itext Text to PDF: iText 5 versus iText 7 (iText 7)


Suppose that you have the following text file: jekyll_hyde.txt

How do we convert it to a PDF that looks like this:

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When using iText 7, we'd need the following code:

public void createPdf(String dest) throws IOException {
    PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
    Document document = new Document(pdf)
    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(TEXT));
    String line;
    PdfFont normal = PdfFontFactory.createFont(FontConstants.TIMES_ROMAN);
    PdfFont bold = PdfFontFactory.createFont(FontConstants.TIMES_BOLD);
    boolean title = true;
    while ((line = br.readLine()) != null) {
        document.add(new Paragraph(line).setFont(title ? bold : normal));
        title = line.isEmpty();

Source: and the iText 7: Building Blocks tutorial.