Add replacement annotation

Replacement annotation replaces original text with other provided text fragment. Please check the picture below to know how replacement annotation may look like. 

There is an ability to specify the next fields for ReplacementAnnotation type:

  • FontColor - color of annotation text;
  • Opacity - allows to set annotation opacity;
  • Points - annotation positions set by array of points.
  • TextToReplace - text that will be replaced 

Follow these steps to add Replacement annotation to document:

The following code demonstrates how to add ReplacementAnnotation to the document:

String outputPath = Constants.getOutputFilePath("AddTextStrikeoutAnnotation", FilenameUtils.getExtension(Constants.INPUT));
            final Annotator annotator = new Annotator(Constants.INPUT);
            try {
                Reply reply1 = new Reply();
                reply1.setComment("First comment");
                reply1.setRepliedOn(Calendar.getInstance().getTime());
                Reply reply2 = new Reply();
                reply2.setComment("Second comment");
                reply2.setRepliedOn(Calendar.getInstance().getTime());
                java.util.List<Reply> replies =  new ArrayList<Reply>();
                replies.add(reply1);
                replies.add(reply2);
                Point point1 = new Point(80, 730);
                Point point2 = new Point(240, 730);
                Point point3 = new Point(80, 650);
                Point point4 = new Point(240, 650);
                List<Point> points = new ArrayList<Point>();
                points.add(point1);
                points.add(point2);
                points.add(point3);
                points.add(point4);
                ReplacementAnnotation replacement = new ReplacementAnnotation();
                replacement.setCreatedOn(Calendar.getInstance().getTime());
                replacement.setFontColor(65535);
                replacement.setMessage("This is replacement annotation");
                replacement.setOpacity(0.7);
                replacement.setPageNumber(0);
                replacement.setPoints(points);
                replacement.setReplies(replies);
                replacement.setTextToReplace("replaced text");
                annotator.add(replacement);
                annotator.save(outputPath);
            } finally {
                if (annotator != null) {
                    annotator.dispose();
                }
            }

More resources

Advanced Usage Topics

To learn more about document annotating features, please refer to the advanced usage section.

GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free Online App

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You are welcome to annotate your PDF, DOC or DOCX, XLS or XLSX, PPT or PPTX, PNG and other documents with free to use online GroupDocs Annotation App.