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blocks/business_cards

Output an imported PDF page several times, with its Blocks filled with different personalized data.

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/*
 * 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 exitcode = 0;
        
        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);

            /* 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.println("PDFlib exception occurred:");
            System.err.println("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname() +
                ": " + e.get_errmsg());
            exitcode = 1;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e);
            exitcode = 1;
        } finally {
            if (p != null) {
                p.delete();
            }
            System.exit(exitcode);
        }
    }
}