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28 Supported File Formats

Digital Asset Mananager and Conversion products support a variety of file formats and conversion options, based on the type of file being converted and the method used for the conversion.

This section discusses these topics:

28.1 File Formats Converted by Outside In Technology

Outside In Technology is used by Inbound Refinery, PDF Export, and XML Converter.

28.1.1 Inbound Refinery

Inbound Refinery includes Outside In Image Export 8.3.2, which can be used for the following:

  • To create thumbnails of files. Thumbnails are small preview images of content.

  • To convert files to multi-page TIFF files, enabling users to view the files through standard web browsers with a TIFF viewer plugin.

28.1.2 PDF Conversion

PDF conversion includes Outside In, which can be used with WinNativeConverter on Windows to create PDF files of some content items. Using the native applicaton, Outside In is used to print the files to PostScript, and then the PostScript files are converted to PDF using the configured PostScript distiller engine.

The Convert to PDF using Outside In option is selected on the Primary Web-Viewable Rendition page. When using this option, PDF conversion requires only a PostScript distiller engine.

28.1.2.1 PDF Export

PDF Export uses Outside In to export files directly to PDF without needing to first print to PostScript. By exporting to PDF directly, the use of a third-party distiller engine is not necessary.

28.1.3 XML Converter

Inbound Refinery includes Outside In XML Export and Search Export 8.1.9, which can be used to convert files to XML. This includes support for the following versions of the FlexionDoc and SearchML schemas:

  • FlexionDoc 5.1

  • SearchML 3.1

28.1.4 Outside In Technology

This section lists the file formats that can be converted using Outside In Technology for PDF, XML, and Inbound Refinery on either Windows or UNIX. The file formats are organized into the following categories:

28.1.4.1 Word Processing Formats

The following word processing file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

ANSI Text

7 & 8 bit

ASCII Text

7 & 8 bit

DEC WPS Plus (DX)

Versions through 3.1

DEC WPS Plus (WPL)

Versions through 4.1

DisplayWrite 2 & 3 (TXT)

All versions

DisplayWrite 4 & 5

Versions through 2.0

DOS character set

All versions

EBCDIC

All versions

Enable

Versions 3.0, 4.0, and 4.5

First Choice

Versions through 3.0

Framework

Version 3.0

Hangul

Versions 97 and 2002

IBM FFT

All versions

IBM Revisable Form Text

All versions

IBM Writing Assistant

Version 1.01

JustSystems Ichitaro

Versions 4.x–6.x, 8.x–13.x, and 2004

JustWrite

Versions through 3.0

Legacy

Versions through 1.1

Lotus AMI/AMI Professional

Versions through 3.1

Lotus Manuscript

Version 2.0

Lotus Word Pro (non-Windows)

Versions SmartSuite 97, Millennium, and Millennium 9.6 (text only)

Lotus Word Pro (Windows)

Versions SmartSuite 96 and 97, Millennium, and Millennium 9.6

MacWrite II

Version 1.1

MASS11

Versions through 8.0

Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF)

All versions

Microsoft Word (DOS)

Versions through 6.0

Microsoft Word (Mac)

Versions 4.0–2004

Microsoft Word (Windows)

Versions through 2007

Microsoft WordPad

All versions

Microsoft Works (DOS)

Versions through 2.0

Microsoft Works (Mac)

Versions through 2.0

Microsoft Works (Windows)

Versions through 4.0

Microsoft Windows Write

Versions through 3.0

MultiMate

Versions through 4.0

Navy DIF

All versions

Nota Bene

Version 3.0

Novell Perfect Works

Version 2.0

Novell/Corel WordPerfect (DOS)

Versions through 6.1

Novell/Corel WordPerfect (Mac)

Versions 1.02 through 3.0

Novell/Corel WordPerfect (Windows)

Versions through 12.0

Office Writer

Versions 4.0–6.0

OpenOffice Writer (Windows & UNIX)

OpenOffice versions 1.1 and 2.0

PC-File Letter

Versions through 5.0

PC-File+ Letter

Versions through 3.0

PFS:Write

Versions A, B, and C

Professional Write (DOS)

Versions through 2.1

Professional Write Plus (Windows)

Version 1.0

Q&A (DOS)

Version 2.0

Q&A Write (Windows)

Version 3.0

Samna Word

Versions through Samna Word IV+

Signature

Version 1.0

SmartWare II

Version 1.02

Sprint

Versions through 1.0

StarOffice Writer

Versions 5.2 (text only) and 6.x–8.x

Total Word

Version 1.2

Unicode Text

All versions

UTF-8

All versions

Volkswriter 3 & 4

Versions through 1.0

Wang PC (IWP)

Versions through 2.6

WordMARC

Versions through Composer Plus

WordStar (DOS)

Versions through 7.0

WordStar (Windows)

Version 1.0

WordStar 2000 (DOS)

Versions through 3.0

XyWrite

Versions through III Plus


28.1.4.2 Desktop Publishing Formats

The following desktop publishing file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Adobe FrameMaker (MIF)

Versions 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 and Japanese 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 (text only)


28.1.4.3 Database Formats

The following database file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Access

Versions through 2.0

dBASE

Versions through 5.0

DataEase

Version 4.x

dBXL

Version 1.3

Enable

Versions 3.0, 4.0, and 4.5

First Choice

Versions through 3.0

FoxBase

Version 2.1

Framework

Version 3.0

Microsoft Works (Windows)

Versions through 4.0

Microsoft Works (DOS)

Versions through 2.0

Microsoft Works (Mac)

Versions through 2.0

Paradox (DOS)

Versions through 4.0

Paradox (Windows)

Versions through 1.0

Personal R:BASE

Version 1.0

R:BASE 5000

Versions through 3.1

R:BASE System V

Version 1.0

Reflex

Version 2.0

Q & A

Versions through 2.0

SmartWare II

Version 1.02


28.1.4.4 Spreadsheet Formats

The following spreadsheet file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Enable

Versions 3.0, 4.0, and 4.5

First Choice

Versions through 3.0

Framework

Version 3.0

Lotus 1-2-3 (DOS & Windows)

Versions through 5.0

Lotus 1-2-3 (OS/2)

Versions through 2.0

Lotus 1-2-3 Charts (DOS & Windows)

Versions through 5.0

Lotus 1-2-3 for SmartSuite

Versions 97–Millennium 9.6

Lotus Symphony

Versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0

Mac Works

Version 2.0

Microsoft Excel Charts

Versions 2.x–7.0

Microsoft Excel (Mac)

Versions 3.0–4.0, 98, 2001, 2002, 2004, and v.X

Microsoft Excel (Windows)

Versions 2.2 through 2007

Microsoft Multiplan

Version 4.0

Microsoft Works (Windows)

Versions through 4.0

Microsoft Works (DOS)

Versions through 2.0

Microsoft Works (Mac)

Versions through 2.0

Mosaic Twin

Version 2.5

Novell Perfect Works

Version 2.0

PFS:Professional Plan

Version 1.0

Quattro Pro (DOS)

Versions through 5.0 (text only)

Quattro Pro (Windows)

Versions through 12.0 (text only)

SmartWare II

Version 1.02

StarOffice/OpenOffice Calc (Windows and UNIX)

StarOffice versions 5.2–8.x and OpenOffice versions 1.1 and 2.0 (text only)

SuperCalc 5

Version 4.0

VP Planner 3D

Version 1.0


28.1.4.5 Presentation Formats

The following presentation file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Corel/Novell Presentations

Versions through 12.0

Harvard Graphics (DOS)

Versions 2.x and 3.x

Harvard Graphics (Windows)

Windows versions

Freelance (Windows)

Versions through Millennium 9.6

Freelance (OS/2)

Versions through 2.0

Microsoft PowerPoint (Windows)

Versions 3.0–2007

Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac)

Versions 4.0–v.X

StarOffice/OpenOffice Impress (Windows and UNIX)

StarOffice versions 5.2 (text only) and 6.x–8.x (full support) and OpenOffice versions 1.1 and 2.0 (text only)


28.1.4.6 Graphic Formats

The following graphic file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Adobe Photoshop (PSD)

All versions

Adobe Illustrator

Versions 7.0 and 9.0

Adobe FrameMaker graphics (FMV)

Vector/raster through 5.0

Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Versions 1.0, 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 (including Japanese PDF)

Ami Draw (SDW)

Ami Draw

AutoCAD Interchange and Native Drawing formats (DXF and DWG)

AutoCAD Drawing Versions 2.5–2.6, 9.0–14.0, 2000i, and 2002

AutoCAD Drawing

Versions 2.5–2.6, 9.0–14.0, 2000i and 2002

AutoShade Rendering (RND)

Version 2.0

Binary Group 3 Fax

All versions

Bitmap (BMP, RLE, ICO, CUR, OS/2 DIB & WARP)

All versions

CALS Raster (GP4)

Type I and Type II

Corel Clipart format (CMX)

Versions 5–6

Corel Draw (CDR)

Versions 3.x–8.x

Corel Draw (CDR with TIFF header)

Versions 2.x–9.x

Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)

ANSI, CALS NIST version 3.0

Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

TIFF header only

GEM Paint (IMG)

All versions

Graphics Environment Mgr (GEM)

Bitmap and vector

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

All versions

Hewlett Packard Graphics Language (HPGL)

Version 2

IBM Graphics Data Format (GDF)

Version 1.0

IBM Picture Interchange Format (PIF)

Version 1.0

Initial Graphics Exchange Spec (IGES)

Version 5.1

JBIG2

JBIG2 graphic embeddings in PDF files

JFIF (JPEG not in TIFF format)

All versions

JPEG (including EXIF)

All versions

Kodak Flash Pix (FPX)

All versions

Kodak Photo CD (PCD)

Version 1.0

Lotus PIC

All versions

Lotus Snapshot

All versions

Macintosh PICT1 & PICT2

Bitmap only

MacPaint (PNTG)

All versions

Micrografx Draw (DRW)

Versions through 4.0

Micrografx Designer (DRW)

Versions through 3.1

Micrografx Designer (DSF)

Windows 95, version 6.0

Novell PerfectWorks (Draw)

Version 2.0

OS/2 PM Metafile (MET)

Version 3.0

Paint Shop Pro 6 (PSP)

Windows only, versions 5.0–6.0

PC Paintbrush (PCX and DCX)

All versions

Portable Bitmap (PBM)

All versions

Portable Graymap (PGM)

No specific version

Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

Version 1.0

Portable Pixmap (PPM)

No specific version

Postscript (PS)

Levels 1–2

Progressive JPEG

No specific version

Sun Raster (SRS)

No specific version

StarOffice/OpenOffice Draw (Windows and UNIX)

StarOffice versions 5.2–8.x and OpenOffice versions 1.1 and 2.0 (text only)

TIFF

Versions through 6

TIFF CCITT Group 3 & 4

Versions through 6

Truevision TGA (TARGA)

Version 2

Visio (preview)

Version 4

Visio

Versions 5, 2000, 2002, and 2003

WBMP

No specific version

Windows Enhanced Metafile (EMF)

No specific version

Windows Metafile (WMF)

No specific version

WordPerfect Graphics (WPG & WPG2)

Versions through 2.0

X-Windows Bitmap (XBM)

x10 compatible

X-Windows Dump (XWD)

x10 compatible

X-Windows Pixmap (XPM)

x10 compatible


28.1.4.7 Compressed Formats

The following compressed file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

GZIP

 

LZA Self Extracting Compress

 

LZH Compress

 

Microsoft Binder

Versions 7.0–97 (conversion of files contained in the Binder file is supported only on Windows)

UUEncode

 

UNIX Compress

 

UNIX TAR

 

ZIP

PKWARE versions through 2.04g


28.1.4.8 E-mail Formats

The following e-mail file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Microsoft Outlook Folder (PST)

Microsoft Outlook Folder and Microsoft Outlook Offline Folder files versions 97, 98, 2000, 2002, and 2003

Microsoft Outlook Message (MSG)

Microsoft Outlook Message and Microsoft Outlook Form Template versions 97, 98, 2000, 2002, and 2003

MIME

MIME-encoded mail messages. For details, see the section "MIME Support Notes."


MIME Support Notes

The following is detailed information about support for MIME-encoded mail message formats:

  • MIME formats, including:

    • EML

    • MHT (Web Archive)

    • NWS (Newsgroup single-part and multi-part)

    • Simple Text Mail (defined in RFC 2822)

  • TNEF Format

  • MIME encodings, including:

    • base64 (defined in RFC 1521)

    • binary (defined in RFC 1521)

    • binhex (defined in RFC 1741)

    • btoa

    • quoted-printable (defined in RFC 1521)

    • utf-7 (defined in RFC 2152)

    • uue

    • xxe

    • yenc

Additionally, the body of a message can be encoded several ways. The following encodings are supported:

  • Text

  • HTML

  • RTF

  • TNEF

  • Text/enriched (defined in RFC1523)

  • Text/richtext (defined in RFC1341)

  • Embedded mail message (defined in RFC 822). This is handled as a link to a new message.

The attachments of a MIME message can be stored in many formats. All supported attachment types are processed.

28.1.4.9 Other Formats

The following other file formats can be converted.

File formats Versions

Executable (EXE, DLL)

 

HTML

Versions through 3.0 (with some limitations)

Macromedia Flash

Macromedia Flash 6.x, Macromedia Flash 7.x, and Macromedia Flash Lite (text only)

Microsoft Project

Versions 98–2003 (text only)

MP3

ID3 information

vCard, vCalendar

Version 2.1

Windows Executable

 

WML

Version 5.2

XML

Text only

Yahoo! Instant Messenger

Versions 6.x and 7.x


28.2 File Formats Converted to PDF Using Third-Party Applications

When running on Windows, Inbound Refinery can use several third-party applications to create PDF files of content items. In most cases, a third-party application that can open and print the file is used to print the file to PostScript, and then the PostScript file is converted to PDF using the configured PostScript distiller engine. In some cases, Inbound Refinery can use a third-party application to convert a file directly to PDF.

The Convert to PDF using third-party applications option is selected on the Primary Web-Viewable Rendition page. When using this option, Inbound Refinery requires the following:

The following table lists the common file formats that can be converted to PDF using third-party applications on Windows. Please note the following important considerations:

* Adobe FrameMaker+SGML is not supported. Adobe FrameMaker .book files are not supported.

** Adobe Photoshop CS2 requires manual configuration.

Important:

For important installation tips and recommended settings related to these third-party applications.

28.3 File Formats Converted to PDF by Open Office

When running on either Windows or UNIX, Inbound Refinery can use OpenOffice to convert some file types directly to PDF. The Convert to PDF using OpenOffice option is selected on the Primary Web-Viewable Rendition page.

When using this option, Inbound Refinery requires only OpenOffice and not a third-party distiller engine.

The following table lists the common file formats that can be converted to PDF using OpenOffice on either Windows or UNIX. Please note the following important considerations: