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Function documentationWindows Wordprocessor Integration (WWI)


The Windows Wordprocessor Integration (WWI) program is an enhancement of Microsoft Word that is called from the SAP system to edit a document template.


The Word settings for displaying hidden characters and other formatting characters that you save in WWI do not influence the settings for your work in Microsoft Word.

Any Word menu functions that are not relevant in WWI are deactivated.


See the Prerequisites section under Document Template Layout Editing.


WWI allows you to create language-independent document templates using symbols. Various tools make it easier for you to create templates with the correct syntax:

  • The parallel display of the symbol tree, the document template in Microsoft Word, and the tab pages for editing the various symbol and control object types on one screen with different windows gives you a better overview when working.

  • The symbol tree lists all available specification, parameter, and descriptor symbols. The specification symbols are based on the property tree, which you can change during editing.

  • With Find in Symbol Tree (Find in Symbol Tree), you navigate to the required symbol in the symbol tree.

  • With Find Object in Template (Find Object in Template), the system searches for the object selected in the symbol tree from the cursor position in the document template.

  • When you select a symbol in the symbol tree, it is entered in the appropriate tab page.

  • With Edit Object from Template (Edit Object from Template), you transfer a WWI object from the document template to the tab page. With Edit WWI Object in Template (Edit WWI Object in Template), you replace the object selected in the template with the object in the active tab page. The object type must match for this.

  • The WWI Wizard (WWI Wizard) helps you create headings, tables, and lists.

  • Repeating groups are used to assign a characteristic to the value assignment type and for precise data output with multiple value assignments.

  • Conditioned text suppresses superfluous repetition of text.

  • Character Sizing (Character Sizing) ensures that text is adjusted optimally to the size of the text box.

  • Using blank compression and conditional output, you can define the output of data depending on whether other data exists.

  • With Extract (Extract), you can increase the size of the display of small areas on labels or in text boxes to edit them zoomed.

  • With Include Template (Include Template), you can include another document template in your document template.

  • Check Template (Check Template) lists all errors and warnings. You can automatically select the symbol that needs correcting by double-clicking the message.

  • Preview (Preview) allows you to preview the finished report.

  • WWI Settings (WWI Settings) allow you to make default settings for the preview, the Wizard, and the colors for the symbol types.

  • With Create Label (Create Label), you start the creation of label templates. In addition to the existing tab pages, the Sequence Numbers/Data tab page, which is only relevant for label creation, is also displayed.