Unable to instantiate Java Font class

When i attempt to create the Java font my my excel cell I get an error from Eclipse saying "Cannot instantiate the type Font"

Why can't I instantiate the class?

private  void createCell(Workbook wb, Row row, int i, short halign, short valign, int value) {
            CreationHelper ch = wb.getCreationHelper();
            DataFormat format = wb.createDataFormat();
            Cell cell = row.createCell(i);
            CellStyle cellStyle = wb.createCellStyle();

            Font myFont = new Font("Courier", Font.COLOR_RED, 12);



Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAsked:
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Make sure it's java.awt.Font and not something else
Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
cellStyle.setFont(myFont); won't accept an object of type java.awt.Font: It wants  org.apache.poi.ss.usermodel.Font
https://poi.apache.org/apidocs/org/apache/poi/ss/usermodel/Font.html cannot be instantiated - it's an interface. You need one of its implementing classes (see that link)
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zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
It will be more something like:

HSSFFont myFont=wb.createFont();

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Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I found that this works after much trial and error

      XSSFFont myFont= wb.createFont();
zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
All right, so...? (Time to close this one I would think)
Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Sorry: completely spaced and forgot I left this open. :-(
zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
Thanx 4 axxepting
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