Inserts line numbering into an already existing Word document.

public setLineNumbering ( string $source, string $target [, array $options ] )

This method allows to insert or modify the line numbering properties of an existing Word document in .docx format.

The available options include:

  • Line number increments to display.
  • Start number.
  • Distance between line numbers and text.
  • Restarting conditions: continuous or restarted in each new document page or section.



The path to the source Word document.


The path to the resulting Word document.


This is an array including all the available styling options. The possible keys and values of this array are:

Key Type Description
countBy int An integer indicating the line number increments to display. If left empty is set to 1.
start int An integer indicating which number must be associated with the first line. The default value is 1.
distance int An integer indicating the distance, in twentieths of a point, between the number and the associated line. If left empty is dealt automatically by Word.
restart string A string that can take the following values:
  • 'continuous': default value, the numbering does not get restarted anywhere in the document.
  • 'newPage': the numbering restarts at the beginning of every page.
  • 'newSection': the numbering restarts at the beginning of every section.

Error while trying to open the (base) template as a zip file.

Code samples

Example #1

The resulting Word document looks like:

Release notes
  • phpdocx 14.0:
    • return DOCXStructure.
  • phpdocx 13.5:
    • DOCXStructure and in-memory DOCX documents.