[reportlab-users] Unsure of positioning terminology

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Oct 10 03:31:50 EDT 2005

jeff sacksteder wrote:
> I'm creating a pdf layout with platypus to be used as an invoice. When I get
> to the portion of the document where I use a table surrounded by a 'box'
> style to list the invoice items, I want the box to extend to 1" below the
> bottom of the page. It's not clear how to do absolute positioning like that.
> I could set the height of the last row to be whatever the remaining space on
> the page is equal to, but that would require some brittle math.
> Is it truly this awkward, or am I missing some piece of documentation?
.... Nothing prevents you from drawing the box absolutely in a flowable 
of your own design. Unfortunately layout is all about fairly brittle 
math. The canvas is pushed onto the flowable during wrap and draw 
Robin Becker

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