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How do i add a black dot
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Posted by Knutsford  · 16-01-2020 - 12:25

If I add ● to the text will it show up in the final word document as a Black dot or do I need an image? Thanks

Posted by admin  · 16-01-2020 - 12:37


What license and version of phpdocx are you using?

We have tested it using the latest release of phpdocx and it's working perfectly; the character is added correctly.


Posted by Knutsford  · 16-01-2020 - 13:18

O good. Just the trial version at the moment. I haven't tried it yet - I was just wondering if that would work. If the experiment works which it should do my Client will be buying the full version.

Posted by Knutsford  · 18-01-2020 - 13:35

            'value' => '●',
            'backgroundColor' => 'FFFFFF',
            'width' => 2150,
            'borderColor'=> '0000000',
            'cellMargin' => 100,



Is coming out in the Word Doument as ●


I thought you said it would come out as a black circle?


I am trying to add black circles as a table entry





Posted by Knutsford  · 18-01-2020 - 16:31

Am I right in thinking  i need to do


$circle = new WordFragment($docx);


then use $circle as the value?

We need tidy installing if I am correct

Posted by admin  · 20-01-2020 - 09:33


You need to install tidy to transform HTML to DOCX. You can also use addText to insert strings:

$html = '<p>Character &#9679; other</p>';

$text = 'Character ' . html_entity_decode('&#9679;') . ' other';

The dot character can also be added directly instead of the encoded value.


Posted by Knutsford  · 20-01-2020 - 09:51

Thought so. I have emailed my Client telling them that I thought we needed it. I will now tell him we definately do. My demo page should work once that is installed and hopefully if his client is happy which I expect they will be we can go ahead and buy the Pro version. Thanks for all your help.

Posted by Knutsford  · 20-01-2020 - 10:12

So if I use



as the value for the table that would work as well instead of fragments as long as I have Tidy installed. Got you. Thanks