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Reading a table of contents (in Java)


I’m looking at Aspose.Word for Java right now. I’m looking for an example of reading a table of contents (TOC) from a Word document. Can you help me?

Thank you


I think, you can meet this requirement after using the following code:

Document doc = new Document("E:\\input.docx");

for (Field field : doc.getRange().getFields()) {
    if (field.getType() == (FieldType.FIELD_HYPERLINK)) {
        FieldHyperlink hyperlink = (FieldHyperlink) field;
        if (hyperlink.getSubAddress() != null && hyperlink.getSubAddress().startsWith("_Toc")) {
            Paragraph tocItem = (Paragraph) field.getStart().getAncestor(NodeType.PARAGRAPH);
            if (tocItem != null) {
                Bookmark bm = doc.getRange().getBookmarks().get(hyperlink.getSubAddress());
                // Get the location this TOC Item is pointing to
                Paragraph pointer = (Paragraph) bm.getBookmarkStart().getAncestor(NodeType.PARAGRAPH);

Hope, this helps.

Thank you for your hints. I’m one step further. The table of contents in my document is not a real ‘table of contents’, but only a table with a list of chapters.
My idea now is that I simply collect all the headings in the document and create a real table of contents myself.
Do you have an example of how I can get all the headings?


You can build on the following code to achieve what you are looking for.

for (Paragraph para : (Iterable<Paragraph>) doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.PARAGRAPH, true)) {
    if (para.getParagraphFormat().getStyleIdentifier() == StyleIdentifier.HEADING_1 ||
            para.getParagraphFormat().getStyleIdentifier() == StyleIdentifier.HEADING_2 ||
            para.getParagraphFormat().getStyleIdentifier() == StyleIdentifier.HEADING_3 /* and so on*/) {

        System.out.println(para.toString(SaveFormat.TEXT) + " <-- this is a heading para");

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