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Add free text annotation

Add a free text annotation to a PDF in Python

To add a free text annotation to a PDF Document page.

doc = PDFDoc(filename)
page = doc.GetPage(1)

# Create a free text
txtannot = FreeText.Create( doc.GetSDFDoc(), Rect(100, 100, 350, 500)  )
txtannot.SetContentRect( Rect( 200, 200, 350, 500 ) )
txtannot.SetContents( "\n\nSome swift brown fox snatched a gray hare out of the air "
                        "by freezing it with an angry glare."
                        "\n\nAha!\n\nAnd there was much rejoicing!"    )
txtannot.SetCalloutLinePoints( Point(200,300), Point(150,290), Point(110,110) )
txtannot.SetBorderStyle( BorderStyle( BorderStyle.e_solid, 1, 10, 20 ), True )
txtannot.SetEndingStyle( LineAnnot.e_ClosedArrow )
txtannot.SetColor( ColorPt( 0, 1, 0 ) )
txtannot.SetQuaddingFormat(1)
page.AnnotPushBack(txtannot)
txtannot.RefreshAppearance()

Add or edit PDF annotations sample
Full code sample which shows how to add or edit PDF annotations (e.g. hyperlink, intra-document link, stamp, rubber stamp, file attachment, sound, text, free-text, line, circle, square, polygon, polyline, free text, squiggly, caret, and ink).

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