[reportlab-users] Embed PDF in Reportlab

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at gmail.com
Fri May 6 14:32:44 EDT 2011

pdfrw can turn preexisting PDF pages into Form XObjects that you can
use with ReportLab. Look at the second watermarking example here:



On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Mark Erbaugh <mark at microenh.com> wrote:

> Is it possible to embed a PDF file as a background in a Reportlab generated PDF file. I have a PDF file of a form that I would like to fill in with data from my application. This is not necessarily a PDF form. What I would like to do is use the PDF file as the background, then I would measure out the locations of the various fields and print data on the canvas at those locations.


> As an alternative, is there an automatic way to convert a PDF file into Reportlab drawing commands?


> Thanks,

> Mark

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