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/* $Id: business_cards.java,v 1.11 2013/03/26 15:13:19 stm Exp $
 * Business cards:
 * Output an imported PDF page several times, with its blocks being filled with
 * different personalized data
 * 
 * Import a PDF page representing a business card template. To create business
 * cards for various persons, output the page several times with the contained
 * blocks being filled with personalized data related to the respective person. 
 * 
 * Required software: PPS 9
 * Required data: PDF document containing blocks
 */
package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.blocks;

import com.pdflib.pdflib;
import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;

public class business_cards
{
    public static void main (String argv[])
    {
    /* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */
    String searchpath = "../input";
    String outfile = "business_cards.pdf";
    String title = "Business Cards";

    pdflib p = null;
    double width, height;
    String infile = "businesscard_blocks.pdf";
    int i, j, inpage, indoc;
    String optlist;
    
    int nblocks = 8; // number of blocks to be filled
    
    /* Names of the blocks contained in the imported page */
    String blocknames[] = {
        "name", "business_title", "business_address_line1",
        "business_address_city", "business_telephone_voice",
        "business_telephone_fax", "business_email", "business_homepage"
    };
    
    int npersons = 3; // number of persons
    
    /* Data related to various persons used for personalization */
    String persons[][] = {
        {"Victor Kraxi", "Chief Paper Officer", "17, Aviation Road",
         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",
         "7079-4302", "victor@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"},
        {"Paula Kraxi", "Chief Paper Pilot", "17, Aviation Road",
         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",
         "7079-4302", "paula@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"},
        {"Serge Kraxi", "Chief Paper Folder", "17, Aviation Road",
         "Paperfield", "7079-4301",
         "7079-4302", "serge@kraxi.com", "www.kraxi.com"}
    };
 
    try {
        p = new pdflib();

        p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");

        /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */
        p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");

        if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)
            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

        p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");
        p.set_info("Title", title + " $Revision: 1.11 $");

        /* Open a PDF containing blocks */
        indoc = p.open_pdi_document(infile, "");
        if (indoc == -1)
            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());
        
        /* Open the first page */
        inpage = p.open_pdi_page(indoc, 1, "");
        if (inpage == -1)
            throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());
        
        /* Get the width and height of the imported page */
        width = p.pcos_get_number(indoc, "pages[0]/width");
        height = p.pcos_get_number(indoc, "pages[0]/height");
        
        /* Based on the imported page output several pages with the blocks
         * being filled with data related to different persons
         */ 
        for (i = 0; i < npersons; i++)
        {
            /* Start the output page with the size given by the imported page */ 
            p.begin_page_ext(width, height, "");

            /* Place the imported page on the output page */
            p.fit_pdi_page(inpage, 0, 0, "");

            /* Loop over all blocks on the page */
            for (j = 0; j < nblocks; j++) {
                /* Fill the j-th block with the corresponding entry of the
                 * persons array. The "bordercolor" and "linewidth" options are
                 * only used to illustrate the block rectangles
                 */
                optlist = "embedding encoding=unicode " +
                    "bordercolor={gray 0.5} linewidth=0.25";

                if (p.fill_textblock(inpage, blocknames[j], persons[i][j],
                        optlist) == -1)
                    System.err.println("Warning: " + p.get_errmsg());
            }
            p.end_page_ext("");
        }
   
        p.close_pdi_page(inpage);

        p.end_document("");
        p.close_pdi_document(indoc);

        } catch (PDFlibException e) {
            System.err.print("PDFlib exception occurred:\n");
            System.err.print("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname() +
                ": " + e.get_errmsg() + "\n");
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e.getMessage());
        } finally {
            if (p != null) {
                p.delete();
            }
        }
    }
}