How do I set Paragraph alignment in iText?

To set the alignment of a paragraph object we can use the Paragraph.setAlignment() method. We can pass constants such as Paragraph.ALIGN_LEFT, Paragraph.ALIGN_CENTER, Paragraph.ALIGN_RIGHTto the setAlignment() method.

package org.kodejava.example.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.Chunk;
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

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

public class ParagraphAlignment {
    private static final String CONTENT = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, " +
            "consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt " +
            "ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, " +
            "quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip " +
            "ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in  reprehenderit " +
            "in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. " +
            "Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui " +
            "officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.";

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

            // Creates a check for the paragraphs contents
            Chunk chunk = new Chunk(ParagraphAlignment.CONTENT);

            // Creates paragraphs and set the alignment of the paragraph.
            // We use the Paragraph.ALIGN_LEFT, Paragraph.ALIGN_CENTER
            // and Paragraph.ALIGN_RIGHT
            Paragraph para1 = new Paragraph(chunk);
            para1.setAlignment(Paragraph.ALIGN_LEFT);
            para1.setSpacingAfter(50);
            document.add(para1);

            Paragraph para2 = new Paragraph(chunk);
            para2.setAlignment(Paragraph.ALIGN_CENTER);
            para2.setSpacingAfter(50);
            document.add(para2);

            Paragraph para3 = new Paragraph(chunk);
            para3.setAlignment(Paragraph.ALIGN_RIGHT);
            document.add(para3);

            document.close();
        } catch (DocumentException | FileNotFoundException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

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>

Wayan Saryada

Programmer, runner, recreational diver, live in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, creating web based application with Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA.

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