The text boxes and rectangles you're referring to are called Annotations. Annotations are defined as dictionaries and they are listed per page.
In other words: you need to create a
PdfReader instance and get the
ANNOTS from each page:
PdfReader reader = new PdfReader("your.pdf"); for (int i = 1; i
In the above code sample, I have a
annot, from which I can extract the Contents. You may be interested in some other entries too (for instance the name of the annotation, if any). Please inspect all the keys that are available in the
annot object in case the
Contents entry isn't what you're looking for.
Replace the dots with whatever you want to do with the text.
PdfString has different method that will reveal its contents.