[reportlab-users] Looking for a How-to to get me moving quickly

John Pywtorak jpywtora at calpoly.edu
Thu May 4 18:03:40 EDT 2006

Look at SimpleDocTemplate in the User Guide.  There are some short 
examples there.

You will want to use Platypus and its Flowables.  Which basically 
translates into building an array of Paragraphs, and Tables (Flowables), 
etc.  Instantiate a SimpleDocTemplate and tell it to build using your array.
story = [ Paragraph1, Table1, ....]
doc = SimpleDocTemplate(...)

That is pretty much the simple pseudo code. Hope this helps.

John Purser wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just started working with reportlab and I'm impressed.  I had no
> idea so much was involved in working with .pdf files.  Unfortunately
> for me, neither did my boss.  He expects results after a half hour of
> skimming the user's manual.  I'm still trying to get up to speed on
> general report layout concepts, much less the reportlab interface
> to .pdf files.
> Is there a quick and dirty "how-to" or tutorial out there?
> I appreciate the help.
> John Purser

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