Java iText – Add Anchor / Link to PDF

[code lang=”java”]import com.itextpdf.text.Anchor;
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;

public class AnchorDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {
Document document = new Document();
try {
PdfWriter.getInstance(document,
new FileOutputStream("AnchorDemo.pdf"));
document.open();

String content = "You can learn Java programming on the " + "following website: ";
Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph(content);

//
// Creates a new anchor that link to external website
// and add this anchor to the paragraph.
//
Anchor anchor = new Anchor("javac – Java Examples Source Code");
anchor.setReference("http://javac.in");
paragraph.add(anchor);

document.add(paragraph);
} catch (DocumentException | FileNotFoundException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
} finally {
document.close();
}
}

}[/code]