[reportlab-users] Platypus headings

Saketh saketh.bhamidipati at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 17:27:08 EST 2006

I am trying to create a page heading which is written onto each page.
However, I am having trouble drawing the header table before anything else
on the page. Instead of being a consistent header, everything except the
headers are drawn and then, on the final page, all of the headers are drawn
in sequence.

How can I draw the heading table at the top of each page?

Here is my attempt. (I have attached the module's full code, in case that is

def pageTemplate(self, canvas, doc):
PAGE_WIDTH, PAGE_HEIGHT = canvas._pagesize
canvas.setFont('Times-Roman', 12)

# Draw page number
canvas.drawCentredString(PAGE_WIDTH / 2.0, inch / 2.0, "%d" %

# Create title paragraph
pTitle = Paragraph(self.title, 12, 0, style=styles["Normal"])
pHeader = Paragraph(self.roottext, style=styles["Normal"])

# Data for the header table
data = [(pTitle, pHeader)]

headertable = Table(data, colWidths=(4 * inch, 4 * inch),

headertable.hAlign = 'LEFT'


Thanks in advance.
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