Java APIs to manipulate PowerPoint documents

Read, write and manipulate Microsoft PowerPoint documents and transform presentations to PDF, HTML and image formats within any Java applications.

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Aspose.Slides for Java

Aspose.Slides for Java


Aspose.Slides for Java is PowerPoint document manipulation and processing API to read, write, manipulate and convert PowerPoint files within any Java based application. API does not have any external dependencies so can be used on systems without Microsoft PowerPoint installed.

Being a powerful and comprehensive API all PowerPoint presentation elements such as slides, tables, text, MSO charts, shapes, images and SmartArt diagrams are accessible for manipulation. Moreover Java PowerPoint API supports exporting presentation slides to PDF, XPS, TIFF, HTML and PDF Notes.



Advanced Java PowerPoint API Features



Create new slides or clone existing slides from templates


Save and open PowerPoint files to and from streams


Generate presentations from database


Create shapes on slides


Add text to shapes


Support working with PowerPoint tables


Handle text and shape formatting


Apply or remove protection on shapes


Scan text from presentations


Render slides to images


Export presentations to PDF, TIFF and XPS formats


Exporting to TIFF Notes


Export slides to SVG


Add images to presentations


Embed Excel charts as OLE objects in slides


Generating MSO Charts


Exporting presentation to HTML


Importing and exporting HTML Text in presentation slides


Support for ActiveX components


Support for SmartArt shapes


Support to protect saved presentations and exported PDF by passwords


Support for VBA Macros inside presentation


Print MS PowerPoint presentations


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Extract text from PPT document

PowerPoint Document Conversion

API supports most of the Microsoft PowerPoint document formats and exports them to popular formats used widely by organizations.

  • Convert PowerPoint to
    • PPT, POT, PPS
    • PDF
    • XPS
    • HTML
  • Load ODP document and convert to PPTX

PowerPoint Presentation Rendering

Aspose.Slides for Java supports high fidelity rendering of slides in the presentations to various graphics formats.

  • Render PowerPoint Presentations to
    • TIFF
    • PNG
    • BMP
    • JPEG
    • GIF
  • Render PowerPoint Slides to SVG

Presentation API Content Features

Aspose.Slides for Java API enables you to access, modify or create almost all the possible contents of presentations.

  • Master Slides : access and modify a presentation's master slides for defining normal slides layout
  • Normal Slides : access and modify existing slides or create new slides of different types.
  • Cloning / Copying Slides : clone or copy existing slides within a presentation or from other presentations
  • Place Holders and Text Holders : access within existing slide or create a slide with text holders from scratch
  • Header and Footers : API handles header and footers in slides
  • Slide's Notes : Add Notes to slides or access and modify Notes associated with a slide
  • Finding a Shape : Find a shape on any slide using the alternative text associated with it
  • Backgrounds : API supports working with the background associated with a master or normal slide
  • Text Boxes : create Text Boxes from scratch or access and modify its text without loosing its format
  • Shapes : Create or modify following shapes
    • Rectangle Shapes
    • Poly Line Shapes
    • Ellipse Shapes
    • Group Shapes
    • Auto Shapes
  • Shapes Serialization : Although a number of shapes supported by API and in case if shape is not supported then use serialization method through which one can serialize that from an existing slide.
  • Frames :
    • Picture Frames
    • Audio Frames - Audio files linked or embedded in slides through audio frames
    • Video Frames
    • OLE Frame - OLE Objects are managed through OLE frames
    • Text Frame - Text associated with any shape accessed through text frame belongs to that shape
  • Tables : API supports Tables on presentation slides
  • Text Scanning : Built-in scanning methods used for text scanning on presentation or slide level.
  • Animations : Animations can be applied to shapes.
  • Slide Shows : Slide shows and slide transitions are supported.

PowerPoint API Formatting Features

API supports Text and Shape formatting features on slides in a presentation document. Text is formatted using paragraphs and portions within each text frames. Text frames associated with shapes as shape is basic element of a slide.

Text Formatting
  • Font type
  • Font size
  • Font color
  • Font shades
  • Paragraph alignment
  • Paragraph bulleting
  • Paragraph orientation
Shape Formatting
  • Position
  • Size
  • Line
  • Fill (including pattern, gradient, and solid).
  • Text
  • Image

Microsoft Office Automation – Not Needed

Aspose.Slides for Java is built using managed code that does not need Microsoft Office or Microsoft PowerPoint to be installed on the machine to work with PowerPoint document formats. It is a perfect Microsoft PowerPoint automation alternative in terms of supported features, security, stability, scalability, speed and price.


Aspose.Slides offers individual PowerPoint APIs for other popular development environments as listed below: