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Could not replace custom text placeholder

I use this:

document.Replace(find, "xxx", false, false);

find -> "${...}" is my placeholder.

What to do here ?

Attachment: couldnotreplace_82fc88d8.7z

3 Replies

SV Sarathkumar V Syncfusion Team April 26, 2016 11:18 AM UTC

Hi Customer,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

We are able to reproduce the mentioned issue in replacing text in Word document. On further analyzing your given input Word document, we have found that the text is preserved inside the Group Shapes and also Word document contains some Custom Shapes. DocIO does not have support for these features.

have logged this feature request in our database. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors such as product design, code compatibility and complexity. The feature will be available in any of our upcoming releases. Please check our website periodically to know the status of the feature.

As a workaround, we have modified your given Word document without any content loss to achieve your requirement. Kindly use the modified document and let us know if it helps.

Sample Link:


MJ Mohanaselvam Jothi Syncfusion Team July 1, 2019 01:52 PM UTC

Hi Customer,

We are glad to announce that the group shape preservation in DOCX to PDF conversion is implemented and it is included in our Essential Studio 2019 Volume 2 Beta release v17.2.0.28.

On further analyzing the given documents, we have found that the elements which cause preservation issues are custom shapes. Currently, Essential DocIO does not provide support for custom shapes preservation in Word to PDF conversion. We have already logged this as a feature request in our database. We don’t have any immediate plans to implement this feature. At the planning stage for every release cycle, we review all open features.  We will let you know when this feature is implemented. The status of this feature can be tracked through the below link:

Please download our latest Essential Studio 2019 Volume 2 Beta release v17.2.0.28 from the below link.

We are closing this incident now. You can communicate with us regarding the open features at any time using the “Contact” option.

Mohanaselvam J 

LB Lokesh Baskar Syncfusion Team March 31, 2021 11:45 AM UTC

Hi Customer,

Thank you for your patience.

We have provided support to preserve a custom shape drawingml in DOCX to PDF conversion in our 2021 Volume 1 release(v19.1.0.54).

We are glad to announce that our Essential Studio 2021 Volume 1 Main release v19.1.0.54 is rolled out and is available for download under the following link.

To track the status of the feature, please use the following feedback link.

We thank you for your support and appreciate your patience in waiting for this release. Please get in touch with us if you would require any further assistance.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Lokesh B 

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