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Tabs stops lost when merging data

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Dave asked on 01 Feb 2017, 04:14 PM

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,

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 06 Feb 2017, 01:50 PM
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.

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