[reportlab-users] reordering frames with multibuild?

Phil Ayres phil_report at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Apr 8 06:00:43 EDT 2005


I have implemented a simple piece of code based on Jerome Alet's rlZope 
example (very useful) which flows a list of paragraph flowables into 
templates (A4/letter size) consisting of 4 frames. This works well, but is 
only half the story.

The documents are to be printed and folded so that the first printed PDF 
page contains the finished document pages 1,2,11,12.

Is it feasable to use a multibuild method to flow all the paragraph 
flowables through the document (there are 4 frames per A4/letter page) 
associating flowables to frames, and then make another pass and rearrange 
the frames across different pages?

If there was a way of retrieving a list of frames with associated flowables 
during the build process, could it just be a matter of rearranging the list 
of frames to pages? Or am I missing a bolt?

I have searched through the archive for any similar queries, the closest was 
a posting back in August 2003 entitled '2up duplex printing'. A number of 
pointers were suggested but there didn't appear to be a posting confirming 
any resolution. Did Christoph Devenoges manage to implement what he wanted, 
and by which method?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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