Files conversion supported by DCS

View a list of file types that are supported by DCS for conversion.

HCL Digital Experience has a feature that allows you to view documents as HTML files. This feature is useful if you do not have access to the application used to create the file. The following table lists file types that are supported by DCS for file conversion.
Table 1. Archive file types that are supported by DCS
Archive Version
7z (BZIP2 and split archives not supported)
7z Self Extracting exe (BZIP2 and split archives not supported)
LZA Self Extracting Compress
LZH Compress
Microsoft™ Office Binder 95 - 97
Microsoft Cabinet (CAB)
RAR 1.5, 2.0, 2.9
Self-extracting.exe
UNIX™ Compress
UNIX GZip
UNIX tar
Uuencode
Zip PKZip
Zip WinZip
Table 2. Database file types that are supported by DCS
Database Version
DataEase 4.x
DBase III, IV, V
First Choice DB Through 3.0
Framework DB 3.0
Microsoft Access (text only) 1.0, 2.0, 95 - 2010
Microsoft Access Report Snapshot (File ID only) 2000 - 2003
Microsoft Works DB for DOS 2.0
Microsoft Works DB for Macintosh 2.0
Microsoft Works DB for Windows™ 3.0, 4.0
Microsoft Works DB for DOS 1.0
Paradox for DOS 2.0 - 4.0
Paradox for Windows 1.0
Q&A Database Through 2.0
R:Base R:Base 5000
R:Base R:Base System V
Reflex 2.0
SmartWare II DB 1.02
Table 3. Email file types that are supported by DCS
Email Version
Apple Mail Message (EMLX) 2.0
Encoded mail messages MHT
Encoded mail messages Multi Part Alternative
Encoded mail messages Multi Part Digest
Encoded mail messages Multi Part Mixed
Encoded mail messages Multi Part News Group
Encoded mail messages Multi Part Signed
Encoded mail messages TNEF
EML with Digital Signature SMIME
IBM® Lotus Notes® Domino® XML Language DXL 8.5
IBM Lotus Notes NSF (File ID) 7.x, 8.x
IBM Lotus Notes NSF (Win32, Win64, Linux™ x86-32 and Oracle Solaris 32-bit only with Notes® Client or Domino Server) 8.x
MBOX Mailbox RFC 822
Microsoft Outlook (MSG) 97 - 2013
Microsoft Outlook Express® (EML)
Microsoft Outlook Forms Template (OFT) 97 - 2013
Microsoft Outlook OST 97 - 2013
Microsoft Outlook PST 97 - 2013
Microsoft Outlook PST (Mac) 2001
MSG with Digital Signature SMIME
Table 4. Multimedia file types that are supported by DCS
Multimedia Version
AVI (Metadata only
DICOM (File ID only)
Flash (text extraction only) 6.x, 7.x, Lite
Flash (File ID only) 9, 10
MP3 (ID3 metadata only)
MPEG-1 Audio layer 3 V ID3 v1 (Metadata only)
MPEG-1 Audio layer 3 V ID3 v2 (Metadata only)
MPEG-1 Video V 2 (File ID only)
MPEG-1 Video V 3 (File ID only)
MPEG-2 Audio (File ID only)
MPEG-4 (Metadata only)
MPEG-7 (Metadata only)
QuickTime (Metadata only)
Windows Media ASF (Metadata only)
Windows Media DVR-MS (Metadata only)
Windows Media Audio WMA (Metadata only)
Windows Media Playlist (File ID only)
Windows Media Video WMV (Metadata only)
WAV (Metadata only)
Table 5. Other file types that are supported by DCS
Other Version
AOL Messenger (File ID only) 7.3
Microsoft InfoPath (File ID only) 2007
Microsoft Live Messenger (via XML filter) 10.0
Microsoft Office Theme files (File ID only) 2007 - 2013
Microsoft OneNote (text only) 2007, 2010
Microsoft Project (table view only) 98 - 2003
Microsoft Project (table view only) 2007, 2010
Microsoft Windows Compiled Help (File ID only) .chm
Microsoft Windows DLL
Microsoft Windows Executable
Microsoft Windows Explorer Command (File ID only) .scf
Microsoft Windows Help (File ID only) .hlp
Microsoft Windows Shortcut (File ID only) .Ink
Trillian Text Log File (via text filter) 4.2
Trillian XML Log File (File ID only) 4.2
TrueType Font (File ID only) ttf, ttc
vCalendar 2.1
vCard 2.1
Yahoo! Messenger 6.x - 8
Table 6. Presentation file types that are supported by DCS
Presentation Version
Apple iWork Keynote (MacOS, text, and PDF preview) 09
Harvard Graphics Presentation DOS 3.0
IBM Lotus® Symphony® Presentations 1.x
Kingsoft WPS Presentation 2010
Lotus Freelance 1.0 - Millennium 9.8
Lotus Freelance for OS/3 2
Lotus Freelance for Windows 95, 97, SmartSuite® 9.8
Microsoft PowerPoint for Macintosh 4.0 - 2011
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows 3.0 - 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Slideshow 2007 - 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Template 2007 - 2013
Novell Presentations 3.0, 7.0
OpenOffice Impress 1.1, 3.0
Oracle Open Office Impress 3.x
StarOffice Impress 5.2 - 9.0
Wordperfect Presentations 5.1 - X5
Table 7. Raster Image file types that are supported by DCS
Raster Image Version
Adobe™ Photoshop 4.0
Adobe Photoshop PSD (File ID only)
Adobe Photoshop CS1 - 6
CALS Raster (GP4) Type I
CALS Raster (GP4) Type II
Computter Graphics Metafile ANSI
Computer Graphics Metafile CALS
Computer Graphics Metafile NIST
Encapsulated PostScript™ (EPS) TIFF header Only
GEM Image (Bitmap)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
IBM Graphics Data Format (GDF) 1.0
IBM Picture Interchange Format 1.0
JBIG2 Graphic Embeddings in PD
JFIF (JPEG not in TIFF format)
JPEG
JPEG 2000 JP2
Kodak Flash Pix
Kodak Photo CD 1.0
Lotus PIC
Lotus Snapshot
Macintosh PICT BMP only
Macintosh PICT 2 BMP only
MacPaint
Microsoft Windows Bitmap
Microsoft Windows Cursor
Microsoft Windows Icon
OS/2 Bitmap
OS/2 Warp Bitmap
Paint Shop Pro (Win32 only) 5.0, 6.0
PC Paintbrush (PCX)
Portable Bitmap (PBM)
Portable Graymap PGM
Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
Portable Pixmap (PPM)
Progressive JPEG
StarOffice Draw 6.x - 9.0
Sun Raster
TIFF Group 5 & 6
TIFF CCITT Group 3 & 4
TruVision TGA (Targa) 2.0
Word Perfect Graphics 1.0
WBMP wireless graphics format
X-Windows Bitmap x10 compatible
X-Windows Dump x10 compatible
X-Windows Pixmap x10 compatible
WordPerfect Graphics 2.0 - 10.0
Table 8. Spreadsheet file types that are supported by DCS
Spreadsheet Version
Apple iWork Numbers (MacOS, text, and PDF preview) 09
Enable Spreadsheet 3.0 - 4.5
First Choice SS Through 3.0
Framework SS 3.0
IBM Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets 1.x
Kingsoft WPS Spreadsheets 2010
Lotus 1-2-3® Through Millennium 9.8
Lotus 1-2-3 Charts (DOS and Windows) Through 5.0
Lotus 1-2-3 for OS/2 2.0
Microsoft Excel Charts 2.x - 2007
Microsoft Excel for Macintosh 98 - 2011
Microsoft Excel for Windows 3.0 - 2013
Microsoft Excel for Windows (text only) 2003 XML
Microsoft Excel for Windows (.xlsb) 2007 - 2013 (Binary)
Microsoft Works SS for DOS 2.0
Microsoft Works SS for Macintosh 2.0
Microsoft Works SS for Windows 3.0, 4.0
Multiplan 4.0
Novell PerfectWorks Spreadsheet 2.0
OpenOffice Calc 1.1 -3.0
Oracle Open Office Calc 3.x
PFS: Plan 1.0
QuattroPro for DOS Through 5.0
QuattroPro for Windows Through X5
SmartWare Spreadsheet
SmartWare II SS 1.02
StarOffice Calc 5.2 - 9.0
SuperCalc 5.0
Symphony Through 2.0
VP -Planner 1.0
Table 9. Text & Markup file types that are supported by DCS
Text & Markup Version
ANSI Text 7 & 8 bit
ASCII Text 7 & 8 bit
DOS character set
EBCDIC
HTML (CSS rendering not supported) 1.0 - 4.0
IBM DCA/RFT
Macintosh character set
Rich Text Format (RTF)
Unicode Text 3.0, 4.0
UTF-8
Wireless Markup Language
XML (text only)
XHTML (file ID only) 1.0
Table 10. Vector Image file types that are supported by DCS
Vector Image Version
Adobe Illustrator 4.0 - 7.0
Adobe Illustrator (PDF Preview only) 9.0, CSI - 6
Adobe Illustrator XMP CSI - 6
Adobe InDesign XMP CSI - 6
Adobe InDesign Interchange XMP only
Adobe PDF 1.0 - 1.7 (Acrobat 1- 10)
Adobe PDF Package 1.7 (Acrobat 8 - 10)
Adobe PDF Portfolio 1.7 (Acrobat 8 - 10)
Ami Draw SDW
AutoCAD Drawing 2.5, 2.6
AutoCAD Drawing 9.0 - 14.0
AutoCAD Drawing 2000i - 2012
AutoShade Rendering 2
Corel Draw 2.0 - 9.0
Corel Draw Clipart 5.0, 7.0
Enhanced Metafile (EMF)
Escher graphics
FrameMaker Graphics (FMV) 3.0 - 5.0
Gem File (Vector)
Harvard Graphics Chart DOS 2.0 - 3.0
Harvard Graphics for Windows
HP Graphics Language 2.0
IGES Drawing 5.1 - 5.3
Micrografx Designer Through 3.1
Micrografx Designer 6.0
Micrografx Draw Through 4.0
Microsoft XPS (Text only)
Novell PerfectWorks Draw 2
OpenOffice Draw 1.1 - 3.0
Oracle Open Office Draw 3.x
SVG (processed as XML, not rendered)
Visio (Page Preview mode WMF/EMF) 4.0
Visio 5.0 - 2007
Visio XML VSX (File ID only) 2007
Windows Metafile
Table 11. Word-Processing file types that are supported by DCS
Word Processing Version
Adobe FrameMaker (MIF only) 3.0 - 6.0
Adobe Illustrator Postscript Level 2
Ami
Ami Pro for OS2
Ami Pro for Windows 2.0, 3.0
Apple iWork pages (MacOS, text, and PDF preview) 09
DEC DX Through 4.0
DEC DX Plus 4.0, 4.1
Enable Word Processor 3.0 - 4.5
First Choice WP 1.0, 3.0
Framework WP 3.0
Hangul 97 - 2010
IBM DCA/FFT 2.0 - 5.0
IBM DisplayWrite® 1.01
IBM Writing Assistant
Ichitaro 5.0, 6.0, 8.0 - 13.0, 2004, 2010
JustWrite Through 3.0
Kingsoft WPS Writer 2010
Legacy 1.1
Lotus Manuscript Through 2.0
Lotus Word Pro (text only) 9.7, 96 - Millennium 9.8
MacWrite II 1.1
Mass 11 Through 8.0
Microsoft Publisher (File ID only) 2003 - 2007
Microsoft Word for DOS 4.0 - 6.0
Microsoft Word for Macintosh 4.0 - 6.0, 98 - 2011
Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 - 2013
Microsoft Word for Windows (text only) 2003 XML
Microsoft Word for Windows 98-J
Microsoft WordPad
Microsoft Works WP for DOS 2.0
Microsoft Works WP for Macintosh 2.0
Microsoft Works WP for Windows 3.0, 4.0
Microsoft Write for Windows 1.0 - 3.0
MultiMate Through 4.0
MultiMate Advantage 2.0
Navy DIF
Nota Bene 3.0
Novell PerfectWorks Word Processor 2.0
OfficeWriter 4.0 - 6.0
OpenOffice Writer 1.1 - 3.0
Oracle Open Office Writer 3.x
PC File Doc 5.0
PFS: Write A, B
Professional Write for DOS 1.0, 2.0
Professional Write Plus for Windows 1.0
Q&A Write 2.0, 3.0
Samna Word IV 1.0 - 3.0
Samna Word IV+
Samsung jungUm Global (File ID only)
Signature 1.0
SmartWare II WP 1.02
Sprint 1.0
StarOffice Writer 5.2 - 9.0
Total Word 1.2
Wang IWP Through 2.6
WordMarc Composer
WordMarc Composer+
WordMarc Word Processor
WordPerfect for DOS 4.2
WordPerfect for Macintosh 1.02 - 3.1
WordPerfect for Windows 5.1 - X5
Wordstar 2000 for DOS 1.0- 3.0
Wordstar 2000 for DOS 2.0, 3.0
Wordstar for DOS 3.0 - 7.0
Wordstar for Windows 1.0
XyWrite Through III+