[reportlab-users] Visual Editor

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Mon Nov 28 13:17:02 EST 2005

On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 17:37:40 -0200, Fernando Lujan 
<fernando.lujan at terra.com.br> wrote:

>Actually my company, works with the reportlab and we design dynamic PDF 
>files to serve to our customers.
>But, we lost a long time designing the PDF, drawing rect, circles and 
>etc. We do it all by hand.
>I'm wondering if there is a visual tool like Jasper Report's, for 
>instance, which we could use to design the document.

I agree this would be a valuable tool.

In at least one case, I designed a complicated logo in a graphics 
package like Illustrator, saved it to an Encapsulated PostScript file 
(EPS), and used an editor to convert the EPS output to Reportlab calls.  
EPS is easy to reverse-engineer; you can turn each of the one-character 
drawing commands into function calls.  Inkscape could also be used for that.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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