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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Jump-Start Tutorial Chapter 4: That isn’t true for interactive forms based on AcroForm technology. We also see a multi-line field in the form. PdfContentByte ; import exosting. This method is only used for Certifying signatures.

It may be null or have zero width or height for invisible signatures getPageRect public Rectangle getPageRect Gets the rectangle that represent the position and dimension of the signature in the page. This certificate doesn’t take part in the actual signing process. When the form isn’t used for data collection, but as a template.

When you click the name “James Bond”, you can no longer manually change it. We now create a PdfDocument object using the reader and the writer object as parameters.

We set the color, title a PdfStringcontents a Stringand the open status of the annotation. The field can already be presented in the document but shall not be signed.

PdfTemplate ; import com. TextField ; import com. Instead it will be added to the corresponding page at the corresponding coordinates. The bar with the message “This file includes fillable form fields” has disappeared in Figure 4. The field itself doesn’t belong in the content stream. The key is a PdfName and the value an Integer. In line 2, we create a PdfWriter that will write a new version of the source file.


In any of the cases the image will always be centered. When they need to fill out a form online, it doesn’t make much sense to present them a blank file where they have to fill out their name, address and phone number all over again.

Will be ignored if acro6Layers is true. See the FillForm example.

KeyStore ; import java. PdfPCellEvent ; import com. Lines 4 to 11 are identical to the lines we used to fill out the values of the fields we created existjng scratch. Most of the code of the TextAnnotation example is identical to the Hello World example.

CryptoStandard Enum containing the Cryptographic Standards. We learned how to create a form, but more importantly how to fill out and flatten a form. RenderingMode getRenderingMode Gets the rendering mode for this signature. ISignatureEvent An interface to retrieve the signature dictionary for modification.

The signature is fully composed externally, iText will just put the container inside the document. CryptoStandard ; import com.

Fortunately, we can wrap the link annotation in a Link object and iText will calculate the Rectangle automatically. With iText, you can add all of these annotation types to a PDF document, but in the context of this tutorial, we’ll only look at one more example before we move on to interactive forms.


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Javadox Java Articles Maven Dependency. Making text clickable doesn’t change the appearance of that text in the content stream. If multiple options could apply, we should have used check boxes. Annotations aren’t part of the content stream. It is important that the digital document is an exact replica of the corresponding form.

An empty signature field with existingg same name must already exist. Security ; import java.

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PdfReader is the input class; PdfWriter is the output class. Rectangle ; import com. We asked the PdfAcroForm to which we’ve added all the form field for its fields, and we get a Map consisting of key-value pairs with the names and PdfFormField objects of each field.

Adds keys to the signature dictionary that define the field permissions. Such a form can best be compared with a paper form where every field has its fixed place and its fixed size. PdfSignatureAppearance ; import com. PdfWriter ; import com. This technology was introduced in PDF 1. This method is only used for signatures that lock fields.

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It didn’t matter if we were adding high-level objects e. They are usually added on top of the existing content. This can be achieved by pre-filling the form with iText.