Aspose.Words Document Viewer  API

Developing applications on the Android platform can be challenging if you need to integrate multiple features of the OS into your app, while also taking care of your main task. Document Viewer & Converter for Android is an open-source Word document viewer app that uses Aspose.Words for Android to asynchronously generate images of each page from documents to render. It also keeps them in the cache to prevent regeneration. The app can also convert Microsoft Word documents into various formats.

Word Document Viewer and Converter App for Android

The app can open documents from external storage and Dropbox. Any other application that requires a viewer for Word documents can also send requests to open a document.

You can view the following documents using Document Viewer & Converter for Android.

  • Microsoft Word 2003 documents (DOC)
  • Microsoft Word 2007 documents (DOCX)
  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice OpenDocument Text files (ODT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)

View Document from Storage

To open the file from the device storage or SD Card, tap on the folder icon on the main screen. Browse to the folder and tap on the desired document. You can select any of the supported documents.

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View Document from Dropbox

Dropbox might be one of the best places to keep your documents secure and synced between your mobile and computer. You can choose to open a file from your Dropbox by selecting the icon from the main screen. If you don’t have Dropbox installed on your phone, you will be guided accordingly. You may need an internet connection to download files from Dropbox.

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View Document from other Applications

Applications like Firefox can send request to another application to open downloaded files. Document Viewer & Converter for Android serves all requests to open Microsoft Word documents. This enables you to open documents from Google Drive too.

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View a Document in Android

Document Viewer & Converter for Android can be used to view any Microsoft Word document. Pages are displayed on the screen one at a time. You can swipe left and right or use buttons on the top right corner to navigate between pages. For quick UI response, pages are converted into JPEG images asynchronously and cached before displaying to load.

You can switch to full-screen mode by tapping on the page, and switch back by tapping again.

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Convert Documents in Android

Conversion is another useful feature of Document Viewer & Converter for Android. Along-with viewing a document, you can also convert it to the following formats.

  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Microsoft Word 2007 (DOCX)
  • Microsoft Word 2003 (DOC)
  • OpenDocument Text (ODT)
  • Rich Text Format
  • Web Page

Documents are converted into the background. When the conversion completes, you get a notification. You can tap on the notification to open the converted file. Files are stored in Aspose/Converted Documents folder on external storage.

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Complete source code of Document Viewer & Converter for Android is available on Github. Download the project and run from Android Studio. A pre-compiled APK is also available.