Microsoft® PowerPoint Presentation Conversion in Java

Java source codes for various conversion scenarios to convert slides to images, HTML, PDF and other formats.


Java PowerPoint library has made the conversion of Microsoft® PowerPoint Presentations simple and easy to automate processes. Developers can select the relevant scenario and integrate the code to enhance the application functionality.

Inter Conversion Of Microsoft PowerPoint Files

Interconversion of Microsoft® PowerPoint files programmatically is just a two lines code. Load the file using Presentation class and call the save method having the output file and SaveFormat as parameters.

Java Conversion Code
// Load source file
Presentation interConvert = new Presentation("sourceFile.ppt");

// save the file in relevant format"output.pptx", SaveFormat.Pptx);   

PowerPoint to PDF Conversion

PowerPoint to PDF conversion is a common case due the huge sharing of PDF files. Instead of manual conversions, programmers can automate it and save time for bunch of PowerPoint presentations to PDF. Presentation library provides PdfOptions class for customizing specific settings like setting text compression level, PDF compliance level, JPEG quality, define the behavior of metafiles, converting hidden slides, choosing selected slides and generating locked password protected PDF files.

Java PowerPoint to PDF Conversion Code
// Load file
Presentation powerpointopdf = new Presentation("srcFile.pptx");

// Create PdfOptions class object
PdfOptions slidetopdfOpt = new PdfOptions();
// Set JPEG Quality
slidetopdfOpt.setJpegQuality((byte) 90);

// Define behavior for Metafiles

// Set Text Compression level

// Define the PDF standard
INotesCommentsLayoutingOptions options = slidetopdfOpt.getNotesCommentsLayouting();

// Specify that the generated document should include hidden slides
// Setting PDF password

// Save the presentation to PDF with specified options"java-powerpoint-to.pdf", SaveFormat.Pdf, slidetopdfOpt);

// Setting array of slides positions
// int[] slides = new int[] { 2, 3, 5 };

// Save the presentation to PDF
//"java-powerpoint-to.pdf", slides, SaveFormat.Pdf);

Mircrosoft PowerPoint to HTML Conversion

As PowerPoint slides are not directly displayed on webpages so there is need of conversion. Programmers can load file using Presentation class, utilize HtmlOptions class for specific HTML settings and invoke the save method.

Java code for PowerPoint to HTML Conversion

// Load the file
Presentation powerpointohtml = new Presentation("srcFile.pptx");

// Create HTML options
HtmlOptions pptxhtmlOpt = new HtmlOptions();

// Displaying hidden slides

// Save the PPTX as HTML"java-powerpoint-to.html", SaveFormat.Html, pptxhtmlOpt); 

Microsoft PowerPoint to Images Conversion

Microsoft® PowerPoint formats to images JPG, TIFF, PNG, etc conversion is normally for creating slides thumbnails as well as much more cases. Coding process is simple. Iterate through each slide via ISlide interface after loading the document, get the ISlide thumbnail ISlide.getThumbnail(1f, 1f) into BufferedImage Object and then save into the required image format.

Java PowerPoint to Image Converter Code
// Load the PowerPoint document
Presentation PowerPointtoImage = new Presentation("templatefile.pptx");

// for generating a full scale image
// BufferedImage bi = sld.getThumbnail(1f, 1f);

// for Customized dimensions, define dimensions
int finalX = 1200;
int finalY = 800;

// Get scaled values of X and Y
float DimensionX = (float)(1.0 / PowerPointtoImage.getSlideSize().getSize().getWidth()) * finalX;
float DimensionY = (float)(1.0 / PowerPointtoImage.getSlideSize().getSize().getHeight()) * finalY;

// Loop through each slide in the presentation
for (ISlide sld : PowerPointtoImage.getSlides()) {
// Create a full scale image
BufferedImage bi = sld.getThumbnail(DimensionX, DimensionY);

// Create a new file
File outputfile = new File(sld.getSlideNumber() + "_Slide.jpg");
// Save the image to disk in JPEG format
ImageIO.write(bi, "jpg", outputfile);