Adding a cover page to an existing PDF

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These examples were written in answer to the question How to add a cover page to an existing PDF document?

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/*
 
    This file is part of the iText (R) project.
    Copyright (c) 1998-2016 iText Group NV
 
*/
 
/**
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie.
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29563942/how-to-add-a-cover-pdf-in-a-existing-itext-document
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.merge;
 
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfDocument;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.utils.PdfMerger;
import com.itextpdf.samples.GenericTest;
import com.itextpdf.test.annotations.type.SampleTest;
import org.junit.experimental.categories.Category;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
 
@Category(SampleTest.class)
public class AddCover1 extends GenericTest {
    public static final String COVER
            = "./src/test/resources/pdfs/hero.pdf";
    public static final String DEST
            = "./target/test/resources/sandbox/merge/add_cover.pdf";
    public static final String RESOURCE
            = "./src/test/resources/pdfs/pages.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new AddCover1().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws IOException {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
        PdfMerger merger = new PdfMerger(pdfDoc);
        PdfDocument cover = new PdfDocument(new PdfReader(COVER));
        PdfDocument resource = new PdfDocument(new PdfReader(RESOURCE));
        merger.merge(cover, 1, 1);
        merger.merge(resource, 1, resource.getNumberOfPages());
        cover.close();
        resource.close();
        pdfDoc.close();
    }
}
/*
 
    This file is part of the iText (R) project.
    Copyright (c) 1998-2016 iText Group NV
 
*/
 
/**
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie.
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29563942/how-to-add-a-cover-pdf-in-a-existing-itext-document
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.merge;
 
import com.itextpdf.forms.PdfPageFormCopier;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfDocument;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.itextpdf.samples.GenericTest;
import com.itextpdf.test.annotations.type.SampleTest;
import org.junit.experimental.categories.Category;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
 
@Category(SampleTest.class)
public class AddCover2 extends GenericTest {
    public static final String DEST
            = "./target/test/resources/sandbox/merge/add_cover2.pdf";
    public static final String COVER
            = "./src/test/resources/pdfs/hero.pdf";
    public static final String RESOURCE
            = "./src/test/resources/pdfs/pages.pdf";
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new AddCover2().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws IOException {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfReader(RESOURCE), new PdfWriter(dest));
        PdfDocument cover = new PdfDocument(new PdfReader(COVER));
        cover.copyPagesTo(1, 1, pdfDoc, 1, new PdfPageFormCopier());
        cover.close();
        pdfDoc.close();
    }
}
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AddCover1.javaAddCover1.java2016-08-11 11:21 am
AddCover2.javaAddCover2.java2016-08-11 11:21 am
Resources: 
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hero.pdfhero.pdf2016-08-09 12:12 pm
pages.pdfpages.pdf2016-08-09 10:57 am
Results: 
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cmp_add_cover.pdfcmp_add_cover.pdf2016-08-11 11:24 am
cmp_add_cover2.pdfcmp_add_cover2.pdf2016-08-11 11:24 am