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Posted by cmoller  · 26-03-2019 - 02:49

I am trying to figure out how to embed HTML text and display with a double underline. I have tried embedHTML with CSS styles to format with a double underline but it only displays the text with a single underline.

$docx = new CreateDocx();
$docx->embedHtml('<html><body><div id="content"><p>test <abbr style="text-decoration: underline; text-decoration-style: double;">abbr</abbr></p></div></body></html>');
$docx->createDocxAndDownload('result.docx');  
 

So I am trying now to use my own Double Underline word style. I have defined a style in the document word.docx for double underline and I can apply it as follows.

$docx = new CreateDocx();
$docx->importStyles('word.docx', 'merge', array('Double Underline'));
$docx->addText('This is some sample character test', array('rStyle' => 'DoubleUnderline'));

But when I try use the same word.docx template Double Underline style with embedHTML it doesn't work.

$docx = new CreateDocx();
$docx->importStyles('word.docx', 'merge', array('Double Underline'));
$wordStyles = array('.dblunderline' => 'DoubleUnderline');
$docx->embedHTML('<p class="dblunderline">my test</p>', array('strictWordStyles' => true, 'wordStyles' => $wordStyles));
$docx->createDocxAndDownload('result.docx');  

What am I missing?

Charlotte

 

Posted by admin  · 26-03-2019 - 07:29

Hello,

Maybe the style ID is not correct? You can get all style IDs from a DOCX using the parseStyles method. If you send the document (word.docx) to contact[at]phpdocx.com we'll check it.

Regards.

Posted by cmoller  · 26-03-2019 - 20:46

Tx! I did check the style id with parseStyles() and it looks to me to be DoubleUnderline as specified in

$wordStyles = array('.dblunderline' => 'DoubleUnderline');

if you are able to assist by checking my word.docx that would be much appreciated. I've emailled it to contact[at]phpdocx.com

Charlotte

Posted by admin  · 27-03-2019 - 07:38

Hello,

Thanks for attaching the file. The problem is that you are trying to apply a character style to a paragraph tag. Although addText allows it, the embedHTML can't apply it. You need to use a paragraph style, for example using a custom paragraph style (DocHeading4) from your document:

$docx->importStyles('word.docx', 'merge', array('DocHeading4'));

$wordStyles = array('.dblunderline' => 'DocHeading4');

$docx->embedHTML('<p class="dblunderline">my test</p>', array('strictWordStyles' => true, 'wordStyles' => $wordStyles));
$docx->createDocx('result.docx'); 

Please note that you can't apply a character style using embedHTML and a Basic license. You'd need to use HTML Extended available only in Premium licenses.

Regards.

Posted by cmoller  · 27-03-2019 - 14:51

Okay thanks. I actually need to double underline just a portion of a paragraph not the whole paragraph. So just to confirm, in order to do that I'd need the Premium license? There is no other way?

Posted by admin  · 27-03-2019 - 15:44

Hello,

The best and easiest solution is using a Premium license, that includes HTML Extended features. For this specific case, you can do a minor change in the library:

Edit HTML2WordML.php in the classes folder, and in the method generateRPr (around line 1859), add these lines after the line-through check:

if (isset($properties['text_decoration']) && $properties['text_decoration'] == 'double-underline') {
    $stringRPr .='<w:u w:val="double" />';
}

Instead of this code:

if (isset($properties['text_decoration']) && $properties['text_decoration'] == 'line-through') {
    $stringRPr .='<w:strike />';
}
if (!$this->strictWordStyles) {

this is the code updated:

if (isset($properties['text_decoration']) && $properties['text_decoration'] == 'line-through') {
    $stringRPr .='<w:strike />';
}
if (isset($properties['text_decoration']) && $properties['text_decoration'] == 'double-underline') {
    $stringRPr .='<w:u w:val="double" />';
}
if (!$this->strictWordStyles) {

After this change, you can use the custom double-underline value to apply a double underline style in texts:

$html = '
<style>
    .underline {
        text-decoration: underline;
    }
    .dunderline {
        text-decoration: double-underline;
    }
</style>
';
$html .= '<p><span class="underline">Underline</span> and <span class="dunderline">double underline</span>.</p>';
$docx->embedHTML($html);

Regards.

Posted by cmoller  · 29-03-2019 - 16:07

That works great, thank-you! Although my preference would be to purchase the Premium license, we are under some budget constraints so the workaround you provide for now is much appreciated.