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  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.lang.Iterable, java.lang.Cloneable
    public class Row 
    extends CompositeNode

Represents a table row.

Row can only be a child of a Table.

Row can contain one or more Cell nodes.

A minimal valid row needs to have at least one Cell.

Example:

Retrieves the index of a row in a table.
int rowIndex = table.indexOf(row);

Example:

Shows how to make a clone of the last row of a table and append it to the table.
Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.SimpleTable.doc");

// Retrieve the first table in the document.
Table table = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 0, true);

// Clone the last row in the table.
Row clonedRow = (Row) table.getLastRow().deepClone(true);

// Remove all content from the cloned row's cells. This makes the row ready for
// new content to be inserted into.
for (Cell cell : clonedRow.getCells())
    cell.removeAllChildren();

// Add the row to the end of the table.
table.appendChild(clonedRow);

doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Table.AddCloneRowToTable.doc");

Example:

Shows how to build a nested table without using DocumentBuilder.
public void nestedTablesUsingNodeConstructors() throws Exception
{
    Document doc = new Document();

    // Create the outer table with three rows and four columns.
    Table outerTable = createTable(doc, 3, 4, "Outer Table");
    // Add it to the document body.
    doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(outerTable);

    // Create another table with two rows and two columns.
    Table innerTable = createTable(doc, 2, 2, "Inner Table");
    // Add this table to the first cell of the outer table.
    outerTable.getFirstRow().getFirstCell().appendChild(innerTable);

    doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Table.CreateNestedTable.doc");

}

/**
 * Creates a new table in the document with the given dimensions and text in each cell.
 */
private Table createTable(Document doc, int rowCount, int cellCount, String cellText)
{
    Table table = new Table(doc);

    // Create the specified number of rows.
    for (int rowId = 1; rowId <= rowCount; rowId++)
    {
        Row row = new Row(doc);
        table.appendChild(row);

        // Create the specified number of cells for each row.
        for (int cellId = 1; cellId <= cellCount; cellId++)
        {
            Cell cell = new Cell(doc);
            row.appendChild(cell);
            // Add a blank paragraph to the cell.
            cell.appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));

            // Add the text.
            cell.getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, cellText));
        }
    }

    return table;
}

Example:

Shows how to iterate through all tables in the document and display the content from each cell.
Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.Document.doc");

// Here we get all tables from the Document node. You can do this for any other composite node
// which can contain block level nodes. For example you can retrieve tables from header or from a cell
// containing another table (nested tables).
NodeCollection tables = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true);

// Iterate through all tables in the document
for (Table table : (Iterable<Table>) tables)
{
    // Get the index of the table node as contained in the parent node of the table
    int tableIndex = table.getParentNode().getChildNodes().indexOf(table);
    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Start of Table {0}", tableIndex));

    // Iterate through all rows in the table
    for (Row row : table.getRows())
    {
        int rowIndex = table.getRows().indexOf(row);
        System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\tStart of Row {0}", rowIndex));

        // Iterate through all cells in the row
        for (Cell cell : row.getCells())
        {
            int cellIndex = row.getCells().indexOf(cell);
            // Get the plain text content of this cell.
            String cellText = cell.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT).trim();
            // Print the content of the cell.
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\t\tContents of Cell:{0} = \"{1}\"", cellIndex, cellText));
        }
        //Console.WriteLine();
        System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\tEnd of Row {0}", rowIndex));
    }
    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("End of Table {0}", tableIndex));
    System.out.println();
}

Example:

Shows how to insert a table using the constructors of nodes.
Document doc = new Document();

// We start by creating the table object. Note how we must pass the document object
// to the constructor of each node. This is because every node we create must belong
// to some document.
Table table = new Table(doc);
// Add the table to the document.
doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(table);

// Here we could call EnsureMinimum to create the rows and cells for us. This method is used
// to ensure that the specified node is valid, in this case a valid table should have at least one
// row and one cell, therefore this method creates them for us.

// Instead we will handle creating the row and table ourselves. This would be the best way to do this
// if we were creating a table inside an algorthim for example.
Row row = new Row(doc);
row.getRowFormat().setAllowBreakAcrossPages(true);
table.appendChild(row);

// We can now apply any auto fit settings.
table.autoFit(AutoFitBehavior.FIXED_COLUMN_WIDTHS);

// Create a cell and add it to the row
Cell cell = new Cell(doc);
cell.getCellFormat().getShading().setBackgroundPatternColor(Color.BLUE);
cell.getCellFormat().setWidth(80);

// Add a paragraph to the cell as well as a new run with some text.
cell.appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
cell.getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, "Row 1, Cell 1 Text"));

// Add the cell to the row.
row.appendChild(cell);

// We would then repeat the process for the other cells and rows in the table.
// We can also speed things up by cloning existing cells and rows.
row.appendChild(cell.deepClone(false));
row.getLastCell().appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
row.getLastCell().getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, "Row 1, Cell 2 Text"));

doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Table.InsertTableUsingNodes.doc");

Constructor Summary
Row(DocumentBase doc)
Initializes a new instance of the Row class.
 
Property Getters/Setters Summary
CellCollectiongetCells()
Provides typed access to the Cell child nodes of the row.
NodeCollectiongetChildNodes()
Gets all immediate child nodes of this node.
intgetCount()
Gets the number of immediate children of this node.
DocumentBasegetDocument()
Gets the document to which this node belongs.
CellgetFirstCell()
Returns the first Cell in the row.
NodegetFirstChild()
Gets the first child of the node.
booleanhasChildNodes()
Returns true if this node has any child nodes.
booleanisComposite()
Returns true as this node can have child nodes.
booleanisFirstRow()
True if this is the first row in a table; false otherwise.
booleanisLastRow()
True if this is the last row in a table; false otherwise.
CellgetLastCell()
Returns the last Cell in the row.
NodegetLastChild()
Gets the last child of the node.
NodegetNextSibling()
Gets the node immediately following this node.
intgetNodeType()
Returns NodeType.Row. The value of the property is NodeType integer constant.
CompositeNodegetParentNode()
Gets the immediate parent of this node.
TablegetParentTable()
Returns the immediate parent table of the row.
NodegetPreviousSibling()
Gets the node immediately preceding this node.
RangegetRange()
Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that is contained in this node.
RowFormatgetRowFormat()
Provides access to the formatting properties of the row.
 
Method Summary
booleanaccept(DocumentVisitor visitor)
Accepts a visitor.
NodeappendChild(Node newChild)
Adds the specified node to the end of the list of child nodes for this node.
NodedeepClone(boolean isCloneChildren)
voidensureMinimum()
If the Row has no cells, creates and appends one Cell.
CompositeNodegetAncestor(int ancestorType)
Gets the first ancestor of the specified NodeType.
CompositeNodegetAncestor(java.lang.Class ancestorType)
Gets the first ancestor of the specified object type.
NodegetChild(int nodeType, int index, boolean isDeep)
Returns an Nth child node that matches the specified type.
NodeCollectiongetChildNodes(int nodeType, boolean isDeep)
Returns a live collection of child nodes that match the specified type.
java.lang.StringgetText()
Gets the text of all cells in this row including the end of row character.
intindexOf(Node child)
Returns the index of the specified child node in the child node array.
NodeinsertAfter(Node newChild, Node refChild)
Inserts the specified node immediately after the specified reference node.
NodeinsertBefore(Node newChild, Node refChild)
Inserts the specified node immediately before the specified reference node.
java.util.Iterator<Node>iterator()
Provides support for the for each style iteration over the child nodes of this node.
NodenextPreOrder(Node rootNode)
Gets next node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
NodeprependChild(Node newChild)
Adds the specified node to the beginning of the list of child nodes for this node.
NodepreviousPreOrder(Node rootNode)
Gets the previous node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
voidremove()
Removes itself from the parent.
voidremoveAllChildren()
Removes all the child nodes of the current node.
NoderemoveChild(Node oldChild)
Removes the specified child node.
voidremoveSmartTags()
Removes all SmartTag descendant nodes of the current node.
NodeListselectNodes(java.lang.String xpath)
Selects a list of nodes matching the XPath expression.
NodeselectSingleNode(java.lang.String xpath)
Selects the first Node that matches the XPath expression.
java.lang.StringtoString(SaveOptions saveOptions)
Exports the content of the node into a string using the specified save options.
java.lang.StringtoString(int saveFormat)
Exports the content of the node into a string in the specified format.
 

    • Constructor Detail

      • Row

        public Row(DocumentBase doc)
        Initializes a new instance of the Row class.

        When Row is created, it belongs to the specified document, but is not yet part of the document and ParentNode is null.

        To append Row to the document use InsertAfter or InsertBefore on the table where you want the row inserted.

        Parameters:
        doc - The owner document.

        Example:

        Shows how to build a nested table without using DocumentBuilder.
        public void nestedTablesUsingNodeConstructors() throws Exception
        {
            Document doc = new Document();
        
            // Create the outer table with three rows and four columns.
            Table outerTable = createTable(doc, 3, 4, "Outer Table");
            // Add it to the document body.
            doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(outerTable);
        
            // Create another table with two rows and two columns.
            Table innerTable = createTable(doc, 2, 2, "Inner Table");
            // Add this table to the first cell of the outer table.
            outerTable.getFirstRow().getFirstCell().appendChild(innerTable);
        
            doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Table.CreateNestedTable.doc");
        
        }
        
        /**
         * Creates a new table in the document with the given dimensions and text in each cell.
         */
        private Table createTable(Document doc, int rowCount, int cellCount, String cellText)
        {
            Table table = new Table(doc);
        
            // Create the specified number of rows.
            for (int rowId = 1; rowId <= rowCount; rowId++)
            {
                Row row = new Row(doc);
                table.appendChild(row);
        
                // Create the specified number of cells for each row.
                for (int cellId = 1; cellId <= cellCount; cellId++)
                {
                    Cell cell = new Cell(doc);
                    row.appendChild(cell);
                    // Add a blank paragraph to the cell.
                    cell.appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
        
                    // Add the text.
                    cell.getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, cellText));
                }
            }
        
            return table;
        }
    • Property Getters/Setters Detail

      • getCells

        public CellCollection getCells()
        
        Provides typed access to the Cell child nodes of the row.

        Example:

        Shows how to iterate through all tables in the document and display the content from each cell.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.Document.doc");
        
        // Here we get all tables from the Document node. You can do this for any other composite node
        // which can contain block level nodes. For example you can retrieve tables from header or from a cell
        // containing another table (nested tables).
        NodeCollection tables = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true);
        
        // Iterate through all tables in the document
        for (Table table : (Iterable<Table>) tables)
        {
            // Get the index of the table node as contained in the parent node of the table
            int tableIndex = table.getParentNode().getChildNodes().indexOf(table);
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Start of Table {0}", tableIndex));
        
            // Iterate through all rows in the table
            for (Row row : table.getRows())
            {
                int rowIndex = table.getRows().indexOf(row);
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\tStart of Row {0}", rowIndex));
        
                // Iterate through all cells in the row
                for (Cell cell : row.getCells())
                {
                    int cellIndex = row.getCells().indexOf(cell);
                    // Get the plain text content of this cell.
                    String cellText = cell.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT).trim();
                    // Print the content of the cell.
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\t\tContents of Cell:{0} = \"{1}\"", cellIndex, cellText));
                }
                //Console.WriteLine();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("\tEnd of Row {0}", rowIndex));
            }
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("End of Table {0}", tableIndex));
            System.out.println();
        }
      • getChildNodes

        public NodeCollection getChildNodes()
        
        Gets all immediate child nodes of this node.

        Note, ChildNodes is equivalent to calling GetChildNodes(NodeType.Any, false) and creates and returns a new collection every time it is accessed.

        If there are no child nodes, this property returns an empty collection.

        Example:

        Shows how to enumerate immediate children of a CompositeNode using the enumerator provided by the ChildNodes collection.
        NodeCollection children = paragraph.getChildNodes();
        for (Node child : (Iterable<Node>) children)
        {
            // Paragraph may contain children of various types such as runs, shapes and so on.
            if (child.getNodeType() == NodeType.RUN)
            {
                // Say we found the node that we want, do something useful.
                Run run = (Run) child;
                System.out.println(run.getText());
            }
        }
      • getCount

        public int getCount()
        
        Gets the number of immediate children of this node.
      • getDocument

        public DocumentBase getDocument()
        
        Gets the document to which this node belongs.

        The node always belongs to a document even if it has just been created and not yet added to the tree, or if it has been removed from the tree.

        Example:

        Shows that when you create any node, it requires a document that will own the node.
        // Open a file from disk.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Creating a new node of any type requires a document passed into the constructor.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        
        // The new paragraph node does not yet have a parent.
        System.out.println("Paragraph has no parent node: " + (para.getParentNode() == null));
        
        // But the paragraph node knows its document.
        System.out.println("Both nodes' documents are the same: " + (para.getDocument() == doc));
        
        // The fact that a node always belongs to a document allows us to access and modify
        // properties that reference the document-wide data such as styles or lists.
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        
        // Now add the paragraph to the main text of the first section.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(para);
        
        // The paragraph node is now a child of the Body node.
        System.out.println("Paragraph has a parent node: " + (para.getParentNode() != null));
      • getFirstCell

        public Cell getFirstCell()
        
        Returns the first Cell in the row.
      • getFirstChild

        public Node getFirstChild()
        
        Gets the first child of the node. If there is no first child node, a null is returned.

        Example:

        Shows how to enumerate immediate child nodes of a composite node using NextSibling. In this example we enumerate all paragraphs of a section body.
        // Get the section that we want to work on.
        Section section = doc.getSections().get(0);
        Body body = section.getBody();
        
        // Loop starting from the first child until we reach null.
        for (Node node = body.getFirstChild(); node != null; node = node.getNextSibling())
        {
            // Output the types of the nodes that we come across.
            System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(node.getNodeType()));
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to efficiently visit all direct and indirect children of a composite node.
        public void recurseAllNodes() throws Exception
        {
            // Open a document.
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Node.RecurseAllNodes.doc");
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will walk the tree.
            traverseAllNodes(doc);
        }
        
        /**
         * A simple function that will walk through all children of a specified node recursively
         * and print the type of each node to the screen.
         */
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode)
        {
            // This is the most efficient way to loop through immediate children of a node.
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling())
            {
                // Do some useful work.
                System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType()));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode);
            }
        }
      • hasChildNodes

        public boolean hasChildNodes()
        
        Returns true if this node has any child nodes.

        Example:

        Demonstrates how to use the InsertDocument method to insert a document into a merge field during mail merge.
        public void insertDocumentAtMailMerge() throws Exception
        {
            // Open the main document.
            Document mainDoc = new Document(getMyDir() + "InsertDocument1.doc");
        
            // Add a handler to MergeField event
            mainDoc.getMailMerge().setFieldMergingCallback(new InsertDocumentAtMailMergeHandler());
        
            // The main document has a merge field in it called "Document_1".
            // The corresponding data for this field contains fully qualified path to the document
            // that should be inserted to this field.
            mainDoc.getMailMerge().execute(new String[]{"Document_1"}, new String[]{getMyDir() + "InsertDocument2.doc"});
        
            mainDoc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\InsertDocumentAtMailMerge.doc");
        }
        
        private class InsertDocumentAtMailMergeHandler implements IFieldMergingCallback
        {
            /**
             * This handler makes special processing for the "Document_1" field.
             * The field value contains the path to load the document.
             * We load the document and insert it into the current merge field.
             */
            public void fieldMerging(FieldMergingArgs args) throws Exception
            {
                if ("Document_1".equals(args.getDocumentFieldName()))
                {
                    // Use document builder to navigate to the merge field with the specified name.
                    DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(args.getDocument());
                    builder.moveToMergeField(args.getDocumentFieldName());
        
                    // The name of the document to load and insert is stored in the field value.
                    Document subDoc = new Document((String) args.getFieldValue());
        
                    // Insert the document.
                    insertDocument(builder.getCurrentParagraph(), subDoc);
        
                    // The paragraph that contained the merge field might be empty now and you probably want to delete it.
                    if (!builder.getCurrentParagraph().hasChildNodes()) builder.getCurrentParagraph().remove();
        
                    // Indicate to the mail merge engine that we have inserted what we wanted.
                    args.setText(null);
                }
            }
        
            public void imageFieldMerging(ImageFieldMergingArgs args)
            {
                // Do nothing.
            }
        }
      • isComposite

        public boolean isComposite()
        
        Returns true as this node can have child nodes.

        Example:

        Shows how to efficiently visit all direct and indirect children of a composite node.
        public void recurseAllNodes() throws Exception
        {
            // Open a document.
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Node.RecurseAllNodes.doc");
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will walk the tree.
            traverseAllNodes(doc);
        }
        
        /**
         * A simple function that will walk through all children of a specified node recursively
         * and print the type of each node to the screen.
         */
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode)
        {
            // This is the most efficient way to loop through immediate children of a node.
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling())
            {
                // Do some useful work.
                System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType()));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode);
            }
        }
      • isFirstRow

        public boolean isFirstRow()
        
        True if this is the first row in a table; false otherwise.
      • isLastRow

        public boolean isLastRow()
        
        True if this is the last row in a table; false otherwise.

        Example:

        Shows how to set a table to stay together on the same page.
        // To keep a table from breaking across a page we need to enable KeepWithNext
        // for every paragraph in the table except for the last paragraphs in the last
        // row of the table.
        for (Cell cell : (Iterable<Cell>) table.getChildNodes(NodeType.CELL, true))
            for (Paragraph para : cell.getParagraphs())
                if (!(cell.getParentRow().isLastRow() && para.isEndOfCell()))
                    para.getParagraphFormat().setKeepWithNext(true);
      • getLastCell

        public Cell getLastCell()
        
        Returns the last Cell in the row.
      • getLastChild

        public Node getLastChild()
        
        Gets the last child of the node. If there is no last child node, a null is returned.

        Example:

        Demonstrates use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        // Document is a CompositeNode and LastChild returns the last child node in the Document node.
        // Since the Document can contain only Section nodes, the last child is the last section.
        Node lastSection = doc.getLastChild();
        
        // Each node knows its next and previous sibling nodes.
        // Previous sibling of a section is a section before the specified section.
        // If the node is the first child, PreviousSibling will return null.
        Node sectionBeforeLast = lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        if (sectionBeforeLast != null) doc.removeChild(sectionBeforeLast);
      • getNextSibling

        public Node getNextSibling()
        
        Gets the node immediately following this node. If there is no next node, a null is returned.

        Example:

        Shows how to enumerate immediate child nodes of a composite node using NextSibling. In this example we enumerate all paragraphs of a section body.
        // Get the section that we want to work on.
        Section section = doc.getSections().get(0);
        Body body = section.getBody();
        
        // Loop starting from the first child until we reach null.
        for (Node node = body.getFirstChild(); node != null; node = node.getNextSibling())
        {
            // Output the types of the nodes that we come across.
            System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(node.getNodeType()));
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to efficiently visit all direct and indirect children of a composite node.
        public void recurseAllNodes() throws Exception
        {
            // Open a document.
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Node.RecurseAllNodes.doc");
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will walk the tree.
            traverseAllNodes(doc);
        }
        
        /**
         * A simple function that will walk through all children of a specified node recursively
         * and print the type of each node to the screen.
         */
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode)
        {
            // This is the most efficient way to loop through immediate children of a node.
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling())
            {
                // Do some useful work.
                System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType()));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode);
            }
        }
      • getNodeType

        public int getNodeType()
        
        Returns NodeType.Row. The value of the property is NodeType integer constant.

        Example:

        Shows how to retrieve the NodeType enumeration of nodes.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.doc");
        
        // Let's pick a node that we can't be quite sure of what type it is.
        // In this case lets pick the first node of the first paragraph in the body of the document
        Node node = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().getFirstChild();
        System.out.println("NodeType of first child: " + Node.nodeTypeToString(node.getNodeType()));
        
        // This time let's pick a node that we know the type of. Create a new paragraph and a table node.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        Table table = new Table(doc);
        
        // Access to NodeType for typed nodes will always return their specific NodeType.
        // i.e A paragraph node will always return NodeType.Paragraph, a table node will always return NodeType.Table.
        System.out.println("NodeType of Paragraph: " + Node.nodeTypeToString(para.getNodeType()));
        System.out.println("NodeType of Table: " + Node.nodeTypeToString(table.getNodeType()));
      • getParentNode

        public CompositeNode getParentNode()
        
        Gets the immediate parent of this node.

        If a node has just been created and not yet added to the tree, or if it has been removed from the tree, the parent is null.

        Example:

        Shows how to access the parent node.
        // Create a new empty document. It has one section.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // The section is the first child node of the document.
        Node section = doc.getFirstChild();
        
        // The section's parent node is the document.
        System.out.println("Section parent is the document: " + (doc == section.getParentNode()));

        Example:

        Shows that when you create any node, it requires a document that will own the node.
        // Open a file from disk.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Creating a new node of any type requires a document passed into the constructor.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        
        // The new paragraph node does not yet have a parent.
        System.out.println("Paragraph has no parent node: " + (para.getParentNode() == null));
        
        // But the paragraph node knows its document.
        System.out.println("Both nodes' documents are the same: " + (para.getDocument() == doc));
        
        // The fact that a node always belongs to a document allows us to access and modify
        // properties that reference the document-wide data such as styles or lists.
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        
        // Now add the paragraph to the main text of the first section.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(para);
        
        // The paragraph node is now a child of the Body node.
        System.out.println("Paragraph has a parent node: " + (para.getParentNode() != null));
      • getParentTable

        public Table getParentTable()
        
        Returns the immediate parent table of the row. Equivalent to (Table)FirstNonMarkupParentNode.
      • getPreviousSibling

        public Node getPreviousSibling()
        
        Gets the node immediately preceding this node. If there is no preceding node, a null is returned.

        Example:

        Demonstrates use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        // Document is a CompositeNode and LastChild returns the last child node in the Document node.
        // Since the Document can contain only Section nodes, the last child is the last section.
        Node lastSection = doc.getLastChild();
        
        // Each node knows its next and previous sibling nodes.
        // Previous sibling of a section is a section before the specified section.
        // If the node is the first child, PreviousSibling will return null.
        Node sectionBeforeLast = lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        if (sectionBeforeLast != null) doc.removeChild(sectionBeforeLast);
      • getRange

        public Range getRange()
        
        Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that is contained in this node.

        Example:

        Shows how to delete all characters of a range.
        // Open Word document.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Range.DeleteSection.doc");
        
        // The document contains two sections. Each section has a paragraph of text.
        System.out.println(doc.getText());
        
        // Delete the first section from the document.
        doc.getSections().get(0).getRange().delete();
        
        // Check the first section was deleted by looking at the text of the whole document again.
        System.out.println(doc.getText());
      • getRowFormat

        public RowFormat getRowFormat()
        
        Provides access to the formatting properties of the row.

        Example:

        Shows how to modify formatting of a table row.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.Document.doc");
        Table table = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 0, true);
        
        // Retrieve the first row in the table.
        Row firstRow = table.getFirstRow();
        
        // Modify some row level properties.
        firstRow.getRowFormat().getBorders().setLineStyle(LineStyle.NONE);
        firstRow.getRowFormat().setHeightRule(HeightRule.AUTO);
        firstRow.getRowFormat().setAllowBreakAcrossPages(true);

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a table using the constructors of nodes.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // We start by creating the table object. Note how we must pass the document object
        // to the constructor of each node. This is because every node we create must belong
        // to some document.
        Table table = new Table(doc);
        // Add the table to the document.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(table);
        
        // Here we could call EnsureMinimum to create the rows and cells for us. This method is used
        // to ensure that the specified node is valid, in this case a valid table should have at least one
        // row and one cell, therefore this method creates them for us.
        
        // Instead we will handle creating the row and table ourselves. This would be the best way to do this
        // if we were creating a table inside an algorthim for example.
        Row row = new Row(doc);
        row.getRowFormat().setAllowBreakAcrossPages(true);
        table.appendChild(row);
        
        // We can now apply any auto fit settings.
        table.autoFit(AutoFitBehavior.FIXED_COLUMN_WIDTHS);
        
        // Create a cell and add it to the row
        Cell cell = new Cell(doc);
        cell.getCellFormat().getShading().setBackgroundPatternColor(Color.BLUE);
        cell.getCellFormat().setWidth(80);
        
        // Add a paragraph to the cell as well as a new run with some text.
        cell.appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
        cell.getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, "Row 1, Cell 1 Text"));
        
        // Add the cell to the row.
        row.appendChild(cell);
        
        // We would then repeat the process for the other cells and rows in the table.
        // We can also speed things up by cloning existing cells and rows.
        row.appendChild(cell.deepClone(false));
        row.getLastCell().appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
        row.getLastCell().getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, "Row 1, Cell 2 Text"));
        
        doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Table.InsertTableUsingNodes.doc");
    • Method Detail

      • accept

        public boolean accept(DocumentVisitor visitor)
                      throws java.lang.Exception
        Accepts a visitor.

        Enumerates over this node and all of its children. Each node calls a corresponding method on DocumentVisitor.

        For more info see the Visitor design pattern.

        Calls DocumentVisitor.VisitRowStart, then calls Accept for all child nodes of the section and calls DocumentVisitor.VisitRowEnd at the end.
        Parameters:
        visitor - The visitor that will visit the nodes.
        Returns:
        True if all nodes were visited; false if DocumentVisitor stopped the operation before visiting all nodes.
      • appendChild

        public Node appendChild(Node newChild)
        Adds the specified node to the end of the list of child nodes for this node.

        If the newChild is already in the tree, it is first removed.

        If the node being inserted was created from another document, you should use DocumentBase.importNode(com.aspose.words.Node,boolean,int) to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

        Parameters:
        newChild - The node to add.
        Returns:
        The node added.

        Example:

        Creates a simple document from scratch using the Aspose.Words object model.
        // Create an "empty" document. Note that like in Microsoft Word,
        // the empty document has one section, body and one paragraph in it.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // This truly makes the document empty. No sections (not possible in Microsoft Word).
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // Create a new section node.
        // Note that the section has not yet been added to the document,
        // but we have to specify the parent document.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        
        // Append the section to the document.
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // Lets set some properties for the section.
        section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
        section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);
        
        // The section that we created is empty, lets populate it. The section needs at least the Body node.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // The body needs to have at least one paragraph.
        // Note that the paragraph has not yet been added to the document,
        // but we have to specify the parent document.
        // The parent document is needed so the paragraph can correctly work
        // with styles and other document-wide information.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        body.appendChild(para);
        
        // We can set some formatting for the paragraph
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        // So far we have one empty paragraph in the document.
        // The document is valid and can be saved, but lets add some text before saving.
        // Create a new run of text and add it to our paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello World!");
        run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        // As a matter of interest, you can retrieve text of the whole document and
        // see that \x000c is automatically appended. \x000c is the end of section character.
        System.out.println(doc.getText());
        
        // Save the document.
        doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Section.CreateFromScratch.doc");
      • deepClone

        public Node deepClone(boolean isCloneChildren)

        Example:

        Shows how to clone composite nodes with and without their child nodes.
        // Create a new empty document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Add some text to the first paragraph
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Some text"));
        
        // Clone the paragraph and the child nodes.
        Node cloneWithChildren = para.deepClone(true);
        // Only clone the paragraph and no child nodes.
        Node cloneWithoutChildren = para.deepClone(false);
      • ensureMinimum

        public void ensureMinimum()
        If the Row has no cells, creates and appends one Cell.

        Example:

        Shows how to ensure a row node is valid.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Create a new table and add it to the document.
        Table table = new Table(doc);
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(table);
        
        // Create a new row and add it to the table.
        Row row = new Row(doc);
        table.appendChild(row);
        
        // Ensure the row is valid (has at least one cell).
        row.ensureMinimum();
      • getAncestor

        public CompositeNode getAncestor(int ancestorType)
        Gets the first ancestor of the specified NodeType.
        Parameters:
        ancestorType - A NodeType value. The node type of the ancestor to retrieve.
        Returns:
        The ancestor of the specified type or null if no ancestor of this type was found.

        Example:

        Shows how to find out if a table contains another table or if the table itself is nested inside another table.
        public void calculateDepthOfNestedTables() throws Exception
        {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.NestedTables.doc");
            int tableIndex = 0;
        
            for (Table table : (Iterable<Table>) doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true))
            {
                // First lets find if any cells in the table have tables themselves as children.
                int count = getChildTableCount(table);
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", tableIndex, count));
        
                // Now let's try the other way around, lets try find if the table is nested inside another table and at what depth.
                int tableDepth = getNestedDepthOfTable(table);
        
                if (tableDepth > 0)
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", tableIndex, tableDepth));
                else
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is a non nested table (is not a child of another table)", tableIndex));
        
                tableIndex++;
            }
        }
        
        /**
         * Calculates what level a table is nested inside other tables.
         *
         * @returns An integer containing the level the table is nested at.
         * 0 = Table is not nested inside any other table
         * 1 = Table is nested within one parent table
         * 2 = Table is nested within two parent tables etc..
         */
        private static int getNestedDepthOfTable(Table table)
        {
            int depth = 0;
        
            int type = table.getNodeType();
            // The parent of the table will be a Cell, instead attempt to find a grandparent that is of type Table
            Node parent = table.getAncestor(type);
        
            while (parent != null)
            {
                // Every time we find a table a level up we increase the depth counter and then try to find an
                // ancestor of type table from the parent.
                depth++;
                parent = parent.getAncestor(type);
            }
        
            return depth;
        }
        
        /**
         * Determines if a table contains any immediate child table within its cells.
         * Does not recursively traverse through those tables to check for further tables.
         *
         * @returns Returns true if at least one child cell contains a table.
         * Returns false if no cells in the table contains a table.
         */
        private static int getChildTableCount(Table table)
        {
            int tableCount = 0;
            // Iterate through all child rows in the table
            for (Row row : table.getRows())
            {
                // Iterate through all child cells in the row
                for (Cell Cell : row.getCells())
                {
                    // Retrieve the collection of child tables of this cell
                    TableCollection childTables = Cell.getTables();
        
                    // If this cell has a table as a child then return true
                    if (childTables.getCount() > 0) tableCount++;
                }
            }
        
            // No cell contains a table
            return tableCount;
        }
      • getAncestor

        public CompositeNode getAncestor(java.lang.Class ancestorType)
        Gets the first ancestor of the specified object type.

        The ancestor type matches if it is equal to ancestorType or derived from ancestorType.

        Parameters:
        ancestorType - The object type of the ancestor to retrieve.
        Returns:
        The ancestor of the specified type or null if no ancestor of this type was found.
      • getChild

        public Node getChild(int nodeType, int index, boolean isDeep)
        Returns an Nth child node that matches the specified type.

        If index is out of range, a null is returned.

        Note that markup nodes (NodeType.STRUCTURED_DOCUMENT_TAG and NodeType.SMART_TAG) are traversed even when isDeep = false and GetChild is invoked for non-markup node type. For example if the first run in a para is wrapped in a StructuredDocumentTag, it will still be returned by GetChild(NodeType.Run, 0, false).
        Parameters:
        nodeType - A NodeType value. Specifies the type of the child node.
        index - Zero based index of the child node to select. Negative indexes are also allowed and indicate access from the end, that is -1 means the last node.
        isDeep - True to select from all child nodes recursively. False to select only among immediate children. See remarks for more info.
        Returns:
        The child node that matches the criteria or null if no matching node is found.

        Example:

        Shows how to test if a node is inside a field by using an XPath expression.
        // Let's pick a document we know has some fields in.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "MailMerge.MergeImage.doc");
        
        // Let's say we want to check if the Run below is inside a field.
        Run run = (Run) doc.getChild(NodeType.RUN, 5, true);
        
        // Evaluate the XPath expression. The resulting NodeList will contain all nodes found inside a field a field (between FieldStart
        // and FieldEnd exclusive). There can however be FieldStart and FieldEnd nodes in the list if there are nested fields
        // in the path. Currently does not find rare fields in which the FieldCode or FieldResult spans across multiple paragraphs.
        NodeList resultList = doc.selectNodes("//FieldStart/following-sibling::node()[following-sibling::FieldEnd]");
        
        // Check if the specified run is one of the nodes that are inside the field.
        for (Node node : (Iterable<Node>) resultList)
        {
            if (node == run)
            {
                System.out.println("The node is found inside a field");
                break;
            }
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to extract a specific child node from a CompositeNode by using the GetChild method and passing the NodeType and index.
        Paragraph paragraph = (Paragraph) doc.getChild(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, 0, true);
      • getChildNodes

        public NodeCollection getChildNodes(int nodeType, boolean isDeep)
        Returns a live collection of child nodes that match the specified type.

        The collection of nodes returned by this method is always live.

        A live collection is always in sync with the document. For example, if you selected all sections in a document and enumerate through the collection deleting the sections, the section is removed from the collection immediately when it is removed from the document.

        Parameters:
        nodeType - A NodeType value. Specifies the type of nodes to select.
        isDeep - True to select from all child nodes recursively. False to select only among immediate children.
        Returns:
        A live collection of child nodes of the specified type.

        Example:

        Shows how to extract images from a document and save them as files.
        public void extractImagesToFiles() throws Exception
        {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Image.SampleImages.doc");
        
            NodeCollection shapes = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true);
            int imageIndex = 0;
            for (Shape shape : (Iterable<Shape>) shapes)
            {
                if (shape.hasImage())
                {
                    String imageFileName = java.text.MessageFormat.format("\\Artifacts\\Image.ExportImages.{0} Out{1}", imageIndex, FileFormatUtil.imageTypeToExtension(shape.getImageData().getImageType()));
                    shape.getImageData().save(getMyDir() + imageFileName);
                    imageIndex++;
                }
            }
        }

        Example:

        Demonstrates how to remove a specified TOC from a document.
        public void removeTOCFromDocument() throws Exception
        {
            // Open a document which contains a TOC.
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.TableOfContents.doc");
        
            // Remove the first TOC from the document.
            Field tocField = doc.getRange().getFields().get(0);
            tocField.remove();
        
            // Save the output.
            doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Document.TableOfContentsRemoveTOC.doc");
        }
      • getText

        public java.lang.String getText()
        Gets the text of all cells in this row including the end of row character.

        Returns concatenated text of all child nodes with the end of row character ControlChar.CELL appended at the end.

        The returned string includes all control and special characters as described in ControlChar.

      • indexOf

        public int indexOf(Node child)
        Returns the index of the specified child node in the child node array. Returns -1 if the node is not found in the child nodes.

        Example:

        Shows how to get the index of a given child node from its parent.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Rendering.doc");
        
        // Get the body of the first section in the document.
        Body body = doc.getFirstSection().getBody();
        // Retrieve the index of the last paragraph in the body.
        int index = body.getChildNodes().indexOf(body.getLastParagraph());

        Example:

        Retrieves the index of a row in a table.
        int rowIndex = table.indexOf(row);

        Example:

        Retrieves the index of a cell in a row.
        int cellIndex = row.indexOf(cell);
      • insertAfter

        public Node insertAfter(Node newChild, Node refChild)
        Inserts the specified node immediately after the specified reference node.

        If refChild is null, inserts newChild at the beginning of the list of child nodes.

        If the newChild is already in the tree, it is first removed.

        If the node being inserted was created from another document, you should use DocumentBase.importNode(com.aspose.words.Node,boolean,int) to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

        Parameters:
        newChild - The Node to insert.
        refChild - The Node that is the reference node. The newNode is placed after the refNode.
        Returns:
        The inserted node.

        Example:

        Shows how to replace all textboxes with images.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Shape.ReplaceTextboxesWithImages.doc");
        
        // This gets a live collection of all shape nodes in the document.
        NodeCollection shapeCollection = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true);
        
        // Since we will be adding/removing nodes, it is better to copy all collection
        // into a fixed size array, otherwise iterator will be invalidated.
        Node[] shapes = shapeCollection.toArray();
        
        for (Node node : shapes)
        {
            Shape shape = (Shape) node;
            // Filter out all shapes that we don't need.
            if (shape.getShapeType() == ShapeType.TEXT_BOX)
            {
                // Create a new shape that will replace the existing shape.
                Shape image = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.IMAGE);
        
                // Load the image into the new shape.
                image.getImageData().setImage(getImageDir() + "Hammer.wmf");
        
                // Make new shape's position to match the old shape.
                image.setLeft(shape.getLeft());
                image.setTop(shape.getTop());
                image.setWidth(shape.getWidth());
                image.setHeight(shape.getHeight());
                image.setRelativeHorizontalPosition(shape.getRelativeHorizontalPosition());
                image.setRelativeVerticalPosition(shape.getRelativeVerticalPosition());
                image.setHorizontalAlignment(shape.getHorizontalAlignment());
                image.setVerticalAlignment(shape.getVerticalAlignment());
                image.setWrapType(shape.getWrapType());
                image.setWrapSide(shape.getWrapSide());
        
                // Insert new shape after the old shape and remove the old shape.
                shape.getParentNode().insertAfter(image, shape);
                shape.remove();
            }
        }
        
        doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Shape.ReplaceTextboxesWithImages.doc");
      • insertBefore

        public Node insertBefore(Node newChild, Node refChild)
        Inserts the specified node immediately before the specified reference node.

        If refChild is null, inserts newChild at the end of the list of child nodes.

        If the newChild is already in the tree, it is first removed.

        If the node being inserted was created from another document, you should use DocumentBase.importNode(com.aspose.words.Node,boolean,int) to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

        Parameters:
        newChild - The Node to insert.
        refChild - The Node that is the reference node. The newChild is placed before this node.
        Returns:
        The inserted node.
      • iterator

        public java.util.Iterator<Node> iterator()
        Provides support for the for each style iteration over the child nodes of this node.

        Example:

        Shows how to enumerate immediate children of a CompositeNode using the enumerator provided by the ChildNodes collection.
        NodeCollection children = paragraph.getChildNodes();
        for (Node child : (Iterable<Node>) children)
        {
            // Paragraph may contain children of various types such as runs, shapes and so on.
            if (child.getNodeType() == NodeType.RUN)
            {
                // Say we found the node that we want, do something useful.
                Run run = (Run) child;
                System.out.println(run.getText());
            }
        }
      • nextPreOrder

        public Node nextPreOrder(Node rootNode)
        Gets next node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
        Parameters:
        rootNode - The top node (limit) of traversal.
        Returns:
        Next node in pre-order order. Null if reached the rootNode.

        Example:

        Shows how to delete all images from a document using pre-order tree traversal.
        Node curNode = doc;
        while (curNode != null)
        {
            Node nextNode = curNode.nextPreOrder(doc);
        
            if (curNode.getNodeType() == NodeType.SHAPE)
            {
                Shape shape = (Shape) curNode;
        
                // Several shape types can have an image including image shapes and OLE objects.
                if (shape.hasImage()) shape.remove();
            }
        
            curNode = nextNode;
        }
      • prependChild

        public Node prependChild(Node newChild)
        Adds the specified node to the beginning of the list of child nodes for this node.

        If the newChild is already in the tree, it is first removed.

        If the node being inserted was created from another document, you should use DocumentBase.importNode(com.aspose.words.Node,boolean,int) to import the node to the current document. The imported node can then be inserted into the current document.

        Parameters:
        newChild - The node to add.
        Returns:
        The node added.
      • previousPreOrder

        public Node previousPreOrder(Node rootNode)
        Gets the previous node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
        Parameters:
        rootNode - The top node (limit) of traversal.
        Returns:
        Previous node in pre-order order. Null if reached the rootNode.
      • remove

        public void remove()
        Removes itself from the parent.

        Example:

        Shows how to remove all nodes of a specific type from a composite node. In this example we remove tables from a section body.
        // Get the section that we want to work on.
        Section section = doc.getSections().get(0);
        Body body = section.getBody();
        
        // Select the first child node in the body.
        Node curNode = body.getFirstChild();
        
        while (curNode != null)
        {
            // Save the pointer to the next sibling node because if the current
            // node is removed from the parent in the next step, we will have
            // no way of finding the next node to continue the loop.
            Node nextNode = curNode.getNextSibling();
        
            // A section body can contain Paragraph and Table nodes.
            // If the node is a Table, remove it from the parent.
            if (curNode.getNodeType() == NodeType.TABLE) curNode.remove();
        
            // Continue going through child nodes until null (no more siblings) is reached.
            curNode = nextNode;
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to delete all images from a document.
        // Here we get all shapes from the document node, but you can do this for any smaller
        // node too, for example delete shapes from a single section or a paragraph.
        NodeCollection shapes = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true);
        
        // We cannot delete shape nodes while we enumerate through the collection.
        // One solution is to add nodes that we want to delete to a temporary array and delete afterwards.
        ArrayList shapesToDelete = new ArrayList();
        for (Shape shape : (Iterable<Shape>) shapes)
        {
            // Several shape types can have an image including image shapes and OLE objects.
            if (shape.hasImage()) shapesToDelete.add(shape);
        }
        
        // Now we can delete shapes.
        for (Shape shape : (Iterable<Shape>) shapesToDelete)
            shape.remove();
      • removeAllChildren

        public void removeAllChildren()
        Removes all the child nodes of the current node.

        Example:

        Creates a simple document from scratch using the Aspose.Words object model.
        // Create an "empty" document. Note that like in Microsoft Word,
        // the empty document has one section, body and one paragraph in it.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // This truly makes the document empty. No sections (not possible in Microsoft Word).
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // Create a new section node.
        // Note that the section has not yet been added to the document,
        // but we have to specify the parent document.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        
        // Append the section to the document.
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // Lets set some properties for the section.
        section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
        section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);
        
        // The section that we created is empty, lets populate it. The section needs at least the Body node.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // The body needs to have at least one paragraph.
        // Note that the paragraph has not yet been added to the document,
        // but we have to specify the parent document.
        // The parent document is needed so the paragraph can correctly work
        // with styles and other document-wide information.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        body.appendChild(para);
        
        // We can set some formatting for the paragraph
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        // So far we have one empty paragraph in the document.
        // The document is valid and can be saved, but lets add some text before saving.
        // Create a new run of text and add it to our paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello World!");
        run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        // As a matter of interest, you can retrieve text of the whole document and
        // see that \x000c is automatically appended. \x000c is the end of section character.
        System.out.println(doc.getText());
        
        // Save the document.
        doc.save(getMyDir() + "\\Artifacts\\Section.CreateFromScratch.doc");
      • removeChild

        public Node removeChild(Node oldChild)
        Removes the specified child node.

        The parent of oldChild is set to null after the node is removed.

        Parameters:
        oldChild - The node to remove.
        Returns:
        The removed node.

        Example:

        Demonstrates use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        // Document is a CompositeNode and LastChild returns the last child node in the Document node.
        // Since the Document can contain only Section nodes, the last child is the last section.
        Node lastSection = doc.getLastChild();
        
        // Each node knows its next and previous sibling nodes.
        // Previous sibling of a section is a section before the specified section.
        // If the node is the first child, PreviousSibling will return null.
        Node sectionBeforeLast = lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        if (sectionBeforeLast != null) doc.removeChild(sectionBeforeLast);
      • removeSmartTags

        public void removeSmartTags()
        Removes all SmartTag descendant nodes of the current node. This method does not remove the content of the smart tags.

        Example:

        Removes all smart tags from descendant nodes of the composite node.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.doc");
        
        // Remove smart tags from the first paragraph in the document.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().removeSmartTags();

        Example:

        Shows how to remove all smart tags from a document.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.doc");
        doc.removeSmartTags();
      • selectNodes

        public NodeList selectNodes(java.lang.String xpath)
        Selects a list of nodes matching the XPath expression.

        Only expressions with element names are supported at the moment. Expressions that use attribute names are not supported.

        Parameters:
        xpath - The XPath expression.
        Returns:
        A list of nodes matching the XPath query.

        Example:

        Shows how to test if a node is inside a field by using an XPath expression.
        // Let's pick a document we know has some fields in.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "MailMerge.MergeImage.doc");
        
        // Let's say we want to check if the Run below is inside a field.
        Run run = (Run) doc.getChild(NodeType.RUN, 5, true);
        
        // Evaluate the XPath expression. The resulting NodeList will contain all nodes found inside a field a field (between FieldStart
        // and FieldEnd exclusive). There can however be FieldStart and FieldEnd nodes in the list if there are nested fields
        // in the path. Currently does not find rare fields in which the FieldCode or FieldResult spans across multiple paragraphs.
        NodeList resultList = doc.selectNodes("//FieldStart/following-sibling::node()[following-sibling::FieldEnd]");
        
        // Check if the specified run is one of the nodes that are inside the field.
        for (Node node : (Iterable<Node>) resultList)
        {
            if (node == run)
            {
                System.out.println("The node is found inside a field");
                break;
            }
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to select certain nodes by using an XPath expression.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.Document.doc");
        
        // This expression will extract all paragraph nodes which are descendants of any table node in the document.
        // This will return any paragraphs which are in a table.
        NodeList nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Table//Paragraph");
        
        // This expression will select any paragraphs that are direct children of any body node in the document.
        nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        // Use SelectSingleNode to select the first result of the same expression as above.
        Node node = doc.selectSingleNode("//Body/Paragraph");
      • selectSingleNode

        public Node selectSingleNode(java.lang.String xpath)
        Selects the first Node that matches the XPath expression.

        Only expressions with element names are supported at the moment. Expressions that use attribute names are not supported.

        Parameters:
        xpath - The XPath expression.
        Returns:
        The first Node that matches the XPath query or null if no matching node is found.

        Example:

        Shows how to select certain nodes by using an XPath expression.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table.Document.doc");
        
        // This expression will extract all paragraph nodes which are descendants of any table node in the document.
        // This will return any paragraphs which are in a table.
        NodeList nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Table//Paragraph");
        
        // This expression will select any paragraphs that are direct children of any body node in the document.
        nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        // Use SelectSingleNode to select the first result of the same expression as above.
        Node node = doc.selectSingleNode("//Body/Paragraph");
      • toString

        public java.lang.String toString(SaveOptions saveOptions)
                       throws java.lang.Exception
        Exports the content of the node into a string using the specified save options.
        Parameters:
        saveOptions - Specifies the options that control how the node is saved.
        Returns:
        The content of the node in the specified format.

        Example:

        Exports the content of a node to string in HTML format using custom specified options.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.doc");
        
        // Extract the last paragraph in the document to convert to HTML.
        Node node = doc.getLastSection().getBody().getLastParagraph();
        
        // Create an instance of HtmlSaveOptions and set a few options.
        HtmlSaveOptions saveOptions = new HtmlSaveOptions();
        saveOptions.setExportHeadersFootersMode(ExportHeadersFootersMode.PER_SECTION);
        saveOptions.setExportRelativeFontSize(true);
        
        // Convert the document to HTML and return as a string. Pass the instance of HtmlSaveOptions to
        // to use the specified options during the conversion.
        String nodeAsHtml = node.toString(saveOptions);
      • toString

        public java.lang.String toString(int saveFormat)
                       throws java.lang.Exception
        Exports the content of the node into a string in the specified format.
        Returns:
        The content of the node in the specified format.
        Parameters:
        saveFormat - A SaveFormat value.

        Example:

        Shows how to extract the label of each paragraph in a list as a value or a String.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Lists.PrintOutAllLists.doc");
        doc.updateListLabels();
        int listParaCount = 1;
        
        for (Paragraph paragraph : (Iterable<Paragraph>) doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, true))
        {
            // Find if we have the paragraph list. In our document our list uses plain arabic numbers,
            // which start at three and ends at six.
            if (paragraph.getListFormat().isListItem())
            {
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Paragraph #{0}", listParaCount));
        
                // This is the text we get when actually getting when we output this node to text format.
                // The list labels are not included in this text output. Trim any paragraph formatting characters.
                String paragraphText = paragraph.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT).trim();
                System.out.println("Exported Text: " + paragraphText);
        
                ListLabel label = paragraph.getListLabel();
                // This gets the position of the paragraph in current level of the list. If we have a list with multiple level then this
                // will tell us what position it is on that particular level.
                System.out.println("Numerical Id: " + label.getLabelValue());
        
                // Combine them together to include the list label with the text in the output.
                System.out.println("List label combined with text: " + label.getLabelString() + " " + paragraphText);
        
                listParaCount++;
            }
        }

        Example:

        Shows the difference between calling the GetText and ToString methods on a node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Enter a dummy field into the document.
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        builder.insertField("MERGEFIELD Field");
        
        // GetText will retrieve all field codes and special characters
        System.out.println("GetText() Result: " + doc.getText());
        
        // ToString will export the node to the specified format. When converted to text it will not retrieve fields code
        // or special characters, but will still contain some natural formatting characters such as paragraph markers etc.
        // This is the same as "viewing" the document as if it was opened in a text editor.
        System.out.println("ToString() Result: " + doc.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT));

        Example:

        Exports the content of a node to string in HTML format using default options.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.doc");
        
        // Extract the last paragraph in the document to convert to HTML.
        Node node = doc.getLastSection().getBody().getLastParagraph();
        
        // When ToString is called using the SaveFormat overload then conversion is executed using default save options.
        // When saving to HTML using default options the following settings are set:
        //   ExportImagesAsBase64 = true
        //   CssStyleSheetType = CssStyleSheetType.Inline
        //   ExportFontResources = false
        String nodeAsHtml = node.toString(SaveFormat.HTML);