Office Converter Pack Available as a Separate Download

The Office File Converter Pack for Office 2003 is now available as a separate download from the Office Resource Kit toolset. End users can now install the converter pack without having to install the entire Office 2003 Resource Kit toolset, and they can apply the converters to computers running the Microsoft® Windows® 98 operating system.

 Note   For a list of the converters available in the converter pack, installation instructions, and optional file conversion methods you can use without installing the converter pack, see the Office Converter Pack topic.

The converter pack is a collection of file converters and filters useful for computing environments that include mixed versions of Microsoft Office, including Office for the Macintosh, and third-party productivity applications.

Toolbox     The Office File Converter Pack is a self-extracting executable file (Oconvpck.exe) and is available as a download. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page.

Installing the Office File Converter Pack

If you are an end user, you install the converter pack by downloading it to a folder on your computer's hard disk drive, browsing to the file by using Windows Explorer, and double-clicking Oconvpck.exe.

If you are an Office administrator, you can distribute the files in the method outlined below.

Create a server share for the install package

Oconvpck.exe is an IExpress package that automatically installs the converters from compressed files. To extract the files from the package without starting an installation, you use two command-line options, /T and /C. The /T option instructs the IExpress package what permanent folder to use to store the package files. The /C option instructs the IExpress package to not attempt to install the files, but to extract them to the folder specified by /T.

For example:

OCONVPCK.EXE /T:<myfolder> /C

Replace <myfolder> with the server and share path you want to use (such as \\myserver\myshare); it must be a complete path, not a relative path. It is recommended that you enclose the string with double quotation marks. When this command line is executed, the IExpress package will copy the files into the provided share (assuming the share exists before you attempt the extraction).

Once the files are on the share, you can send users the following command line to install the files, using an e-mail message or other means of distribution:


You can include other command-line options, as might be required by your organization, such as /q for a quiet install.

Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003