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From Diego Azevedo <dazev...@esec.com.br>
Subject Re: Visible Signature with text
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:39:33 GMT
Thanks Tilman,

Well, here is the source code (only the visual signature bit):

    // Creates the designer and set properties
    PDVisibleSignDesigner sigDesigner = new PDVisibleSignDesigner(doc,
    image, page);
    PDVisibleSigProperties visibleSigProp = new PDVisibleSigProperties();

    // this should replace visibleSigProp.buildSignature()
    PDFTemplateBuilder builder = new ExtSigBuilder();
    PDFTemplateCreator creator = new PDFTemplateCreator(builder);

    // add VisibleSignature options to general signature options
    SignatureOptions sigOpts = new SignatureOptions();

    // add signature options to signature
    doc.addSignature(sigDic, mySigner, sigOpts );

The class used to modify the behavior was:

    // Test -> should write "Hello" on the top-left corner (adapted from
    stackoverflow - String to COSName)
    public class ExtSigBuilder extends PDVisibleSigBuilder
             String fontName;

             public void createImageForm(PDResources imageFormResources,
    PDResources innerFormResource,
                     PDStream imageFormStream, PDRectangle formrect,
    AffineTransform affineTransform, PDImageXObject img)
                     throws IOException
    innerFormResource, imageFormStream, formrect, affineTransform, img);

                 PDFont font = PDType1Font.HELVETICA;
                 fontName =

             public void injectAppearanceStreams(PDStream
    holderFormStream, PDStream innterFormStream, PDStream imageFormStream,
                     COSName imageObjectName, COSName imageName, COSName
    innerFormName, PDVisibleSignDesigner properties)
                     throws IOException
    super.injectAppearanceStreams(holderFormStream, innterFormStream,
    imageFormStream, imageObjectName, imageName, innerFormName, properties);

                 String imgFormComment = "q " + 100 + " 0 0 50 0 0 cm /"
    + imageName + " Do Q\n";
                 String text = "BT /" + fontName + " 6 Tf (Hello) Tj ET\n";
    imgFormComment + text);

When I don't use ExtSigBuilder or comment the 'appendRawCommands', I get 
this: link <https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9u-J6HILTH6UjR4NFp3bFdPMUk>

But when I try to add this visible layer, the retangle becomes blank: 
link <https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9u-J6HILTH6VWxKR1dONDBTSkU>

You said that there is no example, but can I achieve it if I'm willing 
to get dirty and use low level API's? Is there a recommended 
architecture I can follow to merge this on the project latter?

Thanks in advance,

Diego Azevedo

On 29/07/2016 13:54, Tilman Hausherr wrote:
> Am 29.07.2016 um 15:36 schrieb Diego Azevedo:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm trying to add a visible signature to a pdf document -> So far, no 
>> problems
>> But I've seen documents that add a text layer above the visible 
>> signature that shows some of the signature details, such as location, 
>> reason, date, the validity of the signature (and that's updated if, 
>> for example, you trust a root certificate). I'd like to add these 
>> features, but I didn't find any example on the SVN directory.
>> The closest I got was this stackoverflow question 
>> <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27926407/visual-signature-with-pdfbox-1-8-8>,

>> but that did not work for me (I changed the methods signatures to the 
>> updated API, but all I got was a blank rectangle). 
> The text layer isn't supported, or rather, there is no example for it.
> What you could do is to post your source code and upload the result 
> PDF somewhere, I'll see if I can find something.
> Btw a known problem is signing rotated pages (there's an SO issue 
> about that too), so make sure your page isn't.
> Tilman
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Diego Azevedo
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