I'm considering a dive into TeX, but first want to determine if it makes sense for my particular project. I've inherited responsibility for a roster book with names, addresses, etc. for a club with several hundred members. Every year we print hard copies of this book. Currently, the book is a hand-edited Word document. I have three requirements:
- Auto-generate the TeX that constitutes the book, pulling current member data from a database/spreadsheet.
- Calculate page breaks dynamically so that member entries are not split across pages.
- Have it look really nice.
I figure I'm in the right place for #3, but, being a complete TeX n00b, I'd like opinions on whether this is something I should even attempt, and if so, the best way to approach it. My programming skills are fairly decent, so that won't be an issue. Thanks much.