RunCollection class

RunCollection class

Provides typed access to a collection of Run nodes. To learn more, visit the Programming with Documents documentation article.

Inheritance: RunCollectionNodeCollection


__getitem__(index)Retrieves a Run at the given index.


countGets the number of nodes in the collection.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)


add(node)Adds a node to the end of the collection.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
clear()Removes all nodes from this collection and from the document.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
contains(node)Determines whether a node is in the collection.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
index_of(node)Returns the zero-based index of the specified node.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
insert(index, node)Inserts a node into the collection at the specified index.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
remove(node)Removes the node from the collection and from the document.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
remove_at(index)Removes the node at the specified index from the collection and from the document.
(Inherited from NodeCollection)
to_array()Copies all runs from the collection to a new array of runs.


Shows how to determine the revision type of an inline node.

doc = aw.Document(MY_DIR + "Revision runs.docx")

# When we edit the document while the "Track Changes" option, found in via Review -> Tracking,
# is turned on in Microsoft Word, the changes we apply count as revisions.
# When editing a document using Aspose.Words, we can begin tracking revisions by
# invoking the document's "start_track_revisions" method and stop tracking by using the "stop_track_revisions" method.
# We can either accept revisions to assimilate them into the document
# or reject them to change the proposed change effectively.
self.assertEqual(6, doc.revisions.count)

# The parent node of a revision is the run that the revision concerns. A Run is an Inline node.
run = doc.revisions[0].parent_node.as_run()

first_paragraph = run.parent_paragraph
runs = first_paragraph.runs

self.assertEqual(6, len(runs.to_array()))

# Below are five types of revisions that can flag an Inline node.
# 1 -  An "insert" revision:
# This revision occurs when we insert text while tracking changes.

# 2 -  A "format" revision:
# This revision occurs when we change the formatting of text while tracking changes.

# 3 -  A "move from" revision:
# When we highlight text in Microsoft Word, and then drag it to a different place in the document
# while tracking changes, two revisions appear.
# The "move from" revision is a copy of the text originally before we moved it.

# 4 -  A "move to" revision:
# The "move to" revision is the text that we moved in its new position in the document.
# "Move from" and "move to" revisions appear in pairs for every move revision we carry out.
# Accepting a move revision deletes the "move from" revision and its text,
# and keeps the text from the "move to" revision.
# Rejecting a move revision conversely keeps the "move from" revision and deletes the "move to" revision.

# 5 -  A "delete" revision:
# This revision occurs when we delete text while tracking changes. When we delete text like this,
# it will stay in the document as a revision until we either accept the revision,
# which will delete the text for good, or reject the revision, which will keep the text we deleted where it was.

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