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How do I use a custom Word template for headers and footers in MATLAB Report Generator?

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I have created a custom template in MS Word by editing the header/footer sections and saving the document as a DOTX template file. How do I use this template with MATLAB Report Generator?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 12 Nov 2019
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 12 Nov 2019
To use a custom-made Word template, create a new document using the "mlreportgen.dom.Document" constructor and set the "templatePath" property to your DOTX file. Here is the documentation for a Document object:
And here is a simple example using a custom-made template file from MS Word within the MALTAB Report Generator API:
import mlreportgen.dom.*
d = Document('MyWordDoc', 'docx', 'CustomTemplate.dotx'); %assuming template is in same folder; otherwise, specify full path
open(d);
append(d,'Hello World'); % add some text to generate doc
close(d);
rptview(d.OutputPath)
This formatting for headers and footers will disappear if you are adding chapters to the report. To customize chapter page headers, see the following documented examples for creating and editing chapter templates:

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