How do I rotate Cell contents in iText?

You can set the rotation of the cell contents using the com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell‘s setRotation() method. The valid rotation options are 0, 90, 180 and 270.

package org.kodejava.example.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Phrase;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;

public class TableCellRotation {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Document doc = new Document();
        try {
            PdfWriter.getInstance(doc, new FileOutputStream("TableCellRotate.pdf"));
            doc.open();

            PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(3);
            PdfPCell cell1 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Cell 1 - 90"));
            // 90 degree rotation
            cell1.setRotation(90);
            table.addCell(cell1);

            PdfPCell cell2 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Cell 2 - 180"));
            // 180 degree rotation
            cell2.setRotation(180);
            table.addCell(cell2);

            PdfPCell cell3 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Cell 3 - 270"));
            // 270 degree rotation
            cell3.setRotation(270);
            table.addCell(cell3);
            table.completeRow();

            doc.add(table);
        } catch (DocumentException | FileNotFoundException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } finally {
            doc.close();
        }
    }
}

Maven Dependencies

<!-- http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/com/itextpdf/itextpdf/5.5.10/itextpdf-5.5.10.jar -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>com.itextpdf</groupId>
    <artifactId>itextpdf</artifactId>
    <version>5.5.10</version>
</dependency>

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