merrymonk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a Perl/Tk application to gather data. I want to produce a Word document with the results
of manipulating this data. The Word document is standard and much like a form that
can have graphics. I guess I will have to:
• create some sort of data file;
• start Word so that the contents of the data file can be used to populate a prepared Word document.
I really would appreciate some guidance about how to do this.
As ever some ‘starter’ Perl code would really be gratefully received.