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OpenXML Wordprocessing change/replace field contents in a docx document

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I'm searching a way to change the content of simple text fields in a Word docx document by VB.NET.

I have found some OpenXML based scripts for inserting pictures, or tables but nothing to change (replace) the content of simple text fields inside a well formated docx template.
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Question by:hpnix4ever
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Just asking: are you looking for something like http://www.aspose.com/.net/word-component.aspx ? But then Free ?
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by:wilcoxon
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You could write your own.  A docx file is nothing more than a zip file containing XML documents.  Most strings are stored in one file (can't remember the name offhand) and referenced from other files by occurrence number within the file (very poor XML design on Microsoft's part).
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Gautham Janardhan earned 500 total points
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you could do something like this
using (WordprocessingDocument doc = WordprocessingDocument.Open(filename, true))
        {
            var allParas = doc.MainDocumentPart.Document.Descendants<DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing.Text>();

            foreach (Text item in allParas)
            {
                if (item.Text == "rrq")
                {
                    item.Text = "bbq";
                }
            }
            doc.MainDocumentPart.Document.Save();
        }

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by:hpnix4ever
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I have a own solution with OpenXML and the mailmerge function.

Thanks for help!
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