[reportlab-users] Flowing Text Around a paragraph.

Harald Lux reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Sun, 3 Nov 2002 12:32:06 +0100

Freitag, 23. August 2002, 09:10 robin@reportlab.com wrote:

> In article <3D65EAAD.1040107@centurysoftware.com.au>, Adam Summers
> <adam@centurysoftware.com.au> writes

> Actually if you know that a particular paragraph will contain the image
> then it shouldn't be that hard to create a combo class.  Paragraphs
> currently know how to do varying line widths so the flowing round bit is
> relatively easy. In Platypus the problem is mainly how to do
> splitting/combining.

> It's a long weekend in the UK as Monday is a bank holiday. Let me think
> on this further.

did you had time to think about it? :-)

Or someone else with an example for text flow around an image?


Here a copy of the original question:

>>Hi all,
>>I've been using reportlab for a little while now, but have a problem
>>which I can't find a solution for.
>>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  -----------------------
>>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  If you imagine that the box of X's tothe left is
>>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  an image, what I want to be able to do is flow a
>>                   series of paragraphs around the image
>>so that once the bottom of the image is reached, then text will flow back to the
>>left margin. I know that it would be possible to something like this
>>using tables, but I can't see how to have a generic solution.
>>There are two examples of this in the demonstration section of the reportlab 
>>If you look at the "minimal" euro python conference brochure, at the end of the 
>>timetable section (page 8), there are adverts for "AdSu" and "O'Reilly". I can 
>>see how the AdSu one might be done generically, but the O'Reilly, unsure...
>>I guess I'm hoping that I've missed something, and that
>>it's actually easy to do using platypus.
>>Adam Summers
>>reportlab-users mailing list

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