Class AnnotationNote

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Cloneable

    public final class AnnotationNote
    extends PDFAnnotation
    This class represents the type of PDFAnnotation created by the "Note Tool" in Acrobat. This is normally represented by an icon on screen until the user clicks on it, at which point a window pops up and displays the contents.
    Since:
    2.0
    • Constructor Detail

      • AnnotationNote

        public AnnotationNote()
        Create a new Note of the default type - a yellow "Note".
    • Method Detail

      • setType

        public void setType​(String type,
                            Color color)
        Set the type of the note, which affects the type of icon thats used to display it. In Acrobat 4 and 5, the types that were available are:
        • "Note" a post-it note, the default)
        • "Comment" (a speech bubble)
        • "Help" (a question mark)
        • "Insert" (an upwards-pointing triangle)
        • "Key" (a key)
        • "NewParagraph" (a upwards pointing triangle with "NP" below it)
        • "Paragraph" (a paragraph symbol)
        In Acrobat 6 a large number of new types were added:
        • "Check" (a checkmark)
        • "Cross" (a cross)
        • "RightArrow" (a right-pointing arrow)
        • "RightPointer" (a right-pointing triangle)
        • "Star" (a five-pointed star)
        • "UpArrow" (an upwards-pointing arrow)
        • "UpLeftArrow" (an arrow pointing up and left)

        Finally in Acrobat 7 the "Circle" type was added. All of these types will work in Acrobat 4.x and later, although attempting to edit the annotation type of an Acrobat 6.x annotation in an earlier release will probably result in the icon reverting to the original "Note" icon.

      • getType

        public String getType()
        Returns the type of Note. May be one of the values passed in to the constructor, but not guaranteed to be.
        Overrides:
        getType in class PDFAnnotation
      • setRectangle

        public void setRectangle​(float x1,
                                 float y1,
                                 float x2,
                                 float y2)
        Description copied from class: PDFAnnotation
        Set the rectangle for the annotation - where it is on the page. Every annotation must have a rectangle set - if it's not set when the document is written, it's forced to (0,0,0,0).
        • For AnnotationLink and AnnotationStamp annotations, this is the rectangle containing the hyperlink area or stamp.
        • For AnnotationNote annotations, whether this method adjusts the location of the icon or the popup window depends on whether the annotation is closed or open at the time of the call to this method. When closed, the icon is positioned at x1,y2

        Note that all co-ordinates are in absolute page co-ordinates. This means they are measured in points from the bottom-left hand corner of the page, regardless of any calls to PDFPage.rotate(float, float, double) or PDFPage.setUnits(float, int) that have been made. This restriction is part of the PDF specification.

        Overrides:
        setRectangle in class PDFAnnotation
        Parameters:
        x1 - the X co-ordinate of the bottom-left corner of the rectangle
        y1 - the Y co-ordinate of the bottom-left corner of the rectangle
        x2 - the X co-ordinate of the top-right corner of the rectangle
        y2 - the Y co-ordinate of the top-right corner of the rectangle
      • setOpenRectangle

        public void setOpenRectangle​(float x1,
                                     float y1,
                                     float x2,
                                     float y2)

        Set the Rectangle for this note in its open state. Note that all co-ordinates are in absolute page co-ordinates. This means they are measured in points from the bottom-left hand corner of the page, regardless of any calls to PDFPage.rotate(float, float, double) or PDFPage.setUnits(float, int) that have been made. This restriction is part of the PDF specification.

        Parameters:
        x1 - the X co-ordinate of the bottom-left corner of the rectangle
        y1 - the Y co-ordinate of the bottom-left corner of the rectangle
        x2 - the X co-ordinate of the top-right corner of the rectangle
        y2 - the Y co-ordinate of the top-right corner of the rectangle
        Since:
        2.16
      • getOpenRectangle

        public float[] getOpenRectangle()
        Return the Rectangle for this AnnotationNote when it's open
        Since:
        2.11.22
      • getClosedRectangle

        public float[] getClosedRectangle()
        Return the Rectangle for this AnnotationNote when it's closed - simply calls PDFAnnotation.getRectangle()
        Since:
        2.11.22
      • setOpen

        public void setOpen​(boolean open)
        Set whether this Note is saved in it's opened or closed state. Default is false
      • isOpen

        public boolean isOpen()
        Return whether this Note is open by default
      • rebuild

        public void rebuild()
        Description copied from class: PDFAnnotation
        Rebuild the annotation's appearance. This will be done automatically when required, usually just before saving the PDF or rasterizing it to a bitmap. However this method can be called explicitly if necessary, usually to ensure the rebuild (which may fire a PropertyChangeEvent) is run on a specific thread.
        Overrides:
        rebuild in class PDFAnnotation
      • getRichTextContents

        public String getRichTextContents()
        Get the rich-text content of this annotation if specified, or null if only plain-text content is available
        Since:
        2.24.3
      • toString

        public String toString()