| ||Ask HN: What do you use for PDF reports these days?|
94 points by jguimont on Oct 12, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 60 comments |
|I am creating some entreprise software and almost every other information needs to be sent by email in pdf format. Reports, invoices, etc. I am using whtmltopdf right now, but it is far from ideal.|
My idea setup would be to create some template with fixed parts, growable parts (texts that can vary in size), repeatable parts (lines in a table). And then just feed the data to have a nice pdf built.
The closest I found was using LibreOffice to convert a document to pdf (http://railsblog.kieser.net/2013/04/part-ii-creating-beautiful-reports-in.html).
It seems PDF generation should be a solved problem. Maybe, Adobe LiveCycle is doing exactly what I need, but it is not open source and I do not have $50k to find out.
What are you guys using?
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