The Java Word Library (Essential DocIO for Java) is a feature-rich and high-performance library that allows you to add advanced Word document processing functionalities to any Java application. It allows you to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies. It allows you to create complex reports by merging data from various data sources using its powerful mail merge engine. This library also allows merging, splitting, organizing Word documents, and finding and replacing text with ease.
It is optimized for a server environment where speed and low memory usage are critical, Java Word Library works much faster and consumes less memory when compared to Office automation libraries.
There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, which makes Java Word Library very cost-effective.
All the elements of a typical Word document like text, formatting, images, tables, sections, headers, and footers are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs. It only takes a few lines of code to create or manipulate richly formatted Word documents.
Create, read and edit popular text file formats like DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, HTML, TXT, RTF, and XML (WordML). Convert Word document to HTML and TEXT files.
Design reports using Microsoft Word and use Word Library to dynamically populate them with data. The final report can be saved to a Word file or exported to other supported formats.
Mail merge is a process of merging data from the data source with a Word document template to produce personalized documents. Multiple documents can also be created from a Word template.
Perform mail merge by repeating a particular region of the document automatically for every record in the data source.
Generate complex reports by repeating nested regions, if you have two or more mail merge regions where one of them is inside the other in a hierarchical form, with relational data.
Populate the Word document template with data from common data sources.
Format the merged text, numeric values and date-times automatically with the help of field switches.
When the prefix “image:” is added to the merge field name, it replaces it with an image in the Java Word document.
Customize the document during mail merge by formatting and editing the merged text, numeric and image data with mail merge events and change the layout of the document by inserting breaks.
Supports options like mapping merge fields with fields in data sources, retrieving merge field names and removing merge fields that are not merged, empty paragraphs and empty groups.
For more information, check our Mail merge features.
Organize the document content with sections for grouping and start on a new page, odd page, even page, or continue on the same page.
Add information like title, author, branding and page number to repeat it at the top and bottom of every page. Supports header and footer types such as different first page, and different odd and even pages.
Create or edit documents with different language texts. Supports left-to-right text and right-to-left text, also.
Insert images in a document with all the common layout options like text wrapping, position, size and more. Supports image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EMF, WMF, SVG, etc.
Create and insert bookmarks to identify a part of the document for future reference.
Create a link in a document for quick access of webpages, files, emails, bookmarks, and more.
Add dynamic information like title, time, etc., to a Word document automatically. Update IF field, date-time, document properties, and more.
Showcase important text or quotes in a document within a text box. Insert and edit text format, and remove an existing text box.
Add predefined shapes in Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Insert, edit, format and remove an existing shape.
Read and write document information with built-in document properties. Also, supports custom document properties and document variables.
Customize the appearance of the text with text-level formatting options like font family, size, style, underline, strikethrough, text color, highlight, subscript, superscript, etc.
Customize the appearance of a paragraph with paragraph-level formatting options like indents, alignment, spacing, tab stops, text direction and more.
Organize items or create an outline of a document with bullets and numbering ranging from a single level list to a multilevel lists.
Design the structure and layout of document pages with properties like size, margins, orientation, columns, line numbers, borders, page background, watermarks, etc.
Create and apply styles to ensure consistency within a document. Supports predefined and custom character styles, paragraph styles and predefined table styles.
Create, insert and delete tables in a document. Supports nested table also.
Edit an existing table in a document like merging cells, adding or removing cells and rows, resizing cells, etc.
Format a table with properties like indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, repeat header row, break row across pages, etc.
Give a polished look to tables by applying built-in styles and conditional styling options like first row, last row, banded rows, first column, last column, and banded columns.
Copy a part of a document and insert it in the same or a different document with formatting options like use destination styles, keep source formatting, etc.
Navigate to a bookmark in the document and insert, edit, retrieve, or delete its content. Also replace the bookmarked contents with text, a part of a document, or an entire document.
Merge multiple documents into a single document with several formatting options like use destination styles, keeping source formatting, etc.
Split a document into multiple small documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.
Create and insert content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, checkboxes, combo boxes, dropdown lists, and date pickers in an Open XML Format Word document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Group parts of a document with block content controls.
Encrypt a Word document with a password and open an encrypted Word document with a valid password.
Restrict edit permissions for specific contents in a Word document.
Create fillable forms with legacy form fields in Word documents for users to complete or print. Fill the form fields and extract data from the form fields effortlessly.
Create more functional forms with content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, checkboxes, combo boxes, dropdown lists, and date pickers in Open XML Format Word documents. Fill the forms and extract data from the content controls effortlessly.
A comment is a note or annotation that an author or reviewer can add to a document. Also, edit and remove an existing comment from a document.
Accept and reject changes that are tracked within a Word document.
|Document Content Features||WORD 2007-2019||RTF|
|Create a Word document from scratch or edit an existing Word document|
|Open an existing Word document from file system or stream|
|Save the Word document to file system, stream, or stream it to the client browser|
|Create, access and modify paragraphs and text|
|Create, access and modify tables, rows and cells|
|Create, access and modify hyperlinks|
|Create, access and modify bookmarks|
|Access, create and modify document sections, headers and footers|
|Iterate over document content|
|Copy and move document elements between documents|
|Merge multiple Word documents|
|Create, access and modify fields|
|Update fields such as IF and other popular field types|
|Support for inserting watermarks|
|Create, access and modify comments|
|Access and modify built-in document properties|
|Access and modify custom document properties|
|Encrypt documents and open password-protected documents|
|Specify document protection to control the type of changes|
|Create, access and modify form fields|
|Create, access and modify structured document tags (content controls)||-|
|Accept or delete a particular revision or all the revisions in a document|
|Support for inserting HTML text|
|Mail Merge||WORD 2007-2019||RTF|
|Create, access and modify merge fields|
|Retrieve mail merge field names|
|Insert images during mail merge|
|Event handling during mail merge process to apply formatting|
|Perform mail merge on documents that contain complex merge fields|
|Perform mail merge for a specified region|
|Perform mail merge on reports that contain relational details (parent-child data)|
|Document Formatting||WORD 2007-2019||RTF|
|Support for character formatting including font size, font color, font name, bold, italic, underline, etc.|
|Support for paragraph formatting including line spacing, alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, keep follow, etc.|
|Support for bulleted and numbered lists formatting including numbering and levels|
|Support for table formatting including alignment, borders and shading|
|Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins, and orientation|
|Access, create, and modify paragraph styles|
|Support for applying predefined table styles|
|Create and manipulate bookmarks|
|Navigate to a specific bookmark|
|Retrieve document contents between the specified bookmarks and merge to an existing or a new document|
|Insert text or part of a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks|
|Replace a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks with text or part of another document’s contents|
|Delete document contents between the specified bookmarks|
|Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm, *.xml)|
|Word 2003 XML Document (*.xml)|
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