[reportlab-users] newbie question about PDF-generation from template

Jerome Alet alet at librelogiciel.com
Sun Jun 15 08:32:20 EDT 2008


On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 02:17:53PM +0200, Andreas Rudolph wrote:


> at first I'd like to thank the developers for their great work.

> ReportLab looks really nice, but I'm having some problems with the

> provided documentation / examples.


> The following things I try to realize with ReportLab:


> - I already have an existing PDF-file, that should be used as template.

> - I want to open this PDF-template and write some additional content on it.

> - Finally the modifiied document should be saved under a new filename,

> or maybe send directly as HTTP-response.


> My questions about this:


> - Can this be realized with ReportLab?

> - If yes, can you give me a hint how to do this?


> I tried a bit with 'BaseDocTemplate' and 'SimpleDocTemplate', but

> without success so far.

Modifying an existing PDF document is not possible with ReportLab
out of the box. You need their commercial offering to do this.


Jerome Alet

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