Load document from FTP

Following example demonstrates how to render a document from FTP.

    public void loadDocumentFromFtp() {
        try (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(getFileFromFtp("sample.docx"))) {
            HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.forEmbeddedResources();

    private InputStream getFileFromFtp(String filePath) {
        URI uri = new URI(filePath);
        FtpWebRequest request = createRequest(uri);
        WebResponse response = request.getResponse()
        return getFileStream(response);

    private FtpWebRequest createRequest(URI uri) {
        FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest) WebRequest.create(uri);
        return request;

    private InputStream getFileStream(WebResponse response) {
        return response.getResponseStream();

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