[reportlab-users] Justifying simple text
Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:58:54 +0100
first of all thanks to Reportlab for making this product available to use.
I've just started my first documents with it and am slowly getting to grips
with it and I'm surprisingly successful, I have to add.
I'm working on a small project to create bills on letter-headed PDFs
So far I've got two questions:
1) Using Platypus - if I use canvas.drawImage in myFirstPage(), the image
doesn't appear in the resulting PDF but any text inserted works fine. It
works fine when I call insert it in a story. I can live with this but it's
not the way it should be. Any explanations?
2) Justifying small-blocks of text. I've been through the documentation
several times. It seems I have two alternatives - work with several
justified paragraphs or work with text objects. I am currently trying to
use textobjects but it seems that there is no direct method to justify the
text. Do I have to do this myself using charspace() and wordspace() based
on calculations of line length?
Any pointers or even better examples (I learn much better by example)