Aspose.Cells  for Java

Add or Delete Annotation from XLSX via Java

Build your own Java apps to manipulate comments & authors in document files using server-side APIs.

How to Annotate XLSX File Using Java

In order to annotate XLSX file, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use annotation API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from


and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.


<name>Aspose Java API</name>


<version>version of aspose-cells API</version>

Steps to Add or Delete Annotation from XLSX via Java

  1. Load XLSX file using Workbook class
  2. Select the relevant sheet
  3. Get all comments by CommentCollection
  4. Call RemoveAt with the Cell Id to remove it
  5. Save the workbook before & after calling RemoveAt method to compare

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for Java supports on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Please make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.Cells for Java directly from Maven.

Delete Annotations from XLSX - Java

// Instantiating a Workbook object
Workbook workbook = new Workbook(dataDir + "ThreadedCommentsSample.xlsx");

//Access first worksheet
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

CommentCollection comments = worksheet.getComments();
ThreadedCommentCollection threadedComments = worksheet.getComments().getThreadedComments("I4");
ThreadedCommentAuthor author = threadedComments.get(0).getAuthor();
ThreadedCommentAuthorCollection authors = workbook.getWorksheets().getThreadedCommentAuthors();

workbook.save(dataDir + "ThreadedCommentsSample_Out.xlsx");  
  • About Aspose.Cells for Java API

    Aspose.Cells API can be used to create, edit, convert and render Microsoft Excel formats to different formats. Moreover, it can be used for comprehensive charting, scalable reporting and reliable calculations within software applications. Aspose.Cells is a standalone API and it does not require any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice.

    Remove Annotation from XLSX via Online App

    Other Supported Annotation Formats

    Using Java, one can easily annotate other formats including.

    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)