Convert Word to JSON via Java

Java API for Word to JSON conversion without needing Microsoft® Word or Excel

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Why Convert Word files to JSON format?

There are several reasons why someone may want to convert Word files to JSON format. One common reason is to make the content of the Word document machine-readable, so that it can be easily parsed and analyzed by software applications. JSON is a lightweight, easy-to-read data format that is commonly used for data exchange between web applications, making it a useful format for data storage and transfer. Another reason is to enable the extraction of specific data from the Word document, such as text, images, or tables, and incorporate it into other applications or systems. Additionally, converting Word files to JSON can facilitate the automation of various document processing tasks, such as data extraction, document conversion, and data analysis.

How Aspose.Total for Java can help in Word to JSON Conversion?

You can convert Word to JSON format in just two simple steps using Aspose.Total for Java . First, use the feature-packed document manipulation and conversion API, Aspose.Words for Java , to export the Word file to HTML. Then, utilize Aspose.Cells for Java to convert the HTML file to JSON format.

Convert Word to JSON Format via Java

  1. Load Word file using Document class
  2. Convert Word to HTML by using Document.Save method
  3. Load HTML document by using Workbook class
  4. Save the document to JSON format using Workbook.Save method

Tools Required for Word to JSON Conversion

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Convert Protected Word to JSON Format via Java

Using the API, you can also open the password-protected document. If your input Word document is password protected, you cannot convert it to JSON format without using the password. The API allows you to open the encrypted document by passing the correct password in a LoadOptions object. The following code example shows how to try opening an encrypted document with a password:

Convert Word to JSON in Range via Java

While you are converting Word to JSON, you can also set range to your output JSON format. In order to set the range, you can open the converted HTML using Workbook class, create a Range of data to be exported using Cells.createRange method, call JsonUtility.exportRangeToJson method with references of Range & ExportRangeToJsonOptions and write string JSON data to file via BufferedWriter.write method.

Explore WORD Conversion Options with Java

Convert WORD to EXCEL (Spreadsheet File Formats)
Convert WORD to XLS (Microsoft Excel Binary Format)
Convert WORD to XLSB (Excel Binary Workbook)
Convert WORD to XLSM (Macro-enabled Spreadsheet)
Convert WORD to XLSX (Open XML Workbook)
Convert WORD to XLT (Excel 97 - 2003 Template)
Convert WORD to XLTX (Excel Template)
Convert WORD to CSV (Comma Seperated Values)
Convert WORD to DIF (Data Interchange Format)
Convert WORD to FODS (OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet)
Convert WORD to ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet)
Convert WORD to SXC (StarOffice Calc Spreadsheet)
Convert WORD to TSV (Tab-separated Values)
Convert WORD to XLAM (Excel Macro-Enabled Add-In)
Convert WORD to XLTM (Excel Macro-Enabled Template)

What is WORD File Format?

Microsoft Word is a widely used word processing software that provides various file formats for saving and sharing documents. Understanding the different file formats in Word is important for compatibility, accessibility, and preserving formatting.

The default file format in Word is DOC (Word Document). DOC files are compatible with older versions of Word but may have limitations in compatibility with other software applications. However, with the introduction of newer versions, the DOCX (Word Open XML Document) format has gained popularity. DOCX offers advantages such as smaller file sizes, improved data recovery, and enhanced compatibility with other programs.

In addition to DOC and DOCX, Word supports other file formats like PDF (Portable Document Format). PDF files are widely used for sharing and publishing documents because they retain the formatting, layout, and fonts of the original document, ensuring consistent viewing across different devices and platforms.

Word also allows saving documents in formats like RTF (Rich Text Format) and TXT (Plain Text). RTF files maintain basic formatting and are compatible with various word processing applications. TXT files store plain text without any formatting and are commonly used for transferring text between different software programs.

For compatibility with open-source software and online platforms, Word supports formats like ODT (OpenDocument Text) and HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). ODT files can be used with software like LibreOffice and Google Docs, while HTML files allow documents to be displayed in web browsers.

What is JSON File Format?

The JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) file format is a lightweight and widely used data interchange format. It was derived from the JavaScript programming language but is now language-independent and supported by various programming languages. JSON files store data in a structured and readable format, making them easy to understand and process by both humans and machines.

JSON files consist of key-value pairs organized in a hierarchical structure. They represent data in a simple and intuitive way using objects (enclosed in curly braces {}) and arrays (enclosed in square brackets []). Each key is paired with a corresponding value, which can be a string, number, boolean, null, object, or array. This flexibility allows JSON to handle complex and nested data structures.

One of the main advantages of JSON is its simplicity and ease of use. Its lightweight nature and minimal syntax make it efficient for data transmission over networks and storage in files. JSON files are commonly used for data exchange between web servers and clients, as well as for configuration files, APIs, and storing structured data.

JSON files are human-readable and can be easily understood and modified using a text editor. They are also machine-readable, allowing applications to parse and process JSON data efficiently. Many programming languages provide built-in libraries or packages for working with JSON, simplifying the parsing and serialization of JSON data.