The Class mentioned below is used as a utility class to add header and footer to theIText generated PDF.


import com.itextpdf.text.Chunk;

import com.itextpdf.text.Document;

import com.itextpdf.text.Element;

import com.itextpdf.text.Phrase;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.ColumnText;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfAction;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfContentByte;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPageEventHelper;

import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

public class HeaderAndFooter extends PdfPageEventHelper {

protected Phrase header;

protected PdfPTable footer;


public HeaderAndFooter() {

header = new Phrase("**** Header ****");

footer = new PdfPTable(1);



footer.addCell(new Phrase(new Chunk(

"**** Footer summary Report generated by JavaGenious****")

.setAction(new PdfAction(PdfAction.FIRSTPAGE))));




This class can be used from below code:

Document document = new Document();

PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(FILE));

writer.setPageEvent( new HeaderAndFooter());;

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