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    Do I need a webpage?

    I'm building a form for work that is just for internal employees. Our current tool is infopath and I hate the toll it is not designed for the way we are using it and takes too long to edit.

    Basically we have a form with a series of questions that have yes or no answers in a dropdown box. Based upon the yes or no it auto fills in two comment boxes with a canned response.

    I'm wanting to build a we page but the boss doesn't want something else that has to be maintained. Infopath is a mess to work with and takes forever to make changes when the questions or the answers change.

    Would you recommend a webpage or is there another tool that would work.

    Final not we are outputting this to PDF format for email purposes.

    Thanks for any help.

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    I don't know if there's a way to output to PDF, but if you've got Word installed on your machines you can create Windows Forms in ASP.net that will do what you want. You style the form as needed, create the drop-down boxes, and go from there. I'd use SQL Server as a backend to store the Q&As and put in some programming logic to deal with how the questions and answers change.

    Alternatively, and this is a very strange use for it, Access 2007 and beyond could do the trick. Create the form and then create a button that will print a report to PDF. One of my clients used to have this with their sales database...they'd enter in the info, pick out the services requested, and click a button to print a contract to the printer.
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    Are you able to use PHP on your server/website?

    With PHP, you can dynamically create a PDF file (using FPDF).

    If your company does not have a website or something internal that you can use for making a simple webpage/PHP scripting, then you'll need to use your own website (outside of the company). That's something they probably won't like you to do.


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    That's one of the reasons I suggested a Windows Form. It doesn't require a server, although at some point a database server might make sense, and you can install it on the various machines in the office.

    I built one myself for my timekeeper app. Took me about 8 hours one New Year's Day to build the app and the invoice generator.
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    Are the results of the form even being stored? If all you're trying to do is generate a message based on boolean input, seems like a static page with some JS would more than suffice.
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    Yes, you can use PHP to create PDF files. If you do not have a website you can use something like wamp server.


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