The possibility to create documents out of office templates is arguably one of the most powerful features of the the Docxpresso API Core.
With Docxpresso you may use templates as:
- A passive receptacle that already contains structural and/or content elements.
- An active document waiting for data to feed its “placeholder variables”.
- A combination of both of the above.
In order to give a complete picture of all possibilities we have divided this section in the following chapters:
- HowTo: Templates explains how to prepare an Office document to simplify the process of replacing, cloning and removing document content.
- Document cursor explains how to locate the cursor to insert content in the desired location (by default it is always inserted at the end of the document).
- Clone template content shows how to replicate existing document elements like list items, table rows, bookmarked content, etcetera
- Remove template content treats how to remove with a single command aany element in the current template.
- Replace template content carefully explains with multiple examples how to replace content marked by “placeholder variables”: plain text, images, chart data, table rows, list items, etcetera.
- Custom templates show how to use a base template as a starting point to generate a fully dynamical document.