Pdfcreator is a great tool, I am using it at the moment to print data of a assembly line to pdf and the same time a hard copy on a network printer.
After that I import the pdf to an excel sheet so I can store the data in a database SQL or XML, doesn't matter. Once the data are stored in a table with headers I can import/export them anywhere :)
Now I have a new idea and don't know if it is possible.
The data I want to collect looks always the same, it is a list with a heading and a number. Like this:
Amount: 4532 St
Now my goal is to skip the step of doing a pdf. The user (me ;-) should just the print the data by selecting "pdfcreator" printer and then following should happen
- hard copy on network printer for the archive (I know, we still use paper..)
- the data of the file stored as an excel table for example. Or in a .csv format
Any idea, or is another program better suited for this?