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Retrieve the Bookmark and Whole document content in Angular DocumentEditor component

30 Sep 2022 / 4 minutes to read

You can get the bookmark or whole document content from the Angular Document Editor component as plain text and SFDT (rich text).

Get the bookmark content as plain text

You can selectBookmark API to navigate to the bookmark and use text API to get the bookmark content as plain text from Angular Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the bookmark content as plain text.

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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import {
  ToolbarService,
  DocumentEditorContainerComponent,
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
  template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer #documenteditor_default serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="600px" style="display:block" [enableToolbar]=true (created)="onCreated()"> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
  providers: [ToolbarService],
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  @ViewChild('documenteditor_default')
  public container: DocumentEditorContainerComponent;
  ngOnInit(): void {}
  onCreated() {
    // To insert text in cursor position
    this.container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
    // To select all the content in document
    this.container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();
    // Insert bookmark to selected content
    this.container.documentEditor.editor.insertBookmark('Bookmark1');

    // Provide your bookmark name to navigate to specific bookmark
    this.container.documentEditor.selection.selectBookmark('Bookmark1');

    // To get the selected content as text
    let selectedContent = this.container.documentEditor.selection.text;
  }
}

To get the bookmark content as SFDT (rich text), please check this link

Get the whole document content as text

You can use text API to get the whole document content as plain text from Angular Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the whole document content as plain text.

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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import {
  ToolbarService,
  DocumentEditorContainerComponent,
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
  template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer #documenteditor_default serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="600px" style="display:block" [enableToolbar]=true (created)="onCreated()"> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
  providers: [ToolbarService],
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  @ViewChild('documenteditor_default')
  public container: DocumentEditorContainerComponent;
  ngOnInit(): void {}
  onCreated() {
    // To insert text in cursor position
    this.container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
    // To select all the content in document
    this.container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();

    // To get the content as text
    let selectedContent: string = this.container.documentEditor.selection.text;
  }
}

Get the whole document content as SFDT(rich text)

You can use serialize API to get the whole document content as SFDT string from Angular Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the whole document content as SFDT.

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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import {
  ToolbarService,
  DocumentEditorContainerComponent,
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
  template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer #documenteditor_default serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="600px" style="display:block" [enableToolbar]=true (created)="onCreated()"> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
  providers: [ToolbarService],
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  @ViewChild('documenteditor_default')
  public container: DocumentEditorContainerComponent;
  ngOnInit(): void {}
  onCreated() {
    // To insert text in cursor position
    this.container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');

    // To get the content as SFDT
    let selectedContent: string = this.container.documentEditor.serialize();
  }
}

Get the header content as text

You can use goToHeader API to navigate the selection to the header and then use text API to get the content as plain text.

The following example code illustrates how to get the header content as plain text.

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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import {
  ToolbarService,
  DocumentEditorContainerComponent,
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-documenteditor';
@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  // specifies the template string for the DocumentEditorContainer component
  template: `<ejs-documenteditorcontainer #documenteditor_default serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/" height="600px" style="display:block" [enableToolbar]=true (created)="onCreated()"> </ejs-documenteditorcontainer>`,
  providers: [ToolbarService],
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  @ViewChild('documenteditor_default')
  public container: DocumentEditorContainerComponent;
  ngOnInit(): void {}
  onCreated() {
    // To navigate the selection to header
    this.container.documentEditor.selection.goToHeader();
    // To insert text in cursor position
    this.container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
    // To select all the content in document
    this.container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();

    // To get the selected content as text
    let selectedContent: string = this.container.documentEditor.selection.text;
  }
}

Similarly, you can use goToFooter API to navigate the selection to the footer and then use text API to get the content as plain text.