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docxtemplater is a library to generate docx/pptx documents from a docx/pptx template. It can replace {placeholders} with data and also supports loops and conditions. The templates can be edited by non-programmers, for example your clients.


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The full documentation of the latest version can be found on read the docs.

See CHANGELOG.md for information about how to migrate from older versions.

A user of docxtemplater named Timofey also created a tool to create documents easily :

You can find the tool at : https://ntsdk.github.io/docxtemplater/docxtemplater-en.html , and a screencast showing how it works at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9By5zEwss

Similar libraries

There are a few similar libraries that work with docx, here’s a list of those I know a bit about:

  • docx4j :JAVA, this is probably the biggest docx library out there. There is no built in templating engine, but you can generate your docx yourself programmatically
  • docx.js: Javascript in the browser, you can create (not modify) your docx from scratch, but only do very simple things such as adding non formatted text
  • xlsx-templater : its working quite well, does the same as here but for xlsx
  • officegen : works only server side for the moment but will be released soon for browser support


Functionality can be added with modules. Here is the list of existing modules:

PRO Modules developped by docxtemplater core team :

  • Image module using the syntax: {%image},
  • Html Module to insert formatted text in a docx document
  • Slides Module to create multiple slides dynamically
  • Subtemplate Module to include a document inside an other document
  • Word-Run Module to include raw runs (<w:r>) inside the document. This makes it possible to include styled text without having to remove the enclosing paragraph like in the {@rawXml} tag.
  • QrCode Module to replace an image, keeping any existing properties
  • Error Location Module to show the errors in the template with comments inside the template
  • Table Module to create tables from two dimensional data.

User-contributed modules :

  • Chart Module using the syntax: {$chart} , user contributed (compatible with v2 only)
  • Hyperlink module using the syntax: {^link}, (compatible with v2 only)


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