[NBLUG/talk] 40 person yearbook roster photo catalog album; Is OpenOffice the answer?

Jim Oser oserj at OserConsulting.com
Sun Dec 17 18:36:37 PST 2006

Nat and others,

I have been reading and experimenting with Ruby on Rails.

With Ruby on Rails, one can make an online catalog. I am able to have  
a photo (product for a product catalog or portrait for a yearbook)  
which is connected to a sqlite3 database. I was wondering if there is  
a way to print the Ruby on Rails catalog to pdf, which would then be  
suitable to take to Kinkos or someplace else for printing and binding.

In general is there a way to print a webpage to pdf so that the pdf  
looks like a document rather than a webpage.? With Mac OS X, one can  
print with Safari and other web browsers to pdf but there are  
timestamps and URLs in the header and footer.

On Dec 15, 2006, at 9:14 AM, Nat W. wrote:

> Wow, this is a far simpler answer than what I was going to suggest.  
> If you
> wanted to though, it would be really easy to do what you want with  
> php,
> mysql, css.

What was your idea? I have also been reading about css2 which has  
some pagination features.

Using php, mysql, and css, can one write directly to a file or is it  
only possible to make a web page, and then the web page needs to be  
converted to a file?

Can you point me to some sample code?



> /Nat
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: talk-bounces at nblug.org [mailto:talk-bounces at nblug.org] On  
>> Behalf Of
>> Bob Blick
>> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 9:10 AM
>> To: General NBLUG chatter about anything Linux, answers to  
>> questions,etc.
>> Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] 40 person yearbook roster photo catalog  
>> album;Is
>> OpenOffice the answer?
>>> "desktop publishing" +"open source" +"database"
>>> This brings up OpenOffice.
>>> Is OpenOffice the answer?
>> It is certainly AN answer. There are a ton of macros already  
>> available:
>> http://www.ooomacros.org/user.php
>> Cheers,
>> Bob
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