Essential DocIO is a .NET class library that can read, write, modify and render Microsoft Word documents. It includes a comprehensive API similar to the Microsoft Office Automation libraries. It does not have any external dependencies and can be used on systems that do not have Microsoft Word installed.
Optimized for usage in a server environment where speed and low memory usage is critical. It works much faster and consumes lesser memory when compared to Office automation libraries.
There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, making DocIO very cost-effective.
All the elements in a typical Word document like text, formatting, images, tables, section, headers and footers are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs. It only takes a few lines of code to create or manipulate richly formatted word documents.
Read and write files based on all popular Word file format variants like DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, RTF, HTML and TXT. It also possible to convert Word documents to PDF, Images (PNG, BMP, JPEG, EMF, TIFF) and EPUB.
Design reports using Microsoft Word and use DocIO to dynamically populate it with data. You can then save the final report to a Word file or export it to other supported formats like PDF.
Provides support for the most common elements in a Word document such as text, image, table, hyperlink, bookmark, textbox, section, header/footer, comment, watermark and more.
User can visually design the reports in Microsoft Word and then populate the document with data from various data sources such as string arrays, XML, ADO.NET objects, Business objects, Dynamic objects, etc.
Provides support for all the formatting options supported by Microsoft Word such as bold, italic, subscript, superscript, text color, highlight color, font, paragraph alignment, indentation etc.
Allows applying pre-defined and custom styles to paragraphs. Also supports applying pre-defined table styles.
Provides support to create and manipulate bullets and numbering which ranges from single-level to multiple-levels similar to Microsoft Word.
Merge multiple documents into a single document. Also allows to clone a part of a document and merge it to an existing or a new document.
Provides support to read and write Word document to and from DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, RTF, HTML and TXT. Also supports to write Word document as EPUB.
Provides support to render Word document as PDF and Images (PNG, BMP, JPEG, EMF, TIFF). Users can also print a Word document using its ability to render document pages as images.
Provides support to search for text or pattern and then replace it. Also provides an option to replace the entire Word document contents.
Create and modify richly formatted tables, rows, and cells. Also supports to merge cells, apply predefined table styles, format table, row and cells.
Provides support for inserting and deleting bookmarks. It is also possible to manipulate existing bookmarks and perform operations like insert, append, replace and delete contents of the bookmarks.
Read and write encrypted Word documents by specifying the password. Also allows user to restrict edit permission for specific contents in a Word document.
|Document content Features||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create a Word document from scratch or edit an existing Word document|
|Open an existing Word document from file system or stream|
|Save the Word document to a local file, stream or stream it to the client browser|
|Create, access and modify paragraphs and text|
|Create, access and modify tables, rows and cells|
|Create, access and modify hyperlinks|
|Create, access and modify bookmarks|
|Access, create and modify document sections, headers and footers|
|Find and replace text|
|Iterate over document content|
|Copy and move document elements between documents|
|Merge multiple Word documents|
|Create, access and modify Table of Contents|
|Rebuild and update Table of Contents|
|Create, access and modify fields|
|Update fields such as IF, Formula and other popular field types|
|Support for inserting watermarks|
|Create, access and modify comments|
|Access and modify built-in document properties|
|Access and modify custom document properties|
|Encrypting documents and opening password protected documents|
|Specify document protection to control the type of changes|
|Create, access and modify form fields|
|Create, access and modify footnotes and endnotes|
|Preserve Structured document tags (Content Controls)||-||-|
|Accept or delete a particular revision or all the revisions in a document|
|Create, access and modify OLE objects from the document|
|Support for inserting HTML text|
|Mail Merge||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create, access and modify Merge fields|
|Retrieve mail merge field names|
|Insert images during mail merge|
|Event handling during mail merge process to apply formatting|
|Perform mail merge on documents that contain complex merge fields|
|Perform mail merge for a specified region|
|Perform mail merge on reports that contain relational details (Parent-child data)|
|Perform mail merge from any .NET data source such as string array, DataSet, DataTable, DataView, DataReader|
|Perform mail merge from any data source such as business objects and dynamic objects|
|Document Formatting||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Support for character formatting including font size, font color, font name, bold, italic, underline, etc.|
|Support for paragraph formatting including line spacing, alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, keep follow etc.|
|Support for bulleted and numbered lists formatting including numbering and levels|
|Support for table formatting including alignment, borders and shading|
|Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins and orientation|
|Access, create and modify paragraph styles|
|Support for applying pre-defined table styles|
|Find and Replace||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Find a specific word or phrase|
|Find a specified pattern using regular expression|
|Replace text with another text or part of a document's contents|
|Replace text while retaining the same formatting|
|Bookmarks||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create and manipulate bookmarks|
|Navigate to a specific bookmark|
|Retrieve document contents between the specified bookmark and merge to an existing or a new document|
|Insert text or part of a document's contents between the specified bookmark|
|Replace a document's contents between the specified bookmark with text or a part of another document's contents|
|Delete document contents between the specified bookmark|
|Word 97-2003 formats (*.doc, *.dot)|
|Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm)|
|Image (PNG, BMP, JPEG, EMF, TIFF)|