Amelia Trisco last edited by
I’ve recently installed Notepad++ and needed it edit the source code of a .docx Word Document file to change the internal ‘strings’ of text whilst maintaining the original outward appearance of the document. In order to do this do I need to convert the .docx to a .zip and then locate the ‘document.xtml’ folder or can I just put in the actual .docx to change the source code?
Thanks in advance if you can help - this is kind of an obscure question.
Claudia Frank last edited by
npp isn’t the right tool to do that.
LibreOffice or OpenOffice can handle .docx files very well.
gstavi last edited by
After reading your question I googled a bit and found out that docx is indeed a zip file.
While I agree with @Claudia-Frank that Notepad++ is not the ideal tool for them, if for some reason you want to use it then you will need to:
- Unzip the docx file into some directory.
- Edit the XML files that were extracted.
- Rezip the files into docx and hope that everything is still consistent.
Per Isakson last edited by
If you want to interactively edit some string values, I think you should consider to use an XML Editor, e.g. XML Notepad. See: Comparison of XML editors