[reportlab-users] ReportLab vs LaTex
kraft at freisturz.de
Thu Dec 28 16:40:27 EST 2006
Am Donnerstag, 28. Dezember 2006 18:38 schrieb Tim Roberts:
> Each one has its place. If I were writing a book or a research paper,
> I'd use LaTeX. If I were creating a registration form or an inventory
> report, I'd use ReportLab.
What would you recommend for a invoice or offer document?
I ended up to use ReportLab & trml2pdf because of
- little dependencies. Reportlab is 'just' a lib for the python
system of the installed system while LaTeX brings a huge bunch
- good control of layout and appearence- already mentioned
- I was thinking that ReportLabs generated PDF is more "nice" than
the PDF generated as outcome of the LaTeX toolchain. I wonder if
you share that experience?
However there are always downsides. For example I haven't found
out yet how I get a printed carryover (not sure if the term is
correct, hard to find out for non native speaker, german is
'Übertragssumme') from one page to another like this:
5. bla bla
4 Pcs. a 50 $ 200 $
Page sum 200 $ ---------+
============ snip: Next Page =============== | goes here.
Carryover: 200$ <--------+
6. Blub foo bar
1 Pcs. a 400 $ 400$
Thanks for any hints on that :-) I create a rml file with a home
grown template system and call trml2pdf.
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