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Converts Cells Horizontally Merged by Width in Table in Word Document to Cells Merged by CellFormat.HorizontalMerge Property using Java

I read the document and example. But In below case I can not get proper row, col in
| A1 | A2 | A3 | A4 |
|…B1…| B4 |
(style is humble, B1 merged 3 cells ( A1, A2, A3 ) )

I get row,col as below code.

int row = cell.getParentRow().getParentTable().indexOf(cell.getParentRow());
int col = cell.getParentRow().indexOf(cell);

“B4”'s col is 1. because row1’s child is just 2.
I want “B4”'s col is 3.

How can I get this info?
In other words, How can get info that “B1” is merged 3 cells?

I found this value is horizontal merge count cell.
Is it right? If it is right where is 3900 defined as constant?


I believe, the Table.ConvertToHorizontallyMergedCells Method will help you to achieve what you are looking for. Please check this sample document and try running the following code:

Java Code:

Document doc = new Document("E:\\Temp\\merged cells.docx");

Table table = (Table) doc.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 0, true);

for (Row row : table.getRows()) {
    for (Cell cell : row.getCells()) {

public static String printCellMergeType(Cell cell) {
    boolean isHorizontallyMerged = cell.getCellFormat().getHorizontalMerge() != CellMerge.NONE;
    boolean isVerticallyMerged = cell.getCellFormat().getVerticalMerge() != CellMerge.NONE;
    String cellLocation = "R" + (cell.getParentRow().getParentTable().indexOf(cell.getParentRow()) + 1) +
            ", C" + (cell.getParentRow().indexOf(cell) + 1);

    if (isHorizontallyMerged && isVerticallyMerged)
        return "The cell at " + cellLocation + " is both horizontally and vertically merged";
    else if (isHorizontallyMerged)
        return "The cell at " + cellLocation + " is horizontally merged.";
    else if (isVerticallyMerged)
        return "The cell at " + cellLocation + " is vertically merged";
        return "The cell at " + cellLocation + " is not merged";

Ah Thank you very much!
I missing “table.convertToHorizontallyMergedCells();” That is key!


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