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Move Cursor to any Character Position inside a Paragraph of Word Document & Insert new Formatted Content using C#

Hi, Support,

Is there any method to insert text into the head, end , middle of a line and paragraph, and then format the style of the inserted text such as fontsize,fontcolor?

Thanks for your help.


There are different ways to insert content/nodes in Word document. You can either use DOM (Document Object Model) classes or use DocumentBuilder class. Please check the following articles:

Hope, this helps in achieving what you are looking for.

Thanks for your response to my question.

I know how to use DocumentBuilder to write text into Document, but I fail to move and locate the cursor at any given position in a paragraph, would you please provide me a demo to show how it work like this?

---------Original Content in a doc like this ------
The paragraph one : this is a pending question.

The paragraph two: this is the paragraph into which a newtext will be inserted.

---------End Text ------------------

---------New Content in the doc after handled like this ------
The paragraph one : this is a pending question.

The paragraph two: this is the paragraph (hereisthenewtext) into which a newtext will be inserted.

---------End Text ------------------
Please refer to the demo Files.

You must change the file extension ‘zip’ as ‘doc’.

InputFile.zip (25.5 KB)
OutputFile.zip (25.5 KB)



We have logged your requirement in our issue tracking system. Your ticket number is:

WORDSNET-20059: Provide API to move cursor to any position (character etc) inside a Paragraph

We will further look into the details of this requirement and will keep you updated on the status of the linked issue. Sorry for the inconvenience.

As a workaround, you may use the following code;

int paragraphIndex = 4;
int characterIndex = 49;
string text = "demo";

Document doc = new Document(@"E:\\Temp\\InputFile\\InputFile.doc");
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

Paragraph targetPara = (Paragraph)builder.CurrentStory.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Paragraph, true)[paragraphIndex];
Node[] runs = targetPara.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Run, true).ToArray();

for (int i = 0; i < runs.Length; i++)
    Run run = (Run)runs[i];
    int length = run.Text.Length;

    Run currentNode = run;
    for (int x = 1; x < length; x++)
        currentNode = SplitRun(currentNode, 1);

if (characterIndex > 0 && characterIndex < targetPara.Runs.Count)
    builder.Font.Name = "Calibri";
    builder.Font.Size = 6;
    builder.Font.Color = Color.Red;
    Console.WriteLine("Incorrect character index specified");


private static Run SplitRun(Run run, int position)
    Run afterRun = (Run)run.Clone(true);
    afterRun.Text = run.Text.Substring(position);
    run.Text = run.Text.Substring((0), (0) + (position));
    run.ParentNode.InsertAfter(afterRun, run);
    return afterRun;

Hope, this helps.

Thank you very much!
It works.


Regarding WORDSNET-20059, please upgrade to the latest (21.3) version of Aspose.Words for .NET and try running the following code:

Document doc = new Document(dir + "InputFile.doc");
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.MoveToParagraph(4, 48);
builder.Write(" ");
builder.Font.Size = 6;
builder.Font.Color = Color.Red;

doc.Save(dir + "Out.doc");

The DocumentBuilder.MoveToParagraph method now works as expected.

I’ll try it later.
And another ticket: how about the function concerning to deleting rotated text in a pdf?


I can see that we had logged PDFNET-48580 to address this problem. Please follow your other thread for further proceedings.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-20059) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 21.8 update and this Aspose.Words for Java 21.8 update.