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Wrap existing text in link

I’m using Aspose Words Java.

Suppose you have some existing text (which may or may not contain formatted text, like bolding). How do you turn this into a hyperlink? The insertHyperlink function only allows you to insert static text, so you can’t preserve any of the formatting of the text you want to hyperlink.


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To summarize: My code converts bookmarked text to hyperlinked text. This causes the transformed text to lose its formatting (in this case, it loses text bolding).

Here is a simplified version of the code I’m using (written with JRuby):


You can workaround this problem by using the following code:

Document doc = new Document("D:\\aspose_example\\input.docx");
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

BookmarkCollection bookmarks = doc.getRange().getBookmarks();
for (Bookmark bm : (Iterable<Bookmark>) bookmarks) {
    if (bm.getName().equals("borrower1_first_name|0")) {
        builder.moveToBookmark(bm.getName(), true, false);
        Field link = builder.insertHyperlink("", "http://edit/?#{}", false);
        bm.getBookmarkEnd().getParentNode().insertAfter(link.getEnd(), bm.getBookmarkEnd());

This seems to work! Thanks