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Basic Annotations

Below are the basic annotations which are supported by GroupDocs.Annotation for Java.

Annotation

Description

Area

With the help of area annotation one can mark up an area with a rectangle in the document. Moreover user can add notes to it (area annotation).

Point

Using point annotation user can stick comments at any point in the document.

Text

User can comment on the selected text.

Strikeout/Underline

Strikeout or underline annotations can be applied on a paragraph in a document.

Polyline

User can draw shapes and freehand lines in the document.

Arrow

Arrows with the notes can be added in the document.

Distance

User can draw a line that represents distance between two objects or anything to add a annotation.

Watermark

Watermark/Textstamp can be added in the document.

Abstract Storage

GroupDocs.Annotation provides abstract storage, user can use abstract storage by using implemented interface provided by GroupDocs.Annotation API.

Export Annotations

API provides capability to export annotations to the PDF file.

Import Annotations

API provides capability to import annotations from annotated PDF file.

Users Management

API provides Abstract-ready user management, every user can customize annotations according to their needs.

Reply Based Comments

User can add replies in the document, basically replies are comments, there can be nested replies/comments. Date, time or users can be added in the comments.

Metered Licensing

API provides functionality to use metered licensing mechanism

Annotations Compatibility

Annotations added by GroupDocs.Annotation API are compatible with native PDF annotations.

Comparison Matrix of Basic Supported Annotation Types

Feature

GroupDocs.Annotation

A.nnotate

PDF Annotator

Point Comment

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Area Comment

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Text Comment

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Highlight Text

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Add Text Box

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Strikeout

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Underline Text

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Text Watermarks

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Custom Stamp Annotation

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Reply Based Comments

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Threading in Comments

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