Placing graphics & text on printed page - jan06call.jpg (0/1)

Michael Galvin michaelgalvin at
Thu Jan 12 18:55:06 CET 2006

To see an example of what I am trying to accomplish, look at this page
on my personal website:

I now realize my attachement could not be posted on this usenet group.

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:16:02 -0500, Michael Galvin
<michaelgalvin at> wrote:

>I am trying to use Python to send to the printer a calender filled
>with a mix of text and simple graphics.  I want to draw on the printed
>page something like a table with 6 rows and 7 columns to represent a
>calendar.  I want to place text precisely within those boxes on the
>printed page. I am using Python 2.4 on Windows XP
>I was  in the past able to do this within Visual Basic using its
>printer object.  Visual Basic's printer object uses a coordinate
>system to allow you to draw lines and to place text on the printed
>page precisely. I have attached a file "jan06call.jpg" to this message
>to illustrate what I am trying to do.
>Does Python have a module which would help me do this?
>To put it another way, can Python control the placement of text and
>graphics precisely on the printed page?
>I have scoured my Python programming texts,, and this
>usenet group without success.  Mark Lutz's wonderful book "Programming
>Python"  has not one reference to the word "printer" in its index.
>Surely, I must be overlooking something or thinking about this wrong.
>Michael Galvin
>Muskegon, MI

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