[reportlab-users] a replicated canvas?
shiftedpixels at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 07:41:35 EDT 2007
Thanks for the information... I hoped that was the case. I believe a
previous library I used did that ( FPDF). Can't be sure though.
I'm guessing it won't take too much testing to get an answer to my
questions. I figured it couldn't hurt to post on the list. Thanks!
On Sep 18, 2007, at 7:28 AM, Andy Robinson wrote:
> The "canvas" is the size of the page, so it's your job to move
> across or down as you loop, or perhaps have a function to do each
> layout and pass in its x-y origin.
> If you use drawImage, I think it's smart enough to realise the
> image is being reused. If it sees the same filename in the same
> document, it just uses a reference to the first one which it has
> read in. Normally images are stored outside of the page stream and
> referenced. (If you use drawInlineImage you can force it to bloat
> up the files as you fear)
> I am away from the source code on a Blackberry and going from
> memory, so please watch the file sizes and check!
> - Andy
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