[reportlab-users] newbie: filling in a pdf template

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Apr 24 05:05:51 EDT 2006

frank h. wrote:
> hello,
> I have a pdf file that I created with another application (omnigraffle).
> This pdf file contains lots of fancy boxes, some of them with some text.
> I would like this text to be a placeholder and use my omnigraffle-created
> pdf as a template for use with reportlab.
> I.e could I use reportlab to replace text in a pre-existing pdf? that would
> be fantastic....
> any hints are very much appreciated.
> thanks
> -frank
ReportLab has a proprietary extension called pageCatcher that can read in pdf 
and allow it to be modified by the open source toolkit.


Robin Becker

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