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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by tinman (2063) on 2004.08.18 13:12 (#33457) Journal

    Word (recent incarnations of it, at any rate) do HTML fairly well. They certainly have no problem opening HTML documents. Would that fit ? You could do headers, footers, watermarks etc etc with HTML. Heck, just create a blank document, export to HTML, run HTMLTidy on it and you have your own HTML template to fill in with text.

    I was also going to suggest PDF, because a few decent toolchains exist for generating fancy PDF; but editing it would pose a few problems (unless everyone has Acrobat installed or something)

    I've used RTF::Writer a bit. It's a very nice module for what it's supposed to do, but if your non-techie types are like most I've encountered, some of their formatting tricks are going to be really hard to reproduce.