Search RTF Formats in Java
Native and high performance Microsoft Word RTF file search using Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.
How to Search RTF File Using Java
In order to search Microsoft Word RTF file, we’ll use
API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use Search 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.
<repository> <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id> <name>Aspose Java API</name> <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url> </repository>
<dependency> <groupId>com.aspose</groupId> <artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId> <version>version of aspose-words API</version> <classifier>jdk17</classifier> </dependency>
Steps to Search RTF Files in Java
Developers can easily integrate code with just few lines as listed.
- Load RTF 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 RTF file.
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 RTF Files - Java
// Load RTF file Document rtf = new Document("sourceFile.rtf"); // Find and replace similar pattern words in the file FindReplaceOptions options = new FindReplaceOptions(); rtf.getRange().replace(Pattern.compile("[B|S|M]ad"), "[replaced]", options); // Save the RTF file rtf.save("output.rtf");
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RTF What is RTF File Format
Introduced and documented by Microsoft, the Rich Text Format (RTF) represents a method of encoding formatted text and graphics for use within applications. The format facilitates cross-platform document exchange with other Microsoft Products, thus serving the purpose of interoperability. This capability makes it a standard of data transfer between word processing software and, hence, contents can be transferred from one operating system to another without losing document formatting. The file format specifications are available by Microsoft for public download and can be referred to from developer's perspective.Read More
Other Supported Search Documents
Using Java, one can also search other files including.