Inserts HTML content into the Word document.

public embedHTML ( string $html [, array $options] )

This method allows the insertion of HTML into the current Word document.

Practically all HTML tags and CSS styles are supported.

This method transforms HTML directly into WordML and it is compatible with OpenOffice and PDF conversion.

You may find a more detailed explanation of this useful method in the HTML to Word section of the API documentation.

To embed accents and other non-ASCII characters such as á or ü, please check that the PHP Tidy extension and the PHP mbstring extension are installed and enabled.

To embed symbols such as ∞ or Ω, please check that the PHP mbstring extension is installed and enabled.



The HTML code to be translated into WordML: it could be a string or the path to a file.


The possible keys and values are:

Key Type Description
addDefaultStyles bool True as default, if false prevents adding default styles when strictWordStyles is false.
baseURL string The base URL used to complete the relative paths of links and images.
customListStyles bool If true checks if there is a custom list style with that name and uses it.
downloadImages bool If true inserts the images into the docx document, otherwise just links them as an external source.
filter string Only renders the filtered contents. It could be an string denoting an id ('#myId'), a class ('.myClass'), a HTML tag or a valid XPath expression ('//expression').
generateCustomListStyles bool If true generates automatically the custom list styles from the list styles (decimal, lower-alpha, lower-latin, lower-roman, upper-alpha, upper-latin, upper-roman).
isFile bool True for files and false for strings.
parseAnchors bool If true parses the anchors included in the HTML code.
parseDivsAsPs bool If true parses the div elements as paragraphs.
parseFloats bool If true preserves the floating properties of images and tables.
removeLineBreaks bool If true removes extra line breaks that can be generated when transforming HTML that includes strings without a parent tag.
strictWordStyles bool If true ignores all CSS styles and uses the styles set via the wordStyles option (see next).
wordStyles array One may associate different Word styles to HTML classes, ids or tags.
For example:
  • array('.myClass' => 'LightGridPHPDOCX', '#myId' => 'LightListAccent6PHPDOCX')
Return values


Code samples

Example #1

The resulting Word document looks like: