Load password-protected documents

GroupDocs.Annotation allows to annotate documents that are protected with a password.

The following are the steps to process password-protected documents.

  • Instantiate LoadOptions object and specify source document password;
  • Instantiate Annotator object with document path or stream and LoadOptions object created at previous step;

The following code sample shows how to work with password protected documents.

String outputPath = "LoadPasswordProtectedDocuments.pdf";

LoadOptions loadOptions = new LoadOptions();
loadOptions.setPassword("1234");

Annotator annotator = new Annotator("input_protected.pdf", loadOptions);
AreaAnnotation area = new AreaAnnotation();
area.setBox(new Rectangle(100, 100, 100, 100));
area.setBackgroundColor(65535);

annotator.add(area);
annotator.save(outputPath);
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:

Free Online App

Along with full-featured Java library we provide simple, but powerful free Apps.
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.