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Project Description

Sphinx docx builder extension generate single docx file from Sphinx document source. This extension use python-docx module (included) for the docx file generation.


  • This extension work on Multi-platform (not need OpenOffice or MS Word).

  • Usable sphinx syntax and directives:
    • heading line output
    • paragraph output (standard body text)
    • image and figure directive output
    • bullet-list and numbered-list output
    • table output (restrictive)

Currently, many directives and indented block are not work correctly, yet.


Make environment by easy_install

Not yet.

Make environment by buildout

‘hg clone’ or download sphinxcontrib-docxbuilder archive from ‘get source’ menu at

$ cd /path/to/sphinxcontrib-docxbuilder
$ python -d init
$ bin/buildout

run example

for example sphinx-docx building, simply run below:

$ bin/example
Saved new file to: examples/example-0.1.docx


Set ‘sphinxcontrib-docxbuilder’ to ‘extensions’ line of target sphinx source

extensions = ['sphinxcontrib-docxbuilder']

Execute sphinx-build with below option:

$ bin/sphinx-build -b docx [input-dir] [output-dir]
$ ls [output-dir]


  • Python 2.6 or later (not support 3.x)
  • python-docx (not released, but included), Thanks Mike MacCana.
  • setuptools or distriubte.


0.0.1 (unreleased)

  • Not released.



  • table output

  • toctree generation (dispose toctree output? create by docx function?)

  • reset number for non-continuous numbered list

  • add page-break directive

  • implement many many directives
    • note
    • warning
    • code highlighting
    • and etc….
  • using dotx template

  • some emphasis (italic, bold)


  • docx builder need python-docx package, but not distributed at PyPI.
  • python-docx can’t generate <w:i> (italic) and <w:b> (bold) mode tag.

Known Issues

  • some indented block output are not working correctly yet.
    • block-quote
    • literal-block
  • figure directive’s caption become normal paragraph (not bundled with image).

  • python-docx using template’s media(image) folder for temporarily, then some independent document’s media files are shared unexpectly.

  • image directive break docx format (maybe very large file are included)

Release History

Release History


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