My job has a very repetitive aspect to it that I feel could be automated. I create technical instructions packets for our production staff, which consists of:
I realize that I could compile these 3 elements into a single PDF, but it would likely create more problems than it would solve. The company I work for is very very small, and all drawing replacements (due to obsolescence or revision) are done by hand. The fewer places a drawing exists, the smaller the chance that I will forget to replace it, leading to major problems. Some drawings are shared between different products, furthering the confusion. So when an order comes in, my steps are to:
I have been experimenting with Adobe Livecycle Designer 8 lately, creating a "Front page" where I can input the data and have it automatically fill in matching text fields on the title page. I also created a master page with the "APPROVED FOR PRODUCTION" stamp that is automatically filled in by the data on the "Front page" as well. This is where I hit a wall. What I would like to do is this:
Is this possible without having to either upgrade Livecycle or resort to an adobe server-side solution? I do not wish to involve a database or external data sources, keeping it local and simple would be best.
I appreciate your time. If anybody would be able to give me a push in the right direction, I would be very appreciative. Though my programming experience could be best described as "non-existent," I am ready to go to great extents in order to rid myself of this robotic task