Common Use Cases

pydyf has been created for WeasyPrint and many common use cases can thus be found in its repository.

Draw rectangles and lines

import pydyf

document = pydyf.PDF()

draw = pydyf.Stream()

# Draw a first rectangle
# With the border in dash style
# The dash line is 2 points full, 1 point empty
# And the dash line begins with 2 full points
draw.rectangle(100, 100, 50, 70)
draw.set_dash([2, 1], 0)
draw.stroke()

# Draw a second rectangle
# The dash is reset to a full line
# The line width is set
# Move the bottom-left corner to (80, 80)
# Fill the rectangle
draw.rectangle(50, 50, 20, 40)
draw.set_dash([], 0)
draw.set_line_width(10)
draw.transform(1, 0, 0, 1, 80, 80)
draw.fill()

# Add the stream with the two rectangles into the document
document.add_object(draw)

# Add a page to the document containing the draw
document.add_page(pydyf.Dictionary({
    'Type': '/Page',
    'Parent': document.pages.reference,
    'Contents': draw.reference,
    'MediaBox': pydyf.Array([0, 0, 200, 200]),
}))

# Write to document.pdf
with open('document.pdf', 'wb') as f:
    document.write(f)

Add some color

import pydyf

document = pydyf.PDF()

draw = pydyf.Stream()

# Set the color for nonstroking and stroking operations
# Red for nonstroking an green for stroking
draw.set_color_rgb(1.0, 0.0, 0.0)
draw.set_color_rgb(0.0, 1.0, 0.0, stroke=True)
draw.rectangle(100, 100, 50, 70)
draw.set_dash([2, 1], 0)
draw.stroke()
draw.rectangle(50, 50, 20, 40)
draw.set_dash([], 0)
draw.set_line_width(10)
draw.transform(1, 0, 0, 1, 80, 80)
draw.fill()

document.add_object(draw)

document.add_page(pydyf.Dictionary({
    'Type': '/Page',
    'Parent': document.pages.reference,
    'Contents': draw.reference,
    'MediaBox': pydyf.Array([0, 0, 200, 200]),
}))

with open('document.pdf', 'wb') as f:
    document.write(f)

Display image

import pydyf

document = pydyf.PDF()

extra = Dictionary({
    'Type': '/XObject',
    'Subtype': '/Image',
    'Width': 197,
    'Height': 101,
    'ColorSpace': '/DeviceRGB',
    'BitsPerComponent': 8,
    'Filter': '/DCTDecode',
})

image = open('logo.jpg', 'rb').read()
xobject = pydyf.Stream([image], extra=extra)
document.add_object(xobject)

image = pydyf.Stream()
image.push_state()
image.transform(100, 0, 0, 100, 100, 100)
image.draw_x_object('Im1')
image.pop_state()
document.add_object(image)

# Put the image in the resources of the PDF
document.add_page(pydyf.Dictionary({
    'Type': '/Page',
    'Parent': document.pages.reference,
    'MediaBox': pydyf.Array([0, 0, 200, 200]),
    'Resources': pydyf.Dictionary({
        'ProcSet': pydyf.Array(['/PDF', '/ImageB']),
        'XObject': pydyf.Dictionary({'Im1': xobject.reference}),
    }),
    'Contents': image.reference,
 }))

with open('document.pdf', 'wb') as f:
    document.write(f)

Display text

import pydyf

document = pydyf.PDF()

# Define the font
font = pydyf.Dictionary({
    'Type': '/Font',
    'Subtype': '/Type1',
    'Name': '/F1',
    'BaseFont': '/Helvetica',
    'Encoding': '/MacRomanEncoding',
})

document.add_object(font)

# Set the font use for the text
# Move to where to display the text
# And display it
text = pydyf.Stream()
text.begin_text()
text.set_font_size('F1', 24)
text.text_matrix(1, 0, 0, 1, 10, 90)
text.show_text(pydyf.String('Hello World'))
text.end_text()

document.add_object(text)

# Put the font in the resources of the PDF
document.add_page(pydyf.Dictionary({
    'Type': '/Page',
    'Parent': document.pages.reference,
    'MediaBox': pydyf.Array([0, 0, 200, 200]),
    'Contents': text.reference,
    'Resources': pydyf.Dictionary({
        'ProcSet': pydyf.Array(['/PDF', '/Text']),
        'Font': pydyf.Dictionary({'F1': font.reference}),
    })
}))

with open('document.pdf', 'wb') as f:
    document.write(f)