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From andrew lee <andrewlee2...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to find and replace text in pdf report
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:38:02 GMT
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?

What if the [First Name], [Last Name] & [Address] is an editable field.
Will iText be able to fill them will information that I obtain from a


On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>

> 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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