5 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2009 9:13 AM by mrvodka

    Creating an pdf

    dinora

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      Creating an pdf

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      I have to create a pdf report that will serve as a confirmation voucher for each tour a client has booked -  I have two tables the Booking Table and the Trip line items

       

      In the booking table I have general information such as group name, Cruiseline and Ship if any

       

      On the trip line items are the details of the tour meet location time tour name etc

       

      How do I create a pdf?

       

      Do I have to create a new table called voucher which displays information from both these tables?

        • 1. Re: Creating an pdf
          mrvodka
            

          Save as PDF??

           

          Its hard to help you when you dont let us know what you need... :)

           

          What do you want on the PDF?

          • 2. Re: Creating an pdf
            dinora
              

            This is what I need - I have a booking for a client this booking has line items coming from two tables one table details tours and one table details transfers to airport etc -  So for this example these are services I am proposing to the client

             

            What I need is to be able to put togehter a proposal - In this proposal there is fixed text such as headers and footers but the content is a description for each service I am proposing to the client -  So in access I am used to mail merges into word and then to pdf

             

            In filemaker  I believe we cannot do this but simply create the report and save on pdf -  I need a pdf to display clients name - and services I am proposing Services are line items which have descriptions and a picture along with price

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Creating an pdf
              philmodjunk
                

              Anything you can print from Filemaker, you can also save as a PDF.

               

              It may help you to think of the PDF-making process as simply using a special kind of printer that "prints" to an electronic file instead of to paper.

              • 4. Re: Creating an pdf
                dinora
                  

                Hi Phil

                 

                I am able to do save and create pdf's but as you know pdf's are just a picture of the filemaker layout -  and I need more flexibility as I am preparing quotes for the clients - So let me rephrase my question

                 

                Is there any way I can export information from FM to Word - In word then I could manipulate the data and convert to pdf.

                 

                • 5. Re: Creating an pdf
                  mrvodka
                    

                  If you want to get it into word, you can use an XML export along with a XSLT.

                   

                  The simplest would probably be getting this tool.

                  http://www.chapsoft.com/ezxslt/ 

                   

                   

                  Otherwise, you can try and mess with it yourself. Take a look at the RTF examples as well as the Word example.

                  http://www.filemaker.com/products/xslt-stylesheets/xslt-library.html