Java PowerPoint Processing APIs

Read, Write and Manipulate PowerPoint Slides as well as Transform presentations to PDF, HTML and image formats within any Java-based application.

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Aspose.Slides for Java

Aspose.Slides for Java


Aspose.Slides for Java is PowerPoint document manipulation and management API to read, write, manipulate and convert PowerPoint files. Being a powerful and comprehensive API, all PowerPoint presentation elements such as slides, tables, text, MSO charts, shapes, images and SmartArt diagrams are accessible for manipulation.

Aspose.Slides for Java API supports exporting presentation slides to PDF, PDF/A, XPS, HTML and image formats. API does not have any external dependencies so it can be used without requiring Microsoft PowerPoint.



Advanced Java PowerPoint API Features



Create new slides or clone existing slides from templates


Save & open PowerPoint files to & from streams


Generate presentations from database


Create shapes and add text to shapes on slides


Support working with PowerPoint tables


Handle text & shape formatting


Apply or remove protection on shapes


Export presentations to fixed-layout formats


Export to plain TIFF or TIFF with Notes


Add images to presentations


Embed Excel charts as OLE objects in slides


Support for MSO 2016 charts


Import & export HTML text to & from presentation slides


Support for ActiveX components


Support for SmartArt shapes


Protect presentations & converted PDF files


Support for VBA Macros


Print PowerPoint presentations


Use Aspose.Slides for Java classes in PHP


Extract text from PPT document


Set Font Size of Individual Legend


Create Stock Chart & Get Chart Image


Modify series and their categories color


Set Chart Area Rounded Borders


Adjust Font Properties for Chart Data Table

Export Presentations to Multiple Formats

Aspose.Slides for Java has its own rendering engine, specially designed for rendering with highest of fidelity to the Microsoft PowerPoint. This feature allows you to export presentations to a number of standard formats such as PDF, TIFF and XPS with results identical to the original presentation. Moreover, in order to export a presentation, you only need to load the presentation file and call the save method along with the desired output format. It is that simple!

Render presentations - Java

// load the file to be rendered
Presentation presentation = new Presentation(dir + "template.pptx");
// save in different formats + "output.pdf", SaveFormat.Pdf); + "output.xps", SaveFormat.Xps); + "output.tiff", SaveFormat.Tiff);

PowerPoint Slide Elements Processing

Aspose.Slides for Java can handle all presentation slide elements including text box, table, rectangle, ellipse, polyline, auto-shape, picture frame, audio frame, video frame & OLE object frame. API provides well-designed set of classes that enables you to comprehensively manipulate each of these elements.

Slides Content Formatting

It is possible to format text and shapes on slides in a presentation using Aspose.Slides for Java API. Text is managed through text frames associated with shapes. Hence text is formatted using paragraphs and portions associated with the text frames. You can also manipulate attributes of shape element like position, size, line, image, text and fill.

Manipulation of SmartArt Shapes

Aspose.Slides for Java facilitates in creating SmartArt shapes from scratch as well as provides the ability to access, manipulate or remove existing SmartArt shapes from a slide. Furthermore, the Java Presentation API provides the ability to manipulate layout, style & color of SmartArt shapes. Aspose.Slides for Java can also be used to dynamically explore the SmartArt's properties or to manage SmartArt nodes.

Slides Thumbnails Creation 

Aspose.Slides for Java allows to create thumbnails of the presentation slides so that you may distribute slide images to those users who do not have the PowerPoint application installed on their machines or you may use images in your custom websites - possibilities are limitless.

Create slide's thumbnail - Java

// load the presentation file
Presentation presentation = new Presentation(dir + "template.pptx");
// access the first slide from the collection
ISlide slide = presentation.getSlides().get_Item(0);
// create a full scale image of the slide
BufferedImage image = slide.getThumbnail(1f, 1f);
// save the image in JPEG format
ImageIO.write(image, "jpeg", new File(dir + "output.jpg"));

Microsoft Office Automation – Not Needed

API is built using managed code that does not need Microsoft Office or Microsoft PowerPoint to be installed on the machine to work with PowerPoint document formats. It is a perfect Microsoft PowerPoint automation alternative in terms of supported features, security, stability, scalability, speed and price.


Support and Learning Resources


Aspose.Slides offers individual PowerPoint APIs for other popular development environments as listed below: