Just for fun, I tried to build and run this tool and it works well. Nice work! I will probably never use it because I don't use my scribbles that way (nobody but me can read my letters so I manually convert my notes to text), but still... just wanted to say it seems like a great product
Btw, I used itext 2.0.1 instead of 1.4.8, it compiled and ran perfectly (even a bit faster, perhaps? and the jar file is actually smaller). Perhaps the transparancy features somebody mentioned are in place now.