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/* $Id: business_cards.java,v 1.11 2013/03/26 15:13:19 stm Exp $

 * Business cards:

 * Output an imported PDF page several times, with its blocks being filled with

 * different personalized data

 *

 * Import a PDF page representing a business card template. To create business

 * cards for various persons, output the page several times with the contained

 * blocks being filled with personalized data related to the respective person.

 *

 * Required software: PPS 9

 * Required data: PDF document containing blocks

 */

package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.blocks;


import com.pdflib.pdflib;

import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;


public class business_cards

{

    public static void main (String argv[])

    {

    /* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */

    String searchpath = "../input";

    String outfile = "business_cards.pdf";

    String title = "Business Cards";


    pdflib p = null;

    double width, height;

    String infile = "businesscard_blocks.pdf";

    int i, j, inpage, indoc;

    String optlist;

   

    int nblocks = 8; // number of blocks to be filled

   

    /* Names of the blocks contained in the imported page */

    String blocknames[] = {

        "name", "business_title", "business_address_line1",

        "business_address_city", "business_telephone_voice",

        "business_telephone_fax", "business_email", "business_homepage"

    };

   

    int npersons = 3; // number of persons

   

    /* Data related to various persons used for personalization */

    String persons[][] = {

        {"Victor Kraxi", "Chief Paper Officer", "17, Aviation Road",

         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",

         "7079-4302", "victor@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"},

        {"Paula Kraxi", "Chief Paper Pilot", "17, Aviation Road",

         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",

         "7079-4302", "paula@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"},

        {"Serge Kraxi", "Chief Paper Folder", "17, Aviation Road",

         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",

         "7079-4302", "serge@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"}

    };

 

    try {

        p = new pdflib();


        p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");


        /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */

        p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");


        if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)

            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());


        p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");

        p.set_info("Title", title + " $Revision: 1.11 $");


        /* Open a PDF containing blocks */

        indoc = p.open_pdi_document(infile, "");

        if (indoc == -1)

            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

       

        /* Open the first page */

        inpage = p.open_pdi_page(indoc, 1, "");

        if (inpage == -1)

            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

       

        /* Get the width and height of the imported page */

        width = p.pcos_get_number(indoc, "pages[0]/width");

        height = p.pcos_get_number(indoc, "pages[0]/height");

       

        /* Based on the imported page output several pages with the blocks

         * being filled with data related to different persons

         */

        for (i = 0; i < npersons; i++)

        {

            /* Start the output page with the size given by the imported page */

            p.begin_page_ext(width, height, "");


            /* Place the imported page on the output page */

            p.fit_pdi_page(inpage, 0, 0, "");


            /* Loop over all blocks on the page */

            for (j = 0; j < nblocks; j++) {

                /* Fill the j-th block with the corresponding entry of the

                 * persons array. The "bordercolor" and "linewidth" options are

                 * only used to illustrate the block rectangles

                 */

                optlist = "embedding encoding=unicode " +

                    "bordercolor={gray 0.5} linewidth=0.25";


                if (p.fill_textblock(inpage, blocknames[j], persons[i][j],

                        optlist) == -1)

                    System.err.println("Warning: " + p.get_errmsg());

            }

            p.end_page_ext("");

        }

   

        p.close_pdi_page(inpage);


        p.end_document("");

        p.close_pdi_document(indoc);


        } catch (PDFlibException e) {

            System.err.print("PDFlib exception occurred:\n");

            System.err.print("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname() +

                ": " + e.get_errmsg() + "\n");

        } catch (Exception e) {

            System.err.println(e.getMessage());

        } finally {

            if (p != null) {

                p.delete();

            }

        }

    }

}