This chapter covers
Advanced page layout with
Text mode vs. composite mode
Automated columns with
In the examples so far, you’ve created a
Document object defining a certain page size and well-defined margins. The layout of the building blocks you added to this document was adapted to fit inside this rectangle (
PageSize minus margins). With class
ColumnText, you have an object at your disposal that is similar. You can create a column object, add different types of building blocks, and then decide how the content has to be laid out: You can define a Y position; you can define the left and right borders of the column as straight or irregular lines; and you can also control the flow of the content. ...