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FreeTextAnnotation Font Styles (Bold- Italics) not working

I am using the Aspose.Examples.CSharp solution, using version of Aspose.PDF for .NET
I am running the SetFreeTextAnnotationFormatting.cs example.

I have found that trying to use Bold and/or Italicized fonts with FreeTextAnnotations are not working.

I instantiate an Aspose.Pdf.Text.Font object using Aspose.Pdf.Text.FontRepository.FindFont, which is able to successfully find the Calibri Bold Italic font.

I use that font to instantiate an Aspose.Pdf.InteractiveFeatures.DefaultAppearance object, which is successful.

I add a FreeText Annotation to the PDF document using this DefaultAppearance object, and this is successful.

However, when I view the output PDF, the font color, size, and type is correct (Calibri), but it is not Bold or Italic.

If I export that FreeText Annotation as XFDF, I can see that the defaultstyle element of that FreeText annotation is set to "font: Calibri Bold Italic 28pt;color: #ff0000".

According to my research, the defaultstyle element in XFDF uses CSS attributes. According to the CSS spec, this should be "font: italic bold Calibri 28pt;color: #ff0000". I am guessing this is the cause of the issue, that the code adding the FreeText annotation is not correctly formatting the contents of the defaultstyle element.

I have found that If I manually change the xfdf to match the CSS specification, and use ImportAnnotationFromXfdf from Aspose.Pdf.Facade.PdfAnnotationEditor, then the font is displayed correctly, as bold and italic.

I have attached the code I am running, the input and output pdfs, as well as an .xml file contatining the exported xfdf of the annotation.


Hi Sam,

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