[reportlab-users] Reportlab performance
slestak989 at gmail.com
Mon May 17 10:42:07 EDT 2010
On Mon, 2010-05-17 at 15:30 +0100, Andy Robinson wrote:
> > Could the TOC be inserted as a post rendering, post save feature? Like
> > a binding. Say I build chapters of Roberts book for example by chapter,
> > have a final binding step that numbers and creates a TOC. TOC.pdf ->
> > c1.pdf -> c2.pdf -> Glossary.pdf -> Index.pdf?
> Some of our commercial customers do exactly this; the ReportLab PLUS
> package can manipulate PDFs that exist already, so it's common to
> pregenerate documents and then have a master script to stitch them
> together, and even to overprint extra page numbers.
> You could also do this by using free tools like pdftk to stitch
> together the files - remember the pages of interest while generating
> the main document; then make a second one with the T.O.C; then put the
> PDFs together.
> But it would be more elegant to do it during generation
> - Andy
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Except for the overprinting page numbers, that is also trivial for
imagemagick, pyPDF, etc.
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