It is getting harder and harder to be able to keep up with all of the file formats there are available. Recently various clients I have, have sent me Word Perfect files, Microsoft Works files, MPEG video files, and the list keeps getting longer. ZamZar is an online file conversion service that offers a solution for people that need to convert files from many different sources. The list of file types that they are able to convert is fairly extensive. It is quite likely that they will be able to convert most files to a format that you will be able to use.
In the last two weeks I have used it to convert many different formats of word processing documents, several image formats and I even tried it to download some videos off of YouTube and I am very impressed with the quality of the conversion. Some of the layout did get lost in the word processing documents that I converted, and that could be a concern for some people, but for my use because I simply needed to get the text out of the document, it was exactly what I needed.
As a webmaster I know I will find ZamZar a useful tool to help me handle all of the different file types that are sent to me. It has already saved me time and headaches and I am sure it will for others. Give it a try the next time you need to convert a file.