OfficeConverter Adds LinkFixerPlus to Automatically Find and Fix Broken File Links

Aug 31, 2010, 09:00 ET from ConverterTechnology, Inc

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ConverterTechnology today improved the way companies can deal with broken file links during enterprise software upgrades and thus avoid the downtime and lost revenue opportunities these typically cause.

The company has partnered with LinkTek to add its LinkFixerPlus tool to ConverterTechnology's OfficeConverter software portfolio, the world's number one technology for simplifying enterprise-wide Microsoft Office conversions and migrations.

LinkFixerPlus gives OfficeConverter a more robust tool for automatically finding and fixing broken links in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access files during Office 2010 upgrades. OfficeConverter 2010 accelerates the process of converting existing files and custom applications to work with the new Microsoft Office platform by automating the most labor-intensive file migration functions.

LinkFixerPlus' capabilities are particularly critical for large companies moving to Office 2007 or 2010 from previous Office versions because broken links will be pervasive and probably the toughest challenge they face during the migration. Many industry experts predict file link breakage will be a huge business disrupter for companies that don't take pre-emptive action.

LinkFixerPlus doesn't stop with just Office migration projects. Companies can also use the tool to fix broken links in PDF, AutoCAD, MicroStation, InDesign, PageMaker and other file types when links are broken due to:

  • files being moved or renamed,
  • new server upgrades, consolidation or renaming,
  • folder reorganizations,
  • file virtualization, and
  • adoption of document management systems such as SharePoint, Open Text, EMC Documentum and others.

"LinkFixerPlus is the ideal solution to find, report, manage and repair links in many different types of situations, whether you are working with hundreds of files on a desktop computer or millions of files during a file or data migration or even folder reorganizations," said Shawn Allaway, president of ConverterTechnology. "Think of it as a technology that keeps your files 'healthy.' It's a powerful addition to the OfficeConverter tool suite."

LinkFixerPlus uses patented technology to "inoculate" or safeguard file links in advance so when enterprise software upgrades happen, or files are moved or renamed later, the software will automatically find and fix the broken links in batch.

"Combining LinkFixerPlus with the OfficeConverter suite and ConverterTechnology's proven methodologies has resulted in the most comprehensive file migration and repair solution available. Partnering with ConverterTechnology will help bring LinkFixerPlus into many more large enterprise upgrade deployments and expand our global reach," said Ed Clark, LinkTek's chief operating officer.

LinkFixerPlus is available immediately from ConverterTechnology either as part of the OfficeConverter product suite or as a standalone tool.

About LinkTek

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, LinkTek Corporation provides software solutions for automating the management and repair of links contained within a wide variety of prevalent file formats. LinkTek's flagship product LinkFixerPlus breaks new ground and introduces the new software category of "automatic link repair." It is a leading data migration and link repair tool used by some of the world's largest corporations. LinkFixerPlus is the first application designed to automatically fix broken links when files are moved or renamed.

About ConverterTechnology

ConverterTechnology provides software and services to help enterprises capitalize on the benefits of Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 without the migration risks of data corruption, reduced employee productivity and critical business application downtime. Founded in 1997, ConverterTechnology has helped more than one million users identify, analyze and fix compatibility errors before they occur, accelerating time to deployment. ConverterTechnology is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., with offices in Europe and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Powerlan Limited. For more information, visit

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