Code to edit Word in C#

Advanced Word Editor for .NET. Use it to modify Word documents programmatically

This is a comprehensive Word Editing and Manipulation Library for C#, F#, VB.NET. Use our Word editing API to develop cross-platform software for .NET Framework, .NET Core.

Edit text in Word using C#

Programmatic modification of Word documents is an integral part of modern digital workflow. Edit text in Word, insert graphs using external data, modify tables.

C# library is a stand-alone solution to edit Word that doesn't rely on other software. It's ready for commercial use covers all possible needs of professional C# developers:

  • Modify existing Word elements: tables, lists, charts, images, links, fields, etc.
  • Modify Word styles and formatting attributes
  • Add new Word elements
  • Search Word for text patterns and replace them with new text
  • Save the result to a variety of file formats using 'Document.Save' method
  • Remove unwanted Word elements (paragraphs, pages, sections, chapters)

Change Word in C#

C# Word programmatic editor provides developers with a modern API to edit Word programmatically. Quickly integrate Word modification features into your software. Our library supports the modification of a variety of document formats in C#.

The task of editing Word programmatically in C# is the task of modifying elements in the Word document tree. It is also known as the 'DOM' - the programming model for interacting with Word document elements and their properties.

Edit Word in C#

Word modification features are inseparable from the advanced Word search functionality. For a hig level of flexibility, our C# library provides developers with Word Regex-based search functionality. This approach expands the possibilities to edit text in Word files, allowing the use of templates for dynamic Word transformation.

Edit table in Word using C#

One of the most requested features is the dynamic creation and modification of tables in Word documents. Working with tables is very convenient with C# library: edit tables, update tables and extract table text using C#.

The following example demostrates how to modify a Word document in C#:

Example in C# to edit DOCX files
Input file
Upload a document you want to modify
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using Aspose.Words;

var doc = new Document("Input.docx");
var builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert text at the beginning of the document.
builder.MoveToDocumentStart();
builder.Write("Morbi enim nunc faucibus a.");

doc.Save("Output.docx");
using Aspose.Words;

var doc = new Document("Input.docx");
var builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert table at the beginning of the document.
builder.MoveToDocumentStart();
builder.StartTable();
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, cell 1.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, cell 2.");
builder.EndTable();

doc.Save("Output.docx");
using Aspose.Words;

var doc = new Document("Input.docx");
var builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert image at the beginning of the document.
builder.MoveToDocumentStart();
builder.InsertImage("Image.png");

doc.Save("Output.docx");
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How to edit Word

  1. Install Word Editor for C#.
  2. Add a library reference (import the library) to your C# project.
  3. Open a Word in C#.
  4. Insert content at the beginning of the Word document.
  5. Call the 'Save()' method, passing the name of the output file with the required extension.
  6. Get the edited result.

C# library to work with Word files

There are three alternative options to install "Aspose.Words for .NET" onto your system. Please choose one that resembles your needs and follow the step-by-step instructions:

System Requirements

Our product is fully cross-platform and supports all major .NET implementations following '.NET Standard 2.0' specification:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework, starting from the earliest 2.0 version, and ending with the latest '.NET Framework 4.8'
  • .NET Core, starting from the earliest 2.0, and ending with the latest '.NET 6'
  • Mono >= 2.6.7

As far as .NET code doesn't depend on the underlying hardware or operating system, but only on a Virtual Machine, you are free to develop any kind of software for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and Linux. Just make sure you have installed the corresponding version of .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Azure, Mono or Xamarin.

We recommend using Microsoft Visual Studio, Xamarin, and MonoDevelop integrated development environments to create C#, F#, VB.NET applications.

Fore more details please refer to Product Documentation.

Other supported file formats

You can edit files in many other file formats:

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