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How to Batch Convert DOCX Files to TXT Format with textutil in Mac OS X

Feb 20, 2014 - 4 Comments
DOCX files

The Mac includes a fantastic command line tool called textutil which allows for quick text file format conversions, translating almost any text or word document type into another. We’ve discussed textutil for a variety of uses, but typically it has been for one-off conversions of a specific file into a new file type. This time … Read More

Convert Font Family and Text Size of a Document from the Command Line

Jul 8, 2011 - Leave a Comment
Convert font and text size of a document

In addition to being able to convert TXT files to RTF or other filetypes, you can use textutil to convert the font family and font size of a document from the command line. The syntax for doing this is: textutil -convert filetype -font fontfamily -fontsize ## filename.txt For example, to convert file.txt to an RTF … Read More

Convert a Text File to RTF, HTML, DOC, and more via Command Line

Jul 6, 2011 - 9 Comments

The command line tool textutil allows you to quickly convert text files to many other useful formats. The command syntax you’ll want to use is: textutil -convert filetype filename Conversion options are txt, rtf, rtfd, html, doc, docx, odt, wordml, and webarchive, here’s sample syntax converting a text file named test.txt to an rtf: textutil … Read More

Convert DOCX to DOC for Free with your Mac

Sep 22, 2010 - 20 Comments

If you need to convert a .docx file to .doc, don’t pay for one of the many conversion sites or utilities out there. Your Mac has the ability to handle the file conversion entirely on it’s own already built in, and it’s completely free, no downloads or third party software is required. To convert the … Read More

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