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Search DOCX Formats in Java

Native and high performance Microsoft Word DOCX file search using Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Search DOCX File Using Java

In order to search Microsoft Word DOCX file, we’ll use

Aspose.Words for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use Search API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from

Maven

and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-words API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Search DOCX Files in Java

Developers can easily integrate code with just few lines as listed.

  • Load DOCX file by instantiating Document Class object.
  • Instantiate FindReplaceOptions.
  • Use Pattern.compile() method to define a regex pattern
  • Use getRange().replace method to find and replace
  • Save DOCX file.

System Requirements

Before integrating the code, 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.Words for Java directly from Maven .
 

Search DOCX Files - Java

// Load DOCX file
Document docx = new Document("sourceFile.docx");
// Find and replace similar pattern words in the file
FindReplaceOptions options = new FindReplaceOptions();
docx.getRange().replace(Pattern.compile("[B|S|M]ad"), "[replaced]", options);
// Save the DOCX file
docx.save("output.docx");  
 
  • Java Words API can be used to load, view and convert Microsoft Word and OpenDocument Formats like DOC, DOCX, ODT to PDF, XPS, HTML and various other formats. You can also create new documents from scratch and save them in the supported formats. It is a standalone API that is suitable for server side and backend systems where high performance is required. It does not depend on any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice. ‎

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    DOCX  What is DOCX  File Format

    DOCX is a well-known format for Microsoft Word documents. Introduced from 2007 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, the structure of this new Document format was changed from plain binary to a combination of XML and binary files. Docx files can be opened with Word 2007 and lateral versions but not with the earlier versions of MS Word which support DOC file extensions.

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    Other Supported Search Documents

    Using Java, one can also search other files including.

    DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
    HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
    ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
    OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)
    TXT (Text Document)
    XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)