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Printing multiple page results in a batch format

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I am creating an online insurance application website.  My problem lies in the administration area where the administrator needs to print a batch of applications that have been submitted in exactly the same format as a paper form except that the individual insured information would be included in each field.  I have created the selection criteria page for the administrator which simply stores a value of "print" in the status field of the MySQL record for each application to be printed.  The objective is to allow the administrator to print to his/her local printer all application forms in the format as displayed at https://www.swsapp.com/p7_form.php?appcode=011660 without having to view and submit each page individually - the appcode parameter would be different for each application to print in the batch.  Does anyone have some specifics on how this might be accomplished?
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I never received a response to this post, but I did find a solution that served the purpose extremely well.  There are three APIs from two vendors that serve to provide a very unique reporting function.  The first is FPDF, an API that uses PHP to create PDF files.  The second and third are FPDI and FPDF_TPL, both from Setasign, a German company that provides an outstanding product - and support beyond anything I have encountered in a long time.  FPDF_TPL proivides a templating function to FPDF and FPDI is an extended class of FPDF_TPL.  Using these three APIs, I was able to create exactly what I was looking for in just a few hours versus the days I expected to spend.
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