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From Anthony Andrews <pythonadd...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: POI - HWPFDocument
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:09:22 GMT
Have a look at the Range class and you will see a method called replaceText(). This method
can be used to replace one piece of text - called the placeholder - with another - called
the replacement text much in the manner of a mail merge I guess. If you look closely at the
javadoc, Paragraph is a subclass of Range so the method should be available on your object
'p' meaning the changes you will have to make are (hopefully) very simple.

I am far from being an expert so I do not know how you can use it to search through a document
to replace numerous occurrences of a placeholder but suspect there is a way because it is
possible to define the offset - the point within the document at which the method begins searching
for the text to replace.

--- On Fri, 12/5/08, gillio_simione@ieci.es <gillio_simione@ieci.es> wrote:
From: gillio_simione@ieci.es <gillio_simione@ieci.es>
Subject: POI - HWPFDocument
To: user@poi.apache.org
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 12:52 AM

Hallo everyboby.

I have benn looking for the last days
in internet trying to find a solution for my problem, and I found nothing
that could help me...so I am asking you help... 

The problem:

I store in oracle table field (BLOB)
a word document.This document is a template whose content is text and also
few fields that  I'm trying to fill up at runtime using HWPFDocument...but
I don't find the way.

What I want to do is at field with name
"name" put e.g. "Myname", to address
put "MyAddress" and so on.....

Here few code lines and what it prints

Range r = wordDocument.getRange();

for (int x = 0; x < r.numSections(); x++){

  Section s = r.getSection(x);

  for (int y = 0; y < s.numParagraphs(); y++){

          Paragraph p = s.getParagraph(y);

          for (int z = 0; z <
p.numCharacterRuns(); z++){

  CharacterRun run = p.getCharacterRun(z);

  //character run text

  String text = run.text();






John Smith


99 North Road


X1 2YZ





Tuesday, 8 August 2006



John Smith


Hope my english is understandable...

Thanks in advance.

Gilio Simione


Here is the template stores in the database.

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