I have been searching for an answer to this problem for literally years. I am not a full programmer, but have had previous experience.
I have tried to hire people to do this with little success. I have looked for a standalone software product that does this...with little success.
What I am trying to do is take a HTML or PDF form letter that you can choose Radio button inputs, checkbox inputs or text box inputs, once filled out ...then to save it into a database of sorts, excel or mysql (easier would be most appreciated to use).
Then to take that information in the database and place the specific data into various specific areas in a pre-formatted word doc.
An example would be:
Name:(Text box) ABC, DEF.
Date:(Text Box or Dropdown Calendar) JAN-DEC, 1-31, 0001-2016. (etc).
Sex: (Radio Button) MALE, FEMALE.
Items: (Checkboxes) BANANAS, APPLES, ORANGES.
Then to place this info into a word doc like:
On MAY 02, 2016, ABC a tall MALE, and DEF a short FEMALE went to the store and picked up some BANANAS and APPLES. The forgot to purchase ORANGES so they had to go back the next day to get them.
1) Can someone please let me know if they know of any software that can do this? 2) Can someone tell me if they know of an easier way to do this?
I have a form that I will have about 300 pieces of data that have to be placed in a structured word doc.
Also I would want to be able to place the information from the database, BACK into the initial PDF or HTML form to make any corrections and then resave it back into the database.
The database would have hundreds of people in it and EACH their specific 300 points of data.
So with that in mind...does anyone have any ideas of the basic example that I gave? This can help me expand into the full version when I have the right foundation.