(To clarify, I'm not looking for a solution to do BOTH of this functions. I need to do one function on one solution, and the other function on a different solutions.)
ScriptMaster plug-in can export field contents to file.
It can make PDF too, but a bit different from print using existent layout.
ScriptMaster can definitely do the PDF creation with the iText library.
There's some coding involved, so its not totally trivial but it is pretty much bullet proof in production, and blisteringly fast.
Both creating from scratch and 'filling in' printed forms by over-stamping data onto the blank boxes. Have this in production for an 11 page document which is a UK government return for a grant application, for example