Tabs stops lost when merging data

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  1. Dave
    Dave avatar
    26 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2012

    Posted 01 Feb Link to this post

    Hi Guys,

    I finally race through a quite exciting one; WordsProcessing capabilities of Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.

    After a couple of reading, I try now to :

    1. Upload a word document pre-formatted that will be used for mail merge: OK!
    2. Access central DB to retrieve dataset: OK!
    3. Download the resulting Word docx file: OK!
    4. Opening to check if everything went fine: OK!
    5. Checking inline formatting: FAILED!

    Well, not at all but partially failed. I lost my header picture (but I may need to dig deeper into this question) and, most important, I lost my tab stops defined by paragraph in the MS-Word file where I have the MERGE field, why does it happened? If I open again the initial document (let call it the source) in MS-Word, I can see the tab stops and everything looks fine. Do I miss a special setup?

    Have you gone through the same issue? If yes, can you point me in the good direction to fix this? Thank you for your help.

    Best Regards,
    David

  2. Martin Ivanov
    Admin
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    1387 posts

    Posted 06 Feb Link to this post

    Hello David,

    I read your description, but I am not sure that I completely understand what you are doing. Can you give me a bit more information about your case?
    • Where are the tab stops missing? In the newly created document where the data is merged?
    • How you define the tab stops?
    • Can you share the document used as a template for merging so we can test it locally? And also the merged document with the missing tab stops?
    • Can you share some code demonstrating how the merge action is executed? 
    Any additional information would be much appreciated.

    I am looking forward to your reply.

    Regards,
    Martin
    Telerik by Progress

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