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Blazor Word Library - overview

The Syncfusion Essential Word Library is a feature-rich and high-performance Blazor Word library that allows you to add advanced Word document processing functionalities in any Blazor 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, and organizing Word documents; and finding and replacing text with ease.

Overview diagram of Blazor Word Library.


General information

Blazing-fast performance

Optimized for a server environment where speed and low memory usage are critical, Word Library works much faster and consumes less memory when compared to Office automation libraries.

No server deployment fees

There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, making Word Library very cost-effective.

Powerful and comprehensive APIs

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.

Supported file formats

Create, read, and edit popular text file formats: DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, HTML, RTF, TXT, and XML (WordML). Also convert Word documents to PDF and ODT files.

Start reports with Word and finish with Word Library

Design reports using Microsoft Word and then use Word Library to dynamically populate them with data. The final report then can be saved to a Word file or exported to other supported formats like PDF.


Mail merge

Simple mail merge using Blazor Word Library.

Simple mail merge

Word Library performs simple 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.

Group mail merge using Blazor Word Library.

Group mail merge

Word Library performs group mail merge by repeating a particular region of the document automatically for every record in the data source.

Nested mail merge using Blazor Word Library.

Nested mail merge

Nested mail merge generates complex reports by repeating nested region of document with relational data.

Data sources for performing mail merge.

Data sources

Populate the template Word document with data from common data sources like arrays, ADO.NET objects, IEnumerable collection, dynamic objects, and XML.

Format the merged data during mail merge.

Formatting

Format the merged text, numeric values, and date-times automatically with the help of field switches.

Merge images during mail merge.

Images

When the prefix “image:” is added to the merge field name, it replaces an image in the place of merge field.

Mail merge events to customize the merged data.

Mail merge events

Customize 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.

Options to customize mail merge functionality.

Options

Map merge fields with fields in the data source, retrieve merge field names, and remove merge fields that are not merged, empty paragraphs, and empty groups.


For more information, check out our mail merge features.


Document elements

Sections in Word documents.

Section

Organize 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.

Header and footer in Word documents.

Add information like title, author, branding, and page number to repeat at the top and bottom of every page. Word Library supports all the header and footer types, such as different first page, and different odd and even pages.

Text in Word documents.

Text

Create or edit documents with text for all languages. Use left-to-right and right-to-left text.

Images in Word documents.

Images

Insert images in a document with all the common layout options like text wrapping, position, and size. Word Library supports all common image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EMF, WMF, SVG, etc.

Bookmark in Word documents.

Bookmark

Create and insert bookmarks to identify a part of the document for future reference.

Hyperlink in Word documents.

Create a link in a document for quick access to webpages, files, email, bookmarks, etc.

Fields in Word documents.

Fields

Add dynamic information like title, time, or page number in a Word document that updates automatically. Update commonly used fields like merge field, IF field, date-time, page number, document properties, etc.

Text box in Word documents.

Text box

Showcase important text or quotes in a document within a text box. Insert and edit text, and format or remove an existing text box.

Shapes in Word documents.

Shape

Add all the predefined shapes in a Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Insert and edit text, and format or remove an existing shape.

Charts in Word documents.

Chart

Graphically represent a set of data with common chart types like column, line, pie, and bar, in Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Add and modify data, title, axes, data labels, legends, trendlines, etc., and format or remove an existing chart.

OLE Objects in Word documents.

OLE Objects

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.

Footnotes and endnotes in Word documents.

Footnotes and endnotes

Additional information like detailed descriptions, references, and credits, can be added at the end of each page and document. Also, edit or remove an existing note from a document.

Properties of a Word document.

Document properties

Read and write document information with built-in document properties. Word Library also supports custom document properties and document variables.

Accessible Word documents.

Accessible document

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.


Formatting

Text formatting in Word documents.

Text formatting

Customize the appearance of the text with several text-level formatting options like font family, size, style, underline, strikethrough, text color, highlight, subscript, and superscript.

Paragraph formatting in Word documents.

Paragraph formatting

Customize the appearance of a paragraph with several paragraph-level formatting options like indents, alignment, spacing, tab stops, and text direction.

Bullets and numbering in Word documents.

Bullets and numbering

Organize items or create an outline of the document with bullets and numbering ranging from single-level to multilevel lists.

Page settings in Word documents.

Page settings

Design the structure and layout of document pages with several properties like size, margins, orientation, columns, line numbers, borders, page background, and watermarks.

Styles in Word documents.

Styles

Create and apply styles to ensure consistency within a document. Use predefined and custom character styles, paragraph styles, and predefined table styles.


Table

Create, insert, and delete tables in a document. Use nested tables, also.

Edit tables in Word documents.

Edit

Edit an existing table in a document: merge cells, add or remove cells and rows, resize cells, etc.

Format tables in Word documents.

Format

Format a table with several properties: indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, repeat header row, break row across pages, etc.

Table styles in Word documents.

Styles

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.


Edit and organize

Copy and paste contents in Word documents.

Copy and paste

Copy part of a document and insert that part into the same or a different document with several formatting options like using destination styles or keeping source formatting. Use all the common paste options like in Microsoft Word.

Edit bookmark contents in Word documents.

Edit bookmark contents

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.

Merge multiple Word documents.

Merge

Merge multiple documents into a single document with several formatting options like using destination styles or keeping source formatting.

Split Word document into multiple small documents.

Split

Split a document into multiple small documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.


For more information, check out our merge and split Word document features.


Find and replace

Find text in Word documents.

Find text

Find text by matching whole words, then highlight or format it. Find text patterns using regular expressions.

Replace text in Word documents.

Advanced replace

Replace the text or text pattern with another text, a part of a document, or an entire document. Retain source or target formatting.


Table of contents

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 and custom styles, and include page numbers and hyperlinks for easy navigation.


Content controls

Design form using content controls in Word documents.

Design form

Create and insert content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, check boxes, combo boxes, drop-down lists, and date pickers in the Word open XML format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Group a part of a document with block content control.

Restrict editing the content of a content control.

Restrict editing

Protect the content of a content control from being edited by locking its content. Also prevent the deletion of a content control from the document.

Bind the content control with XML elements.

Binding

Bind content controls to an element in the custom XML part that is embedded in a document.


Form filling

Form filling with form fields in Word documents.

Form fields

Create fillable forms with legacy form fields in Word documents. Fill the form fields and extract filled data from the form fields effortlessly.

Form filling with content controls in Word documents.

Content controls

Create more functional forms with content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, check boxes, combo boxes, drop-down lists, and date pickers in Word open XML format documents. Fill the form and extract filled data from the content controls effortlessly.


Review

Comments in Word document.

Comments

Create and insert comments in a document to add notes about a part of the document while reviewing. Also, edit and remove an existing comment from a document.

Accept and reject changes in Word documents.

Accept and reject changes

Accept and reject changes that are tracked within a Word document.


Feature matrix

Document Content Features WORD 97-2003 WORD 2007-2016 RTF
Create a Word document from scratch or edit an existing Word document. Yes Yes Yes
Open an existing Word document from file system or stream. Yes Yes Yes
Save the Word document to file system, stream, or stream it to the client browser. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify paragraphs and text. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify tables, rows, and cells. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify hyperlinks. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify bookmarks. Yes Yes Yes
Access, create, and modify document sections, headers, and footers. Yes Yes Yes
Find and replace text. Yes Yes Yes
Iterate over document content. Yes Yes Yes
Copy and move document elements between documents. Yes Yes Yes
Merge multiple Word documents. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify table of contents. Yes Yes Yes
Rebuild and update table of contents. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify fields. Yes Yes Yes
Update fields such as IF, Formula, and other popular field types. Yes Yes No
Insert watermarks. Yes Yes No
Create, access, and modify comments. Yes Yes Yes
Access and modify built-in document properties. Yes Yes Yes
Access and modify custom document properties. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify form fields. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify footnotes and endnotes. Yes Yes Yes
Create, access, and modify structured document tags (content controls). - Yes -
Bind content controls to custom XML parts (XML mapping). - Yes -
Accept or delete a particular revision or all the revisions in a document. Yes Yes No
Create, access, and modify OLE objects from the document. Yes Yes No
Insert HTML text. Yes Yes Yes
Mail Merge WORD 97-2003 WORD 2007-2016 RTF
Create, access, and modify merge fields. Yes Yes Yes
Retrieve mail merge field names. Yes Yes Yes
Insert images during mail merge. Yes Yes Yes
Event handling during mail merge process to apply formatting. Yes Yes Yes
Perform mail merge on documents that contain complex merge fields. Yes Yes Yes
Perform mail merge for a specified region. Yes Yes Yes
Perform mail merge on reports that contain relational details (parent-child data). Yes Yes Yes
Perform mail merge from any .NET data source such as string array, DataSet, DataTable, DataView, DataReader. Yes Yes Yes
Perform mail merge from any data source such as IEnumerable collection and dynamic objects. Yes Yes Yes
Document Formatting WORD 97-2003 WORD 2007-2016 RTF
Format characters including font size, font color, font name, bold, italic, underline, etc. Yes Yes Yes
Format paragraphs including line spacing, alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, keep follow, etc. Yes Yes Yes
Format bulleted and numbered lists including numbering and levels. Yes Yes Yes
Format tables including alignment, borders, and shading. Yes Yes Yes
Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins, and orientation. Yes Yes Yes
Access, create, and modify paragraph styles. Yes Yes Yes
Apply predefined table styles. No Yes No
Find and Replace WORD 97-2003 WORD 2007-2016 RTF
Find a specific word or phrase. Yes Yes Yes
Find a specified pattern using a regular expression. Yes Yes Yes
Replace text with another text or part of a document’s contents. Yes Yes Yes
Replace text while retaining the same formatting. Yes Yes Yes
Bookmarks WORD 97-2003 WORD 2007-2016 RTF
Create and manipulate bookmarks. Yes Yes Yes
Navigate to a specific bookmark. Yes Yes Yes
Retrieve document contents between the specified bookmarks and merge to an existing or a new document. Yes Yes Yes
Insert text or part of a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks. Yes Yes Yes
Replace a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks with text or part of another document’s contents. Yes Yes Yes
Delete document contents between the specified bookmarks. Yes Yes Yes
Conversions Read Write  
Word 97-2003 formats (*.doc, *.dot) Yes Yes  
Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm, *.xml) Yes Yes  
Word 2003 XML Document (*.xml) Yes No  
OpenDocument Text(*.odt) No Yes  
RTF Yes Yes  
HTML Yes Yes  
Text Yes Yes  
PDF No Yes  

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