How to create Table using Apache PDFBox

Thanks to the links provided by Tilman. Using the boxable API ( I was able to create the table I wanted to. Just an FYI I wanted to create the table with variable number of cells. For example row 1 would have 2 cells, row 2 could have 5 cells and row 3 could have just 3 cells. I was able to do with ease. I followed in the link mentioned above.

Since I also needed table drawing functionality for a side project, I implemented a small "table drawer" library myself, which I uploaded to github.

In order to produce such a table – for instance – ... enter image description here

... you would need this code. In the same file you find the code for that table as well:

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The current "feature list" includes:

  • set font and font size on table level as well as on cell level
  • define single cells with bottom-, top-, left- and right-border width separately
  • define the background color on row or cell level
  • define padding (top, bottom, left, right) on cell level
  • define border color (on table, row or cell level)
  • specify text alignment (vertical and horizontal)
  • cell spanning and row spanning
  • text wrapping and line spacing

Also it should not be too hard to add missing stuff like having different border colors for borders on top, bottom, left and right-borders, if needed.