The following example shows how to extract Markdown formatted text:

// Create an instance of Parser class
try (Parser parser = new Parser(Constants.SampleDocx)) {
    // Extract a formatted text into the reader
    try (TextReader reader = parser.getFormattedText(new FormattedTextOptions(FormattedTextMode.Markdown))) {
        // Print a formatted text from the document
        // If formatted text extraction isn't supported, a reader is null
        System.out.println(reader == null ? "Formatted text extraction isn't suppported" : reader.readToEnd());

The API supports the following formatting:

  • Bold text
  • Italic text
  • Hyperlinks
  • Headings
  • Numbering and bullets lists
  • Tables

The following Microsoft Word document is used as input document:

The following Markdown document is extracted using the example above:

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