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Replace text with bullet list

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:12 pm
by qbl
Hi, this is my first time posting here. Anyway, I'd like to thank the people who made this Docx4j available, you guys are great.

Now to the main question, I have a scenario where I have to find for a certain place holder and then replace it with bullet list. I have searched and found several threads in this forum that very useful. As a result, I have been able to replace text with text and create my own bullet list. Here is some of the codes I gather so far.

First, the bullet list:
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  WordprocessingMLPackage template = WordprocessingMLPackage.load("Some File.docx");
  NumberingDefinitionsPart ndp = new NumberingDefinitionsPart();
  ndp.setJaxbElement((Numbering) XmlUtils.unmarshalString(initialNumbering));

  P p = createNumberedParagraph(1, 0, "Entry #1");

With the createNumberedParagraph function being:
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  P createNumberedParagraph(long numId, long ilvl, String paragraphText ) {
    ObjectFactory factory = new org.docx4j.wml.ObjectFactory();
    P  p = factory.createP();
    org.docx4j.wml.Text  t = factory.createText();
    org.docx4j.wml.R  run = factory.createR();
    org.docx4j.wml.PPr ppr = factory.createPPr();
    p.setPPr( ppr );
    // Create and add <w:numPr>
    NumPr numPr =  factory.createPPrBaseNumPr();
    // The <w:ilvl> element
    Ilvl ilvlElement = factory.createPPrBaseNumPrIlvl();
    // The <w:numId> element
    NumId numIdElement = factory.createPPrBaseNumPrNumId();
    return p;

While the replace text with text code looks like this:
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  WordprocessingMLPackage template = WordprocessingMLPackage.load(new File("Some File.docx"));

  // Replacing place holders with text only values
  List<Object> texts = template.getMainDocumentPart().getJAXBNodesViaXPath(xpath, true);
  for (Object obj : texts) {
    Text text = (Text) ((JAXBElement) obj).getValue();
    text.setValue(replacePH(text, "\\$\\{PlaceHolder1\\}", "Value1"));
    text.setValue(replacePH(text, "\\$\\{PlaceHolder2\\}", "Value2"));

  String replacePH(Text text, String placeHolder, String inputValue) {
    return text.getValue().replaceAll(placeHolder, inputValue);

Is there any way I can modify these codes so it replaces the place holder text with numbered list I created? Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.