Java APIs to manipulate Word documents

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Aspose.Words for Java

Aspose.Words for Java


Aspose.Words for Java is an advanced Java Word processing API that enables you to perform a great range of document processing tasks directly within your Java applications.

Aspose.Words for Java API supports processing word (DOC, DOCX, OOXML, RTF) HTML, OpenDocument, PDF, EPUB, XPS and most commonly used image formats. With Aspose.Words you can generate, modify, and convert documents without requiring Microsoft Word.


Advanced Java Word Document Processing API Features



Perform mail merge & generate reports


Insert formatted text, paragraphs, images and tables


Populate tables using data retrieved from database


Create mailing labels


Move sections between documents


Mail merge data from multiple tables


Insert watermark to document


Format date and numeric fields during mail merge


Join documents


Split documents


Encrypt documents


Load encrypted documents


Find and replace text, enumerate over document content


Preserve or extract OLE objects and ActiveX controls


Preserve or remove VBA macros


Preserve VBA macros' digital signature


Detect digital signatures


Insert HTML contents


Interconvert document format


Bookmarks are Allowed on Block, Cell, Row Levels


Convert EquationXML to Office Math


Nested Reports are Supported by LINQ Reporting Engine


Create Snip Corner Rectangle


Save the resources of MHTML document using the "Content-Id" URL Scheme


Show or Hide Comments in Fixed File Format


Show Revisions in Balloons


Write all CSS Declarations of HtmlFixed Documents into Single File

Support for Industry Standard Document Formats

Aspose.Words for Java supports many popular document formats. The distinct advantage of Aspose.Words is the great extent to which it supports the DOC format. It is incredibly hard to find another technology that has the same level of support for many important DOC features other than in Microsoft Word itself. Aspose.Words also provides extensive support for loading, saving and converting WordprocessingML, RTF & ODT documents.

Quick & Reliable Conversion of Popular File Formats

The ability to quickly and reliably convert different document formats with a high degree of precision is the reason most of our customers choose Aspose.Words. The API allows you to convert documents from any supported format to any other supported format with just two lines of code. It is really that simple!

Save document in different formats - Java

// load the file to be converted
Document document = new Document(dir + "template.doc");
// save in different formats + "output.docx", SaveFormat.DOCX); + "output.pdf", SaveFormat.PDF); + "output.html", SaveFormat.HTML);

Reporting & Mail Merge Features

You can use Aspose.Words for Java as a fully featured reporting solution. You can design reports in Microsoft Word and then allow Aspose.Words for Java to populate documents with data from a number of data sources, keeping the mail merge setting preserved. Aspose.Words for Java allows developers to use standard Microsoft Word mail merge fields in reports. Additionally, you can use the Aspose.Words for Java extended syntax for mail merge fields to perform more complex tasks during the mail merge operations such as inserting images or repeatable regions.The data to drive your reports or mail merges can come from ResultSet objects, business objects or from a completely custom data source.

Programming with Document Object Model

Aspose.Words for Java API allows developers to create, build, modify, parse and examine loaded documents using our intuitive document object model that consists of over 100 classes. This object model allows the developers to programmatically create, modify, extract and replace all document elements including Sections, Headers, Footers, Paragraphs, Lists, Tables, Text, Fields, Hyperlinks, Bookmarks, Images, Smart tags, Shapes, Custom XML and many other document elements.

Furthermore, all drawing objects including shapes, TextBoxes, images, OLE objects and controls are supported through this document object model, thus allowing you to perform many tasks such as inserting watermarks in pages or extracting images from a pre-existing document.

Load & Save HTML Formats

Aspose.Words for Java can load & save HTML and XHTML files. Import process is resilient to documents that are not well formed, that is; invalid or unrecognized elements or attributes can safely be ignored during the import. Conversion to HTML & XHTML is highly customizable thus allowing you to adjust a number of settings to suit the application requirements.

Utility Features

Aspose.Words for Java API also provides useful utility features such as joining or splitting documents, copying fragments between documents, protecting and un-protecting documents, modifying document properties and inserting HTML fragments into documents.

Join 2 documents - Java

// load source & destination documents
Document srcDoc = new Document(dir + "source.docx");
Document dstDoc = new Document(dir + "destination.docx");
// set the appended document to start from a new page
// append the source document using its original styles
dstDoc.appendDocument(srcDoc, ImportFormatMode.KEEP_SOURCE_FORMATTING);
// save final result + "output.docx");

Microsoft Office Automation - Not Needed

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

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Aspose.Words offers individual Word processing APIs for other popular development environments as listed below: