How do I use iText Paragraph class?

The com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph class represent a paragraph a PDF document. The following example show you how to create a simple paragraph. First we create a Paragraph object and then add some text into it using the Chunk object.

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

            String content = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
            Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph();
            for (int i = 0; i < 20; i++) {
                Chunk chunk = new Chunk(content);
                paragraph.add(chunk);
            }

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

Maven Dependencies

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.itextpdf</groupId>
    <artifactId>itextpdf</artifactId>
    <version>5.5.9</version>
</dependency>
Wayan Saryada

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