[reportlab-users] ReportLab and AcroForm

Dirk Holtwick dirk.holtwick at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 09:18:33 EDT 2008

Stephan Richter wrote:

> Hi all,


> I have looked at reportlab.pdfbase.pdfform today. The support for Acroforms

> seems very minimal. Is there any development in this area?


> Over time I might be interested in developing better Acroform support. I have

> downloaded the PDF reference and can see a basic structure. Is there higher

> level documentation on how to implement new features at this low level?


> Regards,

> Stephan


since this mail has never been answered I have to place the question
again ;) I'm also interested in using the AcroForm feature in Platypus.
Are there any examples? Stephan, did you improve this feature as
mentioned in your mail?

I already wrote a simple flowable that should write a checkbox, but this
didn't work. I think AcroForm needs to do some manipulations that are
refused by Platypus? Here is my example:

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import reportlab.pdfbase.pdfform as pdfform

class PmlInput(Flowable):

def __init__(self, width=10, height=10):
self.width = width
self.height = height

def wrap(self, *args):
return (self.width, self.height)

def draw(self):
c = self.canv
pdfform.buttonFieldAbsolute(c, "field2", "Yes", 0, 0)
c.rect(0, 0, self.width, self.height)

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Thanks in advance


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