Aspose.Slides  for Java

Parse PPT Formats in Java

Native and high performance PPT document parsing using server-side Aspose.Slides for Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

Parse PPT File Using Java

In order to parse PPT file, we’ll use

Aspose.Slides for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use parsing 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-slides API</version>

How to Parse PPT Files in Java

A basic document parsing with Aspose.Slides for Java APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  1. Load PPT file by instatiating Presentation class.

  2. Get first slide text frames.

  3. Loop through each paragraph portion.

  4. Get the required output like text, font etc.

System Requirements

Aspose.Slides 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.Slides for Java directly from Maven .

Parse PPT Files - Java

//Load PPT file
Presentation pptPresentation = new Presentation("demo.ppt");
    //Get an Array of TextFrameEx objects from the first slide
    ITextFrame[] textFramesSlideOne = SlideUtil.getAllTextBoxes(pptPresentation.getSlides().get_Item(0));

    //Loop through the Array of TextFrames
    for (int i = 0; i < textFramesSlideOne.length; i++){
        //Loop through paragraphs in current TextFrame
        for (IParagraph para : textFramesSlideOne[0].getParagraphs()){
            //Loop through portions in the current Paragraph
            for (IPortion port : para.getPortions()){
                //Display text in the current portion

                //Display font height of the text

                //Display font name of the text
} finally {
    if (pptPresentation != null) pptPresentation.dispose();
//Similarly extarcting text from the Whole Presentation
//Use getAllTextFrames(pptPresentation, true) method and Iterate through Array   

  • About Aspose.Slides for Java API

    Aspose.Slides API can be used to read, write, manipulate and convert Microsoft PowerPoint documents to PDF, XPS, HTML, TIFF, ODP and various other formats. One can create new files from scratch and save those in the relevant supported formats. Aspose.Slides is a standalone API for creating, parsing or manipulating presentations, slides and elements and it does not depend on any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice.

    Online PPT Parser Live Demos

    PPT What is PPT File Format?

    A file with PPT extension represents PowerPoint file that consists of a collection of slides for displaying as SlideShow. It specifies the Binary File Format used by Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003. A PPT file can contain several different types of information such as text, bulleted points, images, multimedia and other embedded OLE objects. Microsoft came up with newer file format for PowerPoint, known as PPTX, from 2007 onwards that is based on Office OpenXML and is different from this binary file format. Several other application programs such as OpenOffice Impress and Apple Keynote can also create PPT files.

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    Other Supported Parsing Documents

    Using Java, one can easily parse other formats including.

    ODP (OpenDocument Presentation Format)
    PPTX (Open XML presentation Format)