Spacing between words and characters

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This example was written in the context of the question How to change the spacing between words and characters?

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/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30869268/java-itext-alignment
 */
package sandbox.objects;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Element;
import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import sandbox.WrapToTest;
 
/**
 * @author Bruno Lowagie (iText Software)
 */
@WrapToTest
public class SpaceCharRatioExample {
 
    public static final String DEST = "results/objects/space_char_ratio.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new SpaceCharRatioExample().createPdf(DEST);
    }
 
    public void createPdf(String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        // step 1
        Document document = new Document();
        // step 2
        PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        // step 3
        document.open();
        // step 4
        writer.setSpaceCharRatio(PdfWriter.NO_SPACE_CHAR_RATIO);
        Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph();
        paragraph.setAlignment(Element.ALIGN_JUSTIFIED);
        paragraph.setIndentationLeft(20);
        paragraph.setIndentationRight(20);
        paragraph.add("HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld"+ 
            "HelloWorld HelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorld"+
            "HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorld");
        document.add(paragraph);
        // step 5
        document.close();
    }
}
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SpaceCharRatioExample.javaSpaceCharRatioExample.java2015-11-05 5:59 pm
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cmp_space_char_ratio.pdfcmp_space_char_ratio.pdf2015-11-05 6:00 pm