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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

DAM Parse Word Documents - How to use it


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I am working on AEM6. I would like a tool to import Word Doc into AEM.

I noticed there is a Offline importer which extract and convert a Word Doc a page and a default model workflow called DAM Parse Word Documents. I would like to use the workflow, but still did not find how to use it. Do I run the workflow within a existing page? where do I import the Word Doc?

Thanks a lot,


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Level 10

See this older thread - it may help you:

Another options that you have to work with Word docs in workflows is to write a custom Workflow step and use this API:

You can use an Apache API as well: (or another Java Word API)

This will make a good HELPX community article - we will add this to the list. 


Level 1

Thanks for your reply.

I had already a look on the first thread, and In fact, it was one of the reason I want to have a look on the Workflow solution.

For now, I just want to know how the default Dam Parse Word Documents  Model Workflow works and I have still no idea how it works.

The idea later is to build my own workflow but I need to start with the default workflow from Adobe.



Level 10

As there seems to be lack of docs on this, i will check with product team to determine this. I sispect to get it to work how you want it, you need to write a custom step. Parsing a word doc and processing the extracted data is something that needed to be customized.


Level 10

See this blog:

The Java code will be part of a HTL component. However - you can just as easily write a workflow custom step with the same Java logic and same dependencies as shown in the article.