Changing the alignment of a field

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This example was written in answer to the question How to align AcroFields?

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/**
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24301578/align-acrofields-in-java
 */
package sandbox.acroforms;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.AcroFields;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfFormField;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfName;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfNumber;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import sandbox.WrapToTest;
 
@WrapToTest
public class AlignField {
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/subscribe.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/acroforms/subscribe_realigned.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws DocumentException, IOException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new AlignField().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws DocumentException, IOException {
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(src);
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        AcroFields form = stamper.getAcroFields();
        AcroFields.Item item;
        item = form.getFieldItem("personal.name");
        item.getMerged(0).put(PdfName.Q, new PdfNumber(PdfFormField.Q_LEFT));
        item = form.getFieldItem("personal.loginname");
        item.getMerged(0).put(PdfName.Q, new PdfNumber(PdfFormField.Q_CENTER));
        item = form.getFieldItem("personal.password");
        item.getMerged(0).put(PdfName.Q, new PdfNumber(PdfFormField.Q_RIGHT));
        form.setField("personal.name", "Test");
        form.setField("personal.loginname", "Test");
        form.setField("personal.password", "Test");
        form.setField("personal.reason", "Test");
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
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AlignField.javaAlignField.java2015-11-06 5:38 pm
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subscribe.pdfsubscribe.pdf2015-11-06 12:28 pm
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cmp_subscribe_realigned.pdfcmp_subscribe_realigned.pdf2015-11-06 5:46 pm