[reportlab-users] Flowing onto second column

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Thu Feb 14 17:31:28 EST 2008

Tim Roberts wrote:

> Robin Becker wrote:

>> Tim Roberts wrote:

>>> Jim Steil wrote:


>>>> Is there an easy way to get data to flow to a second column the way

>>>> you can get it to flow to multiple pages with Platypus?


>>> Sure. You just create multiple frames, one for each column, and add

>>> the collection of frames when you create the PageTemplate.


>>> Here's a web page that shows an example:

>>> http://www.hoboes.com/Mimsy/?ART=558


>> interestingly this link crashes my firefox immediately. can you say

>> waht it does? Seems to be adobe linked ie acrobat starts and firefox

>> immediately exits.


> Are you saying that exact link crashes for you? I use Firefox (

> on Windows) full time. That's how I found the page. Works fine for

> me. I have Acrobat 8 installed. I know there were some bugs with

> Firefox and Acrobat Reader 7, but I thought they had been worked out.


> It does have an <embed> tag for a PDF chunk; I don't remember seeing

> that used before.


I have as well on an XP box. It crashes immediately after
starting up acrobat. I even used wget and pointed at it locally; still
bailed. I'm fairly sure I have Acrobat 7 installed.

I have just tried this at home (where I am now) and it also crashed my
firefox here; again win xp sp 2.
Robin Becker

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