GroupDocs Document Viewer (Java Version)



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This HTML5-based document viewer enables you to display PDF, Word, Excel PowerPoint and over 50 other types of documents on your ExpressionEngine site.

GroupDocs.Viewer for Java Library

This plugin lets you integrate the GroupDocs.Viewer for Java library into your ExpressionEngine site. It’s a universal document viewer that can render over 50 types of documents, including:

  • Portable Document Format: PDF
  • Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
  • Microsoft Excel: XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XML
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: PPT, PPTX
  • Microsoft Outlook: MSG, EML
  • Microsoft Project: MPP, MPT
  • Microsoft Visio: VSD, VDX, VSS, VSX, VST, VTX, VSDX, VDW
  • OpenDocument Formats: ODT, OTT, ODS, ODP
  • Plain Text File: TXT
  • Rich Text Format: RTF
  • Comma-Separated Values: CSV
  • HyperText Markup Language: HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML
  • XML Paper Specification: XPS
  • AutoCAD Drawing File Format: DXF, DWG (2004)
  • Image files: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF
  • Electronic publication: EPUB

Please note that this plugin integrates the downloadable Java version of the viewer. Unlike the cloud-based version which we released earlier, GroupDocs.Viewer for Java requires installation on your own server, but allows you to host documents locally.

Key Benefits:

1. High-fidelity text rendering. GroupDocs.Viewer allows you to choose between two document rendering modes. The default one rasterizes documents to images and extracts text from them and renders it in a separate layer on top of the rasterized backgrounds. The second mode converts documents to pure HTML+CSS markup and background images in the SVG format. Both methods provide native text rendering and ensure fonts stay sharp and clear when zooming in/out of documents in a browser.

2. Cross-browser support. Documents rendered with GroupDocs.Viewer can be viewed from any popular web-browser, including IE8+, Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Opera and their mobile versions. There is no need to install Flash or other plugins.

3. Convenient UI. GroupDocs.Viewer for Java comes with a web-interface that can be embedded to any web-page to display documents. The UI is designed to help users seamlessly navigate multi-page documents in a browser. In particular, it allows users to:

  • Turn pages like slides at the click of a button.
  • Jump to any page within the document.
  • Search for, select and copy text to the clipboard.
  • Zoom in/out of a document.
  • Preview and navigate pages with thumbnails.
  • Print and download the original file from a browser.


Please note that this plugin requires the GroupDocs.Viewer for Java library to be installed on your server first. A free evaluation copy of the library can be downloaded from the GroupDocs website:

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This entry was created September 25, 2014, 9:36 am.
This entry was last updated September 25, 2014, 9:37 am.

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