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From Nathan Artz <nartz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Text Bounding Boxes and Reflowing
Date Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:47:14 GMT
Okay great - with regard to adding text, would you recommend any libraries,
i.e. that have helpful methods 'autofit to size' at all, or reflowing
within them? For instance, using a form field to do this?


On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>

> PDFTextStripper has heuristics for paragraphs. This issue
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-3804
> has test files and a parameter to change.
> Yes it does support form fields and flattening. But that is something
> different than the first problem. Start with AppearanceGeneratorHelper.java
> and search from there...
> Tilman
> Am 20.06.2017 um 01:40 schrieb Nick Westerly:
>> Hi -
>> My ultimate goal is to be able to properly replace text and 'reflow' it -
>> I
>> know this isn't handled out of the box, but there are a few subproblems I
>> am trying to first solve that would help me towards this goal. Also, my
>> text reflowing does not need to be perfect! Just 'kind of work. I am doing
>> my best to replicate what Acrobat does when you click 'Edit' text as my
>> attempt, specifically:
>> A. Like in acrobat when a user clicks 'edit' pdf, it seems that contiguous
>> areas of text are put together into a single editable textbox, and text
>> reflows within this text box. Does PDFBOX (or other suggested libraries)
>> have heuristics or other ideas on how to create these 'paragraph' like
>> bounding boxes?
>> B. Acrobat, for instance, will reflow and refit text naturally put inside
>> of a Form Text Field. Does PDFBOX support form text fields (that
>> presumably
>> would fit/reflow the text inside of them?) and be able to 'flatten' it?
>> Anyway - any suggestions are welcome - thanks a lot!
>> Nick
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