Problems manipulating content while using OpenSettings RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    i have a problem while manipulating content.


    (OpenSettings with MarkupCom. fileFormat.Office2007)

    Using wordDoc as WordProcessingDocument = WordProcessingDocument.Open(fileName,True,OpenSettings)

    Dim lXML as New XMLDocument
    .Load(wordDoc.MainDocumentPart.GetStream(FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))


    using streamWriter as New StreamWriter(wordDoc.MainDocumentPart.GetStream(FileMode.Create))
    end Using

    End using

    This code works fine but without to regard the OpenSetting FileFormat.Office2007. The created XMLDocument contains "AlternateContent" i.e.

    When using lXML.LoadXML(wordDoc.MainDocumentPart.Document.OuterXML) instead of lXML.Load(wordDoc.MainDocumentPart.GetStream(FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)) i only get the filtered content for Office2007.

    But when i try to write back this Xml nothing happens. Is it not possible to fill a XmlDocument by LoadXML and write it back to the DocumentPart by using a stream?


    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:44 AM


  • Hi Bjoern,

    Do you want to change the the content in the document via OpenXml SDK? If so, please refer to this article:

    which describes changing the text in the word document. And it uses the StreamReader and StreamWriter. I think it possible to fill the document via LoadXML and write it back to the document by using stream. In order to reproduce your problem, could you show me more code snippets?

    Hope this can help you and just feel free to follow up after you have tried.

    Best Regards,


    Bruce Song [MSFT]
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    • Proposed as answer by Bruce Song Monday, September 5, 2011 11:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Wednesday, September 7, 2011 8:50 AM
    Monday, August 29, 2011 9:00 AM