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Retrieve the Bookmark and Whole document content in JavaScript DocumentEditor control

18 May 2022 / 3 minutes to read

You can get the bookmark or whole document content from the JavaScript 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 JavaScript Document Editor component.

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

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

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
// To select all the content in document
container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();
// Insert bookmark to selected content
container.documentEditor.editor.insertBookmark('Bookmark1');

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

// To get the selected content as text
 let selectedContent: string = 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 JavaScript Document Editor component.

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

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

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
// To select all the content in document
container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();

// To get the content as text
 let selectedContent: string = 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 JavaScript Document Editor component.

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

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

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');

// To get the content as SFDT
 let selectedContent: string = 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 { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To navigate the selection to header
container.documentEditor.selection.goToHeader();
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
// To select all the content in document
container.documentEditor.selection.selectAll();

// To get the selected content as text
 let selectedContent: string = 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.