addStructuredDocumentTag

addStructuredDocumentTag

BASIC / ADVANCED / PREMIUM

Inserts different types of Structured Document Tags into the Word document.

Description
public addStructuredDocumentTag (string $type [, array $options ] )

This method allows to insert structured document tags (sdt) of various kinds into your Word document:

  • checkboxes
  • combo boxes
  • date pickers
  • dropdown lists
  • rich text
Parameters

type

Possible values are:

  • checkbox
  • comboBox
  • date
  • dropdownList
  • richText

For a detailed description of the available date formats for the date picker structured document tag, please, check the documentation of the addDateAndHour method.

options

Specific options for structured document tags:

Key Type Description
alias string The label that will be shown in the structured document tag.
calendar string Calendar type. Default type is gregorian. Possible values include: gregorian, hijri, hebrew, taiwan, japan, thai, korea, saka, gregorianXlitEnglish, gregorianXlitFrench.
checked bool Set checkboxes as checked or unchecked.
dateFormat string The default date format is M/d/yyyy. See addDateAndHour for available date formats.
listItems array An array of arrays each one of them containing the text to show and value.
local string ISO code. The default value is en-US.
lock string Locking properties:
  • sdtLocked (cannot be deleted).
  • contentLocked (contents can not be edited directly).
  • unlocked (default value: no locking).
  • sdtContentLocked (contents can not be directyly edited or the structured tag removed).
placeholderText string Text to be shown by default.
tag string A programmatic tag.
temporary bool If true the structured tag is removed after editing.

The possible keys and values are:

Key Type Description
pStyle string Word style to be used. Run parseStyles() method to check all available paragraph styles.
backgroundColor string Hexadecimal color value: FF0000, 000000...
bidi bool Sets to true for right to left languages like Hebrew or Arabic.
bold bool If true the text will be shown in bold characters.
border string Available values are:
  • none (default)
  • double
  • dashed
  • outset
  • inset
  • threeDEmboss
  • threeDEngrave
You can access to the complete list in: Border Styles.
borderBottom string Overwrites the general border type for the bottom border of the paragraph.
borderLeft string Overwrites the general border type for the left border of the paragraph.
borderTop string Overwrites the general border type for the top border of the paragraph.
borderRight string Overwrites the general border type for the right border of the paragraph.
borderColor string Hexadecimal color value: FF0000, 000000...
borderBottomColor string Overwrites the general border color for the bottom border of the paragraph.
borderLeftColor string Overwrites the general border color for the left border of the paragraph.
borderTopColor string Overwrites the general border color for the top border of the paragraph.
borderRightColor string Overwrites the general border color for the right border of the paragraph.
borderSpacing int Separation between border and text in points.
borderBottomSpacing int Overwrites the general border spacing for the bottom border of the paragraph.
borderLeftSpacing int Overwrites the general border spacing for the left border of the paragraph.
borderTopSpacing int Overwrites the general border spacing for the top border of the paragraph.
borderRightSpacing int Overwrites the general border spacing for the right border of the paragraph.
borderWidth int Border width in eigths of a point.
borderBottomWidth int Overwrites the general border width for the bottom border of the paragraph.
borderLeftWidth int Overwrites the general border width for the left border of the paragraph.
borderTopWidth int Overwrites the general border width for the top border of the paragraph.
borderRightWidth int Overwrites the general border width for the right border of the paragraph.
caps bool If true displays text in capital letters.
color string Hexadecimal color value: 'FF0000', '000000'...
contextualSpacing bool If true ignores spacing above and below the paragraph whenever the neighbouring paragraphs use the same Word style (false by default).
doubleStrikeThrough bool If true displays text in doubleStrikeThrough.
em string Emphasis mark type: 'none', 'dot', 'circle', 'comma', 'underDot'.
firstLineIndent int First line indentation in twentieths of a point (twips).
font string Font family: 'Arial', Calibri'...
fontSize int Font size in points.
hanging int Paragraph hanging in twentieths of a point (twips).
headingLevel int The heading level if you want this paragraph to be a heading.
italic string If true displays the text in italics.
indentLeft int Left margin in points.
indentRight int Right margin in points.
keepLines bool Keeps (whenever possible) all the current paragraph lines on the same page.
keepNext bool Keeps (whenever possible) in the same page the current paragraph with next paragraph.
lineSpacing int 120, 240 (standard), 360, 480... (in twentieths of a point).
pageBreakBefore bool If true forces a page break before the paragraph.
position int Position value. Positive value for raised and negative value for lowered.
rtl bool Sets to true for right to left languages like Hebrew or Arabic.
scaling int Scaling value, 100 is the default value.
smallCaps bool If true displays text in small capital letters.
spacingBottom int Bottom padding in twentieths of a point.
spacingTop int Top padding in twentieths of a point.
strikeThrough bool If true displays text in strikethrough.
tabPositions array Each entry is an associative array with the following keys and values:
  • 'type' (string) can be clear, left (default), center, right, decimal, bar and num.
  • 'leader' (string) can be none (default), dot, hyphen, underscore, heavy and middleDot.
  • 'position' (int) given in twentieths of a point.
If there is a tab and the tabPositions array is not defined the standard tab position (default of 708) will be used.
textAlign string Text alignment within paragraph. Possible values are: center, right, both and distribute.
textDirection string Text flow direction within a table cell. Possible values are: lrTb, tbRl, btLr, lrTbV, tbRlV and tbLrV.
underline string Underlines text. Possible values are: single, words, double, dotted, dash and wave.
underlineColor string Underlines text with a color: 'FF0000', '000000'...
vanish bool Uses a vanish style.
widowControl bool Prevents Word from printing the last line of a paragraph by itself at the top of the page (widow) or the first line of a paragraph at the bottom of a page (orphan).
wordWrap bool Allows line breaking at character level (default value is false).
Code samples

Example #1

The resulting Word document looks like: