[reportlab-users] Table: cell span

Bogdan M. Maryniuck reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:17:31 +0300


There is few question WRT cell spanning in tables:

1. Problem: When I do span, and there is quite big text data
   as for one cell, *height* of the entire row is still as
   unspanned cell. IOW, when I merge cells, height does
   not reduses.

   Q: What I do wrong? How to span cells with height reduce?
2. Problem: When I do span and still have a grid, vertical lines
   are drawn.

   Q: How to say in Python for ReportLab: "Do not paint me grid 
   on my spanned cells"?

3. Problem: When I do span e.g. between three cells A, B and C, then
   Paragraph data takes A + B + C of width. But if there is
   nested table, it takes only A of width.

   Q: What I do wrong and how to tell PLATYPUS in Python: "Draw this
   nested table with A + B + C width"?

My data:

ReportLab version: 1.19.20040325083231
Python:            2.3.3 and 2.3.4
OS:                SuSE Linux 9.0 Pro

Thanks to anybody for response!


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