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In Gramps there are five different types of reports.
This common part is implemented in the [http://www.gramps-project.org/docs/gen/gen_plug.html#gen.plug.docgen.basedoc.BaseDoc BaseDoc class], which contains among others basic document opening, closing, and stylesheet handling methods. It also stores the physical description of a page (sheet of paper in print).
'''Note! ''' The <tt>BaseDoc.open</tt> and the <tt>BaseDoc.close</tt> methods have to be implemented by the subclassed document generators.
thumbnail]] Description of the paper, which every report will be rendered on, is stored by an instance of the [http://www.gramps-project.org/docs/gen/gen_plug.html#gen.plug.docgen.paperstyle.PaperStyle PaperStyle class]. This instance is available via the <tt>BaseDoc.paper_style</tt> class attribute. The chosen PaperStyle is given to the document generator at initialization, and is handled by the reporting framework.
The <tt>PaperStyle</tt> holds information on the size of the paper ([http://www.gramps-project.org/docs/gen/gen_plug.html#gen.plug.docgen.paperstyle.PaperStyle PaperSize class] instance), the size of the margins, and the orientation of the paper. Use the proper accessor methods to get the values. To get the metrics of the usable area of a paper (page without the margins) one can also use the [http://www.gramps-project.org/docs/gen/gen_plug.html#gen.plug.docgen.paperstyle.PaperStyle.get_usable_width PaperStyle.get_usable_width] and [http://www.gramps-project.org/docs/gen/gen_plug.html#gen.plug.docgen.paperstyle.PaperStyle.get_usable_height PaperStyle.get_usable_height] convenience methods. Width and height are always given according to the orientation of the paper, thus width is always the horizontal, and height is always the vertical dimension.
The origin of the coordinate system is the top left corner of the usable area.
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==Text document API==
==Draw document API==
==Graph document API==