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You will need WordWriter 8 installed in order to run the Hello World sample.

  • If you haven't purchased WordWriter, you can download an evaluation version here.
  • If you need to install WordWriter, please visit the install page for instructions.


You can download the code for the Hello World tutorial as a Visual Studio solution.

WordWriter Reference in Visual Studio

Create a .NET project and add a reference to the WordWriter library.

  1. Open Visual Studio and create a .NET project
    • The WordWriter Hello World sample uses a web application
  2. Add a reference to SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.WordWriter.dll
    • SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.WordWriter.dll is located under Program Files > SoftArtisans > OfficeWriter > dotnet > bin

Please check out Adding OfficeWriter to your .NET Application for more on getting started with OfficeWriter

Template vs. Application based Approaches

WordWriter offers two approaches to generating, processing and manipulating Word documents: WordTemplate and WordApplication.

This tutorial will walk you through writing a snippet of text to a word document using WordTemplate and WordApplication.
Hello World: Template Based Approach

With WordTemplate, we can insert our data into a specially formatted Word file.

Hello World: Programmatic Approach

With WordApplication's full object-model, we can create a Word file completely from scratch.


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