[reportlab-users] BUG: Indenters not allowed in table cells?

Roberto Alsina ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Tue Sep 1 06:24:26 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 01 September 2009 06:24:50 Robin Becker wrote:

> I think this is a limitation. Indenters and other action flowables were

> intended to act on frames which are fixed size. Unfortunately for fairly

> obvious reasons we don't create a frame for each cell at wrap or draw time;

> originally cells were expected to contain strings, then strings or

> paragraphs then strings or lists of flowables. Unfortunately that leads to

> problems when we have action flowables like next frame or page break or in

> this case indenter.


> It's arguable that we ought to allow almost arbitrary levels of complexity

> in every container like object; why should we disallow multi column text in

> a cell?


> Pragmatism says no to that idealism.

Ok, worked around it by nesting tables.

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