Apache POI PPT - Reading Shapes


You can get a count of the number of shapes used in a presentation using the method getShapeName() of the XSLFShape class. Given below is the program to read the shapes from a presentation −

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.List;
import org.apache.poi.xslf.usermodel.XMLSlideShow;
import org.apache.poi.xslf.usermodel.XSLFShape;
import org.apache.poi.xslf.usermodel.XSLFSlide;

public class ReadingShapes {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws IOException {
      //creating a slideshow 
      File file = new File("shapes.pptx");
      XMLSlideShow ppt = new XMLSlideShow(new FileInputStream(file));
      //get slides 
      List<XSLFSlide> slide = ppt.getSlides();
      //getting the shapes in the presentation
      System.out.println("Shapes in the presentation:");
      for (int i = 0; i < slide.size(); i++){
         List<XSLFShape> sh = slide.get(i).getShapes();
         for (int j = 0; j < sh.size(); j++){
            //name of the shape
      FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream(file);

Save the above Java code as ReadingShapes.java, and then compile and execute it from the command prompt as follows −

$javac ReadingShapes.java
$java ReadingShapes

It will compile and execute to generate the following output.

Shapes in the presentation: 
Rectangle 1
Oval 1
Isosceles Triangle 1

The newly added slide with the various shapes appears as follows −

Reading Shapes