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Convert XLS to XLSX via Java

XLS to XLSX Java conversion to convert single or multiple pages to XLSX using On-premise Java library.

How to Convert XLS to XLSX Using Java

In order to render XLS to XLSX, we will use Aspose.Cells for Java API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use conversion API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from Maven and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency


<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-cells</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-cells API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Convert XLS to XLSX via Java

Java developers can easily convert XLS file to XLSX in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook class
  2. Call Workbook.save method
  3. Pass output path with XLSX extension as parameter
  4. Check specified path for resultant XLSX file

System Requirements

Before running the Java conversion source code, 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.
Free App and Sample Code to Convert XLS to XLSX
Input file
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  import  com.aspose.cells.Workbook;     
  Workbook workbook = new Workbook("Input.xlsx");
  workbook.save("Output.pdf");
	 
                
            

Java Spreadsheet Manipulation Library

Excel 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.

XLS What is XLS File Format

Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.

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XLSX What is XLSX File Format

XLSX is well-known format for Microsoft Excel documents that was introduced by Microsoft with the release of Microsoft Office 2007. Based on structure organized according to the Open Packaging Conventions as outlined in Part 2 of the OOXML standard ECMA-376, the new format is a zip package that contains a number of XML files. The underlying structure and files can be examined by simply unzipping the .xlsx file.

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Other Supported Conversions

You can also convert XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.

XLS TO BMP (Bitmap Image)
XLS TO EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
XLS TO GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
XLS TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
XLS TO MD (Markdown Language)
XLS TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
XLS TO ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
XLS TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
XLS TO PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
XLS TO SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
XLS TO TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
XLS TO TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
XLS TO TXT (Text Document)
XLS TO XLS (Excel Binary Format)
XLS TO XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
XLS TO XLSM (Spreadsheet File)
XLS TO XLSX (OOXML Excel File)
XLS TO XLT (Microsoft Excel Template)
XLS TO XLTM (Excel Macro-enabled Template)
XLS TO XLTX (Office OpenXML Excel Template)
XLS TO XML (Extensible Markup Language)
XLS TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
XLS TO JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
XLS TO JPEG (JPEG Image)