[reportlab-users] Re: Visual Editor

Fernando Lujan fernando.lujan at terra.com.br
Fri Nov 25 10:56:24 EST 2005

David Hughes wrote:
> I have been following the threads on this subject, both here and in 
> wxpython-users, with great interest because I am also looking into ways of 
> improving the reporting flexibility of my own, commercial product, 
> Dietplan6. It currently runs straight off a USB flash drive (or can be 
> installed) and uses wxPython and Reportlab to produce PDF reports. At the 
> moment users can only pick what tables and charts to include, together 
> with some rudimentary selections of fonts, colours, margins etc. What I 
> would like to see is the user able to specify the layout and content in 
> much more detail and to be able to include their own narrative, either 
> on-line or from pre-recorded templates.
> A lot of what is being suggested is, perhaps, too powerful for what I 
> require, but if the design aims include intuitive use by, not necessarily 
> very computer literate, end-users, I would like to contribute what time 
> and modest programming skills I have towards such a project.

For sure. But first we must create a release with basic functions, and 
later on we could improve it... Once the reportlab team will have more 
time to develop the framework and add new features to it. ;)

Fernando Lujan

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