Text: Save your notes or transcripts in .rtf (Rich Text Format) or .odt (OpenDocument Text). .rtf and .odt are easily converted into .docx or .pdf and .odt has the bonus of being open source (non-proprietary).
This little program batch / mass convert Microsoft Office documents (*.doc, *.xls, and .ppt) to their OpenOffice equivalent (.odt, *.ods, and *.odp (aka OpenDocument Format)). The nice thing about this script is that it converts all documents specified in the input, including subdirectories. The result can be put in another directory, and it retains its original directory structure (the script takes care of keeping the relative path). Use it at your own risk!
Word 2010 (and possibly previous versions as well) can natively open OpenOffice (odt) files, right? If so, and you want a Windows method, simply run a command prompt, cd to the directory where the files exist, and execute the following command: ren *.odt *.doc
If you later want to use any other file formats, just substitute the odt and pdf for any other supported input and output formats. You can find the supported formats for a file type by entering unoconv -f odt --show. To convert a single file use, for example, unoconv -f pdf myfile.odt. 041b061a72