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AddHighlight Method

Adds a highlight annotation to a PDF file.

Sub AddHighlight(InputFileName As String,
                 OutputFileName As String,
                 From As Long,
                 To As Long,
                 Left As Double,
                 Top As Double,
                 Right As Double,
                 Bottom As Double,
                 Text As String,
                 Author As String,
                 Subject As String,
                 Color As OLE_COLOR)

void AddHighlight(string InputFileName,
                  string OutputFileName,
                  int From,
                  int To,
                  double Left,
                  double Top,
                  double Right,
                  double Bottom,
                  string Text,
                  string Author,
                  string Subject,
                  System.UInt32 Color)

void AddHighlight(String InputFileName,
                  String OutputFileName,
                  int From,
                  int To,
                  double Left,
                  double Top,
                  double Right,
                  double Bottom,
                  String Text,
                  String Author,
                  String Subject,
                  int Color) throws PDFProcessorException


Return Values



Note 1: Coordinate system information:

  1. The unit size of PDF user space is 1/72 inch (1 inch = 72 PDF user space unit).
  2. The location of the origin (0, 0) is at top-left corner.
  3. To get page size information from a PDF file, use GetPageSize method.

    The page number uses zero-based index, meaning that page number starts from 0.

Note 2: OLE_COLOR conversion from various programming languages:


static_cast<OLE_COLOR>(RGB(0, 0, 255))


RGB(0, 0, 255)


Convert.ToUInt32(System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToOle(Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 255))


(uint)System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.ToOle(Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 255))


32 bit integer value in following format: 0x00bbggrr (in BGR format, not in RGB)

For more information about color translation, refer to MSDN Knowledge Base article Q131101.

Example Usage

Set oProcessor = CreateObject("easyPDF.PDFProcessor.8")
oProcessor.AddHighlight("C:\test\input.pdf", _
                        "C:\test\output.pdf", _
                        0, _
                        0, _
                        0, _
                        0, _
                        200, _
                        300, _
                        "Note text here." + vbCR + vbCR + "Line break with CR is allowed", _
                        "Author", _
                        "Subject", _
                        RGB(255, 255, 0))