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[REBOL] Re: rebol postscript/pdf

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 30-May-2002 8:27

I was thinking the other day that I couldn't recall any packages that can create a desktop publication from a database eg. price lists. Some people produce price lists using Excel, but I didn't think that Excel could link cells to an ODBC source. And Publisher can't AFAIK. You can do it in Zope ( and presumably PHP4), but getting the HTML to exactly fit an A4 page is somewhat difficult. With PDF-maker, you could create the page, and bring in the data from an ODBC source ( if you have command ). Of course, creating the page in PDF-maker the very first time is a bit painful as it has to be hand coded ... but once make doc supports pdf, and tables, it could be quite a useful app. -- Graham Chiu