Sunday, 8 January 2017

Creating an Adobe Experience Manager HTL Component that parses MS Word Documents

You can develop an Adobe Experience Manager HTL (used to be known as Sightly) component that can parse and display content from MS Word documents. Some Experience Manager use cases require integrating MS Word documents with Experience Manager. The HTL component developed in this article parses a MS Word document and displays the content in in a HTL component, as shown in the following illustration.

Consider the following Word Doc.

You can develop a custom HTL component to parse this Word doc and display the data in an AEM web page, as shown in the following illustration. 

To parse data from a MS Word document, you use Apache POI API.  To read this Experience Manager development article, click

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Experience League Community Manager at Adobe Systems with 20 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more AEM or other end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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  1. Hi Scott,

    I want to know one thing if some products data are missing like content so how I can find to that person who have deleted to that products content from PDP pages only PDP image ,name are showing but product description,about product ,title are missing so how I can find to that person .I am using CQ 6.1 version .there is any repository in AEM where I can get History of Authors not want to activate and modify author want know history .

    Ashish Bhatt

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