Thanks for your inquiry.
I’m afraid it’s nearly impossible to preserve a marco in the HTML format. A macro is a binary script nested deep within the Word document format and can’t really be exported to HTML in a simple way.
Instead, I can think of one work around that you might want to use. For example when you want to save a document to HTML but preserve macros:
- Convert the document to HTML.
- Clear all of the content from the AW document and then save the “empty” document again but to WordML (XML) format…
- This should now give you a near empty document shell and also your macro in XML format.
- Append this XML string to your HTML in some way so it’s not displayed.
Then when you need to import the document with the macro again:
- Parse the macro XML from the HTML document.
- Load this string into a new Document object.
- Load the HTML content from your file into a different Document object.
- Copy all of the sections from the HTML document to the macro document.
- You should now get the same document loaded from HTML with macros intact.
Please see a code example of this in action below.
Document doc = new Document("Document.doc");
// Save the actual document content in HTML format.
doc.Save(dataDir + "Document Out.html");
// Remove all document content but leaving macros and save the document in XML format.
MemoryStream outStream = new MemoryStream();
// Get the output which contains the macro in the form of an XML string.
string macroHtml = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(outStream.ToArray());
// Append this to the HTML file output as something that won't be displayed so it can be transfered e.g a comment in the HTML
// Now when you need to restore the original content.
// Check for and parse the HTML for the macro data into macroHtml.
string macroHtml = "...";
// Load the base document containing the macro.
Document baseDoc = new Document(new MemoryStream(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(macroHtml)));
// Load the HTML document back in as well.
Document htmlDoc = new Document(dataDir + "Document Out.html");
// Copy all content from the HTML doc to the base document with the macros.
foreach (Section section in htmlDoc.Sections)
// baseDoc should now be restored with the document content and macro ready for use.
If you have any futher queries, please feel free to ask.