Its not PHP but HTML. I do this for a client. Make a Word document as 
needed, save it as rtf. Put a link onto my html page calling a 
particular routine. The routine reads the .rtf file, looking for 
replaceable parameters, replacing them with the customised values for 
this customer and saves the file under a new name indicating it is for 
this customer (still .rtf).

A new page has a link to this new file. When the user clicks it, as 
their browser has the mime type for .rtf set to MS Word, Word starts up 
and opens the file.

OK, in the application I did this in I used pl/sql (as the database was 
Oracle and there was no php) but there is no reason why you should not 
write a php routine to replace the parameters and resave the file.


Craig wrote:

>I know that php can open files.
>What I was wondering is if it can :-
>Start Word
>Open a Word template
>Generate fields in the template based on hidden fields and generate the page

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