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This is a summary of changes made to the reportlab source code for each release.
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Please refer to subversion backlogs (using the release dates) for more details
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or for releases which we have not provide a higher level changes list for.
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E.g. to retrieve the changes made between release 3.1 and release 3.2, type::
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  $ hg log -r adb3f0d
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The contributors lists are in no order and apologies to those accidentally not
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mentioned. If we missed you, please let us know!
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RELEASE 3.2  01/06/2015
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   * Added proportional underlining specific to font sizes, set via the `underlineProportion` attribute of ParagraphStyles. 
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   * TrueType fonts: added support for cmaps 10 & 13
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   * DocTemplate class now supports a boolean `displayDocTitle` argument.
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   * TableofContents now supports a formatter argument to allow formatting of the displayed page numbers (eg for appendices etc).
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   * Table `repeatRows` can now be a tuple of row numbers to allow incomplete ranges of rows to be repeated. 
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   * Tables now do pass instance.`spaceBefore` & `spaceAfter` to their split children when split 
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   * Several strangenesses were fixed in the pdfbase.pdfform module; Multiple usage is now allowed.
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   * Error message fixes
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   * Various environment fixes for Google Application Environment
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   * Resource fixes
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   * PDFDoc can now set the `Lang` attribute
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   * canvas.drawString and similar now allow the character spacing to be set 
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   * Index of accented stuff has been improved
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   * RTL code was improved
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   * fix Propertyset.clone
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   * `flowables.py`: fix ImageAndFlowables so it avoids testing negative availableWidth 
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### Contributors:
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   * Steven Jacobs
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   * Philip Semanchuk
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   * Marius Gedminas
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   * masklinn
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   * Kale Franz
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   * Albertas Agejavas
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   • Anders Hammarquist
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   * jvanzuela @ bitbucket
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   * Glen Lindermann
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   * Greg Jones
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   * James Bynd
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   * fcoelho @ bitbucket
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RELEASE 3.1  22/04/2014
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If you are running ReportLab 3.0.x, the changes are minor.
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   * support for emoji - characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane
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   * improved pip-based installers will pull in all the needed dependencies; Pillow 2.4 appears to deal with all our issues.
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### Contributors
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   * Ivan Tchomgue
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   * Waldemar Osuch
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   * masayuku
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   * alexandrel_sgi
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RELEASE 3.0  14/02/2014
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ReportLab 3.0 now supports Python 2.7, 3.3 and higher.  
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There has been a substantial internal rewrite to ensure consistent use of unicode strings for
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  natural-language text, and of bytes for all file format internals.  The intent
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  is to make as few API changes as possible so that there should be little or no
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  impact on users and their applications.  Changes are too numerous but can be
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  seen on Bitbucket.
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### Python 3.x compatibility
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  * Python 3.x compatibility.  A single line of code should run on 2.7 and 3.3
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  * __init__.py restricts to 2.7 or >=3.3
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  * __init__.py allow the import of on optional reportlab.local_rl_mods to allow monkey patching etc.
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  * rl_config now imports rl_settings & optionally local_rl_settings
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  * ReportLab C extensions now live inside reportlab; _rl_accel is no longer required; All _rl_accel imports now 
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	pass through reportlab.lib.rl_accel
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  * xmllib is gone, alongside the paraparser stuff that caused issues in favour of HTMLParser.
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  * some obsolete C extensions (sgmlop and pyHnj) are gone
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  * Improved support for multi-threaded systems to the _rl_accel extension module.
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  * Removed reportlab/lib/ para.py & pycanvas.py;  these would better belong in third party packages, 
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	which can make use of the monkeypatching feature above.
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### New features
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  * Add ability to output greyscale and 1-bit PIL images without conversion to RGB. (contributed by Matthew Duggan)
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  * highlight annotation (contributed by Ben Echols)
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### Other
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  * numerous very minor fixes, visible through BitBucket.
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RELEASE 2.7  04/04/2013
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#### Charts / graphics enhancements
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  * Added SimpleTimeSeriesPlot
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  * added _computeMaxSpace
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  * added in lineStyle (for bars)
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  * improved SVG rendering
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  * Pie Chart now has an `innerRadiusFraction` to allow doughnut-like appearance for 2d charts  (it has no effect with 3d charts). 
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	 The separate 'doughnut' chart lacks many pie chart features and should only be used if you wanted multiple nested doughnuts. 
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#### Charts/graphics bug fixes
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  * piecharts.py: fix Pie3d __init__ to call its superclass
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  * linecharts.py: fix swatch creation
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  * fixed `y` axis in the simple time series plot
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#### PDF
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  * Fixes to testshapes & pdfform resetting
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  * colors.py
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  * various minor fixes
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#### Platypus
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  * Defined a small bullet rather than a big circle as the default for unordered lists
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  * fixed attribute spelling bug
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  * fixed CJK + endDots
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### Acknowledgements
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  Many thanks to Andrew Cutler, Dinu Gherman, Matthias Kirst and Stephan Richter for their contributions to this release.
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RELEASE 2.6  27/09/2012
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This is a minor release focusing mainly on improved documentation.  There are a 
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number of minor enhancements, and a larger number of previous-undocumented
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enhancements which we have documented better.
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#### General changes
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   * Manuals have been reformatted with more pleasing code snippets and tables of 
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     contents, and reviewed and expanded
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#### Flowing documents (Platypus)
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   * Added support for HTML-style list objects
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   * Added flexible mechanism for drawing bullets
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   * Allowed XPreformatted objects to use Asian line wrapping
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   * Added an `autoNextPageTemplate` attribute to PageTemplates.  For example you 
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     can now set up a 'chapter first page template' which will always be followed
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   * More helpful error messages when large tables cannot be rendered
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   * Documentation for images within text (`test_032_images`)
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   * We now have a semi-intelligent system for labelling pie charts with 
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     callout lines.  Thanks to James Martin-Collar, a maths student at Warwick 
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     University, who did this as his summer internship.
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   * Axes - added startOffset and endOffset properties; allowed for axis 
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     background annotations.
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   * Bar charts - allow more control of z Index (i.e. drawing order of axes and
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     lines)
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   * SVG output back end has seen some bugs fixed and now outputs resizeable SVG
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   * Felix Labrecque <felixl@densi.com>
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   * Peter Johnson <johnson.peter@gmail.com>
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Many new features have been added and numerous bugs have been fixed.
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Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the open-source toolkit in
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the run-up to the 2.5 release, whether by reporting bugs, sending patches,
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or contributing to the reportlab-users mailing list.
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Major contributors are credited in the user documentation.
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   * Support for colour separated PDF output and other optimisations and
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     features for high-quality printing, including enforcement of colour
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     models for CMYK, RGB, and "spot colours"
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   * Long table optimisations are now turned on by default.  Previously,
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     documents with very long tables spanning many pages could take a long
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     and column sizes.  A patch was submitted some time ago to fix this
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     controlled by a flag in the rl_config file, but this was set 'off'
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     for compatibility.  Users are often not aware of this and we haven't
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     found any real-world cases where the new layout technique works badly,
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     so we are turning this behaviour on.
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   * New support for QR barcodes - [try our demo!](https://www.reportlab.com/demos/qr/)
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   * Colour separation and other enhancements for high-end print
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   * Python 2.7 support
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       * ValueAxis
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           * avoidBoundSpace - Space to allow above and below
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           * keepTickLabelsInside - Ensure tick labels do not project beyond bounds of axis if true
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       * NormalDateXValueAxis
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           * specialTickClear - clear rather than delete close ticks when forced first/end dates
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       * AdjYValueAxis
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           * labelVOffset - add this to the labels
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.barcharts
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       * BarChart
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           * categoryLabelBarSize - width to leave for a category label to go between categories
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           * barRecord (advanced) - callable(bar,label=labelText,value=value,**kwds) to record bar information
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.legends
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       * SubColProperty
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           * dx - x offset from default position
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           * dy - y offset from default position
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       * Legend
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           * swdy - y position adjustment for the swatch
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       * Pie
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           * wedgeRecord (advanced) - callable(wedge,*args,**kwds)
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.utils
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       * DrawTimeCollector - generic mechanism for collecting information about nodes at the time they are about to be drawn
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RELEASE 2.4  at 18:00 GMT  20/Jan/2010
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   * lots of improvements and verbosity to error messages and the way they are handled.
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   * font size can now be specified in pixels
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   * unicode file names are now accepted
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   * canvas auto cropmarks
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   * added support for styles h4-h6
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   * Improved support for onDraw and SimpleIndex
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   * Added an alphabetic grouping indexing class
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   * Index entries can now be clickable.
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   * Labels on the axes can now be drawn above or below the axes (hi or low).
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   * A per swatch callout is now allowed in the legend.
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   * A new anchroing mode for string 'numeric' that align numerical strings by their decimal place.
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   * Shapes have new attributes to specify if the shape should grow to take all canvas area (vertically or horizontally) or if the canvas should shrink to fit the shape size.
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   * color objects now have a clone method.
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   * added in support for Overprint/Opacity & Separated colours
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#### Bugs fixes
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   * PDFFormXObject.format missing Resources bug patch from Scott Meyer
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   * KeepInFrame justification bug has been fixed.
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   * fix unicode/str issue bug found by Michael Egorov <michwill@gmail.com>
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   * YCategoryAxis makeTickLabels fix contributed by Mike Folwell <mjf@pearson.co.uk>
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   * pdfdoc.py: fix ro PDFDate contributed by Robert Alsina
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   * and others ..
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   * Encryption support (see encrypt parameter on Canvas and BaseDocTemplate constructor)
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### Other New Features
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#### Platypus
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    using reportlab.platypus.flowables.ImageAndFlowables (similar to 
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    fixed maximum length. In these cases, KeepInFrame allows you to specify an 
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    appropriate action to take when the text is too long for the space allocated 
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    overflowing text, allow the text to overflow into the rest of the document, or 
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    raise an error.
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  characters:
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    standard long name or code point. Characters inserted with the `<greek>` tags 
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    support arbitrary fonts (rather than only Zapf Dingbats).
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    over a page. We believe this is improved, although there are so many table 
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    Paragraph styles have long had an attribute keepWithNext, but this was 
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    buggy when set to True. We believe this is fixed now. keepWithNext is important 
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    toolkit distribution (it used to live separately in our contributions area). It 
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    has also seen fairly extensive reworking for production use in a recent 
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    project. These changes include adding support for the standard European EAN 
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    Instead of manual placement, there is now a attachment point (N, 
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    S, E, W, etc.), so that the legend is always automatically positioned correctly 
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    relative to the chart. Swatches (the small sample squares of colour / pattern 
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    fill sometimes displayed in the legend) can now be automatically created from 
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    the graph data. Legends can now have automatically-computed totals (useful for 
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    algorithm work better.
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#### Noteworthy bug fixes
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  * Fixes to TTF splitting (patch from Albertas Agejevas):
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    This affected some documents using font subsetting
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    Splitting of tables across pages did not work correctly when the table had
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    row/column spans
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  * Fix runtime error affecting keepWithNext
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	RELEASE 1.20 at 18:00 GMT  25/Nov/2004
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	RELEASE 1.19 at 18:00 GMT  21/Jan/2004
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	RELEASE 1.18 at 12:00 GMT  9/Jul/2003
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	RELEASE 1.17 at 16:00 GMT  3/Jan/2003
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	RELEASE 1.16 at 16:00 GMT  7/Nov/2002
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	RELEASE 1.14 at 18:00 GMT 28/May/2002
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	RELEASE 1.13 at 15:00 GMT 27/March/2002
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	RELEASE 1.12 at 17:00 GMT 28/February/2002
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	RELEASE 1.11 at 14:00 GMT 12/December/2001
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	RELEASE 1.10 at 14:00 GMT 06/November/2001
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	RELEASE 1.09 at 14:00 BST 13/August/2001
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	RELEASE 1.08 at 12:00 BST 19/June/2001
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	RELEASE 1.07 at 11:54 BST 2001/05/02
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	RELEASE 1.06 at 14:00 BST 2001/03/30
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	RELEASE 1.03 on 2001/02/09
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	RELEASE 1.02 on 2000/12/11
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	RELEASE 1.01 on 2000/10/10
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	RELEASE 1.00 on 2000/07/20
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	RELEASE 0.95 on 2000/07/14
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	RELEASE 0.94 on 2000/06/20