[reportlab-users] Newby-question: Cannot initialize Table-objects
robin at reportlab.com
Sat Feb 16 16:40:14 EST 2008
Joost Behrends wrote:
> i will use reportlab in our small enterprise
> dealing historical picture postcards. A lot
> of work is done with my software - that means
> i need a lot of tables.
> The code of that software is fully portable and shall stay so.
> I'd strongly like to make all printing (including
> invoices etc. as e-mail attachments) through reportlab.
> end enjoyed my first experiences with the canvas.
> Everything worked from the first moment on -
> and exactly as described in the documentation. Seems
> to be great software - thanks for that.
> But getting to tables, i do not get them
> initialized correctly. Here is a very reduced
> example for isolating the problem:
> from reportlab.pdfgen import canvas
> from reportlab.platypus import Table
> atb = (('Hamburg', 'Germany', '1,760,322'),
> ('Paris', 'France', '9,644,507'),
> ('London', 'England', '8.278.251'))
> def drawTb(larg):
> cnv = canvas.Canvas('C:\\tmp\\tb.pdf',
> pagesize = (595.27, 841.89))
> tbOnPage = Table(larg)
> tbOnPage.drawOn(cnv, 0, 0)
> This produces:
Table is a flowable and needs to be wrapped to determine the size.
Normally this is done by the doctemplate layout mechanism, but you're
not using that. Try using
tw, th = tbOnPage.wrapOn(cnv, 595.27, 841.89 )
prior to doing the drawOn
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