Im just about to convert an access based system to ROR. But i have no
idea how i would print out documents/letters from within ROR.
Does anyone have any ideas how to mail merge my database into documents
and then print them?? Is there an easy solution?
If you’re mail merging in Word, you should be able to set up an ODBC
link to the Rails database and mail merge from that.
If you want to actually create the documents in Rails, then you’re down
to manually creating PDFs, RTFs or XML for something else to chew on.
It should be possible to create OpenOffice documents (or Scribus
documents, for that matter) straight from Rails templates, but I’ve
never heard of it being done. Maybe someone else can weigh in here?