How To Set Link (Anchor - a tag) In Pdf in java


In this core java tutorial we will learn How To Set Link (Anchor - a tag) In Pdf in java using iText library - core java tutorial with program and examples.


Follow these steps to Set Link (Anchor - a tag) In Pdf in java using iText library >

  • Create Anchor tag (com.itextpdf.text.Anchor), use constructor and pass the description of anchor tag.
     Anchor anchor = new Anchor("JavaMadeSoEasy : Core Java Tutorials");

  • Now, set the reference to Anchor tag
anchor.setReference("http://www.javamadesoeasy.com/2015/04/ core-java-tutorial.html");
  • Finally add anchor tag in the document.
     document.add(anchor);




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Program/Example to How To Set Link (Anchor - a tag) In Pdf in java - Using iText library - core java tutorial

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import com.itextpdf.text.Anchor;
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
/**
*
*  How To Set Link (Anchor - a tag) In Pdf Using Itext Example -
*  Using iText library - core java tutorial
*
*/
public class HowToSetLinkInPdfUsingItextExample {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
          try {
                 String pdfFilePath = "e:/Link (Anchor) - How To Set Link in Pdf Using Itext Example.pdf";
                 OutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(new File(pdfFilePath));
                 Document document = new Document();
                 PdfWriter.getInstance(document, fos);
                 document.open();
                 document.add(new Paragraph("This is Link (Anchor) tag Example"));
                 // Create Anchor tag
                 Anchor anchor = new Anchor("JavaMadeSoEasy : Core Java Tutorials");
                 // Set the reference to Anchor tag
                 anchor.setReference(
                                                        
                    "http://www.javamadesoeasy.com/2015/04/core-java-tutorial.html");
                 document.add(anchor);
                 document.close();
                 fos.close();
                 System.out.println("PDF created in >> " + pdfFilePath);
          } catch (Exception e) {
                 e.printStackTrace();
          }
   }
}
/* OUTPUT of above program/Example -
PDF created in >> e:/Link (Anchor) - How To Set Link in Pdf Using Itext Example.pdf
*/



PDF formed after executing above java program will look like this >
You may click on “JavaMadeSoEasy : Core Java Tutorials” and you will be directed to "http://www.javamadesoeasy.com/2015/04/ core-java-tutorial.html" link


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