Apache POI Word - Borders


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In this chapter, you will learn how to apply border to a paragraph using Java programming.

Applying Border

The following code is used to apply Borders in a Document:

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import org.apache.poi.xwpf.usermodel.Borders;
import org.apache.poi.xwpf.usermodel.XWPFDocument;
import org.apache.poi.xwpf.usermodel.XWPFParagraph;
import org.apache.poi.xwpf.usermodel.XWPFRun;

public class ApplyingBorder {
   public static void main(String[] args)throws Exception {
      //Blank Document
      XWPFDocument document= new XWPFDocument(); 
        
      //Write the Document in file system
      FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream(new File("applyingborder.docx"));
        
      //create paragraph
      XWPFParagraph paragraph = document.createParagraph();
        
      //Set bottom border to paragraph
      paragraph.setBorderBottom(Borders.BASIC_BLACK_DASHES);
        
      //Set left border to paragraph
      paragraph.setBorderLeft(Borders.BASIC_BLACK_DASHES);
        
      //Set right border to paragraph
      paragraph.setBorderRight(Borders.BASIC_BLACK_DASHES);
        
      //Set top border to paragraph
      paragraph.setBorderTop(Borders.BASIC_BLACK_DASHES);
        
      XWPFRun run=paragraph.createRun();
         run.setText("At tutorialspoint.com, we strive hard to " +
         "provide quality tutorials for self-learning " +
         "purpose in the domains of Academics, Information " +
         "Technology, Management and Computer Programming " +
         "Languages.");
        
      document.write(out);
      out.close();
      System.out.println("applyingborder.docx written successully");
   }
}

Save the above code in a file named ApplyingBorder.java, compile and execute it from the command prompt as follows:

$javac ApplyingBorder.java
$java ApplyingBorder

If your system is configured with the POI library, then it will compile and execute to generate a Word document named applyingborder.docx in your current directory and display the following output:

applyingborder.docx written successfully

The applyingborder.docx file looks as follows:

Border Paragraph

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