Edit Ms Word documents with C#, without using Microsoft.Office.Interop.

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I want to create a document word from another one (copying a document) with replacing some strings in the old one with another strings. So, I get, in the end, a new document that has the same content as the first one except the replaced strings.
I have to do this without using Microsoft.Office.Interop;
Thank you.
Question by:pgirardier
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chapmanjw earned 375 total points
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You could do this with the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office
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I have to edit Ms Word 2003 and Ms Word 2007 documents, is it possible with Open XML SDK 2.0 ?
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chapmanjw earned 375 total points
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Only 2007 documents will work with the SDK.

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Is there another way to do this without  using  paid  tools ? It must  works for  Word 2003 and  Word 2007
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chapmanjw earned 375 total points
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Unfortunately, no.  Word 2003 is a proprietary format that requires licensing.

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