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RE: printed reports with font changes and logos, signatures,etc



fixed

Actually they are already an RJS customer and we've talked to them about using our iForms product, but they have still been continuing down the road of AFP :-)

Joel, maybe it's time ? :-)

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message: 1
date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:06:18 -0400
from: John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: printed reports with font changes and logos, signatures,
etc

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Compare this to every other OS in 2012 where the developer clicks on a
field from a list of fields, drops it on the page, and clicks on the
size attribute to see a wysiwig of how the page will look.

It makes me understand why mgmt here and everywhere wants to run from
the i - it is extremely labor intensive to set up dozens of report
fields battleship style (specifying each horiz and vertical
coordinate) on a report compared to every other OS. Show this to a c#
or java developer and they will laugh and think it is a joke.

If your management is amenable to spending some money (four figures, or into the low five figures) for "fancy" printing, there are commercial solutions out there which make it much easier. Obviously you won't get WYSIWYG layout capability on the green screen, but there are packages that have easy-to-use layout software that runs on Windows while the data merging and printing happens on the i.

While they're at it, they usually throw in e-mail capability, output queue or stream file monitoring, options for different file output like PDF, etc. The options that I've personally looked at (because we needed to replace JetForm) are DocPath, ACOM, and inFORM. I'm confident these are not the only ones out there, either.

John







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