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Kartik
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Kartik asked on 04 May 2018, 12:15 PM

Hi,

We have a requirement where we allow the user to browse a word file.

Then from that word file we fetch all the form fields and display it to the user.

We came across telerik word processor , but even using that we couldn't find a way to achieve our requirement.

The Telerik Word Processor mentions inserting new field using 'FieldInfo' is this Field Info same as the Form Field in word.

We would like to know using Telerik word processor can we read and update the Form Fields of a word document, if not then is there anything else from Telerik that can help us.

 

Any help in this matter would be appreciated.

Thanks

 

 

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Tanya
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answered on 08 May 2018, 01:42 PM
Hi Kartik,

The DOCX documents support different types of editable controls. The first one and most used nowadays is the content control. There are also form fields, which are the legacy way to add forms to the document. Both are currently not supported in RadWordsProcessing and we have logged requests to implement them:
Make sure to cast your vote for the implementation you need and subscribe to the respective public item so you can receive updates about status changes on it. I am afraid that there is no other control or component that I can suggest to achieve the scenario.

The fields in the document model are a different type of elements - they are inline with the rest of the content, consist of text and can be updated with specific values depending on the field type. The form fields are special constructions allowing you to construct and order the data in different ways using controls.

Hope this information is useful.

Regards,
Tanya
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