I was doing some research, but I didn't found an answer. We have C# app that generates PDF reports (pretty complex ones). Currently we use Crystal Reports to that, but as the software gets more features, Crystal reports don't meet our needs. We are thinking to switch to latex, but we are not completely familiar of its power and what can be achieved.
Main things that concerns us at this point (and we can't find example online) are:
- From time to time, sections of our source report files are in RTF format and no way to change this because we are talking about huge library. Is there a way to use RTF code in LaTeX and get the expected RTF formatting on that section?
- Can we have sort of extended/complex header for specific sections of the document? Like, we have one section where we want custom header to show, not related to the title of that section, nor with the authors, page number (nothing that looks standard, but some sort of legend that will explain some keys used in that section).
- Can we do some basic custom drawings/shapes?
We will really appreciate the answers and samples if possible.
Thank you in advance.