[reportlab-users] Why isn't my really wide table splitting?

Matthew Wilson matt at tplus1.com
Tue Nov 25 07:13:15 EST 2008

That's cool -- but I would really like to request that the
documentation make that clearer.

Can I submit a patch with a change to the docs?


On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:24 AM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> 2008/11/25 Bill Freeman <bfreeman at appropriatesolutions.com>:

>> Matthew Wilson wrote:

>>> I want my really wide table to wrap, but instead, it just runs off the

>>> edge of the PDF.

>> Last time I looked at the code (maybe 3 months ago) there was no code for

>> splitting horizontally.

> Bill's right. Although there is some old and probably unmaintained

> code from years back to help a programmer explicitly split tables

> horizontally, the main Platypus algorithm assumes all your content

> fits within the width of your frame, and asks them to split

> vertically.


> IMHO it's much easier for programmers to cut up their data into chunks

> in Python and generate a sequence of smaller tables than it is for us

> to split tables in 2 dimensions and correctly take care of all the box

> and border styling rules.


> Sorry,


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Matthew Wilson
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