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Find a Table using a Bookmark

I am using a Word .dot file as a template for a pdf report. The Word .dot file will have one or more tables which I will add rows to using Aspose Words. Currently I locate the table I want to update by index, using code like this…

Table table = (Table)docMaster.getChild(NodeType.TABLE, 1, true);

This works fine as long as no other tables are added to my .dot file.
How can I use a bookmark to get the Table object instead of relying on the index number?

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Thanks for your request. You can try inserting a Bookmark in a table, which you would like to find. Then you can use the following code to find the table:

Document doc = new Document("in.doc");

// Get bookmark

Bookmark bk = doc.Range.Bookmarks["bookmarkTable1"];

if (bk != null)


// Get table, where bookmark is located.

Node table = bk.BookmarkStart.GetAncestor(NodeType.Table);

if (table != null)

// Work with table.


Best regards,

Thank You Andrey,

I was trying to bookmark the table it’s self, to no avail.

I found a similar approach, using a bookmark inside one of the table cells. I called BookmarkStart.getParentNode() iteratively until getNodeType() == NodeType.TABLE.

Your technique is much cleaner and works well.