getAllChildren().get(0).getAllChildren(); StringBuffer stringBuffer = new StringBuffer(); for (PdfOutline bookmark: bookmarks) { showTitle(bookmark, stringBuffer); }. Tags: iText 7building blocksChapter 6tutorialactionsdestinationsBookmarks drawn by the PDF viewer that renders annotations on top of the existing content. Interactivity within PDF documents is enabled though Anchors (links) and Bookmarks. Following earlier articles in my iTextSharp series, this.

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However, any document using such a non-standard action isn’t portable. Because of this, you can use the createGoTo method passing that name as a parameter to create a link to that specific building block. You can give it any title of course.

Add Page bookmark to an existing PDF using iTextSharp in C#

In iText, we create these objects using the PdfOutline class. Adding bookmarks iText 5. How can I create a link that opens boookmark PDF in a new browser window or tab? Do Not Do That!

The boolean parameter indicates if iText needs to update the outlines. The image above helps to explain the preceding code. Itexttsharp loop over the different records line 8 – This is different from bookmak you did before with topic and Section objects. AddTemplate page, 0, 1f, -1f, 0, reader. By default all the outlines we create are open; in this case, we want the outline to be closed line Many methods, such as methods that communicate with a server, are restricted, but you also have some extra methods that are specific to PDF.


We create boookmark destinations by using the setDestination method. Exisging isn’t necessarily the entire height of the page. This creates the awkward effect that we no longer see the margin when we click on one of the bookmarks. We know that this page number will be wrong in some cases. GetInstance pdfDoc, new System. The first chunk is added using the font that’s set up to convey to users that the text should act as a hyperlink.

The Title tags are used for its children.

The value is no longer a page number, but another SimpleEntry. We create another PdfLinkAnnotation in line This allows us to add some extra flavor to the link.

Adding bookmarks (iText 5)

One is underlined; the other is marked by a rectangle. Most of the code repeats what we’ve done before to render the TXT file to a PDF, but these are the new lines that interest us the most:. If a question is poorly phrased then either ask for clarification, ignore it, or edit the question and fix the problem. When answering a question please: Try making it an actual ArrayList of Hashtables: Exxisting on whether or not you want to keep the empty signature field or completely remove the field, you’ll use either the method clearSignatureField or removeField passing the name of a signature field as parameter.


The page is displayed magnified just enough to fit the bounding box of the contents the smallest rectangle enclosing all of its contents. We’ll learn more about page mode, layout mode and other itwxtsharp preferences in the next chapter. Once again, we’ll use a renderer to make sure we link to the correct page.

Add new Chunk “Local Goto Destination”. The parameter has the same meaning as described in table 7. It explains how to chain actions.

Saying “I am also looking for the same thing” in a comment, usually doesn’t result in an answer. Jumps to the page with page number pagenum. We use existong PdfLinkAnnotation to create a Link object in line 5. When clicking the first link, the colors would be inverted.

This code snippet is shorter than the previous one because we don’t have to create a name and we don’t have to set that name as a destination. This is an alternative to using the Link object. May 20, The URL that will be opened if the end user clicks the bookmark. In topic 2, you created bookmarks automatically by bookkark topic and Section objects.