iText in Action: Chapter 1: Introducing PDF and iText


If you compile and execute this example, you'll get the following result:

You can download the full source code of HelloWorldLandscape2, or read it here:

 * This class is part of the book "iText in Action - 2nd Edition"
 * written by Bruno Lowagie (ISBN: 9781935182610)
 * For more info, go to:
 * This example only works with the AGPL version of iText.
package part1.chapter01;
import com.itextpdf.text.*;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 * A possible way to create a document in the landscape format.
public class HelloWorldLandscape2 {
    /** Path to the resulting PDF file. */
    public static final String RESULT
        = "results/part1/chapter01/hello_landscape2.pdf";
     * Creates a PDF file: hello_landscape2.pdf
     * @param    args    no arguments needed
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws DocumentException, IOException {
        // step 1
    	// landscape format because width > height
        Document document = new Document(new Rectangle(792, 612));
        // step 2
        PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(RESULT));
        // step 3;
        // step 4
        document.add(new Paragraph("Hello World"));
        // step 5
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The HelloWorldLandscape2 example is part of the book iText in Action (ISBN 9781935182610).

It's a small standalone application. You can use this example for inspiration, but please read the book if there's something you don't understand about the example. You'll find more info in Chapter 1.

Keywords for this example: Hello World, Landscape, Landscape > custom page size

If you want this example to work, you need the following jars: iText.jar

This example is used as a helper class for: PageInformation, StampText