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Export in JavaScript (ES5) DocumentEditor control

29 Jul 2021 / 4 minutes to read

Document editor exports the document into various known file formats in client-side such as Microsoft Word document (.docx), text document (.txt), and its own format called Syncfusion Document Text (.sfdt).

SFDT export

The following example shows how to export documents in document editor as Syncfusion document text (.sfdt).

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var documenteditor = new ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditor({ enableSfdtExport: true, enableSelection: true, enableEditor: true, isReadOnly: false });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

document.getElementById('export').addEventListener('click', function () {
    documenteditor.save('sample', 'Sfdt');
});
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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">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div style="display: inline">
            <button id="export" class="e-control e-btn e-primary">Save</button>
        </div>
        <div style="width:100%;height: 100%">
            <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditor -->
            <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Word export

The following example shows how to export the document as Word document (.docx).

Note: The Syncfusion Document editor component’s document pagination (page-by-page display) can’t be guaranteed for all the Word documents to match the pagination of Microsoft Word application. For more information about why the document pagination (page-by-page display) differs from Microsoft Word

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var documenteditor = new ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditor({ enableWordExport: true, enableSelection: true, enableEditor: true, isReadOnly: false });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

document.getElementById('export').addEventListener('click', function () {
    documenteditor.save('sample', 'Docx');
});
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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">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div style="display: inline">
            <button id="export" class="e-control e-btn e-primary">Save</button>
        </div>
        <div style="width:100%;height: 100%">
            <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditor -->
            <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Text export

The following example shows how to export document as text document (.txt).

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var documenteditor = new ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditor({ enableTextExport: true, enableSelection: true, enableEditor: true, isReadOnly: false });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

document.getElementById('export').addEventListener('click', function () {
    documenteditor.save('sample', 'Txt');
});
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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">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div style="display: inline">
            <button id="export" class="e-control e-btn e-primary">Save</button>
        </div>
        <div style="width:100%;height: 100%">
            <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditor -->
            <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Export as blob

Document editor also supports API to store the document into a blob. Refer to the following sample to export document into blob in client-side.

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import { DocumentEditor, FormatType, WordExport, SfdtExport } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditor.Inject(WordExport, SfdtExport);

let documenteditor: DocumentEditor = new DocumentEditor({ enableSfdtExport: true, enableWordExport: true, enableTextExport: true });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

documenteditor.open(sfdt);

document.getElementById('export').addEventListener('click', () => {
    documenteditor.saveAsBlob('Docx').then((exportedDocument: Blob) => {
      // The blob can be processed further
    });
});

For instance, to export the document as Rich Text Format file, implement an ASP.NET MVC web API controller using DocIO library by passing the DOCX blob. Refer to the following code example.

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//API controller for the conversion.
[HttpPost]
public HttpResponseMessage ExportAsRtf()
{
    System.Web.HttpPostedFile data = HttpContext.Current.Request.Files[0];
    //Opens document stream
    WordDocument wordDocument = new WordDocument(data.InputStream);
    MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
    //Converts document stream as RTF
    wordDocument.Save(stream, FormatType.Rtf);
    wordDocument.Close();
    stream.Position = 0;
    return new HttpResponseMessage() { Content = new StreamContent(stream) };
}

In client-side, you can consume this web service and save the document as Rich Text Format (.rtf) file. Refer to the following example.

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document.getElementById('export').addEventListener('click', () => {
    documenteditor.saveAsBlob('Docx').then((exportedDocument: Blob) => {
        // The blob can be processed further
        let formData: FormData = new FormData();
        formData.append('fileName', 'sample.docx');
        formData.append('data', exportedDocument);
        saveAsRtf(formData);
    });
});

function saveAsRtf(formData: FormData): void {
    let httpRequest: XMLHttpRequest = new XMLHttpRequest();
    httpRequest.open('POST', '/api/DocumentEditor/ExportAsRtf', true);
    httpRequest.onreadystatechange = () => {
        if (httpRequest.readyState === 4) {
            if (httpRequest.status === 200 || httpRequest.status === 304) {
                if (!(!navigator.msSaveBlob)) {
                    navigator.msSaveBlob(httpRequest.response, 'sample.rtf');
                } else {
                    let downloadLink: HTMLAnchorElement = document.createElementNS('http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml', 'a') as HTMLAnchorElement;
                    download('sample.rtf', 'rtf', httpRequest.response, downloadLink, 'download' in downloadLink);
                }
            } else {
                console.error(httpRequest.response);
            }
        }
    }
    httpRequest.responseType = 'blob';
    httpRequest.send(formData);
}

function download(fileName: string, extension: string, buffer: Blob, downloadLink: HTMLAnchorElement, hasDownloadAttribute: Boolean): void {
    if (hasDownloadAttribute) {
        downloadLink.download = fileName;
        let dataUrl: string = window.URL.createObjectURL(buffer);
        downloadLink.href = dataUrl;
        let event: MouseEvent = document.createEvent('MouseEvent');
        event.initEvent('click', true, true);
        downloadLink.dispatchEvent(event);
        setTimeout((): void => {
            window.URL.revokeObjectURL(dataUrl);
            dataUrl = undefined;
        });
    } else {
        if (extension !== 'docx' && extension !== 'xlsx') {
            let url: string = window.URL.createObjectURL(buffer);
            let isPopupBlocked: Window = window.open(url, '_blank');
            if (!isPopupBlocked) {
                window.location.href = url;
            }
        }
    }
}

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