Syncfusion Essential DocIO is a feature-rich and high-performance .NET MAUI Word library that allows you to add advanced Word document processing functionalities to any .NET MAUI application. It allows you to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies. It allows you to create complex reports by merging data from various data sources using its powerful mail merge engine. This library also provides functionalities for merging, splitting, organizing Word documents and finding and replacing text with ease.
All the elements of a typical Word document like text, formatting, images, tables, sections, 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.
Create, read, and edit popular text file formats like DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, HTML, RTF, TXT, and XML (WordML). Also convert Word documents to PDF, image (PNG, BMP, JPEG), and ODT file formats.
Design reports using Microsoft Word and use DocIO to dynamically populate them with data. The final report can then be saved to a Word file or exported to other supported formats like PDF.
Performs mail merge by repeating the entire document automatically for every record in the data source. Multiple documents can also be created from a Word template.
Performs mail merge by repeating a particular region of the document automatically for every record in the data source.
Generates complex reports by repeating nested region of document with relational data.
Populate the template Word document with data from common data sources like arrays, IEnumerable collection, dynamic objects, XML, etc.
Format the merged text, numeric values, and date-times automatically with the help of field switches.
When the prefix “image:” is added to the merge field name, it places the image in the merge field.
Customizes the document during mail merge by formatting and editing the merged text, numeric data, and image data with mail merge events, and also the layout of the document by inserting breaks.
Supports mail merge options like mapping merge fields with fields in a data source, retrieving merge field names, and removing merge fields that are not merged, empty paragraphs, and empty groups.
For more information, check out our mail merge features.
Organize the document contents with sections for grouping contents and making the contents start on a new page, odd page, even page, or continue on the same page.
Add information like title, author, branding, or page number to repeat it at the top and bottom of every page. Use many header and footer types such as different first page and different odd and even pages.
Create or edit documents in supported languages. Use left-to-right and right-to-left text.
Insert images in a document with all the common layout options like text wrapping, positioning, and sizing. Use all common image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EMF, WMF, SVG, etc.
Create and insert bookmarks to identify parts of the document for future reference.
Create a link in a document for quick access to webpages, files, email, bookmarks, etc.
Add dynamic information like title, time, and page number in a Word document that update automatically. Update commonly used fields like merge field, IF field, date-time, page number, document properties, etc.
Showcase important text or quotes in a document within a text box. Insert and edit text. Format and remove an existing text box.
Add predefined shapes in Word open XML format documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Insert and edit text. Format and remove an existing shape.
Graphically represent a set of data with common chart types like column, line, pie, and bar in Word open XML format documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Add and modify data, titles, axes, data labels, legends, trendlines, etc. Format and remove an existing chart.
Embed all the common file formats within a Word document. Extract the embedded OLE object data from a Word document and save its native file format.
Additional information like detailed descriptions, references, or credits can be added at the end of each page and document. Edit and remove an existing note from a document.
Reads and writes document information with built-in document properties. Also, supports custom document properties and document variables.
Create accessible Word documents with 508-standard compliance with directly accessible elements like text and tables. Set alternate text for all graphical elements like images, text boxes, shapes, and charts.
Customize the appearance of text with several text-level formatting options, like: font family, size, style, underline, strikethrough, text color, highlight, subscript, superscript.
Customize the appearance of a paragraph with several paragraph-level formatting options, like: indents, alignment, spacing, tab stops, text direction, etc.
Organize items or create an outline of the document with bullets and numbering ranging from single-level to multilevel lists.
Design the structure and layout of document pages with several properties like size, margins, orientation, columns, line numbers, borders, page background, watermarks, etc.
Create and apply styles to ensure consistency within a document. Use predefined and custom character styles, paragraph styles, and predefined table styles.
Create, insert, and delete tables in a document. Use nested tables, too.
Edit a table in a document by merging cells, adding or removing cells and rows, resizing cells, etc.
Format a table with several properties like indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, repeat header row, break row across pages.
Give a polished look to tables by applying built-in styles and conditional styling options like first row, last row, banded rows, first column, last column, and banded columns.
Copy part of a document and insert that part into the same or a different document with several formatting options like using destination styles and keeping source formatting. Use common paste options like those in Microsoft Word.
Navigate to a bookmark in the document and insert, edit, retrieve, or delete its content. Replace the bookmarked contents with text, a part of a document, or an entire document.
Merges multiple documents into a single document with several formatting options like using destination styles, keeping source formatting, etc.
Split a document into multiple small documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.
Find text by matching whole words, then highlight or format it. Find text patterns using regular expressions.
Replace the text or text pattern with another piece of text, a part of a document, or an entire document. Retain source or target formatting.
Create, insert, and edit a table of contents (TOC) to outline the contents of a document. Update or rebuild the TOC after modifying an existing Word document. Build a TOC based on headings with custom styles, including page numbers, and hyperlinks for easy navigation.
Create and insert content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, checkboxes, combo boxes, dropdown lists, and date pickers in Word Open XML Format documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Group parts of a document with block content controls.
Protect the content of a content control from being edited by locking its content. Also prevent deleting a content control from the document.
Bind content controls to an element in a custom XML part that is embedded in a document.
Create fillable forms with legacy form fields in Word documents. Fill the form fields and extract filled data from them effortlessly.
Create more functional forms with content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, checkboxes, combo boxes, dropdown lists, and date pickers in Word Open XML Format documents. Fill the form and extract filled data from the content controls effortlessly.
Create and insert comments in a document to add notes about a part of the document while reviewing. Edit and remove comments from a document.
Accept and reject changes that are tracked within a Word document.
Compare two Word documents and highlight the changes, such as insertions, deletions, and formatting, as tracked changes.
|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 file system, 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.|
|Rebuild and update a table of contents.|
|Create, access, and modify fields.|
|Update fields such as IF, formula, and other popular field types.|
|Update Page and NumPages fields.|
|Create, access, and modify footnotes and endnotes.|
|Create, access, and modify images.|
|Create, access, and modify shapes.|
|Group and ungroup shapes.|
|Insert text and picture watermarks.|
|Create, access, and modify OLE objects from the document.|
|Create, access, and modify charts .|
|Create, access, and modify mathematical equations.|
|Access and modify built-in document properties.|
|Create, access, and modify custom document properties.|
|Update paragraph, word, and character count.|
|Update page count.|
|Access, create, and modify document sections, headers, and footers.|
|Iterate over document content.|
|Access and move elements between documents.|
|Insert HTML text.|
|Form filling||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create, access, and modify form fields (text, checkbox, dropdown).|
|Create, access, and modify structured document tags (rich text, plain, date picker, picture, dropdown list, and combo box content controls).|
|Bind content controls to custom XML parts (XML mapping).|
|Lock content controls.|
|Formatting||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Format characters including font size, color, name, bold, italic, underline, and more.|
|Format paragraphs including line spacing, alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, keep with next, and more.|
|Format bulleted and numbered lists including numbering and levels.|
|Format tables including alignment, borders, and shading.|
|Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins, and orientation|
|Access, create, and modify character styles.|
|Access, create, and modify paragraph styles.|
|Apply built-in and custom table styles.|
|Review||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create, access, and modify comments.|
|Accept and reject all track changes in a document.|
|Accept and reject changes of a particular reviewer.|
|Compare two Word documents|
|Merge and split||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Merge multiple Word documents into one.|
|Split large Word documents into smaller documents by sections, headings, bookmarks, and placeholders.|
|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.|
|Perform mail merge on documents that contain complex merge fields (conditional merge field).|
|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, and DataReader.|
|Perform mail merge from any data source such as IEnumerable collection and dynamic objects.|
|Format the merged text, images, or other elements during mail merge.|
|Event hander to bind data for unmerged fields.|
|Map the merge field names with column names in the data source.|
|Skip to merge particular a image during the mail merge process.|
|Start a new page for each group of records.|
|Find and replace||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Find first occurrence of a specific text that matches the whole word and casing.|
|Find a specified pattern using a regular expression.|
|Find all occurrences of a specific text that matches the whole word and casing.|
|Replace a text with the same formatting.|
|Find and replace a text that extends to several paragraphs.|
|Find and replace a text with the document content (paragraph or table).|
|Find and replace a text with the content of another Word document.|
|Find elements (image, content control, chart, and more) in a document based on specified properties and their corresponding values.|
|Bookmarks||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create and manipulate bookmarks.|
|Navigate to a specific bookmark.|
|Retrieve document content between the specified bookmarks and merge to an existing or a new document.|
|Insert text or part of a document content between the specified bookmarks.|
|Replace the content of a document between specified bookmarks with a text or part of another document.|
|Delete document content between specified bookmarks.|
|Security||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Open the password protected documents.|
|Protect the documents with passwords.|
|Restrict editing the documents.|
|Word 97-2003 formats (*.doc, *.dot)|
|Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm, *.xml)|
|Word 2003 XML Document (*.xml)|
|OpenDocument Text (*.odt)|
|Image (PNG, BMP, JPEG)|
|PDF and image conversions||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Convert Word to PDF|
|Convert Word to PDF/A|
|Convert Word to PDF/UA (Section 508 compliant)|
|Create fillable PDF from Word document.|
|Convert Word to image (PNG, BMP, JPEG)|
|Convert a specific page in a Word document into an image (thumbnail image).|
|Convert a specified range of pages in a Word document into images.|
|Use alternate fonts from installed fonts during Word to PDF or image conversion.|
|Use alternate fonts without installing on the machine during Word to PDF or image conversion.|
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