com.aspose.words

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.lang.Iterable, java.lang.Cloneable
    public class Body 
    extends Story

Represents a container for the main text of a section.

Body can contain Paragraph and Table child nodes.

Body is a section-level node and can only be a child of Section. There can only be one Body in a Section.

A minimal valid Body needs to contain at least one Paragraph.

Example:

Shows how to construct an Aspose.Words document by hand.
Document doc = new Document();

// A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
// Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
// and end up with a document node with no children.
doc.removeAllChildren();

// This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
// If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
// First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
Section section = new Section(doc);
doc.appendChild(section);

// Set some page setup properties for the section.
section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);

// A section needs a body, which will contain and display all of its contents
// on the page between the section's header and footer.
Body body = new Body(doc);
section.appendChild(body);

// Create a paragraph, set some formatting properties, and then append it as a child to the body.
Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);

para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);

body.appendChild(para);

// Finally, add some content to do the document by creating a run,
// setting its text contents and appearance, and appending it as a child to the paragraph.
Run run = new Run(doc);
run.setText("Hello World!");
run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
para.appendChild(run);

Assert.assertEquals("Hello World!", doc.getText().trim());

doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Section.CreateManually.docx");

Constructor Summary
Body(DocumentBase doc)
Initializes a new instance of the Body class.
 
Property Getters/Setters Summary
NodeCollectiongetChildNodes()
Gets all immediate child nodes of this node.
intgetCount()
Gets the number of immediate children of this node.
intgetCustomNodeId()
void
setCustomNodeId(intvalue)
           Specifies custom node identifier.
DocumentBasegetDocument()
Gets the document to which this node belongs.
NodegetFirstChild()
Gets the first child of the node.
ParagraphgetFirstParagraph()
Gets the first paragraph in the story.
booleanhasChildNodes()
Returns true if this node has any child nodes.
booleanisComposite()
Returns true as this node can have child nodes.
NodegetLastChild()
Gets the last child of the node.
ParagraphgetLastParagraph()
Gets the last paragraph in the story.
NodegetNextSibling()
Gets the node immediately following this node.
intgetNodeType()
Returns NodeType.Body. The value of the property is NodeType integer constant.
ParagraphCollectiongetParagraphs()
Gets a collection of paragraphs that are immediate children of the story.
CompositeNodegetParentNode()
Gets the immediate parent of this node.
SectiongetParentSection()
Gets the parent section of this story.
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.
intgetStoryType()
Gets the type of this story. The value of the property is StoryType integer constant.
TableCollectiongetTables()
Gets a collection of tables that are immediate children of the story.
 
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.
ParagraphappendParagraph(java.lang.String text)
A shortcut method that creates a Paragraph object with optional text and appends it to the end of this object.
NodedeepClone(boolean isCloneChildren)
Creates a duplicate of the node.
voiddeleteShapes()
Deletes all shapes from the text of this story.
voidensureMinimum()
If the last child is not a paragraph, creates and appends one empty paragraph.
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 this node and of all its children.
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

      • Body

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

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

        To append Body to a Section use Section.InsertAfter or Section.InsertBefore.

        Parameters:
        doc - The owner document.

        Example:

        Shows how to construct an Aspose.Words document by hand.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
        // Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
        // and end up with a document node with no children.
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
        // If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
        // First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // Set some page setup properties for the section.
        section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
        section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);
        
        // A section needs a body, which will contain and display all of its contents
        // on the page between the section's header and footer.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // Create a paragraph, set some formatting properties, and then append it as a child to the body.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        body.appendChild(para);
        
        // Finally, add some content to do the document by creating a run,
        // setting its text contents and appearance, and appending it as a child to the paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello World!");
        run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello World!", doc.getText().trim());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Section.CreateManually.docx");
    • Property Getters/Setters Detail

      • 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 traverse through a composite node's collection of child nodes.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Add two runs and one shape as child nodes to the first paragraph of this document.
        Paragraph paragraph = (Paragraph) doc.getChild(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, 0, true);
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world! "));
        
        Shape shape = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.RECTANGLE);
        shape.setWidth(200.0);
        shape.setHeight(200.0);
        shape.setWrapType(WrapType.INLINE);
        paragraph.appendChild(shape);
        
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello again!"));
        
        // Iterate through the paragraph's collection of immediate children,
        // and print any runs or shapes that we find within.
        NodeCollection children = paragraph.getChildNodes();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes().getCount());
        
        for (Node child : (Iterable<Node>) children)
            switch (child.getNodeType()) {
                case NodeType.RUN:
                    System.out.println("Run contents:");
                    System.out.println("\t\"{child.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                    break;
                case NodeType.SHAPE:
                    Shape childShape = (Shape) child;
                    System.out.println("Shape:");
                    System.out.println("\t{childShape.ShapeType}, {childShape.Width}x{childShape.Height}");
                    break;
            }
      • getCount

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

        Example:

        Shows how to add, update and delete child nodes in a CompositeNode's collection of children.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // An empty document, by default, has one paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals(1, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs().getCount());
        
        // Composite nodes such as our paragraph can contain other composite and inline nodes as children.
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        Run paragraphText = new Run(doc, "Initial text. ");
        paragraph.appendChild(paragraphText);
        
        // Create three more run nodes.
        Run run1 = new Run(doc, "Run 1. ");
        Run run2 = new Run(doc, "Run 2. ");
        Run run3 = new Run(doc, "Run 3. ");
        
        // The document body will not display these runs until we insert them into a composite node
        // that itself is a part of the document's node tree, as we did with the first run.
        // We can determine where the text contents of nodes that we insert
        // appears in the document by specifying an insertion location relative to another node in the paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals("Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the second run into the paragraph in front of the initial run.
        paragraph.insertBefore(run2, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the third run after the initial run.
        paragraph.insertAfter(run3, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the first run to the start of the paragraph's child nodes collection.
        paragraph.prependChild(run1);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
        
        // We can modify the contents of the run by editing and deleting existing child nodes.
        ((Run)paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).get(1)).setText("Updated run 2. ");
        paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).remove(paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Updated run 2. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
      • getCustomNodeId/setCustomNodeId

        public int getCustomNodeId() / public void setCustomNodeId(int value)
        
        Specifies custom node identifier.

        Default is zero.

        This identifier can be set and used arbitrarily. For example, as a key to get external data.

      • 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 how to create a node and set its owning document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world!"));
        
        // We have not yet appended this paragraph as a child to any composite node.
        Assert.assertNull(para.getParentNode());
        
        // If a node is an appropriate child node type of another composite node,
        // we can attach it as a child only if both nodes have the same owner document.
        // The owner document is the document we passed to the node's constructor.
        // We have not attached this paragraph to the document, so the document does not contain its text.
        Assert.assertEquals(para.getDocument(), doc);
        Assert.assertEquals("", doc.getText().trim());
        
        // Since the document owns this paragraph, we can apply one of its styles to the paragraph's contents.
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        
        // Add this node to the document, and then verify its contents.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(para);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection().getBody(), para.getParentNode());
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello world!", doc.getText().trim());
      • 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 use a node's NextSibling property to enumerate through its immediate children.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraphs.docx");
        
        for (Node node = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstChild(); node != null; node = node.getNextSibling()) {
            System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(node.getNodeType()));
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to traverse a composite node's tree of child nodes.
        public void recurseChildren() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraphs.docx");
        
            // Any node that can contain child nodes, such as the document itself, is composite.
            Assert.assertTrue(doc.isComposite());
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will go through and print all the child nodes of a composite node.
            traverseAllNodes(doc, 0);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Recursively traverses a node tree while printing the type of each node
        /// with an indent depending on depth as well as the contents of all inline nodes.
        /// </summary>
        @Test(enabled = false)
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode, int depth) {
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling()) {
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}{1}", String.format("    ", depth), Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType())));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node. Otherwise, print its contents if it is an inline node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) {
                    System.out.println();
                    traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode, depth + 1);
                } else if (childNode instanceof Inline) {
                    System.out.println(" - \"{childNode.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                } else {
                    System.out.println();
                }
            }
        }
      • getFirstParagraph

        public Paragraph getFirstParagraph()
        
        Gets the first paragraph in the story.

        Example:

        Shows how to format a run of text using its font property.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Run run = new Run(doc, "Hello world!");
        
        Font font = run.getFont();
        font.setName("Courier New");
        font.setSize(36.0);
        font.setHighlightColor(Color.YELLOW);
        
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().appendChild(run);
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Font.CreateFormattedRun.docx");

        Example:

        Shows how to create a textbox with some text and different formatting options in a new document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Create a new shape of type TextBox
        Shape textBox = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.TEXT_BOX);
        
        // Set some settings of the textbox itself
        // Set the wrap of the textbox to inline
        textBox.setWrapType(WrapType.NONE);
        // Set the horizontal and vertical alignment of the text inside the shape
        textBox.setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.CENTER);
        textBox.setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.TOP);
        
        // Set the textbox height and width
        textBox.setHeight(50.0);
        textBox.setWidth(200.0);
        
        // Set the textbox in front of other shapes with a lower ZOrder
        textBox.setZOrder(2);
        
        // Let's create a new paragraph for the textbox manually and align it in the center
        // Make sure we add the new nodes to the textbox as well
        textBox.appendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
        Paragraph para = textBox.getFirstParagraph();
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        // Add some text to the paragraph
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello world!");
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        // Append the textbox to the first paragraph in the body
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().appendChild(textBox);
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Shape.CreateTextBox.docx");
      • hasChildNodes

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

        Example:

        Shows how to combine the rows from two tables into one.
        // Load the document
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Tables.docx");
        
        // Get the first and second table in the document
        // The rows from the second table will be appended to the end of the first table
        Table firstTable = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 0, true);
        Table secondTable = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 1, true);
        
        // Append all rows from the current table to the next
        // Due to the design of tables even tables with different cell count and widths can be joined into one table
        while (secondTable.hasChildNodes())
            firstTable.getRows().add(secondTable.getFirstRow());
        
        // Remove the empty table container
        secondTable.remove();
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Table.CombineTables.docx");
      • isComposite

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

        Example:

        Shows how to traverse a composite node's tree of child nodes.
        public void recurseChildren() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraphs.docx");
        
            // Any node that can contain child nodes, such as the document itself, is composite.
            Assert.assertTrue(doc.isComposite());
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will go through and print all the child nodes of a composite node.
            traverseAllNodes(doc, 0);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Recursively traverses a node tree while printing the type of each node
        /// with an indent depending on depth as well as the contents of all inline nodes.
        /// </summary>
        @Test(enabled = false)
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode, int depth) {
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling()) {
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}{1}", String.format("    ", depth), Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType())));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node. Otherwise, print its contents if it is an inline node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) {
                    System.out.println();
                    traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode, depth + 1);
                } else if (childNode instanceof Inline) {
                    System.out.println(" - \"{childNode.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                } else {
                    System.out.println();
                }
            }
        }
      • getLastChild

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

        Example:

        Shows how to use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.writeln("Section 1 text.");
        builder.insertBreak(BreakType.SECTION_BREAK_CONTINUOUS);
        builder.writeln("Section 2 text.");
        
        // Both sections are siblings of each other.
        Section lastSection = (Section) doc.getLastChild();
        Section firstSection = (Section) lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        // Remove a section based on its sibling relationship with another section.
        if (lastSection.getPreviousSibling() != null)
            doc.removeChild(firstSection);
        
        // The section we removed was the first one, leaving the document with only the second.
        Assert.assertEquals("Section 2 text.", doc.getText().trim());
      • getLastParagraph

        public Paragraph getLastParagraph()
        
        Gets the last paragraph in the story.

        Example:

        Shows how to move a DocumentBuilder's cursor position to a specified node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        builder.writeln("Run 1. ");
        
        // The document builder has a cursor, which acts as the part of the document
        // where the builder appends new nodes when we use its document construction methods.
        // This cursor functions in the same way as Microsoft Word's blinking cursor,
        // and it also always ends up immediately after any node that the builder just inserted.
        // To append content to a different part of the document,
        // we can move the cursor to a different node with the MoveTo method.
        builder.moveTo(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().getRuns().get(0));
        
        // The cursor is now in front of the node that we moved it to.
        // Adding a second run will insert it in front of the first run.
        builder.writeln("Run 2. ");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. \rRun 1.", doc.getText().trim());
        
        // Move the cursor to the end of the document to continue appending text to the end as before.
        builder.moveTo(doc.getLastSection().getBody().getLastParagraph());
        builder.writeln("Run 3. ");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. \rRun 1. \rRun 3.", doc.getText().trim());
      • 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 use a node's NextSibling property to enumerate through its immediate children.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraphs.docx");
        
        for (Node node = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstChild(); node != null; node = node.getNextSibling()) {
            System.out.println(Node.nodeTypeToString(node.getNodeType()));
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to traverse a composite node's tree of child nodes.
        public void recurseChildren() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraphs.docx");
        
            // Any node that can contain child nodes, such as the document itself, is composite.
            Assert.assertTrue(doc.isComposite());
        
            // Invoke the recursive function that will go through and print all the child nodes of a composite node.
            traverseAllNodes(doc, 0);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Recursively traverses a node tree while printing the type of each node
        /// with an indent depending on depth as well as the contents of all inline nodes.
        /// </summary>
        @Test(enabled = false)
        public void traverseAllNodes(CompositeNode parentNode, int depth) {
            for (Node childNode = parentNode.getFirstChild(); childNode != null; childNode = childNode.getNextSibling()) {
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}{1}", String.format("    ", depth), Node.nodeTypeToString(childNode.getNodeType())));
        
                // Recurse into the node if it is a composite node. Otherwise, print its contents if it is an inline node.
                if (childNode.isComposite()) {
                    System.out.println();
                    traverseAllNodes((CompositeNode) childNode, depth + 1);
                } else if (childNode instanceof Inline) {
                    System.out.println(" - \"{childNode.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                } else {
                    System.out.println();
                }
            }
        }
      • getNodeType

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

        Example:

        Shows how to iterate through the children of a composite node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.write("Section 1");
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        builder.write("Primary header");
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        builder.write("Primary footer");
        
        Section section = doc.getFirstSection();
        
        // A Section is a composite node and can contain child nodes,
        // but only if those child nodes are of a "Body" or "HeaderFooter" node type.
        for (Node node : (Iterable<Node>) section)
        {
            switch (node.getNodeType())
            {
                case NodeType.BODY:
                {
                    Body body = (Body)node;
        
                    System.out.println("Body:");
                    System.out.println("\t\"{body.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                    break;
                }
                case NodeType.HEADER_FOOTER:
                {
                    HeaderFooter headerFooter = (HeaderFooter)node;
        
                    System.out.println("HeaderFooter type: {headerFooter.HeaderFooterType}:");
                    System.out.println("\t\"{headerFooter.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                    break;
                }
                default:
                {
                    throw new Exception("Unexpected node type in a section.");
            }
        }
        }
      • getParagraphs

        public ParagraphCollection getParagraphs()
        
        Gets a collection of paragraphs that are immediate children of the story.

        Example:

        Shows how to check whether a paragraph is a move revision.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Revisions.docx");
        
        // This document contains "Move" revisions, which appear when we highlight text with the cursor,
        // and then drag it to move it to another location
        // while tracking revisions in Microsoft Word via "Review" -> "Track changes".
        Assert.assertEquals(6, IterableUtils.countMatches(doc.getRevisions(), r -> r.getRevisionType() == RevisionType.MOVING));
        
        ParagraphCollection paragraphs = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs();
        
        // Move revisions consist of pairs of "Move from", and "Move to" revisions. 
        // These revisions are potential changes to the document that we can either accept or reject.
        // Before we accept/reject a move revision, the document
        // must keep track of both the departure and arrival destinations of the text.
        // The second and the fourth paragraph define one such revision, and thus both have the same contents.
        Assert.assertEquals(paragraphs.get(1).getText(), paragraphs.get(3).getText());
        
        // The "Move from" revision is the paragraph where we dragged the text from.
        // If we accept the revision, this paragraph will disappear,
        // and the other will remain and no longer be a revision.
        Assert.assertTrue(paragraphs.get(1).isMoveFromRevision());
        
        // The "Move to" revision is the paragraph where we dragged the text to.
        // If we reject the revision, this paragraph instead will disappear, and the other will remain.
        Assert.assertTrue(paragraphs.get(3).isMoveToRevision());
      • 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 a node's parent node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Append a child Run node to the document's first paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc, "Hello world!");
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        // The paragraph is the parent node of the run node. We can trace this lineage
        // all the way to the document node, which is the root of the document's node tree.
        Assert.assertEquals(para, run.getParentNode());
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection().getBody(), para.getParentNode());
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection(), doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParentNode());
        Assert.assertEquals(doc, doc.getFirstSection().getParentNode());

        Example:

        Shows how to create a node and set its owning document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world!"));
        
        // We have not yet appended this paragraph as a child to any composite node.
        Assert.assertNull(para.getParentNode());
        
        // If a node is an appropriate child node type of another composite node,
        // we can attach it as a child only if both nodes have the same owner document.
        // The owner document is the document we passed to the node's constructor.
        // We have not attached this paragraph to the document, so the document does not contain its text.
        Assert.assertEquals(para.getDocument(), doc);
        Assert.assertEquals("", doc.getText().trim());
        
        // Since the document owns this paragraph, we can apply one of its styles to the paragraph's contents.
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        
        // Add this node to the document, and then verify its contents.
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().appendChild(para);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection().getBody(), para.getParentNode());
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello world!", doc.getText().trim());
      • getParentSection

        public Section getParentSection()
        
        Gets the parent section of this story.

        ParentSection is equivalent to (Section)ParentNode.

        Example:

        Shows how to store endnotes at the end of each section, and modify their positions.
        public void suppressEndnotes() throws Exception
        {
            Document doc = new Document();
            doc.removeAllChildren();
        
            // By default, a document compiles all endnotes at its end. 
            Assert.assertEquals(EndnotePosition.END_OF_DOCUMENT, doc.getEndnoteOptions().getPosition());
        
            // We use the "Position" property of the document's "EndnoteOptions" object
            // to collect endnotes at the end of each section instead. 
            doc.getEndnoteOptions().setPosition(EndnotePosition.END_OF_SECTION);
        
            insertSectionWithEndnote(doc, "Section 1", "Endnote 1, will stay in section 1");
            insertSectionWithEndnote(doc, "Section 2", "Endnote 2, will be pushed down to section 3");
            insertSectionWithEndnote(doc, "Section 3", "Endnote 3, will stay in section 3");
        
            // While getting sections to display their respective endnotes, we can set the "SuppressEndnotes" flag
            // of a section's "PageSetup" object to "true" to revert to the default behavior and pass its endnotes
            // onto the next section.
            PageSetup pageSetup = doc.getSections().get(1).getPageSetup();
            pageSetup.setSuppressEndnotes(true);
        
            doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "PageSetup.SuppressEndnotes.docx");
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Append a section with text and an endnote to a document.
        /// </summary>
        private static void insertSectionWithEndnote(Document doc, String sectionBodyText, String endnoteText)
        {
            Section section = new Section(doc);
        
            doc.appendChild(section);
        
            Body body = new Body(doc);
            section.appendChild(body);
        
            Assert.assertEquals(body.getParentNode(), section);
        
            Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
            body.appendChild(para);
        
            Assert.assertEquals(para.getParentNode(), body);
        
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
            builder.moveTo(para);
            builder.write(sectionBodyText);
            builder.insertFootnote(FootnoteType.ENDNOTE, endnoteText);
        }
      • getPreviousSibling

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

        Example:

        Shows how to use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.writeln("Section 1 text.");
        builder.insertBreak(BreakType.SECTION_BREAK_CONTINUOUS);
        builder.writeln("Section 2 text.");
        
        // Both sections are siblings of each other.
        Section lastSection = (Section) doc.getLastChild();
        Section firstSection = (Section) lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        // Remove a section based on its sibling relationship with another section.
        if (lastSection.getPreviousSibling() != null)
            doc.removeChild(firstSection);
        
        // The section we removed was the first one, leaving the document with only the second.
        Assert.assertEquals("Section 2 text.", doc.getText().trim());
      • 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 the nodes from a range.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Add text to the first section in the document, and then add another section.
        builder.write("Section 1. ");
        builder.insertBreak(BreakType.SECTION_BREAK_CONTINUOUS);
        builder.write("Section 2.");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Section 1. \fSection 2.", doc.getText().trim());
        
        // Remove the first section entirely by removing all of the nodes
        // within its range, including the section itself.
        doc.getSections().get(0).getRange().delete();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(1, doc.getSections().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals("Section 2.", doc.getText().trim());
      • getStoryType

        public int getStoryType()
        
        Gets the type of this story. The value of the property is StoryType integer constant.

        Example:

        Shows how to remove all shapes from a node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Use a DocumentBuilder to insert a shape. This is an inline shape,
        // which has a parent Paragraph, which is a child node of the first section's Body.
        builder.insertShape(ShapeType.CUBE, 100.0, 100.0);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).getCount(), 1);
        
        // We can delete all shapes from the child paragraphs of this Body.
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getStoryType(), StoryType.MAIN_TEXT);
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().deleteShapes();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).getCount(), 0);
      • getTables

        public TableCollection getTables()
        
        Gets a collection of tables that are immediate children of the story.

        Example:

        Shows how to remove the first and last rows of all tables in a document.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Tables.docx");
        
        TableCollection tables = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getTables();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(5, tables.get(0).getRows().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(4, tables.get(1).getRows().getCount());
        
        for (Table table : tables) {
            if (table.getFirstRow() != null) {
                table.getFirstRow().remove();
            }
        
            if (table.getLastRow() != null) {
                table.getLastRow().remove();
            }
        }
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, tables.get(0).getRows().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(2, tables.get(1).getRows().getCount());
    • 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.VisitBodyStart, then calls Accept for all child nodes of the section and calls DocumentVisitor.VisitBodyEnd 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.

        Example:

        Shows how to use a document visitor to print a document's node structure.
        public void docStructureToText() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "DocumentVisitor-compatible features.docx");
            DocStructurePrinter visitor = new DocStructurePrinter();
        
            // When we get a composite node to accept a document visitor, the visitor visits the accepting node,
            // and then traverses all of the node's children in a depth-first manner.
            // The visitor can read and modify each visited node.
            doc.accept(visitor);
        
            System.out.println(visitor.getText());
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Traverses a node's tree of child nodes, and creates a map of this tree in the form of a string.
        /// </summary>
        public static class DocStructurePrinter extends DocumentVisitor {
            public DocStructurePrinter() {
                mAcceptingNodeChildTree = new StringBuilder();
            }
        
            public String getText() {
                return mAcceptingNodeChildTree.toString();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a Document node is encountered.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitDocumentStart(Document doc) {
                int childNodeCount = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount();
        
                indentAndAppendLine("[Document start] Child nodes: " + childNodeCount);
                mDocTraversalDepth++;
        
                // Allow the visitor to continue visiting other nodes.
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called after all the child nodes of a Document node have been visited.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitDocumentEnd(Document doc) {
                mDocTraversalDepth--;
                indentAndAppendLine("[Document end]");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a Section node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitSectionStart(final Section section) {
                // Get the index of our section within the document
                NodeCollection docSections = section.getDocument().getChildNodes(NodeType.SECTION, false);
                int sectionIndex = docSections.indexOf(section);
        
                indentAndAppendLine("[Section start] Section index: " + sectionIndex);
                mDocTraversalDepth++;
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called after all the child nodes of a Section node have been visited.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitSectionEnd(final Section section) {
                mDocTraversalDepth--;
                indentAndAppendLine("[Section end]");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a Body node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitBodyStart(final Body body) {
                int paragraphCount = body.getParagraphs().getCount();
                indentAndAppendLine("[Body start] Paragraphs: " + paragraphCount);
                mDocTraversalDepth++;
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called after all the child nodes of a Body node have been visited.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitBodyEnd(final Body body) {
                mDocTraversalDepth--;
                indentAndAppendLine("[Body end]");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a Paragraph node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitParagraphStart(final Paragraph paragraph) {
                indentAndAppendLine("[Paragraph start]");
                mDocTraversalDepth++;
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called after all the child nodes of a Paragraph node have been visited.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitParagraphEnd(final Paragraph paragraph) {
                mDocTraversalDepth--;
                indentAndAppendLine("[Paragraph end]");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a Run node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitRun(final Run run) {
                indentAndAppendLine("[Run] \"" + run.getText() + "\"");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a SubDocument node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitSubDocument(final SubDocument subDocument) {
                indentAndAppendLine("[SubDocument]");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Append a line to the StringBuilder and indent it depending on how deep the visitor is into the document tree.
            /// </summary>
            /// <param name="text"></param>
            private void indentAndAppendLine(final String text) {
                for (int i = 0; i < mDocTraversalDepth; i++) {
                    mAcceptingNodeChildTree.append("|  ");
                }
        
                mAcceptingNodeChildTree.append(text + "\r\n");
            }
        
            private int mDocTraversalDepth;
            private final StringBuilder mAcceptingNodeChildTree;
        }
      • appendChild

        public Node appendChild(Node newChild)
                        throws java.lang.Exception
        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:

        Shows how to construct an Aspose.Words document by hand.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
        // Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
        // and end up with a document node with no children.
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
        // If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
        // First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // Set some page setup properties for the section.
        section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
        section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);
        
        // A section needs a body, which will contain and display all of its contents
        // on the page between the section's header and footer.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // Create a paragraph, set some formatting properties, and then append it as a child to the body.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        body.appendChild(para);
        
        // Finally, add some content to do the document by creating a run,
        // setting its text contents and appearance, and appending it as a child to the paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello World!");
        run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello World!", doc.getText().trim());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Section.CreateManually.docx");
      • appendParagraph

        public Paragraph appendParagraph(java.lang.String text)
                                 throws java.lang.Exception
        A shortcut method that creates a Paragraph object with optional text and appends it to the end of this object.
        Parameters:
        text - The text for the paragraph. Can be null or empty string.
        Returns:
        The newly created and appended paragraph.

        Example:

        Shows how to create a header and a footer.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Create a header, and append a paragraph to it. The text in that paragraph
        // will appear at the top of every page of this section, above the main body text.
        HeaderFooter header = new HeaderFooter(doc, HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        doc.getFirstSection().getHeadersFooters().add(header);
        
        Paragraph para = header.appendParagraph("My header.");
        
        Assert.assertTrue(header.isHeader());
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isEndOfHeaderFooter());
        
        // Create a footer, and append a paragraph to it. The text in that paragraph
        // will appear at the bottom of every page of this section, below the main body text.
        HeaderFooter footer = new HeaderFooter(doc, HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        doc.getFirstSection().getHeadersFooters().add(footer);
        
        para = footer.appendParagraph("My footer.");
        
        Assert.assertFalse(footer.isHeader());
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isEndOfHeaderFooter());
        
        Assert.assertEquals(para.getParentStory(), footer);
        Assert.assertEquals(para.getParentSection(), footer.getParentSection());
        Assert.assertEquals(header.getParentSection(), footer.getParentSection());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "HeaderFooter.Create.docx");
      • deepClone

        public Node deepClone(boolean isCloneChildren)
        Creates a duplicate of the node.

        This method serves as a copy constructor for nodes. The cloned node has no parent, but belongs to the same document as the original node.

        This method always performs a deep copy of the node. The isCloneChildren parameter specifies whether to perform copy all child nodes as well.

        Parameters:
        isCloneChildren - True to recursively clone the subtree under the specified node; false to clone only the node itself.
        Returns:
        The cloned node.

        Example:

        Shows how to clone a composite node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world!"));
        
        // Below are two ways of cloning a composite node.
        // 1 -  Create a clone of a node, and create a clone of each of its child nodes as well.
        Node cloneWithChildren = para.deepClone(true);
        
        Assert.assertTrue(((CompositeNode) cloneWithChildren).hasChildNodes());
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello world!", cloneWithChildren.getText().trim());
        
        // 2 -  Create a clone of a node just by itself without any children.
        Node cloneWithoutChildren = para.deepClone(false);
        
        Assert.assertFalse(((CompositeNode) cloneWithoutChildren).hasChildNodes());
        Assert.assertEquals("", cloneWithoutChildren.getText().trim());
      • deleteShapes

        public void deleteShapes()
        Deletes all shapes from the text of this story.

        Example:

        Shows how to remove all shapes from a node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Use a DocumentBuilder to insert a shape. This is an inline shape,
        // which has a parent Paragraph, which is a child node of the first section's Body.
        builder.insertShape(ShapeType.CUBE, 100.0, 100.0);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).getCount(), 1);
        
        // We can delete all shapes from the child paragraphs of this Body.
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getStoryType(), StoryType.MAIN_TEXT);
        doc.getFirstSection().getBody().deleteShapes();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).getCount(), 0);
      • ensureMinimum

        public void ensureMinimum()
                          throws java.lang.Exception
        If the last child is not a paragraph, creates and appends one empty paragraph.

        Example:

        Clears main text from all sections from the document leaving the sections themselves.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
        // Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
        // and end up with a document node with no children.
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
        // If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
        // First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // A section needs a body, which will contain and display all of its contents
        // on the page between the section's header and footer.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // This body has no children, so we cannot add runs to it yet.
        Assert.assertEquals(0, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
        
        // Call the "EnsureMinimum" to make sure that this body contains at least one empty paragraph. 
        body.ensureMinimum();
        
        // Now, we can add runs to the body, and get the document to display them.
        body.getFirstParagraph().appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world!"));
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello world!", doc.getText().trim());
      • 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() + "Nested tables.docx");
            NodeCollection tables = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true);
        
            for (int i = 0; i < tables.getCount(); i++) {
                // First lets find if any cells in the table have tables themselves as children
                int count = getChildTableCount((Table) tables.get(i));
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", i, 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) tables.get(i));
        
                if (tableDepth > 0)
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", i, tableDepth));
                else
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is a non nested table (is not a child of another table)", i));
            }
        }
        
        /**
         * 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(final 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(table.getNodeType());
        
            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(Table.class);
            }
        
            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(final 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.

        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() + "Nested tables.docx");
            NodeCollection tables = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true);
        
            for (int i = 0; i < tables.getCount(); i++) {
                // First lets find if any cells in the table have tables themselves as children
                int count = getChildTableCount((Table) tables.get(i));
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", i, 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) tables.get(i));
        
                if (tableDepth > 0)
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", i, tableDepth));
                else
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is a non nested table (is not a child of another table)", i));
            }
        }
        
        /**
         * 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(final 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(table.getNodeType());
        
            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(Table.class);
            }
        
            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(final 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;
        }
      • 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 traverse through a composite node's collection of child nodes.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Add two runs and one shape as child nodes to the first paragraph of this document.
        Paragraph paragraph = (Paragraph) doc.getChild(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, 0, true);
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world! "));
        
        Shape shape = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.RECTANGLE);
        shape.setWidth(200.0);
        shape.setHeight(200.0);
        shape.setWrapType(WrapType.INLINE);
        paragraph.appendChild(shape);
        
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello again!"));
        
        // Iterate through the paragraph's collection of immediate children,
        // and print any runs or shapes that we find within.
        NodeCollection children = paragraph.getChildNodes();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes().getCount());
        
        for (Node child : (Iterable<Node>) children)
            switch (child.getNodeType()) {
                case NodeType.RUN:
                    System.out.println("Run contents:");
                    System.out.println("\t\"{child.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                    break;
                case NodeType.SHAPE:
                    Shape childShape = (Shape) child;
                    System.out.println("Shape:");
                    System.out.println("\t{childShape.ShapeType}, {childShape.Width}x{childShape.Height}");
                    break;
            }

        Example:

        Shows how to apply attributes of a table's style directly to the table's elements.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        Table table = builder.startTable();
        builder.insertCell();
        builder.write("Hello world!");
        builder.endTable();
        
        TableStyle tableStyle = (TableStyle) doc.getStyles().add(StyleType.TABLE, "MyTableStyle1");
        tableStyle.setRowStripe(3);
        tableStyle.setCellSpacing(5.0);
        tableStyle.getShading().setBackgroundPatternColor(Color.WHITE);
        tableStyle.getBorders().setColor(Color.BLUE);
        tableStyle.getBorders().setLineStyle(LineStyle.DOT_DASH);
        
        table.setStyle(tableStyle);
        
        // This method concerns table style attributes such as the ones we set above.
        doc.expandTableStylesToDirectFormatting();
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Document.TableStyleToDirectFormatting.docx");
      • 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 to the local file system as individual files.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Images.docx");
        
        // Get the collection of shapes from the document,
        // and save the image data of every shape with an image as a file to the local file system.
        NodeCollection shapes = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true);
        
        int imageIndex = 0;
        for (Shape shape : (Iterable<Shape>) shapes) {
            if (shape.hasImage()) {
                // The image data of shapes may contain images of many possible image formats. 
                // We can determine a file extension for each image automatically, based on its format.
                String imageFileName = MessageFormat.format("File.ExtractImages.{0}{1}", imageIndex, FileFormatUtil.imageTypeToExtension(shape.getImageData().getImageType()));
                shape.getImageData().save(getArtifactsDir() + imageFileName);
                imageIndex++;
            }
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to print all of a document's comments and their replies.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Comments.docx");
        
        NodeCollection comments = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.COMMENT, true);
        
        // If a comment has no ancestor, it is a "top-level" comment as opposed to a reply-type comment.
        // Print all top-level comments along with their replies, if there are any.
        for (Comment comment : (Iterable<Comment>) comments) {
            if (comment.getAncestor() == null) {
                System.out.println("Top-level comment:");
                System.out.println("\t\"{comment.GetText().Trim()}\", by {comment.Author}");
                System.out.println("Has {comment.Replies.Count} replies");
                for (Comment commentReply : comment.getReplies()) {
                    System.out.println("\t\"{commentReply.GetText().Trim()}\", by {commentReply.Author}");
                }
                System.out.println();
            }
        }
      • getText

        public java.lang.String getText()
        Gets the text of this node and of all its children.

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

        Example:

        Shows how to output all paragraphs in a document that are bulleted or numbered.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.getListFormat().applyNumberDefault();
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 1");
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 2");
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        
        builder.getListFormat().applyBulletDefault();
        builder.writeln("Bulleted list item 1");
        builder.writeln("Bulleted list item 2");
        builder.writeln("Bulleted list item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        
        NodeCollection paras = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, true);
        for (Paragraph para : (Iterable<Paragraph>) paras) {
            if (para.getListFormat().isListItem()) {
                System.out.println(java.text.MessageFormat.format("*** A paragraph belongs to list {0}", para.getListFormat().getList().getListId()));
                System.out.println(para.getText());
            }
        }

        Example:

        Shows the difference between calling the GetText and ToString methods on a node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        builder.insertField("MERGEFIELD Field");
        
        // GetText will retrieve the visible text as well as field codes and special characters.
        Assert.assertEquals("\u0013MERGEFIELD Field\u0014«Field»\u0015\f", doc.getText());
        
        // ToString will give us the document's appearance if saved to a passed save format.
        Assert.assertEquals("«Field»\r\n", doc.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT));
      • 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.docx");
        
        Body body = doc.getFirstSection().getBody();
        
        // Retrieve the index of the last paragraph in the body of the first section.
        Assert.assertEquals(24, body.getChildNodes().indexOf(body.getLastParagraph()));
      • insertAfter

        public Node insertAfter(Node newChild, Node refChild)
                        throws java.lang.Exception
        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 add, update and delete child nodes in a CompositeNode's collection of children.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // An empty document, by default, has one paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals(1, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs().getCount());
        
        // Composite nodes such as our paragraph can contain other composite and inline nodes as children.
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        Run paragraphText = new Run(doc, "Initial text. ");
        paragraph.appendChild(paragraphText);
        
        // Create three more run nodes.
        Run run1 = new Run(doc, "Run 1. ");
        Run run2 = new Run(doc, "Run 2. ");
        Run run3 = new Run(doc, "Run 3. ");
        
        // The document body will not display these runs until we insert them into a composite node
        // that itself is a part of the document's node tree, as we did with the first run.
        // We can determine where the text contents of nodes that we insert
        // appears in the document by specifying an insertion location relative to another node in the paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals("Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the second run into the paragraph in front of the initial run.
        paragraph.insertBefore(run2, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the third run after the initial run.
        paragraph.insertAfter(run3, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the first run to the start of the paragraph's child nodes collection.
        paragraph.prependChild(run1);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
        
        // We can modify the contents of the run by editing and deleting existing child nodes.
        ((Run)paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).get(1)).setText("Updated run 2. ");
        paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).remove(paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Updated run 2. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());

        Example:

        Shows how to replace all textboxes with images.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Textboxes in drawing canvas.docx");
        
        // 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() + "Windows MetaFile.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(getArtifactsDir() + "Shape.ReplaceTextboxesWithImages.docx");
      • insertBefore

        public Node insertBefore(Node newChild, Node refChild)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        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.

        Example:

        Shows how to add, update and delete child nodes in a CompositeNode's collection of children.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // An empty document, by default, has one paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals(1, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs().getCount());
        
        // Composite nodes such as our paragraph can contain other composite and inline nodes as children.
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        Run paragraphText = new Run(doc, "Initial text. ");
        paragraph.appendChild(paragraphText);
        
        // Create three more run nodes.
        Run run1 = new Run(doc, "Run 1. ");
        Run run2 = new Run(doc, "Run 2. ");
        Run run3 = new Run(doc, "Run 3. ");
        
        // The document body will not display these runs until we insert them into a composite node
        // that itself is a part of the document's node tree, as we did with the first run.
        // We can determine where the text contents of nodes that we insert
        // appears in the document by specifying an insertion location relative to another node in the paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals("Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the second run into the paragraph in front of the initial run.
        paragraph.insertBefore(run2, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the third run after the initial run.
        paragraph.insertAfter(run3, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the first run to the start of the paragraph's child nodes collection.
        paragraph.prependChild(run1);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
        
        // We can modify the contents of the run by editing and deleting existing child nodes.
        ((Run)paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).get(1)).setText("Updated run 2. ");
        paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).remove(paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Updated run 2. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
      • 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 traverse through a composite node's collection of child nodes.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // Add two runs and one shape as child nodes to the first paragraph of this document.
        Paragraph paragraph = (Paragraph) doc.getChild(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, 0, true);
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello world! "));
        
        Shape shape = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.RECTANGLE);
        shape.setWidth(200.0);
        shape.setHeight(200.0);
        shape.setWrapType(WrapType.INLINE);
        paragraph.appendChild(shape);
        
        paragraph.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Hello again!"));
        
        // Iterate through the paragraph's collection of immediate children,
        // and print any runs or shapes that we find within.
        NodeCollection children = paragraph.getChildNodes();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes().getCount());
        
        for (Node child : (Iterable<Node>) children)
            switch (child.getNodeType()) {
                case NodeType.RUN:
                    System.out.println("Run contents:");
                    System.out.println("\t\"{child.GetText().Trim()}\"");
                    break;
                case NodeType.SHAPE:
                    Shape childShape = (Shape) child;
                    System.out.println("Shape:");
                    System.out.println("\t{childShape.ShapeType}, {childShape.Width}x{childShape.Height}");
                    break;
            }
      • 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.
      • prependChild

        public Node prependChild(Node newChild)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        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.

        Example:

        Shows how to add, update and delete child nodes in a CompositeNode's collection of children.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // An empty document, by default, has one paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals(1, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs().getCount());
        
        // Composite nodes such as our paragraph can contain other composite and inline nodes as children.
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        Run paragraphText = new Run(doc, "Initial text. ");
        paragraph.appendChild(paragraphText);
        
        // Create three more run nodes.
        Run run1 = new Run(doc, "Run 1. ");
        Run run2 = new Run(doc, "Run 2. ");
        Run run3 = new Run(doc, "Run 3. ");
        
        // The document body will not display these runs until we insert them into a composite node
        // that itself is a part of the document's node tree, as we did with the first run.
        // We can determine where the text contents of nodes that we insert
        // appears in the document by specifying an insertion location relative to another node in the paragraph.
        Assert.assertEquals("Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the second run into the paragraph in front of the initial run.
        paragraph.insertBefore(run2, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the third run after the initial run.
        paragraph.insertAfter(run3, paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        
        // Insert the first run to the start of the paragraph's child nodes collection.
        paragraph.prependChild(run1);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Run 2. Initial text. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
        
        // We can modify the contents of the run by editing and deleting existing child nodes.
        ((Run)paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).get(1)).setText("Updated run 2. ");
        paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.RUN, true).remove(paragraphText);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Updated run 2. Run 3.", paragraph.getText().trim());
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraph.getChildNodes(NodeType.ANY, true).getCount());
      • 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 child nodes of a specific type from a composite node.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Tables.docx");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(2, doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true).getCount());
        
        Node curNode = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstChild();
        
        while (curNode != null) {
            // Save the next sibling node as a variable in case we want to move to it after deleting this node.
            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();
            }
        
            curNode = nextNode;
        }
        
        Assert.assertEquals(0, doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.TABLE, true).getCount());
      • removeAllChildren

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

        Example:

        Shows how to construct an Aspose.Words document by hand.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        // A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
        // Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
        // and end up with a document node with no children.
        doc.removeAllChildren();
        
        // This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
        // If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
        // First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
        Section section = new Section(doc);
        doc.appendChild(section);
        
        // Set some page setup properties for the section.
        section.getPageSetup().setSectionStart(SectionStart.NEW_PAGE);
        section.getPageSetup().setPaperSize(PaperSize.LETTER);
        
        // A section needs a body, which will contain and display all of its contents
        // on the page between the section's header and footer.
        Body body = new Body(doc);
        section.appendChild(body);
        
        // Create a paragraph, set some formatting properties, and then append it as a child to the body.
        Paragraph para = new Paragraph(doc);
        
        para.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");
        para.getParagraphFormat().setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.CENTER);
        
        body.appendChild(para);
        
        // Finally, add some content to do the document by creating a run,
        // setting its text contents and appearance, and appending it as a child to the paragraph.
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        run.setText("Hello World!");
        run.getFont().setColor(Color.RED);
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Hello World!", doc.getText().trim());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Section.CreateManually.docx");
      • 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:

        Shows how to use of methods of Node and CompositeNode to remove a section before the last section in the document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.writeln("Section 1 text.");
        builder.insertBreak(BreakType.SECTION_BREAK_CONTINUOUS);
        builder.writeln("Section 2 text.");
        
        // Both sections are siblings of each other.
        Section lastSection = (Section) doc.getLastChild();
        Section firstSection = (Section) lastSection.getPreviousSibling();
        
        // Remove a section based on its sibling relationship with another section.
        if (lastSection.getPreviousSibling() != null)
            doc.removeChild(firstSection);
        
        // The section we removed was the first one, leaving the document with only the second.
        Assert.assertEquals("Section 2 text.", doc.getText().trim());
      • removeSmartTags

        public void removeSmartTags()
                            throws java.lang.Exception
        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 a composite node.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Smart tags.doc");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(8, doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SMART_TAG, true).getCount());
        
        doc.removeSmartTags();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(0, doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SMART_TAG, true).getCount());
      • 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 select certain nodes by using an XPath expression.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Tables.docx");
        
        // This expression will extract all paragraph nodes,
        // which are descendants of any table node in the document.
        NodeList nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Table//Paragraph");
        
        // Iterate through the list with an enumerator and print the contents of every paragraph in each cell of the table.
        int index = 0;
        
        Iterator<Node> e = nodeList.iterator();
        while (e.hasNext()) {
            Node currentNode = e.next();
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table paragraph index {0}, contents: \"{1}\"", index++, currentNode.getText().trim()));
        }
        
        // This expression will select any paragraphs that are direct children of any Body node in the document.
        nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        // We can treat the list as an array.
        Assert.assertEquals(nodeList.toArray().length, 4);
        
        // Use SelectSingleNode to select the first result of the same expression as above.
        Node node = doc.selectSingleNode("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(Paragraph.class, node.getClass());

        Example:

        Shows how to use an XPath expression to test whether a node is inside a field.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Mail merge destination - Northwind employees.docx");
        
        // The NodeList that results from this XPath expression will contain all nodes we find inside a field.
        // However, FieldStart and FieldEnd nodes can be on 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.
        System.out.println("Contents of the first Run node that's part of a field: {resultList.First(n => n.NodeType == NodeType.Run).GetText().Trim()}");
      • 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() + "Tables.docx");
        
        // This expression will extract all paragraph nodes,
        // which are descendants of any table node in the document.
        NodeList nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Table//Paragraph");
        
        // Iterate through the list with an enumerator and print the contents of every paragraph in each cell of the table.
        int index = 0;
        
        Iterator<Node> e = nodeList.iterator();
        while (e.hasNext()) {
            Node currentNode = e.next();
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table paragraph index {0}, contents: \"{1}\"", index++, currentNode.getText().trim()));
        }
        
        // This expression will select any paragraphs that are direct children of any Body node in the document.
        nodeList = doc.selectNodes("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        // We can treat the list as an array.
        Assert.assertEquals(nodeList.toArray().length, 4);
        
        // Use SelectSingleNode to select the first result of the same expression as above.
        Node node = doc.selectSingleNode("//Body/Paragraph");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(Paragraph.class, node.getClass());
      • 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.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.docx");
        
        Node node = doc.getLastSection().getBody().getLastParagraph();
        
        // When we call the ToString method using the html SaveFormat overload,
        // it converts the node's contents to their raw html representation.
        Assert.assertEquals("<p style=\"margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:8pt; line-height:108%; font-size:12pt\">" +
                "<span style=\"font-family:'Times New Roman'\">Hello World!</span>" +
                "</p>", node.toString(SaveFormat.HTML));
        
        // We can also modify the result of this conversion using a SaveOptions object.
        HtmlSaveOptions saveOptions = new HtmlSaveOptions();
        saveOptions.setExportRelativeFontSize(true);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("<p style=\"margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:8pt; line-height:108%\">" +
                "<span style=\"font-family:'Times New Roman'\">Hello World!</span>" +
                "</p>", 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() + "Rendering.docx");
        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("List item 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("\tNumerical Id: " + label.getLabelValue());
        
                // Combine them together to include the list label with the text in the output
                System.out.println("\tList label combined with text: " + label.getLabelString() + " " + paragraphText);
        
                listParaCount++;
            }
        }

        Example:

        Exports the content of a node to String in HTML format.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Document.docx");
        
        Node node = doc.getLastSection().getBody().getLastParagraph();
        
        // When we call the ToString method using the html SaveFormat overload,
        // it converts the node's contents to their raw html representation.
        Assert.assertEquals("<p style=\"margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:8pt; line-height:108%; font-size:12pt\">" +
                "<span style=\"font-family:'Times New Roman'\">Hello World!</span>" +
                "</p>", node.toString(SaveFormat.HTML));
        
        // We can also modify the result of this conversion using a SaveOptions object.
        HtmlSaveOptions saveOptions = new HtmlSaveOptions();
        saveOptions.setExportRelativeFontSize(true);
        
        Assert.assertEquals("<p style=\"margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:8pt; line-height:108%\">" +
                "<span style=\"font-family:'Times New Roman'\">Hello World!</span>" +
                "</p>", node.toString(saveOptions));

        Example:

        Shows the difference between calling the GetText and ToString methods on a node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        builder.insertField("MERGEFIELD Field");
        
        // GetText will retrieve the visible text as well as field codes and special characters.
        Assert.assertEquals("\u0013MERGEFIELD Field\u0014«Field»\u0015\f", doc.getText());
        
        // ToString will give us the document's appearance if saved to a passed save format.
        Assert.assertEquals("«Field»\r\n", doc.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT));