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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: How to manipulate a pdf object
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:07 GMT
Am 29.03.2016 um 19:54 schrieb Kevin Ternes:
> I have successfully updated form widgets on pre-existing PDFs.
> But what about ordinary non-form objects like a box of text?  I can add NEW objects to
the PDPageContentStream.
> But how do I even get a reference to an existing object?
> Viewing the document in Acrobat does not give me a clue as to what the object might even
be called.
>
> PDFBox-2.0.0
>

Your question is somewhat broad. To get an idea how a PDF is made, 
please view a PDF in PDFDebugger. A "box of text" is not something that 
you can "reference" if it is in the content stream. It is just some 
vector graphics somewhere.

Tilman

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