as the background of a figure, only the image becomes effective.
  • ActiveX controls cannot be displayed. (If the information for display is embedded in the document, it might display.)
  • Images created using [Draw] - [Pen] Gallery added in Office 2019 will be output as substitute images. Line color, line thickness, size, etc. may be different from Office display.
  • See also Limitations in the conversions from the MS-Excel Charts to know about the limitation of MS-Excel Charts.
  • Functions added by subscription in Microsoft Office 2016 etc. are currently not supported.
  • altChunk (Imported External Contents) is not supported.