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Java--Change Font Color in Word

In Microsoft Word, you can change the font color to highlight the specific text and give a different look to the document you are making. This article will share how to programmatically change the font color of a specified paragraph or text the in Word using a free Java library.

Import Dependency

Method 1: Download the free library (Free Spire.Doc for Java) and unzip it. Then add the Spire.Doc.jar file to your Java application as dependency.
Method 2: Directly add the jar dependency to maven project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

<repositories>
   <repository>
      <id>com.e-iceblue</id>
      <name>e-iceblue</name>
      <url>https://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
   </repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
   <dependency>
      <groupId>e-iceblue</groupId>
      <artifactId>spire.doc.free</artifactId>
      <version>5.2.0</version>
   </dependency>
</dependencies>
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▶ Change Font Color of the Paragraphs

import com.spire.doc.Document;
import com.spire.doc.FileFormat;
import com.spire.doc.Section;
import com.spire.doc.documents.Paragraph;
import com.spire.doc.documents.ParagraphStyle;

import java.awt.*;

public class ChangeFontColorForParagraph {
    public static void main(String []args){
        //Create a Document instance
        Document document = new Document();
        //Load a Word document
        document.loadFromFile("test.docx");

        //Get the first section
        Section section = document.getSections().get(0);

        //Change text color of the first Paragraph
        Paragraph p1 = section.getParagraphs().get(0);
        ParagraphStyle s1 = new ParagraphStyle(document);
        s1.setName("Color1");
        s1.getCharacterFormat().setTextColor(new Color(244, 132, 48));
        document.getStyles().add(s1);
        p1.applyStyle(s1.getName());

        //Change text color of the third Paragraph
        Paragraph p2 = section.getParagraphs().get(2);
        ParagraphStyle s2 = new ParagraphStyle(document);
        s2.setName("Color2");
        s2.getCharacterFormat().setTextColor(new Color(0, 0, 139));;
        document.getStyles().add(s2);
        p2.applyStyle(s2.getName());

        //Save the result document
        document.saveToFile("ChangeParagraphTextColor.docx", FileFormat.Docx);
    }
}
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▶ Change Font Color of a Specific Text

import com.spire.doc.Document;
import com.spire.doc.FileFormat;
import com.spire.doc.documents.TextSelection;

import java.awt.*;

public class ChangeFontColorForText {
    public static void main(String []args){
        //Create a Document instance
        Document document = new Document();
        //Load a Word document
        document.loadFromFile("test.docx");

        //Find the text that you want to change font color for
        TextSelection[] text = document.findAllString("marketing", false, true);
        //Change the font color for the searched text
        for (TextSelection selection : text)
        {
            selection.getAsOneRange().getCharacterFormat().setTextColor(Color.red);
        }

        //Save the result document
        document.saveToFile("ChangeCertainTextColor.docx", FileFormat.Docx);

    }
}
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