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Old 11-06-2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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Word Documents - batch convert title property from file name

Hi,

Does anyone know of a way to batch convert a folder of word documents, setting the Title property from the filename?

OR.... is there any software that converts from Word to mobi/prc that uses the filename rather than the title property?

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Does anyone know of a way to batch convert a folder of word documents, setting the Title property from the filename?
I think you will need something that can automate word. Not really something you can do in a batch file.

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Hi,

Does anyone know of a way to batch convert a folder of word documents, setting the Title property from the filename?

OR.... is there any software that converts from Word to mobi/prc that uses the filename rather than the title property?

Thanks
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Yes if you know how to script in PERL. You can download an ActivePerl (free) it has a COM plugin in that allows

In windows 2000 and later you can use a tool called cscript, it's an interpreter that allows you to run code written in VBScript(basic) or JScript (javaScript)

To see how the Name/Author are set in VBA(basic) take a look at the source in the tool I wrote BookCreator


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Thanks for the replies.

I found something that works:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/cc163637.aspx

Luckily, I'm a .NET programmer already so could understand how to use this solution. It's basically an executable that runs on your machine - select a folder, set some options and hey presto... batch setting of title properties.

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Thanks for the replies.

I found something that works:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/cc163637.aspx

Luckily, I'm a .NET programmer already so could understand how to use this solution. It's basically an executable that runs on your machine - select a folder, set some options and hey presto... batch setting of title properties.

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Very nice,

Now its my turn to thank you for the link
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