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This example was written in answer to What's an easy to print "first right, then down"?

TableTemplate.java
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/*
    This file is part of the iText (R) project.
    Copyright (c) 1998-2020 iText Group NV
    Authors: iText Software.
 
    For more information, please contact iText Software at this address:
    sales@itextpdf.com
 */
/**
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to the following question:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22093993/itext-whats-an-easy-to-print-first-right-then-down
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.tables;
 
import com.itextpdf.kernel.geom.Rectangle;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfDocument;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.canvas.PdfCanvas;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.xobject.PdfFormXObject;
import com.itextpdf.layout.Canvas;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Cell;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Table;
import com.itextpdf.layout.property.UnitValue;
 
import java.io.File;
 
public class TableTemplate {
    public static final String DEST = "./target/sandbox/tables/table_template.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
 
        new TableTemplate().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    protected void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws Exception {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
        Table table = new Table(UnitValue.createPercentArray(15));
 
        table.setWidth(1500);
 
        for (int r = 'A'; r <= 'Z'; r++) {
            for (int c = 1; c <= 15; c++) {
                Cell cell = new Cell();
                cell.setMinHeight(45);
                cell.add(new Paragraph(String.valueOf((char) r) + c));
                table.addCell(cell);
            }
        }
 
        PdfFormXObject tableTemplate = new PdfFormXObject(new Rectangle(1500, 1300));
        Canvas canvas = new Canvas(tableTemplate, pdfDoc);
        canvas.add(table);
 
        for (int j = 0; j < 1500; j += 500) {
            for (int i = 1300; i > 0; i -= 650) {
                PdfFormXObject clip = new PdfFormXObject(new Rectangle(500, 650));
 
                // add xObject to another xObject of shorter sizes
                new PdfCanvas(clip, pdfDoc).addXObject(tableTemplate, -j, 650 - i);
 
                // add xObject to the document
                new PdfCanvas(pdfDoc.addNewPage()).addXObject(clip, 36, 156);
            }
        }
 
        pdfDoc.close();
    }
}
TableTemplate.cs
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/*
This file is part of the iText (R) project.
Copyright (c) 1998-2020 iText Group NV
Authors: iText Software.
 
For more information, please contact iText Software at this address:
sales@itextpdf.com
*/
 
using System;
using System.IO;
using iText.Kernel.Geom;
using iText.Kernel.Pdf;
using iText.Kernel.Pdf.Canvas;
using iText.Kernel.Pdf.Xobject;
using iText.Layout;
using iText.Layout.Element;
using iText.Layout.Properties;
 
namespace iText.Samples.Sandbox.Tables
{
    public class TableTemplate
    {
        public static readonly string DEST = "results/sandbox/tables/table_template.pdf";
 
        public static void Main(String[] args)
        {
            FileInfo file = new FileInfo(DEST);
            file.Directory.Create();
 
            new TableTemplate().ManipulatePdf(DEST);
        }
 
        private void ManipulatePdf(String dest)
        {
            PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
            Table table = new Table(UnitValue.CreatePercentArray(15));
 
            table.SetWidth(1500);
 
            for (int r = 'A'; r <= 'Z'; r++)
            {
                for (int c = 1; c <= 15; c++)
                {
                    Cell cell = new Cell();
                    cell.SetMinHeight(45);
                    cell.Add(new Paragraph(((char) r).ToString() + c));
                    table.AddCell(cell);
                }
            }
 
            PdfFormXObject tableTemplate = new PdfFormXObject(new Rectangle(1500, 1300));
            Canvas canvas = new Canvas(tableTemplate, pdfDoc);
            canvas.Add(table);
 
            for (int j = 0; j < 1500; j += 500)
            {
                for (int i = 1300; i > 0; i -= 650)
                {
                    PdfFormXObject clip = new PdfFormXObject(new Rectangle(500, 650));
 
                    // add xObject to another xObject of shorter sizes
                    new PdfCanvas(clip, pdfDoc).AddXObject(tableTemplate, -j, 650 - i);
 
                    // add xObject to the document
                    new PdfCanvas(pdfDoc.AddNewPage()).AddXObject(clip, 36, 156);
                }
            }
 
            pdfDoc.Close();
        }
    }
}

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