[reportlab-users] Reportlab performance

Steve Romanow 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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