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Getting information from a text watermark

 Hi. I would like to know if it is possible to retrieve text contained in a watermark. I have a word document with a text watermark and I need to manipulate it before printing the document. Is it possible with Aspose.Words for Java?<div><br></div><div>     Thanks in advance!</div>


Thanks for your inquiry. Watermark in MS Word is a simple shape inserted into the header. However, you can indentify this shape in order to get/set its properties. You can use Shape.Name to achieve this because when you insert a watermark in MS Word, it sets name of shape like this – “PowerPlusWaterMarkObject357476642”. So if the name of shape contains “WaterMark” substring, you can suppose that this shape is a watermark.

So you can use code like the following to get a watermark shape:

// Open document.

Document doc = new Document("C:\\Temp\\watermark.docx");

// Get all shapes formthe document.

NodeCollection<Shape> shapes = doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true);

// Look for watermark shape.

for(Shape shape : shapes) {

if(shape.getName().contains("WaterMark")) {

// Here you can access watermark shape properties.

// ..............................................

// For exampel printe text of the watermark.




Hope this helps.

Best regards.