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The Java Word Framework is a high-performance and feature-rich framework that performs advanced Word document processing operations faster without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies. This framework offers a Word creation and editing library that allows you to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically in a Java application. Its powerful conversion APIs make it easy to convert Word documents to HTML, RTF, and TEXT formats. It also offers advanced editor components to view, edit and print Word documents in your applications.

Overview Diagram of Java Word Framework

Why Syncfusion?

No server deployment fees

There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, which makes the Java Word processing solution very cost-effective.

Blazing fast performance

It is optimized for server environments where speed and low memory usage is critical.

Powerful and comprehensive APIs

All the elements in a typical Word document like text, formatting, images, shapes and tables are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs.

Proven word processing solution

The Java Word Framework (Essential DocIO) is a mature, proven product used in mission-critical applications.

Fully documented

The Java Word Framework comes with an extensive documentation and samples. It only takes a few lines of code to create, view, or edit richly formatted Word documents.

Cross platform

Provides a single, uniform API across all platforms.

Word document - Create and edit using APIs

Create Word documents from scratch with text, formatting, images, shapes, tables and more. Edit an existing Word document with just a few lines of code.

Mail merge in Java Word documents

Mail merge

Generate reports like invoices, payrolls, and more, by performing mail merge faster in a batch process without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies.

Merge multiple Java Word documents

Merge documents

Merge multiple documents into a single document by importing content with several formatting options, like using destination styles, keeping source formatting, and more.

Split Java Word document into multiple small documents

Split documents

Split a document into multiple smaller documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.

Edit bookmark contents in Java Word document

Edit bookmark content

Navigate to a bookmark in the document and insert, edit, retrieve, or delete its content. This framework also supports replacing bookmarked content with text, part of a document, or an entire document.

Tables in Java Word document


Create, edit, and format simple and nested tables in a Word document. Polish the appearance of tables by applying built-in styles and conditional styling options.

Styles and Formatting in Java Word document

Styles and formatting

Customize the appearance of the document with several formatting options at the text level and paragraph level, add bullets and numbering, create styles, and more.

Form filling in Java Word document

Form filling

Create fillable forms with legacy form fields and content controls in Word documents. Then, fill the form and extract the data from the form fields effortlessly.

Secure Java Word documents with a password


Encrypt a Word document with a password and open an encrypted Word document with a valid password. Restrict edit permissions for specific content in a Word document.

For more information, check our Java Word Library (Essential DocIO) features.

Word Conversions

The Syncfusion Java Word framework can convert Word documents to TXT, RTF, and HTML formats. Also, it can convert RTF, TXT, and HTML files to Word documents.

Convert Word documents to RTF and vice versa in Java

Word to RTF

Convert Word documents to RTF for reading and editing rich text independently with any rich text editor. Also, convert RTF files to Word documents.

Convert Word documents to Text and vice versa

Word to Text

Convert Word documents to plain text for reading and editing text. Also, convert text files to Word documents.

Convert Word documents to HTML and vice versa

Word to HTML

Convert Word documents to HTML for viewing and printing HTML content with any browser. Also, convert XHTML 1.0 compliant HTML files to Word documents.

Microsoft Word-like Editor

The Syncfusion Java Word framework offers an editor component compatible with Microsoft Word. It allows end users to create, view, edit, format and print rich text and Word documents in your application.

Edit Java Word documents faster

High performance

Edit document content faster. Virtualized pages help load large documents instantly and use less runtime memory.

Edit Java Word documents seamlessly

Seamless editing

Provides a seamless, Microsoft Word-like editing experience through touch, mouse, and keyboard interactions.

Highly intuitive user interfaces of Java Word Editor

Intuitive user interface

Offers highly intuitive user interfaces. Edit and format document contents interactively using built-in menus and dialogs.

Microsoft Word-compatible File Formats

Microsoft Word-compatible file formats

Create, view, and edit document contents in Microsoft Word compatible file formats like DOCX, WordML, HTML, RTF, and TXT.

Print documents in Java Word Editor

Print the Word document interactively, allowing users to choose all pages or a specific page.

For more information, check our Word editor component features.

JavaScript Word Editor

Java Word Code Example

Easily get started with the Java Word Library using a few simple lines of Java code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our Java Word Library Example that shows you how to create and configure the Java Word.

package helloworld;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import com.syncfusion.docio.*;
import com.syncfusion.javahelper.system.*;
import com.syncfusion.javahelper.system.drawing.*;

public class HelloWorld {
	public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
		//Creates an instance of WordDocument Instance (Empty Word Document).
        WordDocument document = new WordDocument();
        //Add a section and paragraph in the empty document.
        //Append text to the last paragraph of the document.
        document.getLastParagraph().appendText("Hello World");
        //Save and close the Word document.
		System.out.println("Word document generated successfully.");

Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion Java Word Framework supports the following features:

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

Apart from Java, the Syncfusion Word Framework supports platforms for web (Blazor, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web Forms), mobile (.NET MAUI, Xamarin and UWP), and desktop (Windows Forms, WPF, WinUI, .NET MAUI, Xamarin, and UWP).

You can find our Java Word Framework demo here.


Greatness—it’s one thing to say you have it, but it means more when others recognize it. Syncfusion is proud to hold the following industry awards.

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