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Posted by davelavinsky  · 26-04-2016 - 11:25

Im looking at the sample code at

What is crazyTOC.docx suppossed to be ?

Is there a full blown example of this ?


Posted by admin  · 26-04-2016 - 12:05


The example available on that page is complete. As you can read on this same page, the third parameter allows to use a TOC style from an existing DOCX; this parameter is optional.


Posted by davelavinsky  · 26-04-2016 - 12:13

Im adding html to the docx using embedHTML.

How do I insert legend to it ?

$html = "";
$html .= "
<h1>Section 1</h1>
<h1>Section 2</h1>
    <h2>Success Factors</h2>


Posted by davelavinsky  · 27-04-2016 - 06:48

I can't seem to get the Table of Contents to work with CreateDocxFromTemplate.

Posted by admin  · 27-04-2016 - 13:43


If you need to add TOC in a template you need to add it when you create the document or use the MultiMerge class to merge it into the document.


Posted by davelavinsky  · 27-04-2016 - 16:24

I did everything in the example mentioned in the doc. Only line that was changed was :

$docx = new CreateDocxFromTemplate("template.docx");

require_once 'path/to/phpdocx/phpdocx-corporate-5.5/classes/';

$docx = new CreateDocxFromTemplate("template.docx");

$docx->addText('Table of Contents', array('bold' => true, 'fontSize' => 14));

$legend = array('text' => 'Click here to update the TOC', 
'color' => 'B70000', 
'bold' => true, 
'fontSize' => 12);
$docx->addTableContents(array('autoUpdate' => true), $legend);

//we add now some headings so tehy show up in the TOC
$docx->addText('Chapter 1', array('pStyle' => 'Heading1PHPDOCX'));
$docx->addText('Section', array('pStyle' => 'Heading2PHPDOCX'));
$docx->addText('Another TOC entry', array('pStyle' => 'Heading3PHPDOCX'));


And the Table of Contents did not get generated. Only the text as it is.

Posted by admin  · 27-04-2016 - 17:07


The addTableContents method allows to add a TOC in documents created from scratch. If you need a TOC when you use a template, you just need to add it in the DOCX when you create the template using Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice...

Or as explained previously, you can use the MutiMerge class to merge a template with a TOC create from scratch.