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# Create Table and Add to Bookmark?

Is it possible to create a table and then attach the table to an existing bookmark? This is something we currently do with the Word Object Model but the performance is lacking.

Hi
Thanks for your request. Yes, I think that you can achieve this using DocumentBuilder. For example see the following code:

Document doc = new Document(@"Test173\in.doc");
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
// Move cursor to bookmark start
builder.MoveToBookmark("myBookmark", true, true);
// Insert empty line
builder.Writeln();
// Build table
for (int rowIndex = 0; rowIndex < 5; rowIndex++)
{
for (int cellIndex = 0; cellIndex < 5; cellIndex++)
{
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Table inside bookamrk");
}
builder.EndRow();
}
builder.EndTable();
// Save output document
doc.Save(@"Test173\out.doc");


Hope this helps.
Best regards.

Another question: Is it possible to set the cells width to autofit(to the length of the text)? Or the table to autofit? I 'm creating the table dynamically and do not know what the widths of each cell should be?
Thanks

Hi
Thanks for your request. By default cell width auto fits to its content. You can also use CellFormat anf RowFormat to configure your table:
https://reference.aspose.com/words/net/aspose.words.tables/cellformat/
https://reference.aspose.com/words/net/aspose.words.tables/rowformat/
Best regards.

Alexey,
I’m not having any luck with the autofit. I’m trying to write a table into a table of a templete document. The first inserted cell is taking the width of the cell it is being inserted into.
Here is my code and the templete file:

builder.MoveToBookmark("new", true, true);
builder.StartTable();
builder.RowFormat.AllowAutoFit = true;
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("ABCDEFG");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("B");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("C");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("D");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();


Hi
Thanks for your request. I think that in this case you should set width of each cell manually. Please try using the following code:

Table tab = builder.StartTable();
builder.InsertCell();
cell.CellFormat.Width = 50;
builder.Write("ABCDEFG");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("B");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("C");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("D");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();


Hope this helps.
Best regards.

Alexey,
This is just sample data to write. I will not know the lenth of the text to write so setting the width manually is not an option. Is there no way to have it autofit?
Thanks

Hi
Thanks for your request. Maybe you can try using the following code as a workaround.

Document doc = new Document(@"Test175\in.doc");
// Create document builder
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
// Create another DocumentBuilder
DocumentBuilder secondBuilder = new DocumentBuilder();
// Generate table
Table tab = secondBuilder.StartTable();
secondBuilder.InsertCell();
secondBuilder.Write("ABCDEFG");
secondBuilder.InsertCell();
secondBuilder.Write("B");
secondBuilder.InsertCell();
secondBuilder.Write("C");
secondBuilder.InsertCell();
secondBuilder.Write("D");
secondBuilder.EndRow();
secondBuilder.EndTable();
// Move cursor to the bookamark
builder.MoveToBookmark("new", true, true);
// Import generated table
Node importedTable = doc.ImportNode(tab, true, ImportFormatMode.KeepSourceFormatting);
// Insert table
builder.CurrentParagraph.ParentNode.InsertBefore(importedTable, builder.CurrentParagraph);
// Save result
doc.Save(@"Test175\out.doc");


Hope this helps.
Best regards.

Hello Alexey,
This still isn’t auto sizing the cells. It is making all the cells the same width. I tried setting the rows to allowautofit and that doesn’t work either. Is there any thing else to try?
Thanks

Hi
Thanks for your request. You can try calculating width of cell. For example you can try using the following logic.

Document doc = new Document(@"Test044\in.doc");
// Create document builder
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
// Move cursor to the bookamark
builder.MoveToBookmark("new", true, true);
// Generate table
Table tab = builder.StartTable();
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("ABCDEFG");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("B");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("C");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("D");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();
// Update table layout
// Loop through rows in table
foreach (Row myRow in tab.Rows)
{
// Loop trouhg cells
foreach (Cell myCell in myRow.Cells)
{
double widht = 0;
// Loop throuhg Runs inside Cell
foreach (Run myRun in myCell.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Run, true))
{
foreach (Char c in myRun.Text.ToCharArray())
{
if (Char.IsUpper(c))
// If current char is upper case then its width = font size
widht += myRun.Font.Size;
else
// If current char is lower case then its width = font size / 2
widht += myRun.Font.Size / 2;
}
}
// Set width
myCell.CellFormat.Width = widht;
}
}
// Save result
doc.Save(@"Test044\out.doc");


Maybe this helps.
Best regards.