Ok, we have a client who would like us to develop an application for them that creates customizable online brochures for his clients. These brochures would be fully customizable meaning they could select different brochure designs and choose the text that goes onto each section of the brochure.
Once the brochure is created, it's sent to a professional printer (we were thinking as a PDF but I suppose it could also be in ms word as well).
Our original idea was to have the user enter in exactly what they want the brochure to say and then store all of that info into a database which would then be extracted by a crystal report and saved as a PDF however after 5 days of working on this, we discovered crystal reports is not available on outr web hosts' shared web hosting server. We would have to purchase a dedicated server to do this which our client does not want to do. So crystal's no longer an option.
Any other ideas? I'm not looking for the code on how to make something like this work. Just suggestions on how this could successfully be put together.
Thanks to my mistake with choosing crystal reports, we're now 5 days behind schedule. Please help!
Thanks in advance.