XmlApi - pdx:addShape

pdx:addShape

Inserts different types of shapes into a Word document.

Description

Element definition

This element inserts a shape into your Word document.

The available types include:

  • arcs of a circle (filled or not)
  • bezier curves (filled or not)
  • straight lines
  • polylines
  • rectangles
  • rectangles with rounded corners
  • arbitrary shapes (VML paths)
  • ovals

Attributes and sub-elements

type

arc, curve, line, polyline, rect, roundrect, shape, oval.

options

Key Description
width Shape width given in points.
height Shape height given in points.
position The possible values are: absolute, relative.
margin-top The possible values are: absolute, relative.
margin-left Left margin given in points.
z-index Equivalent to the CSS z-index property. Choose a high positive number to make sure that the shape is over the text or a negative number if you want the shape to be behind the text.
strokecolor The chosen line color in hexadecimal value: #ff0000, #00ffff.
strokeweight The width of the line in points: 1.0 pt, 3.5 pt...
fillcolor The chosen fill color in hexadecimal value: #ff0000, #00ffff.

Options for specific types:

Key Description
arc
startAngle The angle of the tangent line at the initial point of the arc.
endAngle The angle of the tangent line at the final point of the arc.
line and curve
from The x and y coordinates of the initial point in the format "x,y".
to The x and y coordinates of the final point in the format "x,y".
control1 The final control point for the bezier curve (it does not apply for plain lines) in the format "x,y".
control2 The final control point for the bezier curve (it does not apply for plain lines) in the format "x,y".
roundrect
arcsize A number describing the "roundness" of the rectangle corners: 0.5, 1.8".
shape
path The VML path describing the shape. You need a working knowledge of the VML standard.
coordsize The VML path describing the shape. You need a working knowledge of the VML standard.
Code samples

Example #1

config.xml

content.xml

settings.xml

PHP code

The resulting Word document looks like: