Text Anchors

Text Anchor Extraction enables a package sender to position a field or signature, based on the text inside an uploaded document.

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Anatomy of a Text Anchor

When you build a Text Anchor, you must configure the parameters in the following table.

Parameter Purpose
text (string) The exact string that will be searched for in the uploaded document
index (integer) The "occurrence" of the string. For example, if index = 2, the software will skip the first two occurrences of Anchor Text, and use the third occurrence to calculate position.
characterIndex (integer) The index of the character within the Anchor Text that will be used to calculate position
anchorPoint (string) Which corner of the specified character to use as the base for calculating position
leftOffset (integer) An absolute offset applied to the final x value
topOffset (integer) An absolute offset applied to the final y value
height (integer) The height of the field position to be calculated
width (integer) The width of the field position to be calculated

Example Request