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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: How to find and replace text in pdf report
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:02:34 GMT

Am 04.10.2014 um 15:20 schrieb Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>:

> Am 04.10.2014 um 13:38 schrieb andrew lee:
>> Hi Tilman;
>> Thanks for the advice. If you notice my attached file, the Account Number:
>> 0123456789 location will be fixed on every report.
>> Does this mean PDFTextStripperByArea will be able to read it?
> 
> Yes
> 
>> What if the [First Name], [Last Name] & [Address] is an editable field.
>> Will PDFBox be able to fill them will information that I obtain from a
>> database?
> 
> Don't know, because it might still look like a field. If you're mailing the result, you
don't want any lines.

if the field doesn’t define borders/lines around it there shouldn’t be any after filling
the form fields

BR

Maruan

> 
> Tilman
> 
>> 
>> Thanks;
>> andrew
>> 
>> On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> reading an area can be done with PDFTextStripperByArea, see in the source
>>> code or in stackoverflow for examples. If you know where it is. If you
>>> don't know where it is (e.g. invoice processing), then you'll have to guess
>>> by the context.
>>> 
>>> Writing at a placeholder is more difficult. Better don't create the
>>> placeholder at all, just find out the coordinates and draw your text.
>>> 
>>> https://pdfbox.apache.org/cookbook/documentcreation.html
>>> 
>>> Tilman
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Am 04.10.2014 um 03:28 schrieb andrew lee:
>>> 
>>>  Hi;
>>>> I have a pdf report as per attached file. It contains the following text.
>>>> Account Number: 0123456789
>>>> [First Name]
>>>> [Last Name]
>>>> [Address]
>>>> 
>>>> Using PDFBOX, can I read the Account Number value "0123456789" so that i
>>>> can cross check with my oracle database, select out the First Name, Last
>>>> Name and Address and finally fill it into the marker [First Name], [Last
>>>> Name] & [Address] in the PDF file.  Btw i was told that i will be given
an
>>>> editable pdf report. also
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Kindly advice. tq
>>>> 
>>> 
> 


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