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From andrew lee <andrewlee2...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to find and replace text in pdf report
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:47:52 GMT
Hi Tilman;
Do you have a sample script on how to read the Account Number value from
the attached file and output it into a text file? Many thanks.

On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 1:02 AM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
wrote:

>
> 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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