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Every experience I've had with PDFs goes something like this:
  • The web designer lays out the webpage. It has a bunch of header/sidebar stuff and then there's the tabular report in the content div.
  • The client likes it, but wants to have something they can print out.
  • Enter PDF::Template.
  • Through a series of iterations, a header page, headers and footers, and various layout options appear, as if by magic.
  • Eventually, the client gets bored of tweaking and asks you to promote to production.

I've talked with people who've used PDF::Template to generate actual PDFs, but I don't know what process(es) they used, if any.

You are right - the lack of use cases is contributing to the lack of direction. Maybe what I'm asking for here is "How do you want to use something that generates PDFs from a layout + parameters?" ...


My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

In reply to Re^2: PDF::Template redesign - I want your ideas! by dragonchild
in thread PDF::Template redesign - I want your ideas! by dragonchild

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