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Posted by dev@ram  · 17-05-2017 - 19:02

How do I add a header for a page which goes on repeating till another header is inserted.

For e.g. if there is a header called Introduction

        $headerText = new WordFragment($docx, 'defaultHeader');
        $headerText->addText('Introduction',array('pStyle' => 'Heading1'));
        $docx->addHeader(array('default' => $headerText));

After the content of the first page it should change to Introduction Continued for the next page contents.

This continues for each page until a new header is inserted. For e.g if I insert Summary as the next header, after the page fills up with contents, in the next page it will appear as Summary continued.

I checked the code xml inside the docx document.xml where it works and it looks like this:

<w:p w:rsidR="00832899" w:rsidRDefault="00832899" w:rsidP="00832899"><w:pPr><w:sectPr w:rsidR="00832899" w:rsidSect="001B2E7D"><w:headerReference w:type="default" r:id="rId13"/><w:footerReference w:type="default" r:id="rId14"/><w:headerReference w:type="first" r:id="rId15"/><w:footerReference w:type="first" r:id="rId16"/><w:type w:val="continuous"/><w:pgSz w:w="595.30pt" w:h="841.90pt" w:code="9"/><w:pgMar w:top="72pt" w:right="90pt" w:bottom="72pt" w:left="90pt" w:header="33.85pt" w:footer="39.60pt" w:gutter="0pt"/><w:cols w:space="35.40pt"/><w:docGrid w:linePitch="360"/></w:sectPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:fldChar w:fldCharType="end"/></w:r><w:bookmarkStart w:id="15" w:name="ContentsPg"/><w:bookmarkEnd w:id="15"/></w:p><w:p w:rsidR="00B21CA2" w:rsidRDefault="00B21CA2" w:rsidP="00B21CA2"><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Heading1"/></w:pPr><w:bookmarkStart w:id="16" w:name="_Toc482365536"/><w:bookmarkEnd w:id="0"/><w:bookmarkEnd w:id="1"/><w:r><w:t>Introduction</w:t></w:r><w:bookmarkEnd w:id="16"/></w:p><w:p w:rsidR="00B21CA2" w:rsidRDefault="00B21CA2" w:rsidP="00B21CA2"><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Heading1Line"/></w:pPr></w:p>

I know its pretty complex but any idea how to make header text like this ?

The heading here is text 'Introduction' with a blue underline and after the first page texts, in the next page it changes to Introduction continued. I noticed if I add a header using $docx->addHeader() , it remains the same throughout 

 

Posted by admin  · 18-05-2017 - 07:03

Hello,

The addHeader method allows to set the default, even and first headers: https://www.phpdocx.com/api-documentation/layout-and-general/insert-headers-Word-document-with-PHP

The easiest solution to accomplish what you need is using the mergeDocx available in Advanced and Premium licenses (setting headers and footers per section as MS Word does and merging the documents to get a single DOCX):

https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/cookbook/headers-and-footers-for-sections

Regards.