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Posted by xiii29  · 10-01-2021 - 14:24

Hi,

FYI : I'm using the trial version of PhpDocX.

I would like to use a template in which I would like to replace content of some variables by HTML. It's working but I can't manage that content coming from HTML respect the original template style.

Here is an example :

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

// Template
$variables = array(
    'title' => 'Replace title',
    'txt' => 'Replace text'
);
$docx->replaceVariableByText($variables);

// Html
$html = '<h1> My Main Title </h1> <h2> Sub Title </h2> <h3> Sub sub title </h3> <p> Some text </p> <ul><li> Item 1 </li><li> Item 2 </li><li> Item 3 </li></ul>';
$docx->replaceVariableByHTML(
    'html', 
    'block',
    $html
);


// Save
$docx->createDocx('hello_world');

As a result, the title have a style but the one from the original doc ...

Any help ?

Thanks.

 

Posted by admin  · 10-01-2021 - 14:33

Hello,

When HTML is transformed to DOCX, default styles are applied that you can change using custom styles (CSS styles, MS Word styles).

To preserve the styles of a placeholder when replacing HTML in a template you need to use the stylesReplacementType option (https://www.phpdocx.com/api-documentation/templates/replace-variable-html-Word-document), but it's only available in HTML Extended for Premium licenses, the trial package doesn't include it. Using a not Premium license you need to set the styles to be applied in the HTML you are adding to the template. You can read this same information on https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/introduction/html-extended-to-word-PHP (Replace placeholders keeping styles section).

Regards.