Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Generating beautiful reports

by dws (Chancellor)
on Apr 09, 2002 at 16:21 UTC ( #157762=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Generating beautiful reports

I've got a document form which must be filled with data entered through a web-form and then be presented alone on a page suitable for printing right from the browser.

You have at least four options:

  1. Assume that people have an Acrobat reader installed with their browser, and serve up printable PDF. There's enough info in the links that people have provided above to work through the problems of generating PDF from Perl.

  2. Assume that people have a browser capable of understanding CSS, and generate your printable report using CSS to augment HTML.

  3. Assume that people have Microsoft office installed, and generate your printable report as either an Excel or Word document. This will require that your web server be IIS, and that the web server also have the necessary pieces of Office installed. Do a Super Search for Excel, and you'll find plenty of examples of how to generate and populate Excel files from Perl.

  4. Generate a printable image (GIF, PNG, or JPEG), using ImageMagik or GD. This give you maximal control on the server side, but will probably involve the maximal amount of work.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://157762]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (5)
As of 2020-05-31 07:56 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:















    Results (173 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?