Getting started with Angular Document editor component

20 Dec 202215 minutes to read

This section explains the steps to create a Word document editor within your application and demonstrates the basic usage of the Document Editor component.

Dependencies

The list of dependencies required to use the Document Editor component in your application is given below:

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-compression
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-data
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-file-utils
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-charts

Server side dependencies

The Document Editor component requires server-side interactions for the following operations:

Note: If you don’t require the above functionalities then you can deploy as pure client-side component without any server-side interactions.

To know about server-side dependencies, please refer this page.

Setup your development environment

  • To setup basic Angular sample use following commands.
git clone https://github.com/angular/quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

For more information, refer to Angular sample setup

Installing Syncfusion DocumentEditor package

Syncfusion packages are distributed in npm as @syncfusion scoped packages. You can get all the Angular Syncfusion package from npm link.

Currently, Syncfusion provides two types of package structures for Angular components,

  1. Ivy library distribution package format
  2. Angular compatibility compiler(Angular’s legacy compilation and rendering pipeline) package.

Ivy library distribution package

Syncfusion Angular packages(>=20.2.36) has been moved to the Ivy distribution to support the Angular Ivy rendering engine and the package are compatible with Angular version 12 and above. To download the package use the below command.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor package to the application.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor --save

Angular compatibility compiled package(ngcc)

For Angular version below 12, you can use the legacy (ngcc) package of the Syncfusion Angular components. To download the ngcc package use the below.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor@ngcc package to the application.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor@ngcc --save

To mention the ngcc package in the package.json file, add the suffix -ngcc with the package version as below.

@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor:"20.2.38-ngcc"

Note: If the ngcc tag is not specified while installing the package, the Ivy Library Package will be installed and this package will throw a warning.

Configuring system JS

Syncfusion DocumentEditor packages need to be mapped in systemjs.config.js configuration file.

Syncfusion ej2-angular-documenteditor packages have to be mapped in the systemjs.config.js configuration file.

/**
 * System configuration for Angular samples
 * Adjust as necessary for your application needs.
 */
(function (global) {
  System.config({
    paths: {
      // paths serve as alias
      'npm:': 'node_modules/',
      'syncfusion:': './node_modules/@syncfusion/',
    },
    // map tells the System loader where to look for things
    map: {
        // our app is within the app folder
        'app': 'app',
        // angular bundles
        '@angular/core': 'npm:@angular/core/bundles/core.umd.js',
        '@angular/common': 'npm:@angular/common/bundles/common.umd.js',
        '@angular/compiler': 'npm:@angular/compiler/bundles/compiler.umd.js',
        '@angular/platform-browser': 'npm:@angular/platform-browser/bundles/platform-browser.umd.js',
        '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic': 'npm:@angular/platform-browser-dynamic/bundles/platform-browser-dynamic.umd.js',
        '@angular/http': 'npm:@angular/http/bundles/http.umd.js',
        '@angular/router': 'npm:@angular/router/bundles/router.umd.js',
        '@angular/forms': 'npm:@angular/forms/bundles/forms.umd.js',

        // syncfusion bundles
        "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns": "syncfusion:ej2-dropdowns/dist/ej2-dropdowns.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations": "syncfusion:ej2-navigations/dist/ej2-navigations.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-compression": "syncfusion:ej2-compression/dist/ej2-compression.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-file-utils": "syncfusion:ej2-file-utils/dist/ej2-file-utils.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-office-chart": "syncfusion:ej2-office-chart/dist/ej2-office-chart.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-calendars": "syncfusion:ej2-calendars/dist/ej2-calendars.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-pdf-export": "syncfusion:ej2-pdf-export/dist/ej2-pdf-export.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-svg-base": "syncfusion:ej2-svg-bases/dist/ej2-svg-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-charts": "syncfusion:ej2-charts/dist/ej2-charts.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor": "syncfusion:ej2-documenteditor/dist/ej2-documenteditor.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-angular-base": "syncfusion:ej2-angular-base/dist/ej2-angular-base.umd.min.js",

        "@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor": "syncfusion:ej2-angular-documenteditor/dist/ej2-angular-documenteditor.umd.min.js",
        // other libraries
        'rxjs': 'npm:rxjs',
        'angular-in-memory-web-api': 'npm:angular-in-memory-web-api/bundles/in-memory-web-api.umd.js'
    },
    // packages tells the System loader how to load when no filename and/or no extension
    packages: {
      app: {
        defaultExtension: 'js',
        meta: {
          './*.js': {
            loader: 'systemjs-angular-loader.js'
          }
        }
      },
      rxjs: {
        defaultExtension: 'js'
      }
    }
  });
})(this);

Adding CSS reference

To render the Documenteditor component, need to import document editor and its dependent component’s styles.
This can be referenced in your [src/styles/styles.css] using the following code.

@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor/styles/material.css';

To know about individual component CSS, please refer to
Individual Component theme files section.

In case, if you want to make use of the combined CSS files of entire components, then you can avail it from the root folder of Essential JS 2 package and reference it with the code shown below.

@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2/material.css';

Adding Component -

You can add DocumentEditorContainer Component with predefined toolbar and properties pane options or DocumentEditor component with customize options.

Note: Starting from v19.3.0.x, we have optimized the accuracy of text size measurements such as to match Microsoft Word pagination for most Word documents. This improvement is included as default behavior along with an optional API to disable it and retain the document pagination behavior of older versions.

DocumentEditor Component

DocumentEditor Component is used to create , view and edit word documents. In this , you can customize the UI options based on your requirements to modify the document.

Registering DocumentEditor Module

Import Document Editor module into Angular application(app.module.ts) from the package @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor [src/app/app.module.ts].

  import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
  import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
  // import the DocumentEditorModule for the DocumentEditor component
  import { DocumentEditorModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
  import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

  @NgModule({
        //declaration of ej2-angular-documenteditor module into NgModule
        imports: [BrowserModule, DocumentEditorModule],
        declarations: [AppComponent],
        bootstrap: [AppComponent]
  })
  export class AppModule { }

Adding DocumentEditor component

Modify the template in [src/app/app.component.ts] file to render the Document Editor component.
Add the Angular Document Editor by using <ejs-documenteditor> selector in template section of the app.component.ts file.

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
      selector: 'app-container',
      // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditor component
      template: `<ejs-documenteditor serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/"> </ejs-documenteditor>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    ngOnInit(): void {
    }
}

Run the DocumentEditor application

The quickstart project is configured to compile and run the application in a browser. Use the following command to run the application.

npm start

Output will be displayed as follows.

import { Component, ViewEncapsulation } from '@angular/core';
import {
    DocumentEditorComponent, PrintService, SfdtExportService, WordExportService, TextExportService, SelectionService,
    SearchService, EditorService, ImageResizerService, EditorHistoryService, ContextMenuService,
    OptionsPaneService, HyperlinkDialogService, TableDialogService, BookmarkDialogService, TableOfContentsDialogService,
    PageSetupDialogService, StyleDialogService, ListDialogService, ParagraphDialogService, BulletsAndNumberingDialogService,
    FontDialogService, TablePropertiesDialogService, BordersAndShadingDialogService, TableOptionsDialogService,
    CellOptionsDialogService, StylesDialogService
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';

@Component({
      selector: 'app-container',
      template: `<ejs-documenteditor id="container" serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="330px" style="display:block" [isReadOnly]=false [enableSelection]=true
      [enablePrint]=true [enableSfdtExport]=true [enableWordExport]=true [enableOptionsPane]=true [enableContextMenu]=true
      [enableHyperlinkDialog]=true [enableBookmarkDialog]=true [enableTableOfContentsDialog]=true [enableSearch]=true
      [enableParagraphDialog]=true [enableListDialog]=true [enableTablePropertiesDialog]=true [enableBordersAndShadingDialog]=true
      [enablePageSetupDialog]=true [enableStyleDialog]=true [enableFontDialog]=true [enableTableOptionsDialog]=true
      [enableTableDialog]=true [enableImageResizer]=true [enableEditor]=true [enableEditorHistory]=true>
      </ejs-documenteditor>`,
      encapsulation: ViewEncapsulation.None,
      providers: [PrintService, SfdtExportService, WordExportService, TextExportService, SelectionService, SearchService, EditorService,
          ImageResizerService, EditorHistoryService, ContextMenuService, OptionsPaneService, HyperlinkDialogService, TableDialogService,
          BookmarkDialogService, TableOfContentsDialogService, PageSetupDialogService, StyleDialogService, ListDialogService,
          ParagraphDialogService, BulletsAndNumberingDialogService, FontDialogService, TablePropertiesDialogService,
          BordersAndShadingDialogService, TableOptionsDialogService, CellOptionsDialogService, StylesDialogService]
})

export class AppComponent {

}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { DocumentEditorAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';



/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DocumentEditorAllModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

DocumentEditorContainer Component

DocumentEditorContainer is a predefined component which wraps DocumentEditor, Toolbar, Properties pane, and Status bar into a single component. And the toolbar and properties pane is used to view and modify the document in DocumentEditor thought public APIs available in it.

Registering DocumentEditorContainer Module

Import DocumentEditorContainer module into Angular application(app.module.ts) from the package @syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor [src/app/app.module.ts].

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { DocumentEditorContainerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
import { AppComponent } from './default.component';

/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DocumentEditorContainerModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }

Adding DocumentEditorContainer component

Modify the template in [src/app/app.component.ts] file to render the Document Editor Container component.
Add the Angular Document Editor Container by using <ejs-documenteditor> selector in template section of the app.component.ts file.

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { ToolbarService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
    template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" [enableToolbar]=true> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
    providers: [ToolbarService]
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    ngOnInit(): void {
    }
}

Run the DocumentEditorContainer application

The quickstart project is configured to compile and run the application in a browser. Use the following command to run the application.

npm start

DocumentEditorContainer output will be displayed as follows.

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { ToolbarService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
    template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="600px" style="display:block" [enableToolbar]=true> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
    providers: [ToolbarService]
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    ngOnInit(): void {
    }
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { DocumentEditorContainerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';



/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DocumentEditorContainerModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

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