Date: 11/17/04 00:02:48
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] PHP on an Windows intranet with MSOffice-like templates
You're my hero.
> Why don't you try to define some templates but instead of using Office
> documents, use PDF ones, try using fpdf, a free php class to generate pdf's
> Ricardo Oliveira
> -------Original Message-------
> Date: 11/16/04 23:24:24
> Subject: [PHP-DB] PHP on an Windows intranet with MSOffice-like templates
> I don't even know if this is possible, or if I'll have to go the route of
> development to get this sort of functionality (I'm sure it's possible if I
> through enough hoops).
> But here's what I'm trying to accomplish...
> - users are all on a local intranet with access to a shared drive (no prob)
> - users navigate a PHP-MySQL application to select records from a database
> - users are able to click a link which will launch some sort of document
> have Office, but if something like PDF is available on a Windows platform,
> great) where a document template is fetched and updated with information
> the selected record. (This is the part I don't understand how to do).
> An example... user wants to be able to print one of a variety of letters to
> physically mail to a customer, customized with the customer's account info.
> (You know: Dear [first name] [last name], ... Your account [account_id] ...
> 30 days past due... etc )
> This way, management can update the template and not have me re-work the
> code to
> have it work...
> Is such a thing possible on a windows PHP platform? Can someone point me to
> somewhere I can learn more about it?
> Thanks much,