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From "Hesham G." <heshamgne...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a difference between Watermark & Stamp ?
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:33:19 GMT
Adam ,

This post is old, but I am still facing problems using the watermark, and I need it badly.

I have created a Microsoft word doc file with a watermark and I saved it as a PDF file, and
it appears just as I want. Now I am looking for a way for how to do this with PDFBox. You
can check this 1 page sample PDF : 
http://www.4shared.com/document/rQ2berMh/pdf_with_watermark.html

Any help would be appreciated.


Best regards ,
Hesham

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Included message :

> Sorry, but I can't give you any code examples for I have never done any 
> work with stamps nor watermarks.  All I did was read the manual because 
> when I saw your question I thought "Hmm, that's a good question!"
> 
> What you describe sounds correct in terms of how it works, but it looks 
> like there is also an option to have the watermark not appear at all on 
> the PDF (when rendered on the screen), but appear when it is printed.  I'm 
> not sure if that's something you are interested in, but it's an option as 
> far as I can tell.
> 
> Your best bet would be to find a PDF with a watermark, then extract a 
> single page.  This will give you a small PDF with a watermark and you 
> should be able to go through it by hand (i.e. a good text editor).  Just 
> search for "watermark" and see what comes up and then when you find 
> something in the PDF, see what references it and check the spec to get 
> some more information about what you're looking at.  For example, if you 
> see object "72 0" is a watermark, search for things which reference 72 0. 
> If you keep doing this you'll eventually get back to the root.  If you 
> keep notes, you should have a nice map of how everything is connected. 
> I've done this for other objects and in combination with the spec, it's 
> worked out pretty well.  Remember, you can also make modifications to the 
> PDF using a text editor to see what it does (just remember to back up the 
> original before you go hacking up the PDF or you'll probably end up with a 
> corrupt document).
> 
> ---- 
> Thanks,
> Adam
> 
> 
> 
> From:
> "Hesham G." <heshamgneady@gmail.com>
> To:
> <users@pdfbox.apache.org>
> Date:
> 11/11/2010 03:15
> Subject:
> Re: Is there a difference between Watermark & Stamp ?
> 
> 
> 
> Adam ,
> 
> Thanks a lot for you reply, and sorry for being that late ... You're 
> always 
> here Adam when I need an answer.
> 
> I have this in PDF reference 1.7, but I do not understand that Adobe code 
> :)
> If you can translate this to me or give me a PDFBox code example, that 
> will 
> be very helpful.
> 
> In general, what I understand is that both watermarks and stamps both can 
> be 
> images that appear in the PDF, but a watermark will appear in the 
> background, so if there was a text above it, the text will appear 
> normally. 
> In addition a watermark will appear as a part of the page, so it can't be 
> clicked to show a notice box, as happens in a Stamp.
> 
> If this is wrong I hope you can correct me. if it's right, then watermarks 
> 
> is what I am looking for.
> 
> Best regards ,
> Hesham
> 
> ---------------------------------------------
> Included message :
> 
>> Hesham,
>>
>> Take a look at table 102 in section 8.11.4.4 (Usage and Usage 
> Application
>> Dictionaries) of the PDF spec (I'm looking at version 1.7).
>> "A dictionary specifying that the content in this group is shall be used
>> when printing. It may contain the following optional entries:
>> Subtype A name object specifying the kind of content controlled by the
>> group; for example, Trapping, PrintersMarks and Watermark.
>> PrintState A name that shall be either ON or OFF, indicating that the
>> group shall be set to that state when the document is printed from a
>> conforming reader."
>>
>> For more information on the subtypes, see section 12.5.6.1, and 
> 12.5.6.22
>> for specific details about a watermark.
>>
>> I didn't read all the sections I just references, but after a quick 
> look,
>> it seems the main difference is that watermarks only appear on printed
>> documents, where images would appear when viewing the document as well.
>> PDFBox might already support watermarks, but if it doesn't it could
>> probably be added without too much difficulty.  Section 12.5.6.22 has a
>> nice example of how it's laid out in the PDF which you could reference.
>> You could also use that to either verify that your test document 
> actually
>> has a real watermark, or to manually add a watermark to one of your test
>> documents.
>>
>> ---- 
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>>
>>
>> ----- Forwarded by Adam Nichols/UR/CER/XLDynamics on 11/09/2010 12:04
>> -----
>>
>> From:
>> Adam Nichols/UR/CER/XLDynamics
>> To:
>> users@pdfbox.apache.org
>> Cc:
>> "pdfbox-send-question" <users@pdfbox.apache.org>
>> Date:
>> 11/08/2010 09:13
>> Subject:
>> Re: Is there a difference between Watermark & Stamp ?
>>
>>
>> Take a look at table 102 in section 8.11.4.4 (Usage and Usage 
> Application
>> Dictionaries) of the PDF spec (I'm looking at version 1.7).
>> "A dictionary specifying that the content in this group is shall be used
>> when printing. It may contain the following optional entries:
>> Subtype A name object specifying the kind of content controlled by the
>> group; for example, Trapping, PrintersMarks and Watermark.
>> PrintState A name that shall be either ON or OFF, indicating that the
>> group shall be set to that state when the document is printed from a
>> conforming reader."
>>
>> For more information on the subtypes, see section 12.5.6.1, and 
> 12.5.6.22
>> for specific details about a watermark.
>>
>> I didn't read all the sections I just references, but after a quick 
> look,
>> it seems the main difference is that watermarks only appear on printed
>> documents, where images would appear when viewing the document as well.
>> PDFBox might already support watermarks, but if it doesn't it could
>> probably be added without too much difficulty.  Section 12.5.6.22 has a
>> nice example of how it's laid out in the PDF which you could reference.
>> You could also use that to either verify that your test document 
> actually
>> has a real watermark, or to manually add a watermark to one of your test
>> documents.
>>
>> ---- 
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>>
>>
>>
>> From:
>> "Hesham G." <heshamgneady@gmail.com>
>> To:
>> "pdfbox-send-question" <users@pdfbox.apache.org>
>> Date:
>> 11/07/2010 00:53
>> Subject:
>> Is there a difference between Watermark & Stamp ?
>>
>>
>>
>> Hello everyone ,
>>
>> What is the difference between a watermark and a stamp in PDF ?
>> I have seen nice examples in PDFBox to create stamps, but none to create
>> watermarks. I guess it is not supported yet !
>>
>>
>> Best regards ,
>> Hesham
>>
>>
>>
>>
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