Python ReportLab from Beginner to Winner

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Python ReportLab from Beginner to Winner

Generate Dynamically PDF files using Python and ReportLab

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon Python,Development,Data Science


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Course Description

This course is a hands on, is very practical, is the result of my previous works for clients of mine and also videos that I made for my youtube channel. I will propose several PDF documents, I will try to make them look professional and I will teach you on how to make them step by step in detail. Every PDF takes me like 2 months to prepare, to structure in a way you can digest and practice what you learned several times, be patient because I will update this course frequently!

You will learn:

  • How to change text font size;

  • Change text color;

  • Use True Type Fonts;

  • How to load images; 

  • Create tables;

  • Create paragraphs;

  • Make watermarks;

  • Rotate text;

  • Rotate images;

  • Protect your PDF files with passwords;

  • Prevent people from printing your PDF files;

  • Insert radio buttons;

  • Insert check boxes;

  • Insert drop down lists;

  • Insert text fields;

  • Add javascript to your PDF documents;

  • and more!

You will not only learn about ReportLab! Also you will learn how to think, how to structure your code, how make your code pretty and easy for everyone to understand your work, because at the end of the day these skills are the ones that make companies want you!

Hope you enjoy my work, I will give my best to make you a winner :)


What will you learn in this course:

  • Generate from start to finish complex PDF files;
  • Use external True Type Fonts;
  • Create Tables;
  • Create Paragraphs;
  • Make Watermarks;
  • Rotate images and text;
  • Protect your PDF files with passwords;
  • Prevent people from printing your PDF files;
  • and more!


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Knowledge about Python 3 Basics;
  • Eager to lear;
  • Visual Studio Code (recommended);
  • Python 3.8 or greater.
Python ReportLab from Beginner to Winner


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Generate Palms Hotel PDF
16 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 07:03 07:03
  • play icon Part 1 - Build the main structure 37:34 37:34
  • play icon Part 2 - Make the footer 15:21 15:21
  • play icon Part 3 - Make the header 24:00 24:00
  • play icon Part 4 - Build body structure 24:42 24:42
  • play icon Part 5 - Make about section 18:31 18:31
  • play icon Part 6 - Make description section 10:26 10:26
  • play icon Part 7 - Make contacts section 29:43 29:43
  • play icon Part 8 - Make prices list section 28:33 28:33
  • play icon Exercise 1 - Add shadow effect to text! 10:56 10:56
  • play icon Exercise 2 - Add Arabic text! 08:43 08:43
  • play icon Exercise 3 - Register a Font Family 15:17 15:17
  • play icon Exercise 4 - Add Five Stars! 37:23 37:23
  • play icon Exercise 5 - FAQs 38:45 38:45
  • play icon Exercise 6 - Debug ReportLab Code 54:37 54:37
  • play icon Exercise 7 - Django App 01:23:50 01:23:50

Instructor Details

Hugo Ferro

Hugo Ferro

Hello my name is Hugo, I'm a software/hardware engineer, I'm from Portugal and I like to teach online other people, I have a youtube channel with more then 14000 subscribers where I do just that! I have videos about Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, Groovy, and more.

In the past I worked for several companies as a software engineer, mainly working with C#. I was in telecommunications area were I used Java, also made ecommerce websites with C# and ASP.NET MVC, I was in transportation area where I worked with smart cards using C# and pure C, and more.

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