Sign Pdf documents with special appearance

GroupDocs.Signature contains classes that implements for Pdf document special signature appearances.

Base signature options SignOptions contains property SignOptions.setAppearance that expects instance of the following classes

Here are the steps to setup special Pdf  document Text signature appearance with GroupDocs.Signature:

Sign Pdf document with Text signature Annotation appearance

This example shows how to add Text signature to Pdf document with annotation look. See SignResult 

Signature signature = new Signature("sample.pdf");
TextSignOptions options = new TextSignOptions("John Smith");
 
// set signature position
options.setLeft(100);
options.setTop(100);
 
// set signature rectangle
options.setWidth(100);
options.setHeight(30);
// setup proper signature implementation
options.setSignatureImplementation(TextSignatureImplementation.Annotation);
 
PdfTextAnnotationAppearance appearance = new PdfTextAnnotationAppearance();
Border border = new Border();
border.setColor(Color.BLUE);
border.setDashStyle(DashStyle.Dash);
border.setWeight(2);
appearance.setBorder(border);
appearance.setBorderEffect(PdfTextAnnotationBorderEffect.Cloudy);
appearance.setBorderEffectIntensity(2);
appearance.setHCornerRadius(10);
 
// text content of an annotation
appearance.setContents("Sample");
appearance.setSubject("Sample subject");
appearance.setTitle("Sample Title");
 
options.setAppearance(appearance);
// set signature alignment
options.setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.Bottom);
options.setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.Right);
Padding padding = new Padding();
padding.setBottom(20);
padding.setRight(20);
options.setMargin(padding);
// set text color and Font
options.setForeColor(Color.RED);
SignatureFont signatureFont = new SignatureFont();
signatureFont.setSize(12);
signatureFont.setFamilyName("Comic Sans MS");
options.setFont(signatureFont);
 
// sign document to file
SignResult signResult = signature.sign("signedAnnotation.pdf", options);
// analyzing result
System.out.print("List of newly created signatures:");
int number = 1;
for(BaseSignature temp : signResult.getSucceeded())
{
    System.out.print("Signature #"+ number++ +": Type: "+temp.getSignatureType()+" Id:"+temp.getSignatureId()+
            ",Location: "+temp.getLeft()+"x"+temp.getTop()+". Size: "+temp.getWidth()+"x"+temp.getHeight());
}

Sign Pdf document with Text signature Sticker appearance

This example shows how to add Text signature to Pdf document with sticker look. See SignResult

Signature signature = new Signature("sample.pdf");
TextSignOptions options = new TextSignOptions("John Smith");
 
// set signature position
options.setLeft(100);
options.setTop(100);
 
// set signature rectangle
options.setWidth(100);
options.setHeight(30);
// setup proper signature implementation
options.setSignatureImplementation(TextSignatureImplementation.Sticker);
PdfTextStickerAppearance appearance = new PdfTextStickerAppearance();
// select sticker icon
appearance.setIcon(PdfTextStickerIcon.Star);
// setup if popup annotation will be opened by default
appearance.setOpened(false);
// text content of an annotation
appearance.setContents("Sample");
appearance.setSubject("Sample subject");
appearance.setTitle("Sample Title");
options.setAppearance(appearance);
     
// set signature alignment
options.setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.Bottom);
options.setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.Right);
Padding padding = new Padding();
padding.setBottom(20);
padding.setRight(20);
options.setMargin(padding);
// set text color and Font
options.setForeColor(Color.RED);
SignatureFont signatureFont = new SignatureFont();
signatureFont.setSize(12);
signatureFont.setFamilyName("Comic Sans MS");
options.setFont(signatureFont);
 
 
// sign document to file
SignResult signResult = signature.sign("signed.pdf", options);
// analyzing result
System.out.print("List of newly created signatures:");
int number = 1;
for(BaseSignature temp : signResult.getSucceeded())
{
    System.out.print("Signature #"+ number++ +": Type: "+temp.getSignatureType()+" Id:"+temp.getSignatureId()+
            ",Location: "+temp.getLeft()+"x"+temp.getTop()+". Size: "+temp.getWidth()+"x"+temp.getHeight());
}

More resources

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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