[reportlab-users] page x of y using DocTemplate
10 May 2002 14:08:21 -0700
On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 12:40, Andy Robinson wrote:
> > I am trying to figure out how I can use a form to draw "Page x of y"
> > with y being the last page drawn. I understand how to create the form,
> > and how to use the forward declaration, but I can't figure out how to
> > tell when I'm on the last page of the document so I can use that page
> > number as y. Is there anything inside of the DocTemplate that will tell
> > me when I'm on the last page? Or any other way to get this
> > information. Once I call doc.build() the form must be created, but the
> > pages haven't been generated yet. Anybody have a suggestion?
> In our RML product (which is basically platypus translated into XML tags)
> what we usually do is make the form declaration the very last thing
> in the 'story' part of the document. So it gets the page number just
> once (using a tag we provide). In Platypus you would need to put some
> custom flowable class at the end of the story which, when drawn, did not
> actually draw anything or consume space, but asked the canvas for the page
> number and then created a tiny little form with 'y' in it.
> Let me know if that makes sense! My brain is kind of fried from
> a heavy week and I'm sure I could have worded it better :-)
Ah, OK. This makes sense to me. I will try this out and post my
results to the list. Thanks for your help!
Jade Meskill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Liberty Distribution Company