Main menu - File - Search... - tab Converter


Activating the menu item "File → Search..." or the shortcut "Ctrl+F" opens the "Search files/folders" dialog.


The tab "Converter" is only activated for FreeCommander donators.


Under the tab "Converter" different file extensions (in the column "filter") may be assigned to different converters (in the column "program").

In the above example, files with the extensions "doc", "docx", "xls" and "xlsx" are assigned to the converter "xdoc2txt.exe".

Converters are programs that display pure unformatted text from formatted text files.

Examples for formatted text files are: DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTM, HTML, PDF, XLS, XLSX, XML, PPT, HLP.


If (within a search) the contents of a file should be searched, the list in the tab "Converter" is processed from the first converter to the last. To search the text, the file is opened with the first checked converter that is assigned to a matching filter. If no converter matches, FreeCommander tries to open the file and search the contents without converter.



Editing the list of filters and programs

The following buttons are available for editing the list of filters and converter programs:

  • :        add new converter (row)
  • :        edit the filter in the highlighted row
  • :        delete the highlighted row
  • :        move the highlighted row up
  • :        move the highlighted row down

Program

The input field "Program" specifies the converter which should be assigned to the filter in the highlighted row. The converter program can either be enter (including path), or selected by activating the button or the F4 key. The following menu items are offered in the shown selection menu:

  • Seek progam
    Opens the "Open" dialog; the current program is highlighted.
  • Start drive (%FcSrcDrive%)
    The drive from which FreeCommander was started.
  • Start folder (%FcSrcPath%)
    The folder from which FreeCommander was started.

The actual values for the wild cards %FcSrcDrive% and %FcSrcPath% are found under the main menu item "Help About..."

Parameter

The input field "Parameter" specifies any parameters required for the program in the highlighted row. The parameters can either be enter, or selected and inserted at the cursor position by activating the button or the F4 key. The following menu items are offered in the shown selection menu:

  • Source file full name    %ConvertSourceFile%
  • Target file full name    %ConvertTargetFile%