Removes contents in the document.

public removeWordContent (array $referenceNode)


An array to get the refence node.
The possible keys and values of this array are:

Key Type Description
type string * (all, default value), break, chart, endnote (content reference, the whole paragraph is removed), footnote (content reference, the whole paragraph is removed), image, list, paragraph (also for bookmarks, links and lists), section, shape, table, table-row, table-cell, table-cell-paragraph
contains string Contains a text string.
occurrence int or string Exact occurrence (int) or range of contents (e.g.: 2..9, 2.., ..9) (string) or first() or last(). If empty iterate all elements.
attributes array Contains a specific attribute key and value.
parent string Main document body as default, allows to set any parent or a specific one. w:body (default), '/' (any parent) or any other specific parent (/w:tbl/, /w:tc/, /w:r/...).
target string Target content: document (default), header, footer.
reference array To be used with header and footer targets: positions (array) 1, 2... based on the sectPr contents order, sections (array) 1, 2..., types (array) first, even, default
customQuery string Custom xpath query, overwrites any other reference.

Method not available.

Code samples

Example #1

Release notes
  • phpdocx 15.0:
    • table-row, table-cell and table-cell-paragraph types.
  • phpdocx 14.5:
    • removed a PHP Warning when all body contents are deleted using PHP 8.
  • phpdocx 12.0:
    • improved working with multiple sections that contain multiple headers and footers.
  • phpdocx 9.5:
    • header and footer targets.
  • phpdocx 7.0:
    • range of elements, iterate all elements not only the first one, siblings.
  • phpdocx 6.0:
    • new method.