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PHP DOCX to XML: Extract XML files from Microsoft Word DOCX files

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This class can extract XML files from Microsoft Word DOCX files.

It can take the path of a Microsoft Word file in DOCX format and extract its contents to save the XML files that it contains.

The extracted XML files are saved to a given directory.

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The Microsoft Word program uses the DOCX format to save all the information in a word processing document created with that program.

A file in a DOCX format is a compressed archive in the ZIP format that contains mainly XML files for the document's different parts.

This class extracts the XML files contained in a DOCX file so that applications can perform additional processing of the word processing document.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />


$rt = new WordXML(false);


A php class to extract all the XML files from a Word DOCX document and save them as separate XML files


This php class will take a DOCX type Word document and extract all the XML files in it. They will be then all be saved in a directory with the same name as the original DOCX file. This directory will be automatically created if it does not exist. In the normal mode this class will not provide any output to screen. A php demonstration file (xmltest.php) is included.

New in v1.0.1 - Will now save the footnote and endnote relationship XML files if they exist. Note that the Class name has been changed to WordXML - which is what it should have been originally.

New in v1.0.2 - Updated to work in php 8.


Include the class in your php script


Normal mode to save all the XML files (no output to screen) - (note the change for v1.0.1)

$rt = new WordXML(false); or $rt = new WordXML();

Display on screen the contents of all XML files found after saving them (note the change for v1.0.1)

$rt = new WordXML(true);

Set the encoding - Only needed when displaying the XML files on screen to ensure that the displayed coding matches that of the calling php script

$rt = new WordXML(true, 'encoding');

Read docx file and save all the XML Files found


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