[reportlab-users] How to mix static positioning and flowables
mike at pythonlibrary.org
Thu Aug 8 15:29:08 EDT 2013
I have been experimenting using the table and I notice that when I use
table.drawOn(), it changes position depending on how many rows of data I
pass the table. Why won't the table start at the position I'm passing it
every single time?
Right now, my plan is to find out how many rows of data I can fit on the
bottom half of the page and then add a check that says, if number of rows
is greater than X, only pass X rows of data to the table and save the
following rows into a new list. Then I'll add a page break, create a new
table and pass it the new list. However since the table refuses to actually
stay where I tell it, I'm not sure I can even use a table object at this
point. Any suggestions?
On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Mike Driscoll <mike at pythonlibrary.org>wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> In this case, the static content only appears on the first page. The table
> can then continue for however many pages after that as needed. I do have an
> older project where I did have the same static stuff on each page with a
> flowing table across pages and sub-totals per page that I ended up writing
> a hack for. I'm trying not to do that for this one.
> - Mike
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:
>> Does the static content
>> (a) only need to appear on Page 1?
>> (b) need to appear identically on every page?
>> (c) need to vary by page?
>> All of these are possible but would use different approaches..
>> - Andy
>> On 7 August 2013 16:20, Mike Driscoll <mike at pythonlibrary.org> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I have a project where I'm basically creating a document where the top
>> > has to be positioned exactly and the second half is a table that can run
>> > multiple pages. I was doing the static part using Reportlab's canvas
>> > but I can't figure out how to make the table split across multiple
>> pages if
>> > it gets too long.
>> > All the resources I've found so far recommend using a Template like
>> > BaseDocTemplate, but I don't see any way to use that to mix the static
>> > content and the dynamic content on one page.
>> > I have attached what I've come up with so far, but the table obviously
>> > doesn't split. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
>> > -------------------
>> > Mike Driscoll
>> > Blog: http://blog.pythonlibrary.org
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