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HTMLDocument � no new line[ENTER] problem. Here is my code.

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Hi Guys,

The code below (it was revised and some parts of it were eliminated for irrelevancy) has a frame with a JTextPane and save button to save the info in a word doc.

The problem is that new-line [ENTER] does not work properly. Meaning, if you press ENTER somewhere in the middle of a sentence (or at the end), the save document will not contain the new line (only the text you wrote)

Any idea what am I doing wrong?

MANY Thanks

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.util.*;
import javax.swing.text.*;

import javax.swing.text.html.*;
import java.io.*;

public class QuotingLetter implements ActionListener
protected JFrame frame;
protected JPanel mainPanel;
protected JFrame subFrame;

protected JButton exitButton = new JButton("Exit");
protected JButton saveButton = new JButton("Save As");

protected Vector v;

//protected JTextPane pane;
protected SimpleAttributeSet attr = new SimpleAttributeSet();

protected HTMLDocument document = new HTMLDocument();
protected JTextPane Editor = new JTextPane();
protected JTextPane SourceEditor = new JTextPane();
protected HTMLEditorKit editorKit = new HTMLEditorKit();
protected StyledEditorKit defaultEditor = new StyledEditorKit();
protected String userEmail="";
protected String fileName="";

public static void main(String args[])
JFrame frame = new JFrame();
QuotingLetter ql = new QuotingLetter(frame);

public QuotingLetter(JFrame frame)
this.SourceEditor.setText(" ");

public void setFrame()
Toolkit kit = this.frame.getToolkit();
Dimension screenSize = kit.getScreenSize();
int screenWidth = screenSize.width;
int screenHeight = screenSize.height;
Dimension windowSize = this.frame.getSize();
int windowWidth = windowSize.width;
int windowHeight = windowSize.height;
int upperLeftX = (screenWidth - windowWidth)/2;
int upperLeftY = (screenHeight - windowHeight)/2;
this.frame.setLocation(upperLeftX, upperLeftY);
this.frame.setTitle("testing HTML Editor");

public void setPanel()
mainPanel = new JPanel();
mainPanel.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
JPanel buttonsPanel = new JPanel();
JPanel functionPanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());

JPanel emailPanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
JPanel emailPanel1 = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
JPanel emailPanel2 = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
JPanel emailPanel3 = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());

//read info from file agentsEmail
FileReader f; // the actual file stream
BufferedReader r; // used to read the file line by line
String strEmail;

//setting the ta & mouse scroll
JScrollPane jsp = new JScrollPane(Editor);
JScrollBar jsb = jsp.getVerticalScrollBar();
functionPanel.add("Center", jsp);

//set font/color
JPanel iconPanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
functionPanel.add("North", iconPanel);

JMenuBar menuBar = new JMenuBar();
iconPanel.add("West", menuBar);

//add TEXT

//set scroll pane in location 0 (at the begining)

//general panels layout
mainPanel.add("South", buttonsPanel);
mainPanel.add("North", emailPanel);
mainPanel.add("Center", functionPanel);

//add buttons


public void writeEditorHTML1()
String text="<font size=2 color=red><br>If you try to type enter HERE it will not result in the word doc :-( <br>"+

"<br><br>CHOICE(S) OF Mr. Thorn:"+

"<font size=4 color=black><pre> ____________________________________<br>" +
"<font size=4 color=black> Signature</pre><br><br>" +

"<font size=4 color=black>April June.<br>" +
"July August <br>" +
"ohhh......<br><br><br><br>Commercial / developers ";


editorKit.insertHTML(document, document.getLength(), text, 0, 0, null);

}catch(Exception e)
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(subFrame, "An error has occurred while writing the Letter X 8837 [QuotingLetter]", "error", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
if (e.getSource()==exitButton)

if (e.getSource()==saveButton)
subFrame = new JFrame();
FileDialog fd = new FileDialog(subFrame, "Save As",FileDialog.SAVE);

Toolkit kit2 = subFrame.getToolkit();
Dimension screenSize2 = kit2.getScreenSize();
int screenWidth2 = screenSize2.width;
int screenHeight2 = screenSize2.height;
Dimension windowSize2 = subFrame.getSize();
int windowWidth2 = windowSize2.width;
int windowHeight2 = windowSize2.height;
int upperLeftX = (screenWidth2 - windowWidth2)/2;
int upperLeftY = (screenHeight2 - windowHeight2)/2;
fd.setLocation(upperLeftX, upperLeftY);
fd.setFile (fileName+".doc"); // Set initial filename filter

if(fd.getFile() != null)
//2. Save Record

String curFile = fd.getFile();

// The filename has a .
if(curFile.indexOf(".") != -1 )
curFile=curFile.substring(0, curFile.indexOf(".")-1);

String filename = fd.getDirectory() + curFile+".doc";

//saving into file
FileWriter writeDoc = new FileWriter(filename);
PrintWriter fileOutput = new PrintWriter(writeDoc);

String text=Editor.getText();

//take off the image from the jtextpane (editor)
String del="<img src=\"file:_Logo.jpg\">";

String[] result = text.split(del);
String saveText="";

for (int x=0; x<result.length; x++)



Component c = SwingUtilities.getRoot((Component)e.getSource());
JFrame tmpDialog = (JFrame)c;
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog (tmpDialog, "The file has been successfully saved", "Saving completed", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE);

}catch(IOException ex)
Component c = SwingUtilities.getRoot((Component)e.getSource());
JFrame tmpDialog = (JFrame)c;
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog (tmpDialog, "An error has occurred while trying to write to file", "Error Message", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);


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Hi Peter,

Change all new line characters("\n") to break ("<br>"). In Word file it will look in the correct format.

String text=Editor.getText();
text = text.replaceAll("\n","<br>");

//take off the image from the jtextpane (editor)
String del="<img src=\"file:_Logo.jpg\">";

Its working correctly in mysystem. please check it.
All The Best
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Thank you Sasi Kala,

your answer is good but for some reason, if the text is longer,

Instead of:

If you try to type enter HERE it will not result in the word doc :-(

place: (just duplicate it)
If you try to type enter HERE it will not result if you try to type enter ffff it will not result in the word doc :-(

you'll see that the end-result after placing your solution and typing [TESTING123] will be:

If you try to type enter
TESTING123 HERE it will not result f you try to type enter ffff it will not
result in the word doc :-(


Any ideas??!?!
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