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Create Text Annotation in PDF - VBScript and VB6

PDF SDK sample in VBScript and VB6 demonstrating ‘Create Text Annotation in PDF’

' This example demonstrates how to add a text annotation.

' Create Bytescout.PDF.Document object
Set pdfDocument = CreateObject("Bytescout.PDF.Document")
pdfDocument.RegistrationName = "demo"
pdfDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo"

' If you wish to load an existing document uncomment the line below And comment the Add page section instead
' pdfDocument.Load("existing_document.pdf")

Set comHelpers = pdfDocument.ComHelpers

' Add page
Set page1 = comHelpers.CreatePage(comHelpers.PAPERFORMAT_A4)

' Add collapsed annotation (shown as a tooltip when mouse is over the icon)
Set collapsedAnnotation = comHelpers.CreateTextAnnotation(20, 20)
collapsedAnnotation.Color = comHelpers.CreateColorRGB(255, 255, 0)
collapsedAnnotation.Icon = comHelpers.TEXTANNOTATIONICON_COMMENT
collapsedAnnotation.Author = "Mr. Important"
collapsedAnnotation.Contents = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

' Add expanded annotation
Set expandedAnnotation = comHelpers.CreateTextAnnotation(20, 50)
expandedAnnotation.Color = comHelpers.CreateColorRGB(255, 0, 0)
expandedAnnotation.Icon = comHelpers.TEXTANNOTATIONICON_NOTE
expandedAnnotation.Open = True
expandedAnnotation.Author = "John Doe"
expandedAnnotation.Contents = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

' Save document to file

' Open document in default PDF viewer app
Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
shell.Run "result.pdf", 1, false

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