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Re: PDF generator decision

 
 
Frank Miles
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      05-14-2013
On Tue, 14 May 2013 08:05:53 -0700, Christian Jurk wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> This questions may be asked several times already, but the development
> of relevant software continues day-for-day. For some time now I've been
> using xhtml2pdf [1] to generate PDF documents from HTML templates (which
> are rendered through my Django-based web application. This have been
> working for some time now but I'm constantly adding new templates and
> they are not looking like I want it (sometimes bold text is bold,
> sometimes not, layout issues, etc). I'd like to use something else than
> xhtml2pdf.
>
> So far I'd like to ask which is the (probably) best way to create PDFs
> in Python (3)? It is important for me that I am able to specify not only
> background graphics, paragaphs, tables and so on but also to specify
> page headers/footers. The reason is that I have a bunch of documents to
> be generated (including Invoice templates, Quotes - stuff like that).
>
> Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
>
> [1] https://github.com/chrisglass/xhtml2pdf


Reportlab works well in Python 2.x. Their _next_ version is supposed to
work with Python3... {yes, not much help there}
 
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