word search program on web

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I need to dynamically generate word search pdf on the web. Teachers will type in their own words on web site, and I need to generate word search pdf, word search result pdf. My backend code is java. I will use iText to generate pdf. I'm not sure where to start. Please help. I think with hard work, I probably can figure out word search pdf sheet, but how can I generate the word search solution? Which will have lines to circle the words. Is there anything out there I can already use?
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What means "word search pdf" ?

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put word search into pdf.

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Here is an example:
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/free_resources/teachers_corner/wordsearch/wordSearch.jsp
I'm not sure how to generate "answer key" in pdf. Those rectangle with arc to circle the result is hard, will I do it first in java then generate pdf? Do not know where to start. Thanks.
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Yes, I think you can have panel in Java and there you can print letters and arcs and rectangles and then
you can produce the PDF which captures the content of  Java graphics
see one of the examples in the answer to this question (I'm sure you can find more eamples of using iText to capture Java graphics):
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/408042/vector-graphics-in-itext-pdf

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Thanks, for_yan.

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