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+#Copyright ReportLab Europe Ltd. 2000-2004
+#see license.txt for license details
+from import *
+#begin chapter oon paragraphs
+The $reportlab.platypus.Paragraph$ class is one of the most useful of the Platypus $Flowables$;
+it can format fairly arbitrary text and provides for inline font style and colour changes using
+an XML style markup. The overall shape of the formatted text can be justified, right or left ragged
+or centered. The XML markup can even be used to insert greek characters or to do subscripts.
+disc("""The following text creates an instance of the $Paragraph$ class:""")
+eg("""Paragraph(text, style, bulletText=None)""")
+disc("""The $text$ argument contains the text of the
+paragraph; excess white space is removed from the text at the ends and internally after
+linefeeds. This allows easy use of indented triple quoted text in <b>Python</b> scripts.
+The $bulletText$ argument provides the text of a default bullet for the paragraph.
+The font and other properties for the paragraph text and bullet are set using the style argument.
+The $style$ argument should be an instance of class $ParagraphStyle$ obtained typically
+from reportlab.lib.styles import ParagraphStyle
+this container class provides for the setting of multiple default paragraph attributes
+in a structured way. The styles are arranged in a dictionary style object called a $stylesheet$
+which allows for the styles to be accessed as $stylesheet['BodyText']$. A sample style
+sheet is provided.
+from reportlab.lib.styles import getSampleStyleSheet
+normalStyle = stylesheet['Normal']
+The options which can be set for a $Paragraph$ can be seen from the $ParagraphStyle$ defaults.
+heading4("$class ParagraphStyle$")
+class ParagraphStyle(PropertySet):
+    defaults = {
+        'fontName':'Times-Roman',
+        'fontSize':10,
+        'leading':12,
+        'leftIndent':0,
+        'rightIndent':0,
+        'firstLineIndent':0,
+        'alignment':TA_LEFT,
+        'spaceBefore':0,
+        'spaceAfter':0,
+        'bulletFontName':'Times-Roman',
+        'bulletFontSize':10,
+        'bulletIndent':0,
+        'textColor': black,
+        'backColor':None,
+        'wordWrap':None,
+        'borderWidth': 0,
+        'borderPadding': 0,
+        'borderColor': None,
+        'borderRadius': None,
+        'allowWidows': 1,
+        'allowOrphans': 0,
+        }
+heading2("Using Paragraph Styles")
+#this will be used in the ParaBox demos.
+sample = """You are hereby charged that on the 28th day of May, 1970, you did
+willfully, unlawfully, and with malice of forethought, publish an
+alleged English-Hungarian phrase book with intent to cause a breach
+of the peace.  How do you plead?"""
+disc("""The $Paragraph$ and $ParagraphStyle$ classes together
+handle most common formatting needs. The following examples
+draw paragraphs in various styles, and add a bounding box
+so that you can see exactly what space is taken up.""")
+s1 = ParagraphStyle('Normal')
+parabox(sample, s1, 'The default $ParagraphStyle$')
+disc("""The two attributes $spaceBefore$ and $spaceAfter$ do what they
+say, except at the top or bottom of a frame. At the top of a frame,
+$spaceBefore$ is ignored, and at the bottom, $spaceAfter$ is ignored.
+This means that you could specify that a 'Heading2' style had two
+inches of space before when it occurs in mid-page, but will not
+get acres of whitespace at the top of a page.  These two attributes
+should be thought of as 'requests' to the Frame and are not part
+of the space occupied by the Paragraph itself.""")
+disc("""The $fontSize$ and $fontName$ tags are obvious, but it is
+important to set the $leading$.  This is the spacing between
+adjacent lines of text; a good rule of thumb is to make this
+20% larger than the point size.  To get double-spaced text,
+use a high $leading$. If you set $autoLeading$(default $"off"$) to $"min"$(use observed leading even if smaller than specified) or $"max"$(use the larger of observed and specified) then an attempt is made to determine the leading
+on a line by line basis. This may be useful if the lines contain different font sizes etc.""")
+disc("""The figure below shows space before and after and an
+increased leading:""")
+        ParagraphStyle('Spaced',
+                       spaceBefore=6,
+                       spaceAfter=6,
+                       leading=16),
+        'Space before and after and increased leading'
+        )
+disc("""The $leftIndent$ and $rightIndent$ attributes do exactly
+what you would expect; $firstLineIndent$ is added to the $leftIndent$ of the
+first line. If you want a straight left edge, remember
+to set $firstLineIndent$ equal to 0.""")
+        ParagraphStyle('indented',
+                       firstLineIndent=+24,
+                       leftIndent=24,
+                       rightIndent=24),
+        'one third inch indents at left and right, two thirds on first line'
+        )
+disc("""Setting $firstLineIndent$ equal to a negative number, $leftIndent$
+much higher, and using a
+different font (we'll show you how later!) can give you a
+definition list:.""")
+parabox('<b><i>Judge Pickles: </i></b>' + sample,
+        ParagraphStyle('dl',
+                       leftIndent=36),
+        'Definition Lists'
+        )
+disc("""There are four possible values of $alignment$, defined as
+constants in the module <i>reportlab.lib.enums</i>.  These are
+TA_JUSTIFY, with values of 0, 1, 2 and 4 respectively.  These
+do exactly what you would expect.""")
+disc("""Set $wordWrap$ to $'CJK'$ to get Asian language linewrapping. For normal western text you can change the way
+the line breaking algorithm handles <i>widows</i> and <i>orphans</i> with the $allowWidows$ and $allowOrphans$ values.
+Both should normally be set to $0$, but for historical reasons we have allowed <i>widows</i>.
+The default color of the text can be set with $textColor$ and the paragraph background
+colour can be set with $backColor$. The paragraph's border properties may be changed using
+$borderWidth$, $borderPadding$, $borderColor$ and $borderRadius$.""")
+heading2("Paragraph XML Markup Tags")
+disc("""XML markup can be used to modify or specify the
+overall paragraph style, and also to specify intra-
+paragraph markup.""")
+heading3("The outermost &lt; para &gt; tag")
+The paragraph text may optionally be surrounded by
+&lt;para attributes....&gt;
+tags. The attributes if any of the opening &lt;para&gt; tag affect the style that is used
+with the $Paragraph$ $text$ and/or $bulletText$.
+disc(" ")
+from reportlab.platypus.paraparser import _addAttributeNames, _paraAttrMap, _bulletAttrMap
+def getAttrs(A):
+    _addAttributeNames(A)
+    S={}
+    for k, v in A.items():
+        a = v[0]
+        if not S.has_key(a):
+            S[a] = k
+        else:
+            S[a] = "%s, %s" %(S[a],k)
+    K = S.keys()
+    K.sort()
+    D=[('Attribute','Synonyms')]
+    for k in K:
+        D.append((k,S[k]))
+    cols=2*[None]
+    rows=len(D)*[None]
+    return D,cols,rows
+            ('FONT',(0,0),(-1,1),'Times-Bold',10,12),
+            ('FONT',(0,1),(-1,-1),'Courier',8,8),
+            ('VALIGN',(0,0),(-1,-1),'MIDDLE'),
+            ('INNERGRID', (0,0), (-1,-1), 0.25,,
+            ('BOX', (0,0), (-1,-1), 0.25,,
+            ]))
+caption("""Table <seq template="%(Chapter)s-%(Table+)s"/> - Synonyms for style attributes""")
+disc("""Some useful synonyms have been provided for our Python attribute
+names, including lowercase versions, and the equivalent properties
+from the HTML standard where they exist.  These additions make
+it much easier to build XML-printing applications, since
+much intra-paragraph markup may not need translating. The
+table below shows the allowed attributes and synonyms in the
+outermost paragraph tag.""")
+heading2("Intra-paragraph markup")
+disc("""'<![CDATA[Within each paragraph, we use a basic set of XML tags
+to provide markup.  The most basic of these are bold (<b>...</b>),
+italic (<i>...</i>) and underline (<u>...</u>).
+Other tags which are allowed are strong (<strong>...</strong>), and strike through (<strike>...</strike>). The <link> and <a> tags
+may be used to refer to URIs, documents or bookmarks in the current document. The a variant of the <a> tag can be used to
+mark a position in a document.
+A break (<br/>) tag is also allowed.]]>
+parabox2("""<b>You are hereby charged</b> that on the 28th day of May, 1970, you did
+willfully, unlawfully, and <i>with malice of forethought</i>, publish an
+alleged English-Hungarian phrase book with intent to cause a breach
+of the peace.  <u>How do you plead</u>?""", "Simple bold and italic tags")
+parabox2("""This <a href="#MYANCHOR" color="blue">is a link to</a> an anchor tag ie <a name="MYANCHOR"/><font color="green">here</font>.
+This <link href="#MYANCHOR" color="blue" fontName="Helvetica">is another link to</link> the same anchor tag.""",
+"anchors and links")
+disc("""The <b>link</b> tag can be used as a reference, but
+not as an anchor. The a and link hyperlink tags have additional attributes <i>fontName</i>,
+<i>fontSize</i>, <i>color</i> &amp; <i>backColor</i> attributes.
+The hyperlink reference can have a scheme of <b>http:</b><i>(external webpage)</i>, <b>pdf:</b><i>(different pdf document)</i> or 
+<b>document:</b><i>(same pdf document)</i>; a missing scheme is treated as <b>document</b> as is the case when the reference starts with # (in which case the anchor should omit it). Any other scheme is treated as some kind of URI.
+parabox2("""<strong>You are hereby charged</strong> that on the 28th day of May, 1970, you did
+willfully, unlawfully, <strike>and with malice of forethought</strike>, <br/>publish an
+alleged English-Hungarian phrase book with intent to cause a breach
+of the peace. How do you plead?""", "Strong, strike, and break tags")
+heading3("The $&lt;font&gt;$ tag")
+disc("""The $&lt;font&gt;$ tag can be used to change the font name,
+size and text color for any substring within the paragraph.
+Legal attributes are $size$, $face$, $name$ (which is the same as $face$),
+$color$, and $fg$ (which is the same as $color$). The $name$ is
+the font family name, without any 'bold' or 'italic' suffixes.
+Colors may be
+HTML color names or a hex string encoded in a variety of ways;
+see ^reportlab.lib.colors^ for the formats allowed.""")
+parabox2("""<font face="times" color="red">You are hereby charged</font> that on the 28th day of May, 1970, you did
+willfully, unlawfully, and <font size=14>with malice of forethought</font>,
+publish an
+alleged English-Hungarian phrase book with intent to cause a breach
+of the peace.  How do you plead?""", "The $font$ tag")
+heading3("Superscripts and Subscripts")
+disc("""Superscripts and subscripts are supported with the
+<![CDATA[<super> and <sub> tags, which work exactly
+as you might expect.  In addition, most greek letters
+can be accessed by using the <greek></greek>
+tag, or with mathML entity names.]]>""")
+##<greek>pi</greek></super> = -1""", "Greek letters and subscripts")
+parabox2("""Equation (&alpha;): <greek>e</greek> <super><greek>ip</greek></super>  = -1""",
+         "Greek letters and superscripts")
+heading3("Inline Images")
+disc("""We can embed images in a paragraph with the 
+&lt;img/&gt; tag which has attributes $src$, $width$, $height$ whose meanings are obvious. The $valign$ attribute may be set to a css like value from
+"baseline", "sub", "super", "top", "text-top", "middle", "bottom", "text-bottom"; the value may also be a numeric percentage or an absolute value.
+parabox2("""<para autoLeading="off" fontSize=12>This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" valign="top"/> is aligned <b>top</b>.<br/><br/>
+This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" valign="bottom"/> is aligned <b>bottom</b>.<br/><br/>
+This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" valign="middle"/> is aligned <b>middle</b>.<br/><br/>
+This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" valign="-4"/> is aligned <b>-4</b>.<br/><br/>
+This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" valign="+4"/> is aligned <b>+4</b>.<br/><br/>
+This &lt;img/&gt; <img src="../images/testimg.gif" width="10"/> has width <b>10</b>.<br/><br/>
+</para>""","Inline images")
+heading3("Numbering Paragraphs and Lists")
+disc("""The $&lt;seq&gt;$ tag provides comprehensive support
+for numbering lists, chapter headings and so on.  It acts as
+an interface to the $Sequencer$ class in ^reportlab.lib.sequencer^.
+These are used to number headings and figures throughout this
+You may create as many separate 'counters' as you wish, accessed
+with the $id$ attribute; these will be incremented by one each
+time they are accessed.  The $seqreset$ tag resets a counter.
+If you want it to resume from a number other than 1, use
+the syntax &lt;seqreset id="mycounter" base="42"&gt;.
+Let's have a go:""")
+parabox2("""<seq id="spam"/>, <seq id="spam"/>, <seq id="spam"/>.
+Reset<seqreset id="spam"/>.  <seq id="spam"/>, <seq id="spam"/>,
+<seq id="spam"/>.""",  "Basic sequences")
+disc("""You can save specifying an ID by designating a counter ID
+as the <i>default</i> using the &lt;seqdefault id="Counter"&gt;
+tag; it will then be used whenever a counter ID
+is not specified.  This saves some typing, especially when
+doing multi-level lists; you just change counter ID when
+stepping in or out a level.""")
+parabox2("""<seqdefault id="spam"/>Continued... <seq/>,
+<seq/>, <seq/>, <seq/>, <seq/>, <seq/>, <seq/>.""",
+"The default sequence")
+disc("""Finally, one can access multi-level sequences using
+a variation of Python string formatting and the $template$
+attribute in a &lt;seq&gt; tags.  This is used to do the
+captions in all of the figures, as well as the level two
+headings.  The substring $%(counter)s$ extracts the current
+value of a counter without incrementing it; appending a
+plus sign as in $%(counter)s$ increments the counter.
+The figure captions use a pattern like the one below:""")
+parabox2("""Figure <seq template="%(Chapter)s-%(FigureNo+)s"/> - Multi-level templates""",
+"Multi-level templates")
+disc("""We cheated a little - the real document used 'Figure',
+but the text above uses 'FigureNo' - otherwise we would have
+messed up our numbering!""")
+heading2("Bullets and Paragraph Numbering")
+disc("""In addition to the three indent properties, some other
+parameters are needed to correctly handle bulleted and numbered
+lists.  We discuss this here because you have now seen how
+to handle numbering.  A paragraph may have an optional
+^bulletText^ argument passed to its constructor; alternatively,
+bullet text may be placed in a $<![CDATA[<bullet>..</bullet>]]>$
+tag at its head.  The text will be drawn on the first line of
+the paragraph, with its x origin determined by the $bulletIndent$
+attribute of the style, and in the font given in the
+$bulletFontName$ attribute.  For genuine bullets, a good
+idea is to select the Times-Roman font in the style, and
+use a character such as $\\xe2\\x80\\xa2)$:""")
+            ('FONT',(0,0),(-1,1),'Times-Bold',10,12),
+            ('FONT',(0,1),(-1,-1),'Courier',8,8),
+            ('VALIGN',(0,0),(-1,-1),'MIDDLE'),
+            ('INNERGRID', (0,0), (-1,-1), 0.25,,
+            ('BOX', (0,0), (-1,-1), 0.25,,
+            ])
+caption("""Table <seq template="%(Chapter)s-%(Table+)s"/> - &lt;bullet&gt; attributes &amp; synonyms""")
+disc("""The &lt;bullet&gt; tag is only allowed once in a given paragraph and its use
+overrides the implied bullet style and ^bulletText^ specified in the  ^Paragraph^
+parabox("""<bullet>\xe2\x80\xa2</bullet>this is a bullet point.  Spam
+spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam
+spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam """,
+        styleSheet['Bullet'],
+        'Basic use of bullet points')
+disc("""Exactly the same technique is used for numbers,
+except that a sequence tag is used.  It is also possible
+to put  a multi-character string in the bullet; with a deep
+indent and bold bullet font, you can make a compact
+definition list.""")