Q: I need to add freetext annotations (like the typewriter in acrobat) to a pdf.
Basically this works fine, using the highlevel and the low level api of pdfnet 5.
Currently I use the DS field to define the appearance of the text.
The result in acrobat shows, that I achieved what I want to. (see IPad_Demo_Contract_annoted.DS_acrobatX.png)
Unfortunately the PdfDraw does not consider this DS field - and therefore the resulting picture looks different. (see IPad_Demo_Contract_annoted.DS_pdfnet5.png)
(I marked the difference with a red rectangle on both pictures).
I tried the RC field as well, with the same result – the PdfDraw seems not to support this as well.
I figured out already, that if I use the AP dictionary to define the appearance, the PdfDraw draws the page correct.
I just could not figure out how to use to do this with pdfnet. I suppose FreeText.SetAppearance is the method to use.
pdftron.PDF.Annots.FreeText ft = pdftron.PDF.Annots.FreeText.Create(doc, typeWriterConfig.Position);
Please tell me the code how to generate these two freetext annotations (the orange and the dark red) as appearance stream – or alternatively when you expect a version of pdfnet to be available that supports the DS / RC fields as well.
A: PDFNet does not support DS, however it does support DA (default appearance) which serves essentially the same purpose.
For a concrete example, please see https://groups.google.com/d/topic/pdfnet-sdk/bNO73SNojEM