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Posted by pwctechnicalsecurity  · 29-03-2021 - 11:28


I am encountering an issue with the importStyles function:


Undefined variable $name


I am following the simple example as outlined on

The source DocX holds the paragraph styles: MatrixBullet, MatrixIndicator and MatrixTitle - parseStyles showed that both the ID and name are identical. I have tried both:

$docx->importStyles(app_path('Segments/_Default/Matrix/Matrix.docx'), 'merge', array('pStyle' => 'MatrixBullet'));

as well as:

$docx->importStyles(app_path('Segments/_Default/Matrix/Matrix.docx'), 'merge', array('MatrixBullet'));

 Both result in the abovementioned error.

Any suggestions?

Posted by pwctechnicalsecurity  · 29-03-2021 - 11:30

PS: using the namespace, premium version of PHPDocX 11.

Posted by admin  · 29-03-2021 - 11:52


Please apply the following minor change and try again:

  1. Edit Classes/Phpdocx/Create/CreateDocx.php and go to that line (7196).
  2. Add the following code:
if (!isset($name)) {
  $name = 'nl' . $listId;

before line 7196.

This is the code to be used after applying the previous change:

$listStyleXML = str_replace('<w:abstractNum w:abstractNumId="0"', '<w:abstractNum w:abstractNumId="' . $originalAbstractNumId . '"', $listStyleXML);
if (!isset($name)) {
  $name = 'nl' . $listId;
self::$customLists[$name]['id'] = $listId;
self::$customLists[$name]['wordML'] = $listStyleXML;

It seems you are trying to import a custom paragraph style with a numbering style and $name is not being initializated, so you are getting that PHP notice. The previous code generates a random one when $name is not set. We have moved the post to the dev team to consider including this same change.


Posted by pwctechnicalsecurity  · 29-03-2021 - 12:50

Works. Thanks!

Posted by admin  · 12-04-2021 - 17:52


All phpdocx 11 packages have been updated with the same change.