Generate multiple docs by substituting values for placeholders RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Hi,

    Does anyone have a utility that would generate multiple documents using one template with placeholders.

    The placeholders' values can be in the form of text or number.

    I could have written a script in unix, but restricted to only windows platform.

    Kindly let me know if anybody has it handy or any work around for me to do, as i need to generate 500 + docs.




    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:22 PM


  • Hi,

    Based on my understanding, you wanted to fill specified text into Content control’s placeholders.

    I noticed you didn’t mention to what’s technology were you using in this project, but you post this case in Open XML forum.

    I just wrote a sample to modify the placeholder text for the content control using openXml sdk.

    using DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing;  

    using (WordprocessingDocument doc = WordprocessingDocument.Open("D:\\Test.docx", true )) { // You can specified which content control did you want to modify. SdtBlock RichTextSdt = doc.MainDocumentPart.Document.Body.Descendants<SdtBlock>().ElementAt(0); RichTextSdt.Descendants<Text>().First().Text = "Test"; doc.MainDocumentPart.Document.Save(); }





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    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:27 AM