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Replacevariablebyhtml() introducing leading space and/or newlines.
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Posted by jcorrao  · 19-12-2017 - 18:20

Utilizing PHPdocX 6.5, with a minimally reproducible case being a bare document with a single template variable "bio-summaries"

$docx = new Phpdocx\Create\CreateDocxFromTemplate('./bioSummary.docx');

$stylesArray = array('<p>' => 'Normal', '<h1>' => 'Heading1', '<h2>' => 'Heading2');

$docx->replaceVariableByHTML('bio-summaries', 'block', "<strong>HELLO</strong> <em>world</em>! My name is <ul><li>First</li><li>Middle</li><li>Last</li></ul>", array(
    'strictWordStyles' => FALSE,
    'downloadImages' => TRUE,
    'wordStyles' => $stylesArray,
  ));

$docx->createDocx('result.docx');

Regardless of any of the three options being provided or not, TRUE or FALSE as well, every line has a leading space, and every bullet point has a leading space as well.

I have taken care to test it with a wrapper "<div>" and stripping out "/r" "/n" "/r/n", etc from the input as well, but to no avail.

If anyone could please assist in discerning the cause of the issue, it would be much appreciated.

 

Edit/Update:
It seems after further diving, that it's a problem with HTML2WordML's render functionality that renders each WordML token with a newline despite the input having no newline.