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Old 10-06-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default ReportLab PDF software toolkit - v2.5 release

We are pleased to announce version 2.5 of the ReportLab opensource PDF toolkit and ReportLab PLUS packages.

For almost ten years, we have been developing automated solutions that turn our customer's content and data into dynamic PDF documents, at high speed. The Python software library we develop and use is available for you to use too. The ReportLab toolkit is free/opensource code which anyone is permitted to use. The ReportLab PLUS upgrade package can be evaluated for free by registering on our site and adds some extra tools and features to make it quicker for you to develop with.

The latest version of our PDF toolkit brings several new features including increased support for high-end printing, QR barcodes, support for Python 2.7 and packaging improvements. A lot of new work has gone into supporting professional print features in this latest release so ink overprinting can be done, spot colours can be used and crop marks can be added automatically. Whether you're a web developer with a need for producing PDFs dynamically or a designer wanting to automate a large print production, ReportLab could be just to tool you've been looking for.

You can read the full release notes here:

See our real world case studies using the software:

Read the installation instructions and begin installing:

Get started with some example code snippets:
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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ReportLab would seem to be of more interest to the web design side of this forum than the design side. It appears to be a set of tools to allow generating PDFs on the fly on a web server (and is accordingly priced). It's not the sort of thing you'd install on your office PC.

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip that there may be another place we should announce our release. Whilst reportlab is certainly often used within web applications, we know of several situations where reportlab does not involve the web and is used for large digital print runs such as reporting with charts and customised booklets. We thought features in this particular release would be of interest to those designing for print with the addition of spot colour and ink overprint support.
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