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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 for information about how to migrate from older versions.

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. Documentation is missing.
  • redocx : Create Docx document from scratch, using JSX syntax, last commit on December 2018.
  • officegen : works only server side for the moment.


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

PRO Modules developped by docxtemplater core team :

  • Image module to add a given image with the syntax: {%image}.
  • Html Module to insert formatted text in a docx document.
  • Html-Pptx Module to insert formatted text in a pptx document.
  • Slides Module to create multiple slides dynamically.
  • Subtemplate Module to include an external docx file inside a given docx file.
  • Subsection Module to include subsections (headers/footers) from an other document.
  • Subtemplate-pptx Module to include an external pptx file inside a given pptx file.
  • 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.
  • Meta Module to make a document readonly, add a text watermark or update the margins.
  • Styling Module restyle a paragraph, a cell or a table depending on some data.
  • XLSX Module to be able to do templating on Excel files (xlsx extension), also with loops and conditions.
  • Footnotes Module to be able to add footnotes to a document.
  • Paragraph Placeholder Module to simplify conditions that should show or hide a given paragraph.

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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