Java/ Insert Hyperlinks in Word Documents

In a Word document, a hyperlink refers to a link inserted in the specific text or picture, which enables you to jump between different text elements in a document or between different websites. This article will demonstrate how to add a text hyperlink, an image hyperlink, an email link and a file link to a Word document with a 3rd party free API.

Installation
Method 1: Download the Free Spire.Doc for Java and unzip it. Then add the Spire.Doc.jar file to your Java application as dependency.

Method 2: Directly add the jar dependency to maven project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>com.e-iceblue</id>
<name>e-iceblue</name>
<url>http://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
</repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>e-iceblue</groupId>
<artifactId>spire.doc.free</artifactId>
<version>3.9.0</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Code Snippets

import com.spire.doc.Document;
import com.spire.doc.FileFormat;
import com.spire.doc.Section;
import com.spire.doc.documents.HorizontalAlignment;
import com.spire.doc.documents.HyperlinkType;
import com.spire.doc.documents.Paragraph;
import com.spire.doc.fields.DocPicture;

public class InsertHyperlinks {

public static void main(String[] args) {

//create a Word document
Document doc = new Document();
Section section = doc.addSection();

//insert web link
Paragraph paragraph = section.addParagraph();
paragraph.appendText("Web Link: ");
paragraph.appendHyperlink("https://www.google.com/", "Home Page", HyperlinkType.Web_Link);

//insert email link
paragraph = section.addParagraph();
paragraph.appendText("Email Link: ");
paragraph.appendHyperlink("mailto:xxx@outlook.com", "xxx@outlook.com", HyperlinkType.E_Mail_Link);

//insert file link
paragraph = section.addParagraph();
paragraph.appendText("File Link: ");
String filePath = "C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\sample.pptx";
paragraph.appendHyperlink(filePath, "Click to open report", HyperlinkType.File_Link);

//insert image hyperlink
paragraph = section.addParagraph();
paragraph.appendText("Image Hyper Link: ");
paragraph = section.addParagraph();
DocPicture picture = paragraph.appendPicture("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\IdeaProjects\\Spire.Doc\\logo (2).jpg");
paragraph.appendHyperlink("https://www.google.com/", picture, HyperlinkType.Web_Link);

for (int i = 0; i < section.getParagraphs().getCount(); i++) {

//align paragraph to center
section.getParagraphs().get(i).getFormat().setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.Center);
//add auto spacing after paragraph
section.getParagraphs().get(i).getFormat().setAfterAutoSpacing(true);

//save to file
doc.saveToFile("InsertHyperlinks.docx", FileFormat.Docx_2013);
}
}
}

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