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Example that explains how to rename a field. Files: When renaming a field, you need to respect the existing hierarchy. */ package. iText PDF, learn how to make a fillable PDF, create a form, fill out and flatten a form. They are usually added on top of the existing content. . box or list field), buttons (push buttons, check boxes and radio buttons), and signature fields. Gets a template layer to create a signature appearance. Gets a new signature field name that doesn’t clash with any existing name.

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Setter for the field lock dictionary. If you want to create a PDF form using iText, you now have a fair idea of how it’s done. HTML forms are much more user friendly for online data collection. CMS iext, “Test 1″”Ghent” ; app. PdfContentByte ; import com. The document is closed at the end. After we’ve set all the values of the form fields, we add line This widget annotation is created implicitly when we create a field.


In line fiepd, we create a PdfWriter that will write a new version of the source file. The InputStream of bytes to be signed.

PdfFormField ; import com. A new signature field name.

Chapter 4: Making a PDF interactive

Add the Maven Dependecy to your project: FileInputStream ; import java. A more common use case is to pre-fill an existing form. Making a PDF interactive Chapter 4: Will be ignored if acro6Layers is true.

We create a radio field for choosing a language.

Image ; import com. The createText method needs a PdfDocument instance, a Rectanglethe name of the field, and a default value in this case, the default value is an empty String.

ExternalDigest ; import com.

PdfAnnotation ; import com. This extra line was added in the FlattenForm example. We also see a multi-line field in the form. String call you’ll have fieeld do it again. We set the color, title a PdfStringcontents a Stringand the open status of the annotation.

Adding an unsigned signature to a PDF using Seam and iText – KD Moore Consulting | Keith D. Moore

Our choice field is named “shift” and it offers three options of which “Any” is selected by default. In the previous chapters, we’ve created PDF documents by adding content to a page. PdfAppearance ; import com. Skip to main content.


Creates a PdfSigner instance. See the FillForm example. Value of property signatureEvent. When text doesn’t fit into the available text area of an HTML form, that field can signaturs resized.

Renaming a field

Note that the label of the field and the widget annotation are two different things. This method is only used for signatures that lock fields. We see these fields because they are represented by a widget annotation.