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

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Oct 21 12:34:20 EDT 2013

On 21/10/2013 14:59, Mike Driscoll wrote:

> Hi Andy,






> 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



our paragraphs try to use all the horizontal space available to them. That means
the container doesn't control where the paragraph aligns itself. That's a
problem if you want ragged right and aligned right as I don't think we can do that.

For traditional left/right center etc (and ignoring any cell padding issues) you
need to set the paragraph's style.alignment to one of

TA_LEFT, TA_RIGHT, TA_CENTER, TA_JUSTIFY (found in from reportlab.lib.enums)

to get the desired behaviour. The default is TA_LEFT.
Robin Becker

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