Load document from URL

Following example demonstrates how to render document from URL.

    public void loadDocumentFromUrl() {
        String url = "https://github.com/groupdocs-viewer/GroupDocs.Viewer-for-Java/blob/master/Examples/Resources/SampleFiles/sample.docx?raw=true";

        try (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(getRemoteFile(url))) {
            HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.forEmbeddedResources();

    private InputStream getRemoteFile(String url) {
        WebRequest request = WebRequest.create(url);
        WebResponse response = request.getResponse();
        return getFileStream(response);

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

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free Online App

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