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Export SharePoint List items to Word Document

Posted By: Aneesh Bhargavan     Category: Sharepoint     Views: 6628

In this article I am showing you how to export list items in to word document. In SharePoint we have a default feature to export to Excel but there is no default feature to export to word. This article will help you to achieve the functionality.

Export SharePoint List items to Word Document


First of all you can make use of the code to develop it as a web part or you can make it as a feature to deploy it to SharePoint so that it will come as a new menu item with list Actions. I am just explaining the code sample only so that you can make use of it where ever you want. We can select the fields from the list which we want to export to the word document



//Opening the current site

SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site; 

//Fetching the current list

SPList oList =   oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Site_Name"].Lists["List_Name"];

SPListItemCollection collListItems = oList.Items;

//Creating HttpContext                                           


HttpContext.Current.Response.Charset = "";

HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "application/msword";

//File name for the exported word document

string strFileName = "SampleDocument" + ".doc";

HttpContext.Current.Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline;filename=" + strFileName);

//Giving heading to the Word Document with style

StringBuilder strHTMLContent = new StringBuilder();

strHTMLContent.Append(" <h1 title='Heading' align='Center' style='font-family:verdana;font-size:80%;color:black'><u> EXPORT TO WORD SAMPLE </u></h1>".ToString());


strHTMLContent.Append("<table style=margin-top: 8px; border=1 bordercolor=#808080 frame=hsides rules=rows cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=100%>".ToString());

//Looping through each list item in  the list


foreach (SPListItem oListItem in collListItems)



            strHTMLContent.Append("<tr><td>" + oListItem["Choice_Field_Name"].ToString() +"</td></tr>");










This will cause an Open / Save As dialog box to pop up with the filename SampleDocument.doc

I have uploaded the sample code also so that you can make use I t in your application




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Aneesh Bhargavan
Aneesh Bhargavan author of Export SharePoint List items to Word Document is from Technpark, India.
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Quoc Hung from Viet Nam Comment on: Sep 19
Hi, can we auto save word file to path ?
i want to auto save it to temp folder (anywhere) then i will upload it to document library in 1 click's event.

Khushi Shaikh from United States Comment on: May 12
Hi there,

It is possible to avoid opening of dialogbox and upload document directly to the document library? I don;t want any UI and want to process behind the sceen.

Please Suggest

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