[reportlab-users] Position Paragraph or how to get current position

Mike Driscoll mike at pythonlibrary.org
Mon Oct 21 09:59:31 EDT 2013

Hi Andy,

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> Mike, on the table: you can draw any flowable in canvas mode if you first

> call

> object.wrap(availWidth, availHeight), which will return the width

> and height within that space that it actually wants to use.

> Practically, width was never used and is always the width of the

> frame, but height tells you where your table will end.



> This height will be to the bottom of the table. We define the edges

> as a zero-width line at the midpoint of the bottom border. However,

> by default all table cells have 3 points of padding between the

> content and edges (overrideable by you) on the inside; there is no

> padding around the inside. So to put a paragraph straight after,

> you'll want to set its baseline a bit lower.


> This is going from memory as I don't have a development environment to

> hand. Hope it helps...

I think I got the padding removed using the table's style options,
specifically BOTTOMPADDING and TOPPADDING. But I'm still not sure how I can
control the indent of the following flowables. I really want to move the
Paragraph object that follows the table to the left about half an inch.

- Mike
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