com.aspose.words

Class Paragraph

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

Represents a paragraph of text.

Paragraph is a block-level node and can be a child of classes derived from Story or InlineStory.

Paragraph can contain any number of inline-level nodes and bookmarks.

The complete list of child nodes that can occur inside a paragraph consists of BookmarkStart, BookmarkEnd, FieldStart, FieldSeparator, FieldEnd, FormField, Comment, Footnote, Run, SpecialChar, Shape, GroupShape, SmartTag.

A valid paragraph in Microsoft Word always ends with a paragraph break character and a minimal valid paragraph consists just of a paragraph break. The Paragraph class automatically appends the appropriate paragraph break character at the end and this character is not part of the child nodes of the Paragraph, therefore a Paragraph can be empty.

Do not include the end of paragraph ControlChar.PARAGRAPH_BREAK or end of cell ControlChar.CELL characters inside the text of the paragraph as it might make the paragraph invalid when the document is opened in Microsoft Word.

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 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. Create a run,
// set its appearance and contents, and then append 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
Paragraph(DocumentBase doc)
Initializes a new instance of the Paragraph class.
 
Property Getters/Setters Summary
booleangetBreakIsStyleSeparator()
True if this paragraph break is a Style Separator. A style separator allows one paragraph to consist of parts that have different paragraph styles.
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.
FrameFormatgetFrameFormat()
Provides access to the paragraph formatting properties.
booleanhasChildNodes()
Returns true if this node has any child nodes.
booleanisComposite()
Returns true as this node can have child nodes.
booleanisDeleteRevision()
Returns true if this object was deleted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
booleanisEndOfCell()
True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in a Cell; false otherwise.
booleanisEndOfDocument()
True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the last section of the document.
booleanisEndOfHeaderFooter()
True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the HeaderFooter (main text story) of a Section; false otherwise.
booleanisEndOfSection()
True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the Body (main text story) of a Section; false otherwise.
booleanisFormatRevision()
Returns true if formatting of the object was changed in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
booleanisInCell()
True if this paragraph is an immediate child of Cell; false otherwise.
booleanisInsertRevision()
Returns true if this object was inserted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
booleanisListItem()
True when the paragraph is an item in a bulleted or numbered list in original revision.
booleanisMoveFromRevision()
Returns true if this object was moved (deleted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
booleanisMoveToRevision()
Returns true if this object was moved (inserted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
NodegetLastChild()
Gets the last child of the node.
ListFormatgetListFormat()
Provides access to the list formatting properties of the paragraph.
ListLabelgetListLabel()
Gets a ListLabel object that provides access to list numbering value and formatting for this paragraph.
NodegetNextSibling()
Gets the node immediately following this node.
intgetNodeType()
Returns NodeType.Paragraph. The value of the property is NodeType integer constant.
FontgetParagraphBreakFont()
Provides access to the font formatting of the paragraph break character.
ParagraphFormatgetParagraphFormat()
Provides access to the paragraph formatting properties.
CompositeNodegetParentNode()
Gets the immediate parent of this node.
SectiongetParentSection()
Retrieves the parent Section of the paragraph.
StorygetParentStory()
Retrieves the parent section-level story that can be Body or HeaderFooter.
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.
RunCollectiongetRuns()
Provides access to the typed collection of pieces of text inside the paragraph.
 
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.
FieldappendField(int fieldType, boolean updateField)
Appends a field to this paragraph.
FieldappendField(java.lang.String fieldCode)
Appends a field to this paragraph.
FieldappendField(java.lang.String fieldCode, java.lang.String fieldValue)
Appends a field to this paragraph.
NodedeepClone(boolean isCloneChildren)
Creates a duplicate of the node.
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.
TabStop[]getEffectiveTabStops()
Returns array of all tab stops applied to this paragraph, including applied indirectly by styles or lists.
java.lang.StringgetText()
Gets the text of this paragraph including the end of paragraph character.
intindexOf(Node child)
Returns the index of the specified child node in the child node array.
NodeinsertAfter(Node newChild, Node refChild)
Inserts the specified node immediately after the specified reference node.
NodeinsertBefore(Node newChild, Node refChild)
Inserts the specified node immediately before the specified reference node.
FieldinsertField(int fieldType, boolean updateField, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
Inserts a field into this paragraph.
FieldinsertField(java.lang.String fieldCode, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
Inserts a field into this paragraph.
FieldinsertField(java.lang.String fieldCode, java.lang.String fieldValue, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
Inserts a field into this paragraph.
java.util.Iterator<Node>iterator()
Provides support for the for each style iteration over the child nodes of this node.
intjoinRunsWithSameFormatting()
Joins runs with the same formatting in the paragraph.
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

      • Paragraph

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

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

        To append Paragraph to the document use InsertAfter or InsertBefore on the story where you want the paragraph inserted.

        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 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. Create a run,
        // set its appearance and contents, and then append 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

      • getBreakIsStyleSeparator

        public boolean getBreakIsStyleSeparator()
        
        True if this paragraph break is a Style Separator. A style separator allows one paragraph to consist of parts that have different paragraph styles.

        Example:

        Shows how to write text to the same line as a TOC heading and have it not show up in the TOC.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.insertTableOfContents("\\o \\h \\z \\u");
        builder.insertBreak(BreakType.PAGE_BREAK);
        
        // Insert a paragraph with a style that the TOC will pick up as an entry.
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.HEADING_1);
        
        // Both these strings are in the same paragraph and will therefore show up on the same TOC entry.
        builder.write("Heading 1. ");
        builder.write("Will appear in the TOC. ");
        
        // If we insert a style separator, we can write more text in the same paragraph
        // and use a different style without showing up in the TOC.
        // If we use a heading type style after the separator, we can draw multiple TOC entries from one document text line.
        builder.insertStyleSeparator();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.QUOTE);
        builder.write("Won't appear in the TOC. ");
        
        Assert.assertTrue(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs().get(0).getBreakIsStyleSeparator());
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.BreakIsStyleSeparator.docx");
      • 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();
                }
            }
        }
      • getFrameFormat

        public FrameFormat getFrameFormat()
        
        Provides access to the paragraph formatting properties.

        Example:

        Shows how to get information about formatting properties of paragraphs that are frames.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Paragraph frame.docx");
        
        Paragraph paragraphFrame = IterableUtils.find(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getParagraphs(), p -> p.getFrameFormat().isFrame());
        
        Assert.assertEquals(233.3d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getWidth());
        Assert.assertEquals(138.8d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getHeight());
        Assert.assertEquals(HeightRule.AT_LEAST, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getHeightRule());
        Assert.assertEquals(HorizontalAlignment.DEFAULT, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getHorizontalAlignment());
        Assert.assertEquals(VerticalAlignment.DEFAULT, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getVerticalAlignment());
        Assert.assertEquals(34.05d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getHorizontalPosition());
        Assert.assertEquals(RelativeHorizontalPosition.PAGE, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getRelativeHorizontalPosition());
        Assert.assertEquals(9.0d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getHorizontalDistanceFromText());
        Assert.assertEquals(20.5d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getVerticalPosition());
        Assert.assertEquals(RelativeVerticalPosition.PARAGRAPH, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getRelativeVerticalPosition());
        Assert.assertEquals(0.0d, paragraphFrame.getFrameFormat().getVerticalDistanceFromText());
      • 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.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Tables.docx");
        
        // Below are two ways of getting a table from a document.
        // 1 -  From the "Tables" collection of a Body node:
        Table firstTable = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getTables().get(0);
        
        // 2 -  Using the "GetChild" method:
        Table secondTable = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 1, true);
        
        // Append all rows from the current table to the next.
        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();
                }
            }
        }
      • isDeleteRevision

        public boolean isDeleteRevision()
        
        Returns true if this object was deleted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.

        Example:

        Shows how to work with revision paragraphs.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Body body = doc.getFirstSection().getBody();
        Paragraph para = body.getFirstParagraph();
        
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Paragraph 1. "));
        body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 2. ");
        body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 3. ");
        
        // The above paragraphs are not revisions.
        // Paragraphs that we add after starting revision tracking will register as "Insert" revisions.
        doc.startTrackRevisions("John Doe", new Date());
        
        para = body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 4. ");
        
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isInsertRevision());
        
        // Paragraphs that we remove after starting revision tracking will register as "Delete" revisions.
        ParagraphCollection paragraphs = body.getParagraphs();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraphs.getCount());
        
        para = paragraphs.get(2);
        para.remove();
        
        // Such paragraphs will remain until we either accept or reject the delete revision.
        // Accepting the revision will remove the paragraph for good,
        // and rejecting the revision will leave it in the document as if we never deleted it.
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraphs.getCount());
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isDeleteRevision());
        
        // Accept the revision, and then verify that the paragraph is gone.
        doc.acceptAllRevisions();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraphs.getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(
                "Paragraph 1. \r" +
                        "Paragraph 2. \r" +
                        "Paragraph 4.", doc.getText().trim());
      • isEndOfCell

        public boolean isEndOfCell()
        
        True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in a Cell; false otherwise.

        Example:

        Shows how to set a table to stay together on the same page.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table spanning two pages.docx");
        Table table = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getTables().get(0);
        
        // Enabling KeepWithNext for every paragraph in the table except for the
        // last ones in the last row will prevent the table from splitting across multiple pages.
        for (Cell cell : (Iterable<Cell>) table.getChildNodes(NodeType.CELL, true))
            for (Paragraph para : cell.getParagraphs()) {
                Assert.assertTrue(para.isInCell());
        
                if (!(cell.getParentRow().isLastRow() && para.isEndOfCell()))
                    para.getParagraphFormat().setKeepWithNext(true);
            }
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Table.KeepTableTogether.docx");
      • isEndOfDocument

        public boolean isEndOfDocument()
        
        True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the last section of the document.

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a paragraph into the document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        Font font = builder.getFont();
        font.setSize(16.0);
        font.setBold(true);
        font.setColor(Color.BLUE);
        font.setName("Arial");
        font.setUnderline(Underline.DASH);
        
        ParagraphFormat paragraphFormat = builder.getParagraphFormat();
        paragraphFormat.setFirstLineIndent(8.0);
        paragraphFormat.setAlignment(ParagraphAlignment.JUSTIFY);
        paragraphFormat.setAddSpaceBetweenFarEastAndAlpha(true);
        paragraphFormat.setAddSpaceBetweenFarEastAndDigit(true);
        paragraphFormat.setKeepTogether(true);
        
        // The "Writeln" method ends the paragraph after appending text
        // and then starts a new line, adding a new paragraph.
        builder.writeln("Hello world!");
        
        Assert.assertTrue(builder.getCurrentParagraph().isEndOfDocument());
      • isEndOfHeaderFooter

        public boolean isEndOfHeaderFooter()
        
        True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the HeaderFooter (main text story) of a Section; false otherwise.

        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");
      • isEndOfSection

        public boolean isEndOfSection()
        
        True if this paragraph is the last paragraph in the Body (main text story) of a Section; false otherwise.

        Example:

        Shows how to insert the contents of one document to a bookmark in another document.
        @Test
        public void insertAtBookmark() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document();
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
            builder.startBookmark("InsertionPoint");
            builder.write("We will insert a document here: ");
            builder.endBookmark("InsertionPoint");
        
            Document docToInsert = new Document();
            builder = new DocumentBuilder(docToInsert);
        
            builder.write("Hello world!");
        
            docToInsert.save(getArtifactsDir() + "NodeImporter.InsertAtMergeField.docx");
        
            Bookmark bookmark = doc.getRange().getBookmarks().get("InsertionPoint");
            insertDocument(bookmark.getBookmarkStart().getParentNode(), docToInsert);
        
            Assert.assertEquals("We will insert a document here: " +
                    "\rHello world!", doc.getText().trim());
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Inserts the contents of a document after the specified node.
        /// </summary>
        static void insertDocument(Node insertionDestination, Document docToInsert) {
            if (((insertionDestination.getNodeType()) == (NodeType.PARAGRAPH)) || ((insertionDestination.getNodeType()) == (NodeType.TABLE))) {
                CompositeNode destinationParent = insertionDestination.getParentNode();
        
                NodeImporter importer =
                        new NodeImporter(docToInsert, insertionDestination.getDocument(), ImportFormatMode.KEEP_SOURCE_FORMATTING);
        
                // Loop through all block-level nodes in the section's body,
                // then clone and insert every node that is not the last empty paragraph of a section.
                for (Section srcSection : docToInsert.getSections())
                    for (Node srcNode : srcSection.getBody()) {
                        if (((srcNode.getNodeType()) == (NodeType.PARAGRAPH))) {
                            Paragraph para = (Paragraph) srcNode;
                            if (para.isEndOfSection() && !para.hasChildNodes())
                                continue;
                        }
        
                        Node newNode = importer.importNode(srcNode, true);
        
                        destinationParent.insertAfter(newNode, insertionDestination);
                        insertionDestination = newNode;
                    }
            } else {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException("The destination node should be either a paragraph or table.");
            }
        }
      • isFormatRevision

        public boolean isFormatRevision()
        
        Returns true if formatting of the object was changed in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.

        Example:

        Shows how to check whether a paragraph is a format revision.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Format revision.docx");
        
        // This paragraph is a "Format" revision, which occurs when we change the formatting of existing text
        // while tracking revisions in Microsoft Word via "Review" -> "Track changes".
        Assert.assertTrue(doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().isFormatRevision());
      • isInCell

        public boolean isInCell()
        
        True if this paragraph is an immediate child of Cell; false otherwise.

        Example:

        Shows how to set a table to stay together on the same page.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Table spanning two pages.docx");
        Table table = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getTables().get(0);
        
        // Enabling KeepWithNext for every paragraph in the table except for the
        // last ones in the last row will prevent the table from splitting across multiple pages.
        for (Cell cell : (Iterable<Cell>) table.getChildNodes(NodeType.CELL, true))
            for (Paragraph para : cell.getParagraphs()) {
                Assert.assertTrue(para.isInCell());
        
                if (!(cell.getParentRow().isLastRow() && para.isEndOfCell()))
                    para.getParagraphFormat().setKeepWithNext(true);
            }
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Table.KeepTableTogether.docx");
      • isInsertRevision

        public boolean isInsertRevision()
        
        Returns true if this object was inserted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.

        Example:

        Shows how to work with revision paragraphs.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Body body = doc.getFirstSection().getBody();
        Paragraph para = body.getFirstParagraph();
        
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "Paragraph 1. "));
        body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 2. ");
        body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 3. ");
        
        // The above paragraphs are not revisions.
        // Paragraphs that we add after starting revision tracking will register as "Insert" revisions.
        doc.startTrackRevisions("John Doe", new Date());
        
        para = body.appendParagraph("Paragraph 4. ");
        
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isInsertRevision());
        
        // Paragraphs that we remove after starting revision tracking will register as "Delete" revisions.
        ParagraphCollection paragraphs = body.getParagraphs();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraphs.getCount());
        
        para = paragraphs.get(2);
        para.remove();
        
        // Such paragraphs will remain until we either accept or reject the delete revision.
        // Accepting the revision will remove the paragraph for good,
        // and rejecting the revision will leave it in the document as if we never deleted it.
        Assert.assertEquals(4, paragraphs.getCount());
        Assert.assertTrue(para.isDeleteRevision());
        
        // Accept the revision, and then verify that the paragraph is gone.
        doc.acceptAllRevisions();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, paragraphs.getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(
                "Paragraph 1. \r" +
                        "Paragraph 2. \r" +
                        "Paragraph 4.", doc.getText().trim());
      • isListItem

        public boolean isListItem()
        
        True when the paragraph is an item in a bulleted or numbered list in original revision.

        Example:

        Shows how to nest a list inside another list.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // A list allows us to organize and decorate sets of paragraphs with prefix symbols and indents.
        // We can create nested lists by increasing the indent level. 
        // We can begin and end a list by using a document builder's "ListFormat" property. 
        // Each paragraph that we add between a list's start and the end will become an item in the list.
        // Create an outline list for the headings.
        List outlineList = doc.getLists().add(ListTemplate.OUTLINE_NUMBERS);
        builder.getListFormat().setList(outlineList);
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.HEADING_1);
        builder.writeln("This is my Chapter 1");
        
        // Create a numbered list.
        List numberedList = doc.getLists().add(ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        builder.getListFormat().setList(numberedList);
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.NORMAL);
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 1.");
        
        // Every paragraph that comprises a list will have this flag.
        Assert.assertTrue(builder.getCurrentParagraph().isListItem());
        Assert.assertTrue(builder.getParagraphFormat().isListItem());
        
        // Create a bulleted list.
        List bulletedList = doc.getLists().add(ListTemplate.BULLET_DEFAULT);
        builder.getListFormat().setList(bulletedList);
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setLeftIndent(72.0);
        builder.writeln("Bulleted list item 1.");
        builder.writeln("Bulleted list item 2.");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().clearFormatting();
        
        // Revert to the numbered list.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(numberedList);
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 2.");
        builder.writeln("Numbered list item 3.");
        
        // Revert to the outline list.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(outlineList);
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.HEADING_1);
        builder.writeln("This is my Chapter 2");
        
        builder.getParagraphFormat().clearFormatting();
        
        builder.getDocument().save(getArtifactsDir() + "Lists.NestedLists.docx");
      • isMoveFromRevision

        public boolean isMoveFromRevision()
        
        Returns true if this object was moved (deleted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.

        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());
      • isMoveToRevision

        public boolean isMoveToRevision()
        
        Returns true if this object was moved (inserted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.

        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());
      • 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());
      • getListFormat

        public ListFormat getListFormat()
        
        Provides access to the list formatting properties of the paragraph.

        Example:

        Shows how to output all paragraphs in a document that are list items.
        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());
            }
        }
      • getListLabel

        public ListLabel getListLabel()
        
        Gets a ListLabel object that provides access to list numbering value and formatting for this paragraph.

        Example:

        Shows how to extract the list labels of all paragraphs that are list items.
        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 getting when we output this node to text format.
                // This text output will omit list labels. 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 the current level of the list. If we have a list with multiple levels,
                // this will tell us what position it is on that level.
                System.out.println("\tNumerical Id: {label.LabelValue}");
        
                // Combine them together to include the list label with the text in the output.
                System.out.println("\tList label combined with text: {label.LabelString} {paragraphText}");
            }
      • 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.Paragraph. The value of the property is NodeType integer constant.

        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();
                }
            }
        }
      • getParagraphBreakFont

        public Font getParagraphBreakFont()
        
        Provides access to the font formatting of the paragraph break character.
      • getParagraphFormat

        public ParagraphFormat getParagraphFormat()
        
        Provides access to the paragraph formatting properties.

        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 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. Create a run,
        // set its appearance and contents, and then append 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");
      • 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()
        
        Retrieves the parent Section of the 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");
      • getParentStory

        public Story getParentStory()
        
        Retrieves the parent section-level story that can be Body or HeaderFooter.

        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");
      • 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 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());
      • getRuns

        public RunCollection getRuns()
        
        Provides access to the typed collection of pieces of text inside the paragraph.

        Example:

        Shows how to determine the revision type of an inline node.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Revision runs.docx");
        
        // When we edit the document while the "Track Changes" option, found in via Review -> Tracking,
        // is turned on in Microsoft Word, the changes we apply count as revisions.
        // When editing a document using Aspose.Words, we can begin tracking revisions by
        // invoking the document's "StartTrackRevisions" method and stop tracking by using the "StopTrackRevisions" method.
        // We can either accept revisions to assimilate them into the document
        // or reject them to change the proposed change effectively.
        Assert.assertEquals(6, doc.getRevisions().getCount());
        
        // The parent node of a revision is the run that the revision concerns. A Run is an Inline node.
        Run run = (Run) doc.getRevisions().get(0).getParentNode();
        
        Paragraph firstParagraph = run.getParentParagraph();
        RunCollection runs = firstParagraph.getRuns();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(runs.getCount(), 6);
        
        // Below are five types of revisions that can flag an Inline node.
        // 1 -  An "insert" revision:
        // This revision occurs when we insert text while tracking changes.
        Assert.assertTrue(runs.get(2).isInsertRevision());
        
        // 2 -  A "format" revision:
        // This revision occurs when we change the formatting of text while tracking changes.
        Assert.assertTrue(runs.get(2).isFormatRevision());
        
        // 3 -  A "move from" revision:
        // When we highlight text in Microsoft Word, and then drag it to a different place in the document
        // while tracking changes, two revisions appear.
        // The "move from" revision is a copy of the text originally before we moved it.
        Assert.assertTrue(runs.get(4).isMoveFromRevision());
        
        // 4 -  A "move to" revision:
        // The "move to" revision is the text that we moved in its new position in the document.
        // "Move from" and "move to" revisions appear in pairs for every move revision we carry out.
        // Accepting a move revision deletes the "move from" revision and its text,
        // and keeps the text from the "move to" revision.
        // Rejecting a move revision conversely keeps the "move from" revision and deletes the "move to" revision.
        Assert.assertTrue(runs.get(1).isMoveToRevision());
        
        // 5 -  A "delete" revision:
        // This revision occurs when we delete text while tracking changes. When we delete text like this,
        // it will stay in the document as a revision until we either accept the revision,
        // which will delete the text for good, or reject the revision, which will keep the text we deleted where it was.
        Assert.assertTrue(runs.get(5).isDeleteRevision());
    • 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.VisitParagraphStart, then calls Accept for all child nodes of the paragraph and calls DocumentVisitor.VisitParagraphEnd at the end.
        Parameters:
        visitor - The visitor that will visit the nodes.
        Returns:
        True if all nodes were visited; false if DocumentVisitor stopped the operation before visiting all nodes.
      • appendChild

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

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

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

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

        Example:

        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 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. Create a run,
        // set its appearance and contents, and then append 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");
      • appendField

        public Field appendField(int fieldType, boolean updateField)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        Appends a field to this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldType - A FieldType value. The type of the field to append.
        updateField - Specifies whether to update the field immediately.
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the appended field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of appending fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of appending a field to the end of a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Append a DATE field using a field type, and then update it:
        paragraph.appendField(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, true);
        
        // 2 -  Append a TIME field using a field code: 
        paragraph.appendField(" TIME  \\@ \"HH:mm:ss\" ");
        
        // 3 -  Append a QUOTE field using a field code, and get it to display a placeholder value:
        paragraph.appendField(" QUOTE \"Real value\"", "Placeholder value");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Placeholder value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Real value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.AppendField.docx");
      • appendField

        public Field appendField(java.lang.String fieldCode)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        Appends a field to this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldCode - The field code to append (without curly braces).
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the appended field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of appending fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of appending a field to the end of a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Append a DATE field using a field type, and then update it:
        paragraph.appendField(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, true);
        
        // 2 -  Append a TIME field using a field code: 
        paragraph.appendField(" TIME  \\@ \"HH:mm:ss\" ");
        
        // 3 -  Append a QUOTE field using a field code, and get it to display a placeholder value:
        paragraph.appendField(" QUOTE \"Real value\"", "Placeholder value");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Placeholder value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Real value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.AppendField.docx");
      • appendField

        public Field appendField(java.lang.String fieldCode, java.lang.String fieldValue)
        Appends a field to this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldCode - The field code to append (without curly braces).
        fieldValue - The field value to append. Pass null for fields that do not have a value.
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the appended field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of appending fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph paragraph = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of appending a field to the end of a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Append a DATE field using a field type, and then update it:
        paragraph.appendField(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, true);
        
        // 2 -  Append a TIME field using a field code: 
        paragraph.appendField(" TIME  \\@ \"HH:mm:ss\" ");
        
        // 3 -  Append a QUOTE field using a field code, and get it to display a placeholder value:
        paragraph.appendField(" QUOTE \"Real value\"", "Placeholder value");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Placeholder value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("Real value", doc.getRange().getFields().get(2).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.AppendField.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());
      • 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 tables are nested.
        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++) {
                Table table = (Table) tables.get(i);
        
                // Find out if any cells in the table have other tables as children.
                int count = getChildTableCount(table);
                System.out.print(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", i, count));
        
                // Find out if the table is nested inside another table, and, if so, at what depth.
                int tableDepth = getNestedDepthOfTable(table);
        
                if (tableDepth > 0)
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", 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;
            Node parent = table.getAncestor(table.getNodeType());
        
            while (parent != null) {
                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 childTableCount = 0;
        
            for (Row row : table.getRows()) {
                for (Cell cell : row.getCells()) {
                    TableCollection childTables = cell.getTables();
        
                    if (childTables.getCount() > 0) childTableCount++;
                }
            }
        
            return childTableCount;
        }
      • 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 tables are nested.
        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++) {
                Table table = (Table) tables.get(i);
        
                // Find out if any cells in the table have other tables as children.
                int count = getChildTableCount(table);
                System.out.print(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", i, count));
        
                // Find out if the table is nested inside another table, and, if so, at what depth.
                int tableDepth = getNestedDepthOfTable(table);
        
                if (tableDepth > 0)
                    System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", 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;
            Node parent = table.getAncestor(table.getNodeType());
        
            while (parent != null) {
                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 childTableCount = 0;
        
            for (Row row : table.getRows()) {
                for (Cell cell : row.getCells()) {
                    TableCollection childTables = cell.getTables();
        
                    if (childTables.getCount() > 0) childTableCount++;
                }
            }
        
            return childTableCount;
        }
      • 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 the properties 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 properties 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 any replies they may have.
        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();
            }
        }
      • getEffectiveTabStops

        public TabStop[] getEffectiveTabStops()
        Returns array of all tab stops applied to this paragraph, including applied indirectly by styles or lists.

        Example:

        Shows how to set custom tab stops for a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // If we are in a paragraph with no tab stops in this collection,
        // the cursor will jump 36 points each time we press the Tab key in Microsoft Word.
        Assert.assertEquals(0, doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().getEffectiveTabStops().length);
        
        // We can add custom tab stops in Microsoft Word if we enable the ruler via the "View" tab.
        // Each unit on this ruler is two default tab stops, which is 72 points.
        // We can add custom tab stops programmatically like this.
        TabStopCollection tabStops = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph().getParagraphFormat().getTabStops();
        tabStops.add(72.0, TabAlignment.LEFT, TabLeader.DOTS);
        tabStops.add(216.0, TabAlignment.CENTER, TabLeader.DASHES);
        tabStops.add(360.0, TabAlignment.RIGHT, TabLeader.LINE);
        
        // We can see these tab stops in Microsoft Word by enabling the ruler via "View" -> "Show" -> "Ruler".
        Assert.assertEquals(3, para.getEffectiveTabStops().length);
        
        // Any tab characters we add will make use of the tab stops on the ruler and may,
        // depending on the tab leader's value, leave a line between the tab departure and arrival destinations.
        para.appendChild(new Run(doc, "\tTab 1\tTab 2\tTab 3"));
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.TabStops.docx");
      • getText

        public java.lang.String getText()
        Gets the text of this paragraph including the end of paragraph character.

        The text of all child nodes is concatenated and the end of paragraph character is appended as follows:

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

        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());
      • 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)
        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 textbox shapes with image shapes.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Textboxes in drawing canvas.docx");
        
        List<Shape> shapeList = Arrays.stream(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).toArray())
                .filter(Shape.class::isInstance)
                .map(Shape.class::cast)
                .collect(Collectors.toList());
        
        Assert.assertEquals(3, IterableUtils.countMatches(shapeList, s -> s.getShapeType() == ShapeType.TEXT_BOX));
        Assert.assertEquals(1, IterableUtils.countMatches(shapeList, s -> s.getShapeType() == ShapeType.IMAGE));
        
        for (Shape shape : shapeList) {
            if (((shape.getShapeType()) == (ShapeType.TEXT_BOX))) {
                Shape replacementShape = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.IMAGE);
                replacementShape.getImageData().setImage(getImageDir() + "Logo.jpg");
                replacementShape.setLeft(shape.getLeft());
                replacementShape.setTop(shape.getTop());
                replacementShape.setWidth(shape.getWidth());
                replacementShape.setHeight(shape.getHeight());
                replacementShape.setRelativeHorizontalPosition(shape.getRelativeHorizontalPosition());
                replacementShape.setRelativeVerticalPosition(shape.getRelativeVerticalPosition());
                replacementShape.setHorizontalAlignment(shape.getHorizontalAlignment());
                replacementShape.setVerticalAlignment(shape.getVerticalAlignment());
                replacementShape.setWrapType(shape.getWrapType());
                replacementShape.setWrapSide(shape.getWrapSide());
        
                shape.getParentNode().insertAfter(replacementShape, shape);
                shape.remove();
            }
        }
        
        shapeList = Arrays.stream(doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true).toArray())
                .filter(Shape.class::isInstance)
                .map(Shape.class::cast)
                .collect(Collectors.toList());
        
        Assert.assertEquals(0, IterableUtils.countMatches(shapeList, s -> s.getShapeType() == ShapeType.TEXT_BOX));
        Assert.assertEquals(4, IterableUtils.countMatches(shapeList, s -> s.getShapeType() == ShapeType.IMAGE));
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Shape.ReplaceTextboxesWithImages.docx");
      • insertBefore

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

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

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

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

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

        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());
      • insertField

        public Field insertField(int fieldType, boolean updateField, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        Inserts a field into this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldType - A FieldType value. The type of the field to insert.
        updateField - Specifies whether to update the field immediately.
        refNode - Reference node inside this paragraph (if refNode is null, then appends to the end of the paragraph).
        isAfter - Whether to insert the field after or before reference node.
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the inserted field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of adding fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of inserting a field into a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Insert an AUTHOR field into a paragraph after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText("This run was written by ");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().get("Author").setValue("John Doe");
        para.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, true, run, true);
        
        // 2 -  Insert a QUOTE field after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText(".");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Field field = para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value\" ", run, true);
        
        // 3 -  Insert a QUOTE field before one of the paragraph's child nodes,
        // and get it to display a placeholder value:
        para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value.\"", " Placeholder value.", field.getStart(), false);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Placeholder value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Real value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.InsertField.docx");
      • insertField

        public Field insertField(java.lang.String fieldCode, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
        Inserts a field into this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldCode - The field code to insert (without curly braces).
        refNode - Reference node inside this paragraph (if refNode is null, then appends to the end of the paragraph).
        isAfter - Whether to insert the field after or before reference node.
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the inserted field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of adding fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of inserting a field into a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Insert an AUTHOR field into a paragraph after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText("This run was written by ");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().get("Author").setValue("John Doe");
        para.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, true, run, true);
        
        // 2 -  Insert a QUOTE field after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText(".");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Field field = para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value\" ", run, true);
        
        // 3 -  Insert a QUOTE field before one of the paragraph's child nodes,
        // and get it to display a placeholder value:
        para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value.\"", " Placeholder value.", field.getStart(), false);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Placeholder value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Real value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.InsertField.docx");
      • insertField

        public Field insertField(java.lang.String fieldCode, java.lang.String fieldValue, Node refNode, boolean isAfter)
        Inserts a field into this paragraph.
        Parameters:
        fieldCode - The field code to insert (without curly braces).
        fieldValue - The field value to insert. Pass null for fields that do not have a value.
        refNode - Reference node inside this paragraph (if refNode is null, then appends to the end of the paragraph).
        isAfter - Whether to insert the field after or before reference node.
        Returns:
        A Field object that represents the inserted field.

        Example:

        Shows various ways of adding fields to a paragraph.
        Document doc = new Document();
        Paragraph para = doc.getFirstSection().getBody().getFirstParagraph();
        
        // Below are three ways of inserting a field into a paragraph.
        // 1 -  Insert an AUTHOR field into a paragraph after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        Run run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText("This run was written by ");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().get("Author").setValue("John Doe");
        para.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, true, run, true);
        
        // 2 -  Insert a QUOTE field after one of the paragraph's child nodes:
        run = new Run(doc);
        {
            run.setText(".");
        }
        para.appendChild(run);
        
        Field field = para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value\" ", run, true);
        
        // 3 -  Insert a QUOTE field before one of the paragraph's child nodes,
        // and get it to display a placeholder value:
        para.insertField(" QUOTE \" Real value.\"", " Placeholder value.", field.getStart(), false);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Placeholder value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        // This field will display its placeholder value until we update it.
        doc.updateFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" Real value.", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Paragraph.InsertField.docx");
      • 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;
            }
      • joinRunsWithSameFormatting

        public int joinRunsWithSameFormatting()
        Joins runs with the same formatting in the paragraph.
        Returns:
        Number of joins performed. When N adjacent runs are being joined they count as N - 1 joins.

        Example:

        Shows how to simplify paragraphs by merging superfluous runs.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Insert four runs of text into the paragraph.
        builder.write("Run 1. ");
        builder.write("Run 2. ");
        builder.write("Run 3. ");
        builder.write("Run 4. ");
        
        // If we open this document in Microsoft Word, the paragraph will look like one seamless text body.
        // However, it will consist of four separate runs with the same formatting. Fragmented paragraphs like this
        // may occur when we manually edit parts of one paragraph many times in Microsoft Word.
        Paragraph para = builder.getCurrentParagraph();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(4, para.getRuns().getCount());
        
        // Change the style of the last run to set it apart from the first three.
        para.getRuns().get(3).getFont().setStyleIdentifier(StyleIdentifier.EMPHASIS);
        
        // We can run the "JoinRunsWithSameFormatting" method to optimize the document's contents
        // by merging similar runs into one, reducing their overall count.
        // This method also returns the number of runs that this method merged.
        // These two merges occurred to combine Runs #1, #2, and #3,
        // while leaving out Run #4 because it has an incompatible style.
        Assert.assertEquals(2, para.joinRunsWithSameFormatting());
        
        // The number of runs left will equal the original count
        // minus the number of run merges that the "JoinRunsWithSameFormatting" method carried out.
        Assert.assertEquals(2, para.getRuns().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 1. Run 2. Run 3. ", para.getRuns().get(0).getText());
        Assert.assertEquals("Run 4. ", para.getRuns().get(1).getText());
      • nextPreOrder

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

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

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

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

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

        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 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. Create a run,
        // set its appearance and contents, and then append 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()
        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 list labels of all paragraphs that are list items.
        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 getting when we output this node to text format.
                // This text output will omit list labels. 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 the current level of the list. If we have a list with multiple levels,
                // this will tell us what position it is on that level.
                System.out.println("\tNumerical Id: {label.LabelValue}");
        
                // Combine them together to include the list label with the text in the output.
                System.out.println("\tList label combined with text: {label.LabelString} {paragraphText}");
            }

        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));