Convert Word xml to doc


Our MIS outputs pupil reports in Word xml files.  I want to batch convert these documents to .doc files while maintaining all the formating and layout.  I have attached two files for reference.  If possible I would like to run a script that will convert all  .xml the files in a folder into .doc.

I cannot upload .xml as the extension is not allowed so you can download the test files from


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You could try this Word macro
Sub SaveXMLFileAsDOC()
    Dim strFolder As String
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim doc As Document
    strFolder = "C:\MyFolder"
    strFile = Dir$(strFolder & "\*.xml")
    Do Until strFile = ""
        Set doc = Documents.Open(strFolder & "\" & strFile)
        doc.SaveAs strFolder & "\" & Replace$(strFile, ".xml", ".doc"), wdFormatDocument
        doc.Close wdDoNotSaveChanges
        strFile = Dir$()
End Sub

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DesiMckAuthor Commented:
this almost works excpet for one part.  The graph on the first file does not show.  Instead the following appears {EMBED MSGraph.Chart8 \s}
Pressing Alt + F9 will bring the graph up but is there a way to automatically do this.
Thanks for your quick response,

DesiMckAuthor Commented:
Ignore my last post - thank you, this is excellent.
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