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# Replacing a text with Hyperlink in MS WORD doc using JAVA

Hello,

1. I would like know if Aspose can search and replace a text in a MS word doc file with a Hyperlink?
If yes, can someone give me an example of it?
Thanks,
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Hi
Thanks for your request. You can achieve this using ReplaceEvaluator. See the following code for example:

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
// Open the document.
Document doc = new Document("C:\\Temp\\in.doc");
doc.getRange().replace(Pattern.compile("http(s)?://([\\w-]+\\.)+[\\w-]+(/[\\w- ./?%&=]*)?"),
// Save the modified document.
doc.save("C:\\Temp\\out.doc");
}
{
/**
* A user implemented ReplaceEvaluator.replace() method is called for each
* match found during a replace operation.
*
* @return An enumerated value that specifies the action to be taken for the current match.
*/
public int replace(Object sender, ReplaceEvaluatorArgs e) throws Exception
{
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(e.getMatchNode().getDocument());
// Move to mathed node
builder.moveTo(e.getMatchNode());
builder.getFont().setUnderline(Underline.SINGLE);
builder.getFont().setColor(Color.BLUE);
e.setReplacement("");
return ReplaceAction.REPLACE;
}
}


https://reference.aspose.com/words/java/com.aspose.words/range#replace(java.util.regex.Pattern,java.lang.String,com.aspose.words.FindReplaceOptions)
Hope this helps.
Best regards.

Alexey, Thanks for the response. I tried the code given by you. It seems to work partially, what I mean by partially is that new URL that is written is not at the same position/location as the replaced text.
For example: If I try to replace “Java” with a Hyperlink in the following line of the document, the replaced Hyperlink appears at the begining of the line instead of being at the third word position.
Input:
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Ouput of Replacement
NEW_URL Sun Certified Programmer.
Please let me know if some code tweaking needs to be done.
Thanks,
Santosh

Hi
Thanks for your request. I think the following code will work for you.

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
// Open the document.
Document doc = new Document("C:\\Temp\\in.doc");
doc.getRange().replace(Pattern.compile("aspose"),
// Save the modified document.
doc.save("C:\\Temp\\out.doc");
}
{
/**
* A user implemented ReplaceEvaluator.replace() method is called for each
* match found during a replace operation.
*
* @return An enumerated value that specifies the action to be taken for the current match.
*/
public int replace(Object sender, ReplaceEvaluatorArgs e) throws Exception
{
// Get MatchNode
Run run1 = (Run)e.getMatchNode();
// Create Run
Run run2 = (Run)run1.deepClone(true);
// Get index of match value
int index = run1.getText().indexOf(e.getMatch().group());
// split run that contains matched text
run2.setText(run1.getText().substring(index + e.getMatch().group().length()));
run1.setText(run1.getText().substring(0, index));
run1.getParentParagraph().insertAfter(run2, run1);
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(e.getMatchNode().getDocument());
// Move to mathed node
builder.moveTo(run2);
builder.getFont().setUnderline(Underline.SINGLE);
builder.getFont().setColor(Color.BLUE);
return ReplaceAction.SKIP;
}
}


Hope this helps.
Best regards.

This code worked. Will do more testing and get back to you if something breaks.
Thanks,

Hi Alexey,
I am doing the similar stuff but I don’t want to replace the text with hyperlink.
My Problem is that I have to search & replace text with some other text.
For example, my doc has a line…
Illustration :
I have to replace with ABC12.
Can you please tell me how can I do it.
Thanks in anticipation
Bhoomica

Hi