[reportlab-users] Suggestions

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Apr 4 15:24:16 EDT 2007

Ted Shab wrote:

> I'm tasked with the following:


> a. Open a PDF file

> b. Find instances of Text that are labels (these will

> generally be aligned at 90 degrees counter-clockwise).

> c. Make these instances into hyperlinks (label will

> remain the same, HREF will be a prepended constant

> plus the label as an argument).


If you want these to be live hyperlinks, there's a lot more to it than
just changing the text.

> d. There are perhaps 50 of these in the document

> (single page).

> e. Write the changes to the file or a copy thereof.


> Any chance someone can give me a hint or two on how/if

> ReportLab is able to do this type of thing, or is it

> maninly for generating from scratch rather than

> updating existing PDFs.


As I understand it, ReportLab's commercial products can do this kind of
thing, taking a PDF apart and putting it back together. The open source
library cannot.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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