FieldAutoText class

FieldAutoText class

Implements the AUTOTEXT field. To learn more, visit the Working with Fields documentation article.


Inserts an AutoText entry.

Inheritance: FieldAutoTextField


FieldAutoText()The default constructor.


display_resultGets the text that represents the displayed field result.
(Inherited from Field)
endGets the node that represents the field end.
(Inherited from Field)
entry_nameGets or sets the name of the AutoText entry.
formatGets a FieldFormat object that provides typed access to field’s formatting.
(Inherited from Field)
is_dirtyGets or sets whether the current result of the field is no longer correct (stale) due to other modifications made to the document.
(Inherited from Field)
is_lockedGets or sets whether the field is locked (should not recalculate its result).
(Inherited from Field)
locale_idGets or sets the LCID of the field.
(Inherited from Field)
resultGets or sets text that is between the field separator and field end.
(Inherited from Field)
separatorGets the node that represents the field separator. Can be None.
(Inherited from Field)
startGets the node that represents the start of the field.
(Inherited from Field)
typeGets the Microsoft Word field type.
(Inherited from Field)


get_field_code()Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator). Both field code and field result of child fields are included.
(Inherited from Field)
get_field_code(include_child_field_codes)Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator).
(Inherited from Field)
remove()Removes the field from the document. Returns a node right after the field. If the field’s end is the last child of its parent node, returns its parent paragraph. If the field is already removed, returns None.
(Inherited from Field)
unlink()Performs the field unlink.
(Inherited from Field)
update()Performs the field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
(Inherited from Field)
update(ignore_merge_format)Performs a field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
(Inherited from Field)


Shows how to display a building block with AUTOTEXT and GLOSSARY fields.

doc = aw.Document()
# Create a glossary document and add an AutoText building block to it.
doc.glossary_document = aw.buildingblocks.GlossaryDocument()
building_block = aw.buildingblocks.BuildingBlock(doc.glossary_document) = 'MyBlock' = aw.buildingblocks.BuildingBlockGallery.AUTO_TEXT
building_block.category = 'General'
building_block.description = 'MyBlock description'
building_block.behavior = aw.buildingblocks.BuildingBlockBehavior.PARAGRAPH
# Create a source and add it as text to our building block.
building_block_source = aw.Document()
building_block_source_builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(building_block_source)
building_block_source_builder.writeln('Hello World!')
building_block_content = doc.glossary_document.import_node(building_block_source.first_section, True)
# Set a file which contains parts that our document, or its attached template may not contain.
doc.field_options.built_in_templates_paths = [MY_DIR + 'Busniess brochure.dotx']
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)
# Below are two ways to use fields to display the contents of our building block.
# 1 -  Using an AUTOTEXT field:
field_auto_text = builder.insert_field(aw.fields.FieldType.FIELD_AUTO_TEXT, True).as_field_auto_text()
field_auto_text.entry_name = 'MyBlock'
self.assertEqual(' AUTOTEXT  MyBlock', field_auto_text.get_field_code())
# 2 -  Using a GLOSSARY field:
field_glossary = builder.insert_field(aw.fields.FieldType.FIELD_GLOSSARY, True).as_field_glossary()
field_glossary.entry_name = 'MyBlock'
self.assertEqual(' GLOSSARY  MyBlock', field_glossary.get_field_code())
doc.update_fields() + 'Field.field_auto_text.glossary.dotx')

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