[reportlab-users] Multi-page formatting in Platypus

Peter Mattingly pmattingly at mail.csuchico.edu
Fri Oct 17 20:24:42 EDT 2008

"They must be defined either as callback functions passed to the
PageTemplate's constructor"

So I assume you mean that headers must be passed as a callback to the
PageTemplate, rather than frames as you seem to imply.

Fair enough.

But, why aren't my frames being enscribed on the subsequent pages beyond the

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> 2008/10/13 Peter Mattingly <pmattingly at mail.csuchico.edu>:


> >

> > So: How do I define my frames across all of my pages?


> Headers like this don't go in frames. The frames are for the flowing

> content.

> They must be defined either as callback functions passed to the

> PageTemplate's constructor,

> which decorate the new page when it starts; or as subclasses of

> PageTemplate which do

> the same. Providing a generic "graphics callback" is far more

> flexible; it lets you do

> page borders, not just filling a box at the top or bottom like most

> word processors.


> Look at some of the tests in tests/test_platypus_*.py, or in

> tools/docco/rltemplate.py which is the template used for the manual.


> I admit the manual never explained this well; if someone can send in a

> contrib for this for the Platypus chapter, we'd be really grateful.


> - Andy

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