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Getting started with JavaScript DocumentEditor control

08 Dec 2021 / 5 minutes to read

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

Dependencies

Following is the list of minimum dependencies required to use the Document Editor.

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|-- @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.

Installation and configuration

To get started with Document Editor component, you can clone the Essential JS 2 quickstart project and install necessary packages by using the following commands.

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git clone https://github.com/syncfusion/ej2-quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

Configuring system JS

Syncfusion DocumentEditor packages have to be mapped in the system.config.js configuration file.

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System.config({
paths: {
    'syncfusion:': './node_modules/@syncfusion/',
},
map: {
    app: 'app',

    //Syncfusion packages mapping
    "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-file-utils": "syncfusion:ej2-file-utils/dist/ej2-file-utils.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-compression": "syncfusion:ej2-compression/dist/ej2-compression.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations": "syncfusion:ej2-navigations/dist/ej2-navigations.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns": "syncfusion:ej2-dropdowns/dist/ej2-dropdowns.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.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-charts": "syncfusion:ej2-charts/dist/ej2-charts.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-svg-base": "syncfusion:ej2-svg-base/dist/ej2-svg-base.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-pdf-export": "syncfusion:ej2-pdf-export/dist/ej2-pdf-export.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor": "syncfusion:ej2-documenteditor/dist/ej2-documenteditor.umd.min.js"
},
packages: {
    'app': { main: 'app', defaultExtension: 'js' }
}
});

System.import('app');

Adding CSS reference

Combined CSS files are available in the Essential JS 2 package root folder. This can be referenced in your [src/styles/styles.css] using the following code.

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

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

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.

Document Editor component

Document Editor 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.

Adding Document Editor component

You can start adding Essential JS 2 documenteditor component to the application. To get started, add the DocumentEditor component in app.ts and index.html files using the following code.

Place the following code in the app.ts.

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import { DocumentEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Initialize Document Editor component.
let documenteditor: DocumentEditor = new DocumentEditor({ isReadOnly: false, height: '370px', serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/' });

// Enable all built in modules.
documenteditor.enableAllModules();

// Render the Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

Now, add an HTML div element to act as the DocumentEditor element in index.html using the following code.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditor -->
    <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
</body>

</html>

Run the Document Editor application

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

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npm start

Documenteditor output will be displayed as follows.

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index.ts
index.html
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import { DocumentEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Initialize Document Editor component.
let documenteditor: DocumentEditor = new DocumentEditor({ isReadOnly: false,  height: '370px', serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/' });

// Enable all built in modules.
documenteditor.enableAllModules();

// Render the Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" /> 
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>   
        
        <div id='DocumentEditor' style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Document Editor Container component

Document Editor Container 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.

Adding Document Editor Container component

You can start adding Essential JS 2 documenteditor container component to the application. To get started, add the DocumentEditorContainer component in app.ts and index.html files using the following code.

Place the following code in the app.ts.

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import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let documenteditor: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '390px', serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/' });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

Now, add an HTML div element to act as the DocumentEditorContainer element in index.html using the following code.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditorContainer -->
    <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
</body>

</html>

Run the Document Editor Container application

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

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npm start

DocumentEditorContainer output will be displayed as follows.

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index.ts
index.html
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import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Inject require modules.
DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

//Initialize Document Editor component
let documenteditor: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px', serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/' });

// Render Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" /> 
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>   
        
        <div id='DocumentEditor' style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

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