Search and Replace a Text String in a Word Document in Java

When editing a Word document, finding and replacing text can be a tedious, manual task — but, it doesn’t have to be! In this tutorial we’re going to demonstrate how you can leverage API technology in Java to simplify the search and replace process.

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Starting off, we’re going to employ Maven or Gradle to install our Java SDK. For Maven, add a reference to the repository in pom.xml:

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Then, add a reference to the dependency:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.Cloudmersive</groupId>
<artifactId>Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java</artifactId>
<version>v3.54</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

If you prefer to use Gradle, you will first add the following to your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:

allprojects {
repositories {
...
maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
}
}

After that, add the dependency in build.gradle:

dependencies {
implementation 'com.github.Cloudmersive:Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java:v3.54'
}

Now that the package is installed, we’re ready to instance our API and call the search and replace function:

// Import classes:
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.EditDocumentApi;

And there you have it; out with the old text, and in with the new!

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.

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