Chapter 6. Working with existing PDFs

This chapter covers

  • Importing pages from existing PDF documents
  • Adding content to existing PDF documents and filling forms
  • Copying pages from existing PDF documents

When I wrote the first book about iText, the publisher didn’t like the subtitle “Creating and Manipulating PDF.” He didn’t like the word manipulating because of some of its pejorative meanings. If you consult the dictionary on Yahoo! education, you’ll find the following definitions:

  • To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously
  • To tamper with or falsify for personal gain

Obviously, that’s not what the book is about. The publisher suggested “Creating and Editing PDF” as a better subtitle. I explained that PDF isn’t a document format well suited ...

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