I need to create tables with merged cells. Is this something that can easily be done with docx4j? If so does anyone have a nice example of the. You need to create the header and/or footer part, and then add it to the package ( and in doing so, create a relationship in the Main Document. Also, I am not finding any API [methods] or samples to create TOC in the I’d like to update that TOC with content that I’ve added via docx4j.

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The easiest way to determine how to add specific content is by looking at the XML source code of the word document.

I also provide the replacement tokens that can be found in the creatr row. MarshalException – with linked exception: Email Required, but never shown.

This will give a lot of grip on the subject as well. Then we create the table, the row and two cells in that row. I need to manually do ‘update field’. You can this with the following piece of java code:. I tried the same sample SettingColumnWidthForTable posted by you and it is not giving the same output as given by you. Select all import java. In this article we’ll show you how you can fill this so get this: Over a million developers have joined DZone.

We’ll replace this value with our name. I think the answer can be found here: This border is then applied to all four sides of a table and also to the inside horizontal and vertical borders.


If you use the object factory approach, you can use XmlUtils’s Code: For this just open Word, create a new document and save it as template. This same approach though can also be used to add other type of content to word documents.

Merging table cells import java. So either send me an email or put your question to the docx4l forum. For this example I just supply a set of hashmaps that contain the name of the placeholder to replace and the value to replace it with. So for this project, after some searching around, I decided to use docx4j.

Create Complex Word (.docx) Documents Programatically With docx4j

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I will however write a future blog about creating xlsx-files where I will show samples about merging cells and wrapping. Or you can use XmlUtils. The addRowToTable operation is also very simple.

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Ook een pitch is Jouw Internet Portal. If so that table is returned. Luckily, though, this is also very easy to do with Docx4j. This is the word template we’ll use to add content to. If so that table is returned.

Opinions vreate by DZone contributors are their own. I manage to generate report but now its Contents didn’t seems to generate. And of course you can also create the effect you want in Word itself and have a look at the generated XML to see what the crete is with the XML the example generates. Before returning it removes the template row. You can for instance use this to get all the tables in the document, all the rows within a table and more like that.


Lets see how we can use this operation.

Then we also create an object factory. To this table add 1 dummy row that serves as template for the content. Only this time, we store it in a field, so we can access it from the second method as well. Fill in your cgeate below or click an icon to log in: In this method we replace the content of a paragraph with the supplied text and then new paragraphs to the argument specified with addTo.

I did write a couple of helpers myself though that make it really easy to find the specific placeholders and replace them with the real content. Asynchronous and Event-Based Application Design.

I mean how to add a bulleted list with docx4j? With this setup we can also add more complex content to our word documents.

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Failed to add parts from relationships. I use the this function by trying to insert this table in an file that I receive as input parameter: This is a super user example for how to create a table in word. The same approach as we’ve also shown for the paragraphs.

Create complex Word (.docx) documents programatically with docx4j

Well, yes and no. And so I set out to try this new library and see what it could do. The general approach here is to first create a Word document that contains the layout and main styles of your final document.