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Mail Merge Create MS Word Table

Hi - I use mailmerge tags to create word documnts. I need to populate a table with a given result set. So far I can do this by inserting a one row table the tablestart and tableend tags (and inside the table I have tags for that data set.

But I cannot seem to get the table to look right - it has an extra empty row or too much white space.

I know I can create a table using Aspose.slides for java with something like this…

ITable table = (ITable)shape;
IRow tblRow = table.getRows().get_Item(0);

List mitiSteps = risk.getMitigationSet().getMitigationStepsAsArrayList();
Iterator k = mitiSteps.iterator();

int mitiNumber = 0;
while (k.hasNext())

    MitigationStep mitigationStep = (MitigationStep)k.next();


    if (mitiSteps.size() > mitiNumber)
        // AddClone adds a row in the end of the table
        table.getRows().addClone(tblRow, false);

Is there a comparable way for Aspose.Word?

Hi John,

Thanks for your inquiry. To ensure a timely and accurate response, please attach the following resources here for testing:

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I don’t really have time to create a project like that. I am looking for a simple answer. Is there a way to create a table in ms word programmatically in Aspose? If so, is there some example code for this?

Hi John,

Thanks for your inquiry. Please check code examples shared in following documentation links to create table in Word documents.
Inserting a Table using DocumentBuilder
Inserting a Table Directly into the Document Object Model

Please let us know if you have any more queries.