[Chicago] writing pdf files from python

Steven Githens sgithens at caret.cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 20 06:00:29 CEST 2008

Another option (although a bit more obtuse) that I used to make all the 
preprinted badges for this last PyCon was Jython + iText. I needed to 
open and modify existing PDF's (something the free version of ReportLab 
didn't support then, it might now).  It worked pretty well and pretty 
concise code using the Java library from Jython.


Lukasz Szybalski wrote:
> Hello,
> On the last meeting one of you mentioned that you wanted to write pdf
> from python.
> I just did something similar with openoffice. You read openoffice
> file, do some stuff and save it as pdf.
> It works pretty nice..
> Here is a manual.
> http://lucasmanual.com/mywiki/OpenOffice
> Lucas

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