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Posted by bkdl  · 31-08-2021 - 21:17

Hello,

Our word templates are user-generated which means that sometimes the formatting may be strange and unpredictable. We have a case where even a simple toggle of bold on a part of a placeholder will split the placeholder in the xml.

processTemplate doesn't seem to be able to repair these placeholders. In the xml below I selected a few characters from the placeholder text and toggled Bold on and off. You can see that this split the placeholder into a few runs (w:r).

What should we do in these scenarios? Are there any settings we can use to get phpdocx to recognize these as a placeholder and repair it? I suspect the issue is that the run properties (w:rPr) are not the same across each run, but if their styles are evaluated they would be a match.

 


<w:document mc:Ignorable="w14 wp14">
   <w:body>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
            <w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/>
            <w:bidi w:val="0"/>
            <w:jc w:val="left"/>
            <w:rPr/>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:rPr>
               <w:b w:val="false"/>
               <w:bCs w:val="false"/>
            </w:rPr>
            <w:t>{{USER</w:t>
         </w:r>
         <w:r>
            <w:rPr/>
            <w:t>_N</w:t>
         </w:r>
         <w:r>
            <w:rPr>
               <w:b w:val="false"/>
               <w:bCs w:val="false"/>
            </w:rPr>
            <w:t>A</w:t>
         </w:r>
         <w:r>
            <w:rPr/>
            <w:t>ME}}</w:t>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
            <w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/>
            <w:bidi w:val="0"/>
            <w:jc w:val="left"/>
            <w:rPr/>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:rPr/>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
      <w:sectPr>
         <w:type w:val="nextPage"/>
         <w:pgSz w:w="12240" w:h="15840"/>
         <w:pgMar w:left="1134" w:right="1134" w:header="0" w:top="1134" w:footer="0" w:bottom="1134" w:gutter="0"/>
         <w:pgNumType w:fmt="decimal"/>
         <w:formProt w:val="false"/>
         <w:textDirection w:val="lrTb"/>
         <w:docGrid w:type="default" w:linePitch="100" w:charSpace="0"/>
      </w:sectPr>
   </w:body>
</w:document>