Java: Convert Excel to PDF

Using PDF as a format for sending documents ensures that no formatting changes will occur to the original document. Exporting Excel to PDF is a common practice in many cases. This article introduces how to convert a whole Excel document or a specific worksheet to PDF using Spire.XLS for Java.

Install Spire.XLS for Java

First of all, you're required to add the Spire.Xls.jar file as a dependency in your Java program. The JAR file can be downloaded from this link. If you use Maven, you can easily import the JAR file in your application by adding the following code to your project's pom.xml file.

  • Package Manager
<repositories>
    <repository>
        <id>com.e-iceblue</id>
        <name>e-iceblue</name>
        <url>https://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
    </repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>e-iceblue</groupId>
        <artifactId>spire.xls</artifactId>
        <version>4.11.3</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Convert a Whole Excel File to PDF

The following are the steps to convert a whole Excel document to PDF.

  • Create a Workbook object.
  • Load a sample Excel document using Workbook.loadFromFile() method.
  • Set the Excel to PDF conversion options through the methods under the ConverterSetting object, which is returned by Workbook.getConverterSetting() method.
  • Convert the whole Excel document to PDF using Workbook.saveToFile() method.
  • Java
import com.spire.xls.FileFormat;
import com.spire.xls.Workbook;

public class ConvertExcelToPdf {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a Workbook instance and load an Excel file
        Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
        workbook.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\Sample.xlsx");

        //Set worksheets to fit to page when converting
        workbook.getConverterSetting().setSheetFitToPage(true);

        //Save the resulting document to a specified path
        workbook.saveToFile("output/ExcelToPdf.pdf", FileFormat.PDF);
    }
}

Java: Convert Excel to PDF

Convert a Specific Worksheet to PDF

The following are the steps to convert a specific worksheet to PDF.

  • Create a Workbook object.
  • Load a sample Excel document using Workbook.loadFromFile() method.
  • Set the Excel to PDF conversion options through the methods under the ConverterSetting object, which is returned by Workbook.getConverterSetting() method.
  • Get a specific worksheet using Workbook.getWorksheets().get() method.
  • Convert the worksheet to PDF using Worksheet.saveToPdf() method.
  • Java
import com.spire.xls.Workbook;
import com.spire.xls.Worksheet;

public class ConvertWorksheetToPdf {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a Workbook instance and load an Excel file
        Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
        workbook.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\Sample.xlsx");

        //Set worksheets to fit to width when converting
        workbook.getConverterSetting().setSheetFitToWidth(true);

        //Get the first worksheet
        Worksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

        //Convert to PDF and save the resulting document to a specified path
        worksheet.saveToPdf("output/WorksheetToPdf.pdf");
    }
}

Java: Convert Excel to PDF

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