Word/Excel files

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Monitor the content of Word/Excel documents

With a special Plugin, WebSite-Watcher can convert Word/Excel documents into a webpage. Then they can be checked and handled like normal web pages and WebSite-Watcher is able to highlight changes in the text. This Plugin is assigned automatically when adding new Word/Excel documents to the bookmark list.

Use Microsoft Office for the conversion

By default, WebSite-Watcher uses internal conversion routines to convert Word and Excel files into web pages. If Microsoft Office 2003 or higher is installed on your system, then you can also use Microsoft Office to convert these files (better quality especially for Word files). Separate Plugins to use Microsoft Office for the conversion are available.

Monitor Word/Excel files without a Plugin

If no Plugin is used to monitor Word/Excel documents, then they are handled as binary files. Dependent from the server log, one or a combination of the following checking methods is used:


Check the Word/Excel document by file date
Check the Word/Excel document by file size
Check parts of the file content


In that case, it's not possible to highlight text changes or to use the filter system to ignore unwanted content.