Re: PDF generator decision

Discussion in 'Python' started by Frank Miles, May 14, 2013.

  1. Frank Miles

    Frank Miles Guest

    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}
    Frank Miles, May 14, 2013
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