Guide to the Settings

To open Word Cleaner Settings click on selected SETTINGS button:

This will show following Settings window:

Settings button: Most of the settings are self-explanatory but here is a guide to the main settings:


General options

Show Conversion Log when converting – this option will always show Conversion Log window (shown below) when files are converted. The log is useful to help you see how long it takes to convert files and troubleshoot any conversion errors. You can also view the conversion log directly by looking in the Word Cleaner program files folder C:\Program Files (x86)\WordCleaner7\log-file.txt

You can also view Conversion Log by clicking on Show Log button on main window:


Remember input files list – Word Cleaner will remember all input files you have added to your files list each time you start the Word Cleaner application. This is useful if you regularly convert the same documents.

Display Errors in Message Box – by turning this option off, Word Cleaner will add any errors to Conversion Log only; otherwise Word Cleaner will show a window with error details each time an error occurs. Turning this option off is useful when you batch convert a lot of files and you don’t want to interrupt the Word Cleaner conversion by showing the errors window. If any errors occur during conversion Word Cleaner will report them only in the Conversion Log.

Add Folder

Add folder file types: you can choose what type of files will be visible when you are adding files to the file list. This is useful for folders with mixed file types, e.g. you can set it to only show .doc files.

Scan subfolders: if you tick this option, when you add a folder to the file list, it will also include the contents of any sub folders within the folder.

Default HTML Editor

Use internal editor: Word Cleaner has a built in code editor but you can specify a different editor if you like.

MS Word Settings

Install/Uninstall MS Word Button Add-in: Clicking this will make Word Cleaner install an add-in into Microsoft Word. Please note that Word Cleaner MS Word Add-in feature is a separate installer. Normally the toolbar is installed as part of the main Word Cleaner installation. You should not need to install it separately.

After successful add-in installation MS Word 2010/2013 will show the following tab:

When you click on Convert button it will launch the Word Cleaner program and convert currently active MS Word document. You can also click the Convert to Clipboard button to convert the current document and copy its converted contents to the clipboard ready for pasting.

Please note that before converting documents you have to Enable Editing in Word:

Very important! Before you install the Button:

Please note you will need to close MS Word (the best is to close any MS Office apps) before you run the installer. If you have problems installing it, please reboot your computer and do not open any programs before running the installer again. The installer requires Word to be closed, but sometimes it can run in the background as programs like Outlook will link into Word. For advanced users you can also option task manager and kill any references to winword.exe before installing.

Keep Word Instance Running on Word Cleaner Exit:  this advanced option is useful when converting files via command line with Word engine.

Right Click Menu

The right click feature lets you right click on a file in windows explorer and convert it directly. You can enable or disable Word Cleaner right click menu. By default Word Cleaner right click menu is enabled. When for some reason you want to disable it please click ‘Turn Off/On Explorer Right Click Menu’ button.


Favourite Templates

You can select up to 3 templates that will appear on the right click to convert a file option. A great new feature of Word Cleaner is the ability to right click on a file, select convert and Word Cleaner will automatically convert the file and paste the contents into the clipboard ready to be pasted into another app or CMS. The right click supports up to three templates, and you can set the templates to use in the settings ribbon.