Java Word Documents Manipulation APIs

Create, process, convert or render Word files to multiple formats from within any Java-based application.

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Aspose.Words for Java

Aspose.Words for Java


Aspose.Words for Java is a feature-rich Word processing API. It allows the developers to embed the ability to generate, modify, convert, render and print documents in their own Java applications without using Microsoft Word. API provides the capabilities to access and manipulate formatting properties of all document elements, high-quality conversions to multiple formats, rendering individual pages or complete documents to different file formats, generating reports with data from various data sources or business objects and much more.

Aspose.Words for Java supports all the popular Word Processing file formats. It also allows to export or convert Word documents to fixed-layout formats and most commonly used image/multimedia formats.


Advanced Java Word Document API Features



Perform mail merge & generate reports


Add formatted text, paragraphs, images, and tables


Populate tables using data retrieved from the database


Interconvert file formats and move sections between documents


Format date and numeric fields during mail merge


Split and combine documents


Encrypt documents as well as load encrypted documents


Find and replace text, enumerate over document content


Preserve or extract OLE objects and ActiveX controls


Preserve or remove VBA macros


Detect digital signatures


Insert HTML contents


Convert EquationXML to Office Math


Nested reports are supported by LINQ Reporting Engine


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Support for Industry Standard Document Formats

Aspose.Words for Java supports many popular document formats as well as provide extensive support for loading, saving and converting these formats.

  • Quick and reliable popular document formats conversion
  • Fastest and most complete DOC format implementation
  • Exhaustive support for OOXML, Flat OPC and also Word 2003 XML formats
  • Support for RTF format to interact with a variety of applications
  • Load and save HTML/XHTML formats as well as provides save as feature for MHTML format
  • Load and save documents to OpenDocument Text .odt format

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 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.

Using 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.

Manipulate 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: