Clipboard data format used by annotations

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Clipboard data format used by annotations

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I have to place several thousand text annotations on the PDF. The annotation text is generated by a database. It is my job to place them on the right spot in the PDF. Now I'd like to generate these annotations and put them to the clipboard, from where I can place on the PDF. This should include dimension, frame, background, color, font, size and text. It should be possible to place a set of annotations to the clipboard. And it should be possible to insert them at the cursor position.
Will this be possible? And where will I find the clipboard format used by annotations ? Are there API functions to create such objects ?
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If you want to import a bunch of annotations into the document, the best way is to form an XFDF file and import it.
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Re: Clipboard data format used by annotations

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I have to place the annotions manually to the desired place (floor plans of huge buildings). The individual annotation text is generated by a database program.
I'd like to generate an annotation with given attributes and text to place it onto the clipboard.
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I'm afraid it is not possible.
Another option I can propose is to use JS to create annotations.
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Re: Clipboard data format used by annotations

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How to create an annotation from JS? Is there an API?
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Re: Clipboard data format used by annotations

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Hello SchorschGaggo,

Yes - you can use this JS API reference file:
https://opensource.adobe.com/dc-acrobat ... apiref.pdf

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