[reportlab-users] Backward textflow through minipages?

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Thu Feb 28 07:12:43 EST 2008

Dinu Gherman wrote:

> Hi,


> I have a project using sets of "minipages" on every document page.

> Both, the document pages and the minipages themselves are double-

> sided. The minipage content is different for each minipage. Think

> of a novel printed on minipages which will be printed, cut and

> bound to a booklet in smaller format.


> Now, Platypus provides the NextFrame flowable for frame switching,

> but I cannot see an obvious way to jump *backward* to a frame (mini-

> page) on a previous (physical) page. Is that so or am I missing

> something?


> Surely there are tools for "minipaging" a PDF document, but I have

> seen none which would allow the necessary degree of layout flexi-

> bility.


> Thanks,


> Dinu

I'm not sure I follow here Dinu, are you asking to have multiple frames
simultaneously being written or do you want to go backwards in the story and
annotate/decorate/add to frames which (at least conceptually) have already been
Robin Becker

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