The firm I'm with wants to print the firm directory from the web. The directory pulls in information from a back-end sql server. There are numerous tables and views in sql. We want all of these tables and views to be displayed as one pdf document which users can print and includings sequential page numbering. Also there is a cover page and and table of contents that does not include page numbers. I've tried the <cfcontent> tag which pops up a box and ask if you want to view the document in word. The format is not very good.
To get each table and view to print correctly it would require creating the various coldfusion pages (sections - approximately 12) the merging them together in one coldfusion page. However when it displays in word or pdf format the page numbering would have to be sequential from beginning to end.
What is the most professional way to accomplish what I need to do? It's not necessary to display the contents on the web page itself but give the user the option of clicking on a button to display the document in pdf format and then to print it.
Do I need to purchase software? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!