[reportlab-users] Embed Watermark?

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Tue Jan 20 04:30:56 EST 2009

2009/1/20 Darren Govoni <darren at ontrenet.com>:

> Hi,

> Can I read in an existing PDF with reportlab and make modifications to

> it and write it to new PDF file? I want to add watermarks (e.g. large

> DRAFT wording diagonal on every page). I wasn't sure if reportlab can

> process existing PDF's.

No, you can't. Our open source package only generates PDFs; it
doesn't parse and modify them.

There is a free command-line utility 'pdftk' which can do it.

Best Regards,

Andy Robinson
CEO/Chief Architect
ReportLab Europe Ltd.
Media House, 3 Palmerston Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1PG, UK
Tel +44-20-8545-1570

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