Work with Excel Formulas in Java Applications with Apache POI Library

Microsoft Excel’s powerful formula capabilities are essential for performing complex calculations, data analysis, and creating dynamic reports. But what if you could automate these formulaic operations using a Java library? That’s where Apache POI comes into play. In this blog post, we’ll show how to use the Apache POI library to calculate Excel Formulas from within your Java application and save the workbook as XLSX file. Understanding Formulas and Calculations Formulas are at the heart of Excel’s functionality.
August 17, 2023 · 4 min · Kashif Iqbal

Add Image in Excel Cell with Java POI

Images make you understand any story the easy way. It’s a famous saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Microsoft Excel lets you insert pictures in your worksheets in cells and recording facts against these. In this article, we’ll show how to use Apache POI API to insert an image in Excel XLSX file using Java. Apache POI Apache POI is a Java library for working with Microsoft Office file formats such as XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, etc.
August 11, 2023 · 3 min · Kashif Iqbal

Read Excel File in Java with Apache POI

Excel files are widely used to maintain large datasets and for statistical data analysis. Reading Excel files in Java applications is a widely used feature for accessing and parsing data. If you are a Java application developer who intends to provide the functionality of reading Excel files in Java, Apache POI for Java should be your obvious choice. In our previous article for Creating Excel Files in Java using Apache POI, we showed the basics of creating an Excel workbook.
August 8, 2023 · 3 min · Kashif Iqbal

How to Move a Table in Word Documents Programmatically

Install FileFormat.Words library to automate the creation & manipulation of Docx/Docs files. Use this open-source API to learn how to align table in Word files. Overview Welcome to another interesting blog post on FileFormat.Words for .NET. There are many articles published on this open-source API that you may find here. This library has the potential to create and manipulate MS Word documents in a C# application. However, we already have covered how to create Tables in Word documents using FileFormat.
August 4, 2023 · 4 min · Muhammad Mustafa

Create Excel Workbook in Java using Apache POI

In our previous article, we went through the details of Apache POI, an open-source Java API for working with Microsoft file formats. In this article, we’ll go through the Apache POI component for working with Excel Workbooks. We will also show how to use Apache POI to create an Excel file and add sheets to it using this Java library. Apache POI Java APIs for Accessing Excel File Formats Apache POI Java API provides separate components for working with two different Excel file formats.
August 2, 2023 · 4 min · Kashif Iqbal

Apache POI – Open-Source Java Library for Microsoft Office File Formats

Apache POI (Poor Obfuscation Implementation) is a popular open-source Java library developed by the Apache Software Foundation. POI stands for “Poor Obfuscation Implementation” humorously referencing Microsoft’s proprietary binary file formats. The main purpose of Apache POI is to provide Java developers with a set of APIs that allows them to read, write, and manipulate various Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel spreadsheets (.xls and .xlsx), Word documents (.doc and .
August 1, 2023 · 4 min · Kashif Iqbal

How to Align text in Word Documents Programmatically

Simplify Word Document text alignment. Learn programmatic alignment with FileFormat.Words API – open-source and robust. Enhance your formatting now. Overview Welcome to another tutorial where we will delve into the world of .NET with FileFormat.Words. In this article, our focus will be on aligning text in Word documents programmatically.Aligning text in Word documents programmatically can be a powerful way to customize the appearance of your documents directly from your .NET applications.
August 1, 2023 · 3 min · Fahad Adeel

Read and Extract Text from Word Documents in Java

Being a Java application developer who builds document processing applications, you may be interested in providing the capability of reading Word documents in your Java application and extracting text from these documents programmatically. You can leverage the power of DOCX4J API to read DOCX files and extract text from these files from your Java application. In this article, we are going to show how to use DOCX4J API to achieve our goal of working with DOCX files for the extraction of text.
July 30, 2023 · 2 min · Kashif Iqbal

Create Word DOCX Files in Java with DOCX4J API

Microsoft Word’s DOCX format stands out as one of the most popular choices for creating rich and dynamic documents. While manual document creation through Word’s graphical interface is convenient, it might not always be feasible or efficient, especially when dealing with large-scale or repetitive tasks. This is where programmatic document generation comes into play. By leveraging the power of Java and the DOCX4J library, developers can automate the process of creating Word DOCX files, allowing for seamless integration into their applications and systems.
July 29, 2023 · 3 min · Kashif Iqbal

DOCX4J – A Java API for Microsoft Open XML Files

DOCX4J is an open-source free-to-use Java API for creating and manipulating Microsoft Office file formats. It lets you create and update Microsoft OpenXML file formats i.e. Word DOCX, PowerPoint PPTX, and Excel XLSX. DOCX4J uses JAXB (Java™ Architecture for XML Binding) for creating in-memory representation of corresponding objects. Key Features of DOCX4J API for Java DOCX4J supports working with DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX files in a number of ways. The following are key features of DOCX4J API.
July 26, 2023 · 3 min · Kashif Iqbal