Add resource redaction annotation

Resource redaction annotation fills black rectangle with fixed position (used if you want to hide some text) like shown at the picture below. 

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

  • Box - defines annotation position at document page;

Follow these steps to add Resource redaction annotation to document:

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

String outputPath = Constants.getOutputFilePath("AddResourcesRedactionAnnotation", 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);
                ResourcesRedactionAnnotation resourcesRedaction = new ResourcesRedactionAnnotation();
                resourcesRedaction.setBox(new Rectangle(100, 100, 100, 100));
                resourcesRedaction.setCreatedOn(Calendar.getInstance().getTime());
                resourcesRedaction.setMessage("This is resources redaction annotation");
                resourcesRedaction.setPageNumber(0);
                resourcesRedaction.setReplies(replies);
                annotator.add(resourcesRedaction);
                annotator.save(outputPath);
            } finally {
                if (annotator != null) {
                    annotator.dispose();
                }
            }

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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:

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