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How to Convert XML to Word Documents

XML to Word

XML is the de-facto format for document structure and information exchange. It is designed for representing structured information in a self-descriptive manner. Almost all enterprise databases and applications allow you to export data in XML format.

Microsoft Word is the most popular document format. Often you find a need to populate XML to Word document templates for generating contracts, proposals, invoices, compliance documents, etc.

Automating docx files creation from XML data improves productivity and eliminates manual errors. Thus it saves a lot of time and money for businesses.

Start XML to WORD Population

Why EDocGen for XML to Word

There are various ways to populate XML file into a Word document template. Except for EDocGen, all other approaches require programming skills. They are not business user-friendly and are maintenance heavy. For example, whenever there is a change in the template, associated code changes need IT team intervention. As we know, IT teams are always resource-constrained.

XML to Word Document Generation

If you are looking for a DIY system to generate documents from XML data then EDocGen is the best solution. It empowers business users to generate docx and PDF files themselves from XML data. They can create/Edit templates in Microsoft Word editor.

With an intuitive interface, non-IT users can map the dynamic fields of the document template to XML data. Thus they can control the data they wish to show in the generated documents without the costly data transformations.

Create thousands of complex documents in a few seconds from XML data

Ease of Template creation: Business users can use existing document templates. It doesn't force users to switch to the system's templates/formats.

Use data as-is: You can populate the XML data as-is without any data transformation

Top notch performance: Generate thousands of documents in a few seconds

Four level XML: Supports population of up to 4-level XML into the word template

Online image population: Pass image URL in XML data for online images population. You can use this feature for bar codes and QR codes population.

EDocGen supports both on-demand and bulk document generation. Following sections describe how to convert XML to Microsoft Word using EDocGen App and API.

XML to Word Documents Creation with App


EDocGen supports dynamic population text, tables, hyperlinks, images, text areas, and content blocks into the template. The first step is to add relevant tags to the template. EDocGen uses these tags to identify the dynamic sections of the template. After this, upload the template into EDocGen. Refer example on how to go about adding tags.



After upload, you can see your template in EDocGen. Hover over document template and click “Create Document” action button. This opens a screen and in the drop-down select “generate documents from XML". Upload XML and map XML elements to template's dynamic fields. Clicking on the generate button creates bulk documents in zip format in the output folder and would be mailed to your registered email id.

XML to Word Document Generation


As you can see, you can use your existing XML without any data transformation. In the mapper screen (field map), all dynamic fields of your template get listed along with XML data elements. Mapping screen allows you to populate dynamic fields with XML element of your choice.

If you use the same XML file format, again and again, mapping it every time is time-consuming. More so, if you have a large number of dynamic fields in your template.

If XML tag names match with the template's dynamic fields, EDocGen automatically maps them. This allows you to skip the mapping screen and proceed to docx documents generation.

Mapping screen

Please refer to working example for a detailed account of how to go about XML to word document population.

API - XML file to Word Document Generation

Simple REST API offers an elegant, flexible solution to generate Word documents from XML using practically any programming environment including Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, C#, Javascript.

API integration allows you to generate documents right from your existing business systems. Thus you can create proposals, contracts, invoices, etc. either on-demand or bulk. It improves your organization's efficiency saving you thousands of hours and dollars. Moreover, it improves your customer experience.

Using EDocGen, you can enforce template governance. You can be sure that the entire organization uses the same template version and digital assets for document generation.

XML to Word

With EDocGen, you can populate XML into

  1. Word templates to create Word documents
  2. Word templates to create PDF documents
  3. PDF templates to create Word documents
  4. PDF templates to create PDF documents

EDocGen is API first product and offers advanced features such as the population of nested tables for up to 4-level XML files.









The corresponding XML for this table population is

Whether you are creating a single document or multiple documents, EDocGen is the best solution for converting XML file to Word. You can find a few examples of XML to Word population here. Register and start populating your XML data into Word template.

Give it a try by registering.

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