The merge export and 360's Scribe require a Word template to populate data into, which is not very useful for the application I have in mind.
What I would like to see is the exact method of saving a browse or preview mode layout (ie with data) into PDF, but instead into a new Word document - not a preexisting Word document or template.
You may achieve this using XSLT. I haven't done it for Word. I have done it for Excel.
A client of mine wanted to do something like this occasionally, they ended up using the (free) webservice
http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf-to-word-converter/ to convert a pdf to a word document.
There is also a desktop version for PC so you might be able to script this.
Hope this helps,
Ruben van den Boogaard
Thanks Ruben - that actually works!
I think it might be the best work around for my client.
Thanks Malcom, but with hundreds of print layouts in the database, this approach may be too difficult.
It has occurred to me though, and there could be a gun XSLT person somewhere in the organisation.