Generating M$ Word documents from RoR apps?

I am humoring a client, but I am advising strongly against it.

The desired behavior is the ability to edit a document after it is
generated via a Web form. I am pushing for making the Web form
flexible enough to handle generating whatever they want into a read-only
PDF.

But I feel like I need to do the due diligence on the possibility of
generating a Word document.

Wes

Wes Gamble wrote:

I am humoring a client, but I am advising strongly against it.

The desired behavior is the ability to edit a document after it is
generated via a Web form.

Why not give them HTML? MS Word will import it for easy editing, but it
can also be viewed in the browser or edited with lots of other tools.

I am pushing for making the Web form
flexible enough to handle generating whatever they want into a read-only
PDF.

That may be an even better idea.

But I feel like I need to do the due diligence on the possibility of
generating a Word document.

Due diligence: it's a bad idea. Avoid. :slight_smile:

Wes

Best,