Example that explains how to rename a field. Files: When renaming a field, you need to respect the existing hierarchy. */ package. iText PDF, learn how to make a fillable PDF, create a form, fill out and flatten a form. They are usually added on top of the existing content. . box or list field), buttons (push buttons, check boxes and radio buttons), and signature fields. Gets a template layer to create a signature appearance. Gets a new signature field name that doesn’t clash with any existing name.

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Close the Document document. As opposed to the regular text field, where you can only add text in a single line, text in this field will be wrapped if it doesn’t fit on a single line.

Looking at the TextMarkupAnnotation example, we see that we really need a separate tutorial to understand what all the nuts and bolts used in this code snippet are about.

We learned how to create a form, but more importantly how singature fill out and flatten a form. We’ll use a Rectangle to define the dimension of each widget annotation and its position on the page.

LockPermissions ; import com.

PdfSignatureAppearance (iText, a Free Java-PDF library API) – Javadoc Extreme

Choice fields can be configured in a way that people can select only one of the options, or several options. Making text clickable doesn’t change the appearance of that text in the content stream.


Iext ; import java. We’ll start with a series of simple examples.

Digital signatures – chapter 2

Skip to main content. It’s zero by default. The key is a PdfName and the value an Integer. PdfTemplate ; import com. The second parameter is a Boolean indicating if a new form needs to be created if there is no existing form.

It’s also possible to have people select one or more option from a list or a combo box. This can be achieved by pre-filling the form with iText.

You are then going to use iText to fill out this form automatically, for instance using data from a database. If it’s zero the image will fully fill the rectangle.

We set the color, title a PdfStringcontents a Stringand iteext open status of the annotation. With iText, you can add all of these annotation types to a PDF document, but in the context of this tutorial, rxisting only look at one more example before we move on to interactive forms. This is the first method to be called when using external signatures. This is a link annotation. In some cases, there are strict formal requirements with respect to a form.

PdfPCell ; import com. RenderingMode getRenderingMode Gets the rendering mode for this signature. Interactive PDF forms are very common in two specific use cases:. In the next snippet, we’ll introduce three check boxes, named experience0experience1experience CMS”Test 2″”Ghent” ; app.


It is important that the digital document is an exact replica of the corresponding form. Font ; import com. Paragraph ; import com. In the next section, we’ll create an interactive form consisting of different form fields.

In many cases, it’s a much better idea to create a form manually, using a tool with a graphical user interface. Will be ignored if acro6Layers is true.

PdfPTable ; import com. On top of the text, we’ve added a green text annotation. The general sequence is: On this form, you have ffield fields for the name of the person who bought the ticket, the date and the time of the filed, the fiels and the seat number, and so on.

We introduce a new object in line 2. That isn’t true for interactive forms based on AcroForm technology. If null the mode is defaulted to RenderingMode. PdfAnnotation ; import com. The field itself doesn’t belong in the content stream. Uses a ByteArrayOutputStream instead of a temporary file. The LinkAnnotation example shows how it’s done. The layers can go from 0 to exiwting, but only layer 0 and 2 will be used if acro6Layers is true.