How can I use regular and bold in a single String?

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I have a String that consists of a constant part and a variable part. I want the variable to be formatted using a regular font within the text paragraph, whereas I want the constant part to be bold.

This is my code:

String cc_cust_name = request.getParameter("CC_CUST_NAME");    
document.add(new Paragraph(" NAME  " + cc_cust_name, fontsmallbold));

My code for a cell in a table looks like this:

cell1 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Date of Birth" + cc_cust_dob ,fontsmallbold));
In both cases, the first part (" NAME " and "Date of Birth") should be bold and the variable part (cc_cust_name and cc_cust_dob) should be regular.

Posted on StackOverflow on Aug 11, 2015 by nitin

Right now you are creating a Paragraph using a single font: fontsmallbold. You want to create a Paragraph that uses two different fonts:

PdfFont regular = PdfFontFactory.createFont(FontConstants.HELVETICA);
PdfFont bold = PdfFontFactory.createFont(FontConstants.HELVETICA_BOLD);
Text first = new Text("NAME: ").setFont(regular);
Text second = new Text(cc_cust_name).setFont(bold);
Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph().add(first).add(second);
Cell cell = new Cell().add(paragraph);

As you can see, we created two Text objects and set different fonts for them. Now you just need to put these pieces to a Paragraph.

See also "How to use two different colors in a single String?" and "How to apply color to Strings in a Paragraph?" which are two questions that address the same topic.

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