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Creating documents from data and print them

M Bryan
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Joined: Jun 15, 2011
Posts: 64

On short notice, my boss told me he wants to be able to print various information shown by our program. We show data in tables and forms, but for layout reasons I cannot just print the visible area.
What he images is that the printed document does not look like our program, more as if he had printed a pdf.

What my problem now is, that I have n clue how to start. My first idea would be to create a template file which then is filled with the corresponding data. But what file format should I use? PDF? Excel? OpenOffice?

Thank you for any advice!
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