Umbraco Word Import Module

Umbraco Word Import is an open source module from Aspose that allow developers to get/read contents of any Word processing document without requiring any other software such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. This module demonstrates the powerful import feature provided by Aspose.Word. It adds a simple file browser control and Import from Word button on the page where the add-on is added. When clicking on the button, the document contents are fetched from the file and displayed on the screen immediately.

System Requirements and Supported Platforms

System Requirements

In order to setup this module you need to have the following requirements met:

  • Umbraco 6.0 +

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to install this module on other versions of Umbraco.

Supported Platforms

The module is supported on all versions of

  • Umbraco running on ASP.NET 4.0


You can download Aspose .NET Word Import for Umbraco module from one of the following locations


Once downloaded, please follow these steps to install this package into your Umbraco website:

  1. Log in to the Umbraco Developer section, see for details
  2. From the tree, expand the Packages folder. From here there are two ways to install a package: select Install local package or browse the Umbraco Package Repository.
  3. If you install local package, do not unzip the package but load the zip into Umbraco.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen.

Note: You may get a ‘Maximum request length exceeded’ error when installing. You can easily fix this issue by updating the ‘maxRequestLength’ value in your Umbraco web.config file.

<httpRuntime requestValidationMode="2.0" enableVersionHeader="false" maxRequestLength="25000" />


After you have installed the macro it is really simple to start using it on your website:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the Umbraco Developer section, see for details
  2. Click Settings in the list of sections at the bottom left of the screen.
  3. Expand the Templates node and select the template that you want to add macro to, for example Blog post.
  4. Select the position in the selected template where you want to the button.
  5. Click Insert Macro on the top ribbon.
  6. From Choose a macro, select the installed macro and click OK.

You have successfully added the template. A button titled Import to Word now appears on all pages created using this template. Anyone can simply click the button and import the contents from a Word document.

Video Demo

Please check the video below to see the module in action.


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This is why we offer free support. Anyone who uses our product, whether they have bought them or are using an evaluation, deserves our full attention and respect.

You can log any issues or suggestions related to Aspose.Words .NET for Umbraco Modules using any of the following platforms

Extend and Contribute

Import from Word macro ia an open source and their source code is available on the major social coding websites listed below. Developers are encouraged to download the source code and extend the functionality as per their own requirements.

Source Code

You can get the latest source code from one of the following locations

How to configure the source code

You need to have the following installed in order to open and extend the source code

  • Visual Studio 2010 or higher

Please follow these simple steps to get started

  1. Download/Clone the source code.
  2. Open Visual Studio 2010 and Choose File > Open Project
  3. Browse to the latest source code that you have downloaded and open Aspose.Import from Word.sln