Java API to Export XLS to WORD or online

On Premise Java API to Export XLS to WORD or online without relying on Microsoft Excel®

How to Convert XLS to WORD via Java API

Rendering XLS to WORD is a two step process. You’ll first use Aspose.Cells for Java API to convert the given XLS document to PDF, and then by using Aspose.Pdf for Java API, you can easily convert your PDF document to WORD. Both APIs come under the collection of Aspose.Total for Java file format automation libraries.

XLS to WORD Conversion on Java

  1. Open XLS file using Workbook class
  2. Convert XLS to PDF and set SaveFormat to AUTO
  3. Load the converted PDF file using Document class
  4. Save the document to DOC format using save method and set Doc as SaveFormat

Get Started with Java File Format APIs

You can easily use Aspose.Total for Java directly from a Maven based project and include Aspose.Cells and Aspose.Pdf in your pom.xml.

Alternatively, you can get a ZIP file from downloads .

Java Code for XLS to WORD Conversion

Workbook book = new Workbook("input.xls");
// save XLS as PDF"pdfOutput.pdf", com.aspose.cells.SaveFormat.AUTO);
// load the PDF file using Document class
Document document = new Document("pdfOutput.pdf");
// save document in DOC format"output.doc", com.aspose.pdf.SaveFormat.Doc);  

Online Converter for XLS to WORD

Try our free app for XLS to WORD conversion


  • How can I convert XLS to WORD Online?
    Online App for XLS conversion is integrated above. The conversion process involves adding your XLS file either by dragging and dropping it into the white area or clicking inside the area to import the file. Once the file is added, simply click the Convert button to start the conversion process. Once completed, you can download your newly converted WORD file with just a single click.
  • How long does it take to convert XLS?
    The speed of this online converter is largely determined by the size of the XLS file being converted. Smaller XLS files can be converted to WORD within just a few seconds. Additionally, if you have incorporated the conversion code within a Java application, the efficiency of the application will also influence the conversion process.
  • Is it safe to convert XLS to WORD using free Aspose.Total converter?
    Of course! After the conversion process is complete, a download link for the WORD file will be made available immediately. Uploaded files are deleted automatically after 24 hours, and the download links will no longer be active beyond that time frame. You can be assured that your files are safe, and file conversion, including XLS, is completely secure. The free app has been integrated primarily for testing purposes, allowing you to verify the results before integrating the code into your project.
  • What browser should I use to convert XLS?
    For online conversion, you can use any modern web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari. However, if you are developing a desktop application, the Aspose.Total XLS Conversion API is an excellent choice as it is designed to work seamlessly in such environments.

Explore XLS Conversion Options with Java

Convert XLS to DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
Convert XLS to DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
Convert XLS to POWERPOINT (Presentation Files)
Convert XLS to PPTX (Open XML presentation Format)

What is XLS File Format?

The Excel XLS file format is a widely used and well-known file format for storing spreadsheet data. It is associated with Microsoft Excel, which is one of the most popular spreadsheet software applications. XLS stands for “Excel Spreadsheet” and has been a standard file format for Excel since its early versions.

The XLS file format is binary-based, meaning that it stores data in binary form rather than using XML or text-based formatting. This makes it more efficient for storing and processing large amounts of data. XLS files can contain multiple worksheets, each consisting of cells organized in rows and columns. These cells can hold various types of data, including text, numbers, dates, formulas, and formatting.

Excel provides a wide range of features and functionalities within the XLS file format. Users can perform complex calculations using formulas, apply formatting options to enhance the visual appearance of data, create charts and graphs, and utilize various data analysis tools. Additionally, Excel supports macros, which are scripts that automate repetitive tasks or perform custom operations within the spreadsheet.

Over the years, Microsoft has introduced newer file formats like XLSX, which is based on XML and offers enhanced features and compatibility. However, the XLS format continues to be supported by Excel and can be opened and edited by newer versions of the software.

The XLS file format has become an industry standard, widely used in businesses, educational institutions, and personal applications for data analysis, reporting, financial modeling, and more. Its widespread adoption and compatibility make it a reliable choice for storing and sharing spreadsheet data.

What is WORD File Format?

Microsoft Word, a widely used word processing software, offers an array of file formats for saving and sharing documents. The default format is DOC, which has been prevalent in earlier versions of Word. However, the newer and more efficient format, DOCX, has become the default choice due to its smaller file size and enhanced data recovery capabilities. PDF stands as another commonly utilized format that preserves formatting and layout while remaining easily viewable on any device.

For compatibility with different software applications, the RTF format serves as a plain text format that can be easily exchanged. HTML, on the other hand, is employed specifically for creating web pages. ODT, an open-source format, ensures compatibility with various software applications, while TXT is a simple plain text format containing only the text itself.

Selecting the appropriate format hinges on several factors, including the intended application, compatibility with other software, and the size and complexity of the document. By familiarizing themselves with the available formats, users can optimize their workflow and make informed decisions regarding the most suitable format for their specific document.