Configure the document-to-page converters

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:


At the minimum, you must be a member of the Site Administrators SharePoint group to complete this procedure.

Configure the document-to-page converters

Use this procedure to configure the document-to-page converters for a site collection.

To configure the document-to-page converters

  1. Starting at the top-level site of a site collection, click Site Actions, point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.


    If you do not see additional items when you point to Site Settings, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Galleries section, click Site content types, and then click the content type for which you want to define the conversion settings.

  3. On the Site Content Type page, in the Settings section, click Manage document conversions for this content type.


    If document conversions have not been enabled for the Web application, a warning message will be displayed. To enable document conversions, see Enable document converters for a Web application.

  4. Select the converters that you want to use for this content type. By default, all converters are selected. Clear the check boxes for any converters that you do not want to use for this content type.

  5. Click Apply to save your selections, and then click Configure next to the converter that you want to configure.



  6. If the content type inherits settings from a parent content type, you can choose to inherit those conversion settings or to define unique conversion settings. To specify unique settings, click Define unique settings for this content type.


    This option is not available for root content types, such as Document.

  7. If you are configuring document conversions for XML files or Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 forms, you see one of the following fields. If you are configuring conversion settings for Microsoft Office Word 2007, skip to the next step.

    • For Office InfoPath 2007 forms, click Browse to locate the Office InfoPath 2007 form template (.xsn file) that you want to use to convert forms of this content type. For information about creating form templates, see Introduction to form templates and forms (\&clcid=0x40).

      Then, in the View list, select the form template view (an .xsl file) that you want to use to display the form data. If the form template contains multiple views, they appear in this drop-down list. For information about views in form templates, see Introduction to views (\&clcid=0x40).


      The form template that you specify here is different from the form template that is associated with a form library and that is used to create forms in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    • For XML files, click Browse to locate the XSL stylesheet (.xsl file) that you want to use to convert XML files of this content type.

  8. In the Page layout list, select a page layout to use for converting documents of this content type.


    A page layout determines where field controls and Web Parts appear on a Web page. There are several to choose from, and they are the same page layouts that you see when you create a new page in a publishing site in Office SharePoint Server 2007. For more information, see Work with pages Work with pages in a publishing site (

  9. In the Field for converted document contents list, select the field where you want the body contents of the document to be placed. The fields in the list are based on the page layout you selected in the previous step. For example, if you chose Article page with image on left, you see the Page, Image, and Style fields in the list.

  10. In the Field for CSS styles list, specify whether you want to keep the style definitions associated with the document or remove those style definitions so that the CSS associated with the page layout can be used. Do one of the following:

    • To remove the styles from the converted document, click Remove CSS <styles> section from the converted HTML.

    • To keep the text styles, click Store CSS <styles> section from the converted HTML in the following field, then select the field in which to apply the cascading style sheet (such as Style Definitions). This option is selected by default.


    Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes a CSS file named rca.css that is located in the Style Library and that is associated with the default page layout (Article page with body only). This CSS file already contains several default style names in Office Word 2007 (like Heading1, Heading2, and Heading3). You can use these styles and create new ones in the CSS file so that you can better manage the look and feel of the generated Web pages, making them consistent across the Web site.

  11. In the Location section, specify a default location for the Web pages generated from the documents. You can prevent users from choosing a different location than the one you specify here. Do one or more of the following:

    • To specify a default location, select the Set a default site for creating pages check box. Then click Browse to choose the location.

    • To prevent users from choosing a different location, select the Do not allow users to change this setting when they create pages check box.


    The site that you select (and the sites that your users select if you enable this) must have publishing features enabled. For more information, see Enable publishing features.

  12. In the Processing section, you can specify whether the conversion takes place immediately while the user waits, or you can specify that the conversion takes place in the background while the user returns to the document library to perform other tasks. You can also prevent users from changing this setting when they convert documents. Do one of the following:

    • To have document conversion take place immediately (high priority), click Create pages one at a time. This option is selected by default.

    • To start the conversion in the background (low priority), click Create pages in the background.

    • To prevent users from changing this setting, select the Do not allow users to change this setting when they create pages check box.


    Another way to get to this document conversion settings page is to click the Configure Converter Settings link that is displayed at the top of the Create Page From Document page, which you see when you convert documents to Web pages. This link is especially useful for updating conversion settings after you've started converting documents.