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Posted by dcgreatrex  · 26-01-2014 - 13:31

Hi PHPdocx,

I have currently installed phpdocx pro trial and am willing to purchase the pro+ edition on the basis that is is able to do one additional functionality.

Is it possible to convert a .doc file to .docx? I do not have access to the server in order to install OO or libreoffice in order to do this. In a previous post you mentioned to another user that it is possible with the use of a macro and gave the following link:

As I am unfamiliar with this funtion do you have any sample code to demonstrate how to complete this function so that I can test it on my domain before purchasing? If not code, then could you please provide more descriptive instructions?





Posted by jorgelj  · 27-01-2014 - 09:24


You have two options to transform DOC to DOCX:

· Use a macro, but this do the transformation after the document is opened with Word. It runs the macro and transform the document.

· Use the conversion plugin, but you need a server where you can install the program. This is the recommended solution.


Posted by dcgreatrex  · 27-01-2014 - 11:43


Thank you for the advice. I will look into gaining server access and then go down the route of conversion plug-in.

Thanks for your advice.


Posted by kinguk  · 01-03-2014 - 13:54

So which version do I need to purchase to be able to convert doc to docx?


Posted by jorgelj  · 03-03-2014 - 09:18


You need the conversion plugin that is included in PRO+, Corporate and Enterprise versions. The license depends on your domain and server.