Wanting to use grapecity for creating pdf files on a web application

Posted by: matovu.anthony on 23 April 2023, 5:13 am EST

  • Posted 23 April 2023, 5:13 am EST - Updated 23 April 2023, 5:41 am EST

    Dear sir,

    I am trying out is i can use grapecity for Java to create pdf files (invoice) on a web application. my first trials i am getting message

    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.grapecity.documents.excel.Workbook

    Help please


  • Posted 23 April 2023, 8:28 pm EST - Updated 23 April 2023, 9:05 pm EST


    Thanks for reaching out to us with your query.

    You can easily create a Pdf file through an Excel document using GCExcel library.

    public class Main 
        public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        // Create a new workbook
        Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
        // Open an excel file
        InputStream fileStream = new FileInputStream("EmployeeData.xlsx");
        // Save to an pdf file

    To resolve these type of errors, make sure all dependencies are added to the project. You can refer here: for all GCExcel Java dependencies: https://www.grapecity.com/documents-api-excel-java/docs/online/getting-started.html

    Please refer the working GCExcel Java sample to create Pdf through an Excel document:


    You can get back to us if you face any other issues.

    Best Regards,


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