Looking for a way to create a report. Long story

Basically, I need to generate reports which contains more than 300
tables,
over 100 charts and many images. Until now this was done manually in
docx,
so I was asked to build an RoR app where the user could add all the
images
and data, and with one button click get the report. Here is the problem.
The user wants to be able to download the report, and be able to edit
that
file manually.
So I looked for gems. Many of them just fill spaces in docx files. At
the
moment I use axlsx to generate my charts, tables and images, everything
is
saved into excel file. It works pretty well. I was thinking if there is
some kind of format that ruby can edit (insert tables, bar charts,
styles…) and the same format could be opened in the office… why ?
because I could open the file and convert it to docx…
I am a little lost. My web app have database ready, just need some way
of
generating that file for the user. Any tips would be nice. I thought
about
html reports, but I cant edit them later, or can I ?
Thanks community.

On 14 January 2016 at 13:02, Pedro S. [email protected]
wrote:

the same format could be opened in the office… why ? because I could open
the file and convert it to docx…
I am a little lost. My web app have database ready, just need some way of
generating that file for the user. Any tips would be nice. I thought about
html reports, but I cant edit them later, or can I ?

I believe LibreOffice can open html files, which could then be saved
as doc. I guess the MS equivalent can also do that, but I don’t know.
Easy enough to try it.

Colin

Actually LibreOffice don’t save html file in doc format. =/

On 14 January 2016 at 19:10, Pedro S. [email protected]
wrote:

Actually LibreOffice don’t save html file in doc format. =/

Mine does (5.0.2.2 and I am confident it has for all the versions I
have used over a number of years). One of the format options when
saving is “Microsoft Word 97-2003(.doc)”. I have just checked by
opening an html file then using File > Save As to save it.

Colin

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