[reportlab-users] Reportlab performance

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Mon May 17 04:27:38 EDT 2010

On 17 May 2010 08:04, Henning von Bargen <H.vonBargen at t-p.com> wrote:

> Another idea that came to my mind:


> 3. In the final step of the PDF creation process, when

>   the /Pages object is written, just put the TOC pages

>   before the content pages.

This is a good idea. Very often the cover, TOC and other 'front
matter' can be printed without visible numbers. Reordering pages at
the end might not be too hard.

We need an API which allows this to work with Platypus without massive
changes. Some way to say "the following pages / story-sections
eventually belong elsewhere in the document; make them now but flag
them". Or perhaps even "reserve some blank pages, jump ahead, then
compact and remove unused ones at the end". Then have a final
'reshuffle' pass at the end. Of course the reordering pass needs to
'offset' the target page numbers as they will have moved.

How about ActionFlowables called GoTo and GoSub? ;-)


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