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How to attach image at first page in docx file nodejs?

Now I want to implement a functionality to add QR code image at the first page of an existing docx file in nodejs.

I’ve tried these three methods but not able to solve.

  1. I tried with docx package, but it only allows to build docx file from scratch.
  2. I tried with docxtemplater, but it only allows to replace {%image} into image file.
  3. I tried to generate a new docx file that contains qr code image only and merge it with original docx file. But could not find any suitable package for docx merge.

Is there any solution here? Thanks in advance.



Actually, it is hard to attach image directly to docx file.

To do so, you need to add the image into word/media folder, update relation in word/_rels/document.xml.rels file and add proper xml string which represent the image to word/document.xml file.

But it doesn’t work well with most files and it will corrupt even though the file is recoverable.

So my suggestion is to add {%image} text into docx file and replace it with the image using .

To add {%image} into docx file, you need to add this xml string <w:p><w:pPr><w:jc w:val="center"/></w:pPr><w:r><w:t xml:space="preserve">{%image}</w:t></w:r></w:p> into word/document.xml.

    const originFile = fs.readFileSync(path.resolve('origin.docx'), 'binary');
    const originZip = await JSZip.loadAsync(originFile);

    const originDocumentFile = originZip.file(/^word/document[0-9]*.xml$/)[0];
    let originDocumentXml = await originDocumentFile.async("string");
    const startIndex = originDocumentXml.indexOf("<w:body>") + 8;
    originDocumentXml = originDocumentXml.slice(0, startIndex) + '<w:p><w:pPr><w:jc w:val="center"/></w:pPr><w:r><w:t xml:space="preserve">{%image}</w:t></w:r></w:p>' + originDocumentXml.slice(startIndex);
    originZip.file(, originDocumentXml);

    const updateFile = await originZip.generateAsync({ type: 'nodebuffer' });
    fs.writeFile("output.docx", updateFile, function(err) {/*...*/});