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Roberto Alsina ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Sun Oct 19 19:40:49 EDT 2008

On Sunday 19 October 2008 20:26:27 Andy Robinson wrote:

> 2008/10/18 Peter Mattingly <pmattingly at mail.csuchico.edu>:

> > Vertical space between paragraphs?


> That's the one. But you're the first person who has ever questioned

> this one. While I accept that we do not have a clear explanation of

> "how to make documents with Platypus",


> > I'm currently a student learning how to do more with Report Labs, I'm not

> > experienced enough with your conventions to create clean portable code.

> > But at the same time, I'm able to revise and elucidate a section of the

> > user manual with perfect clarity and a few minutes time.


> Peter, you just haven't looked at the manual source.

> The relevant source code look like this:


> ---trunk/src/docs/userguide/ch5_paragraphs.py line 87 ----


> disc("""The two attributes $spaceBefore$ and $spaceAfter$ do what they

> say, except at the top or bottom of a frame. At the top of a frame,

> $spaceBefore$ is ignored, and at the bottom, $spaceAfter$ is ignored.

> This means that you could specify that a 'Heading2' style had two

> inches of space before when it occurs in mid-page, but will not

> get acres of whitespace at the top of a page. These two attributes

> should be thought of as 'requests' to the Frame and are not part

> of the space occupied by the Paragraph itself.""")


> -----------------------------------------

> I know it's weird but Roberto's RST2PDF didn't exist in 2000 when we

> reached our "version 1" criterion of being able to create our own manual.

> But it is NOT hard to suggest a concrete amendment, or open one of the

> scripts and rewrite a few paragraphs; and you can check it isn't broken and

> regenerate your own userguide in 2 seconds flat.

Maybe I can figure out a way to convert the current manual into rst somehow.

Then it could be hooked into a rst-supporting wiki.

Of course it would then require lots of preoofreading. I may take a look this
week (no promises, sadly).

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