How to extract text from Word document in C# and VB?
Syncfusion Essential DocIO is a used to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Word or Interop dependencies. Using this library, you can extract the text from Word document and save as another new Word document or plain text file.
This article will show you how to use the method of to extract the text directly from the word documents in WinForms using Syncfusion Word library (Essential DocIO) in C# and VB.NET.
Steps to extract text from Word document in C#
- Create a new C# console application project.
- Include the following namespace in the Program.cs file.
using Syncfusion.DocIO; using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
Imports Syncfusion.DocIO Imports Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS
- Use the following code to extract text from Word document.
//Loads a template document WordDocument document = new WordDocument("Template.docx"); //Gets the document text string text = document.GetText(); //Write the text collection to a text file System.IO.File.WriteAllText("Sample.txt", text); //Dispose the document instance document.Close();
'Loads a template document Dim document As WordDocument = New WordDocument("Template.docx") 'Gets the document text Dim text As String = document.GetText() 'Write the text collection to a text file System.IO.File.WriteAllText("Sample.txt", text) 'Dispose the document instance document.Close()
Input template Word document as follows:
By executing the program, you will get the output text file as follows:
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